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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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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Thornton River Grille for lunch and had a great experience. We kept things simple and just got burgers, but I would say they were some of the best burgers I've ever had. The meat is ground fresh at the market next...More

Thank lshane68
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Started with drinks and snacks at the adjoining Francis Bar and then had a wonderful meal at Thornton River Grille. I ordered the rockfish with burre blanc and tapenade and it was perfect; my wife had the shrimp over Carolina Gold rice that was so...More

1  Thank TribeHugo
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I had lunch at Thornton River Grille before heading up to Skyline Drive. The food was good, however, when I checked my credit card statement I saw the tip was double what we wrote down. I called the restaurant and was told...More

1  Thank AGKim
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We stumbled onto this place after a drive along Skyline Drive and it was a great find! Mom had one of the most delicious burgers ever, and fantastic fries! I had the risotto, which was good, but a bit dull - wished I would have...More

1  Thank Advtrlvr
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Thank you Heather for such a lovely late night experience! The family had a taste for burgers and familiar with wonderful experiences at Thorton the invited me to my first experience! They emphasized that everything came fresh from Sperryville. As a native of rural Mississippi,...More

1  Thank Aneesah A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This restaurant is hard to spot as the signs are for a pizza place. We figured it out after pulling into the parking lot and seeing the sign there. That was really my only complaint about the place. We got in there right after 1pm...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Go to the back of the restaurant to enter. You can select for meat or pizza as they are located at 2 different places in the same. Not many items on the menu but of good quality. Waitress was very friendly and efficient

Thank Yves-Louis P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our first dinner at Thornton was enjoyable...great food and service. My wife rated the rockfish as the best she's ever had, and my steak was 4.5 out of 5. When we visit Sperryville in the future we'll return to Thornton.

Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the market. Had drinks in the bar before have wood fired oven pizza. Didn’t get in the dining room, but will next visit.

Thank MdMedic
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Four of us had hiked up Old Rag earlier in the day and had worked up quite an appetite. Stopped in Sperryville to see if we could find dinner and happened upon this amazing place. Despite not being very well attired and without a reservation,...More

Thank Rob88888
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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