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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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“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 25 October 2015 via mobile

We came "down the mountain" from the Skyline Drive one evening for dinner. Unassuming on the outside but warm and lively ambiance on the inside. Attentive wait staff. Healthy yet tasty options which for us were arugula salad, tenderloin and scallops with wilted spinach and...More

Thank ctonabb
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We have a weekend place in Rappahannock County and frequently hit Thornton River for lunch or dinner. The food is always top notch as is the service. It is a fairly small place and reservations are always a good idea, even at lunch. The general...More

Thank J V
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We happily made a reservation but watched a continual stream of folks coming in asking if there was room. They have an outside deck you can eat at without a reservation, but it gets pretty cool in late October. The food was excellent, well worth...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent in a restaurant that was very relaxed. Standard of service was good but prices a little on the steep side, especially the wine list.

Thank suttoniansweare
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

This was the best meal we've had anywhere in a long time. It makes Ruth Chris look like McDonald's. Amazing.

Thank Shuty30
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The Thornton River Grill has a warm rustic charm, friendly staff, and really tender pork chops. Our waiter Dave could not have been more welcoming, and after a long day of driving, it was a perfect place to unwind.

Thank BrickLeb
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at Thornton River Grill. They have seating inside and outside on a deck. We got there at 1:00 and they were busy. We had about a 15 minute wait. After being seating a waitress came to us promptly and...More

Thank wayne s
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We were visiting antique tables made daily and asked for a good lunch place. Val said Thornton river grille was the best place. She was right. My wife has the steak salad which was amazing. I ordered the burger because it looked like everyone else...More

Thank webbuzzard
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here recently. All the food was good, and the service was great. Would definitely done here again when we visit the area.

Thank maddog4221
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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