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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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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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Reviewed 5 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 31 January 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 26 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 24 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
Reviewed 7 January 2018

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 5 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 30 November 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 28 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 27 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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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