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Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“steak” (42 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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141 - 150 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch outside on the patio and were able to enjoy a beautiful fall day. The food, service and atmosphere were good.

Thank Montana568
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Went here for bf's birthday dinner and were extremely impressed! Service was top-notch, waitress answered all my annoying gluten-free questions kindly and accurately and even put a little candle on our creme brulee. Delightful mixed drinks, and my scallops were amazing, bf raved about his...More

Thank 3V1M1
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. It is all good. It is a favorite of my family and our guests that come to visit us. Is it connected to a market that sells all you need. Dont miss this place.

Thank jackie m
Reviewed 30 September 2015

One of the best restaurants in your journey to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very small town (Sperryville) so it's a bit off the beaten path. Food is excellent. Salads with seafood or steak are great.

Thank gardenerandtraveler
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We enjoyed a very tasty lunch during our day visiting wineries and the Copper Fox Distillery. As you enjoy your drinks you can watch the Chefs preparing the meals. The restaurant was busy at lunch time which is always a good sign.

Thank David I
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We really liked our lunch during a vineyard tour. The service was great. The beers were delicious. Being from MD I didn't think the crab cake was great but it was worth $18. My wife thought the burger was just what she wanted. The salad...More

Thank Evan P
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Went for morning hike in Shenandoah and stopped in for lunch. Salads are fresh and crisp. Fries are awesome and the meats are worth the drive. A good DRINK SELECTION

Thank pillowandfork
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I had the chicken rooster sandwich and my husband had a hamburger for lunch today. Both of us were very happy with it. The country store next to it was a surprise too. We have went passed there many times but never stopped. So glad...More

Thank 1wright
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We liked the place the instant we walked in, The food and service lived up to this first impression.

Thank ovi82
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We dined at the Thornton River Grille while staying across the street at the Hopkins Ordinary B & B in Sperryville. The place was very busy but both food and service were good. Our roasted goat cheese appetizer was outstanding. My scallops, broccoliini and risotto...More

Thank Vespa150LS
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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