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Thornton River Grille

) #1 of 7 Restaurants in Sperryville €€ - €€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent our Anniversary at the Hopkins Ordinary B N B and Ale House. This place was 40 steps from the front porch. Prices, quality and service were as outstandig as we can remember. I had the prime rib, cooked perfectly and was large enough to...More

Thank Hawg51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the Shenandoah and we had a very pleasant lunch. We had a Steak Salad and a burger, and both were really tasty. The steak in particular was tender, perfectly cooked. Ambience is nice, although a bit 'old'. They...More

Thank AP8308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here and the food/service were great. We are back the next Saturday morning for breakfast, also great. Local farm-to-table menu. Attached to the restaurant is a country store and another attachment includes a bar. Highly recommend.

Thank Gspeed37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, comfortable atmosphere! Dress up or dress down - you'll fit in at Thornton River Grill! Great steaks, amazing appetizers!

Thank ejranthony
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the scallops and a salad. We returned for a second dinner and had the shrimp appetizer with a different salad.

Thank Trish G
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Our Couples Book Club met on a recent Sunday afternoon in the Thornton River Grille's beautiful wood paneled dining room. What a cool vibe and fun place to talk books! Surrounded by black and white historic photographs of Sperryville, all 8 of us enjoyed our...More

Thank mjdmmmmm
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Staying in Syria, we were seated upstairs without reservations on a Saturday evening. The shrimp and grits appetizer was wonderful, maybe they'll make it an entree. I had never had risotto, and liked it very much. The grapefruit dessert was unusual and delicious.

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My husband and I usually stay in Shenandoah National Part once a year. This year we stayed in Sperryville and ate two nights at Thornton River Grille. We went on a Tuesday and it was really busy, but we got a table without a reservation....More

1  Thank travelerRH
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been here for several years, so we weren't really sure what to expect. It was very good, but not worth the 45 minute drive. We started with cocktails - specifically the manhattan made with amaro antica, and a gin drink. The drinks were...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great meal. The place was packed on a Wednesday night tells it. Charming. Really good bread. Good value. Nice wine selection.

1  Thank jweidner
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Hi Jdeppman, It sounds like you had an excellent meal at Thornton River Grille, I'm just curious why then you would only give it 4 stars?? Seems like it was a 5 star experience to me?
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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