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Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We at least visit the Grille once a year when we pick apples at the Jenkins Orchard just up the road about five miles. I always get their burger. I think it is one of the best in the area and they make their own....More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We greatly enjoyed our dinner here, with friendly service and good food, though we will note some points of improvement. We started out with Rappahannock oysters, which were delicious. The mignonette was very good, the yuzu sauce a bit too salty. I had to report...More

Thank DCskippy
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very quaint restaurant in charming Sperryville with a nice selection of offerings. My favorite is the risotto and being fall, I enjoyed the Fire Roasted Fall Squash Risotto. The restaurant has a nice selection of wines, and you can sit either inside...More

Thank FoodieTootie
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had dinner one night here as it was just across from our B and B. The food was good, well seasoned, although the fish was a tad overdone. THe service was very good, the cocktails excellent - they make or get their syrups and...More

Thank S S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Spent the weekend enjoying the lovely Virginia hills, but the food was hit or miss. The Thornton River Grille was the big hit of the weekend food wise. The service was great from beginning to end. Reasonable wine list which went well with the fall...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Drove by and the place was packed which meant we hadda try it! First of all the overall atmosphere is awesome, grill one one side unique country store next to it and more on the other side. The service was excellent, the menu fairly limited...More

Thank Roman R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Thornton River Grille is a nice upscale option in Sperryville. It has some usual staples on the menu as well as a few additional specials. Our meal was tasty, and the service was prompt and friendly. Not appropriate for families with small children.

Thank moabhikers
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We ate here after hiking White Oak Canyon from the lower falls parking lot to the base of the upper falls on a weekday. We were pleasantly surprised to find this nicely appointed place. My husband ordered an excellent roast chicken breast sandwich with bacon,...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Thorton River Grill is known for its delicious cuisine, cozy atmosphere and exceptional service. NOT SO LAST NIGHT. Although the food was well prepared and tasty, the poor service ruined the evening. They were busy and did not have enough servers, such that we kept...More

Thank triarenas
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had a delicious vegetable quesadilla and fish tacos here for lunch. The fish tacos came with several choices of sides. I got the tomato soup which was tasty. All meals were fresh and made well. Service was good.

Thank lovetotravel560
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26 June 2015|
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Response from Jisel P | Reviewed this property |
I like this place and I think it's a great spot for a post-hike meal -- never had any complaints or issues about the food or service, but for me, a five start review would mean a really memorable and amazing experience/meal... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-987-8790
Serving great American food with a worldly flair, we’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm for lunch and 5pm to 9pm for dinner. We also serve a lovely brunch on Sunday from 10am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is at the same time elegant and casual. The richness and warmth of the hand-planed wood-paneled walls provides a comfortable dining experience that can be enjoyed equally in dressy-casual attire or hiking shorts. We are located in the heart of historic Sperryville, Virginia, 75 miles west of Washington D.C., at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We look forward to serving you soon!
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