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Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (41 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Simple but charming spot for breakfast. The food was quite good and the mimosas were refreshing. We would definitely return!

Thank cjfeeser
Reviewed 4 days ago

While spending the day the area for some vineyard visits we made reservations for dinner at Thornton River Grill. We hadn’t eaten here in a few years and wanted try it again. We had heard that it has since changed hands and wanted to see...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service. Nice atmosphere. Try the mimosas. Eggs cooked to perfection. Locally made sausage can't be beat. Highly recommend.

Thank Kat B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying at the Inn at Little Washington and had made 7:45 reservations on our first night in town. We drove in from Richmond and hit terrible traffic on the 95 so we arrived to this restaurant at 8:06pm where they...More

1  Thank Cole B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The filet was cooked fantastically. Didn't expect such good food in such a small town. Will definitely visit if back in town.

Thank jconrod
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Nice country location in quirky tiny town. Seasonal menu, great wine selection, attaractive decor. The vegetarian ravioli and the mixed green salad were outstanding. The filet mignon with yummy mushroom sauce would have been excellent medium rare, as ordered, instead of medium well, as presented....More

Thank brpafp
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Friends were taking us for a drive through the country. We had never been to Washington, Va and on the way back we went through Sperryville. My wife, being somewhat of a voyeur (she loves to look in people's windows (from the road, nothing creepy),...More

Thank RonS731
Reviewed 1 February 2018

A frequent weekend stop, we had the best fresh and buttery rockfish with greens and fingerling potatoes. Family owned and operated - we love it!

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Lunch for 8! In a relaxed atmosphere! No pretense, just good food! I had the chicken, bacon and cheese sandwich with a salsa. They call it Rooster something. It was excellent! Others had the shrimp poboy , the Cobb salad, the soup, and the squash...More

Thank StLawrencelover
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We asdked the hotel for some recommendations and this is rhe place they pinted us to. It dodn;t disappoint us and the food was excellent and well priced. Got to watch a Yankee baseball game which was a big suprise fopr being so far south,...More

Thank Bradley A
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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
USD 29 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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