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Thornton River Grille

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€€ - €€€
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Food was good, but nothing special. Service was above average. There are not a lot of dining options in the area, especially mid-week, so it is still probably your best choice, unless you want to drive a bit.

Thank JohnW1959
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231 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My wife and I made a fortunate pit stop here for lunch. She had the Grilled Vegetable Salad and raved about it. I had the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with baked beans and cole slaw. This sounds boring, I know, but everything was beautifully & carefully prepared and absolutely delicious. This place is a gem.

Thank Jdeppman
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Huge thunderstorm the night we were there, so we sat inside and had to wait a bit - even though we had a reservation - but I assume that's because of the weather and that sitting outside would have been difficult/impossible. I was completely surprised at how good the food was. Had dinner with 2 companions and they thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank wv-friend25401
Shenandoah, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2015

My husband and I have had only good experiences at the Thornton Rive Grille. We have stopped there often when traveling over the mountain from our home in the Shenandoah Valley to Skyline Drive. The Ruben is the best that I have ever had the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The wait staff is clean and courteous and THERE when... More 

Thank Linda K
Strasburg, Virginia
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I thought this was going to be something special but it was only average. I had a burger and it was excellent. My friend had the BBQ. She said it was "okay". My other friend had a Reuben drenched in 1000 island making it virtually inedible. The waitress removed her plate without so much as an apology. We paid our... More 

Thank Dawn M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Made a trip to Sperryville with friends to have Sunday brunch at the TRG. Good decision. Not only is the drive from C'vile really nice, but TRG is worth the trip. We only had a short wait for a table and there were so many good things on the menu it was difficult to decide what to have. Nice beer... More 

Thank Ricochet_Rabbit_11
Potomac, Maryland
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Great place to eat in Sperryville, VA. close to antique stores and fine art galleries. Casual upscale food. casual dress.

Thank hoteikeeper
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Food is terrific. Close to many B&Bs. Both indoor and outdoor dining. Country store is attached. Close to the national park entrance.

Thank jeff b
Boston, Massachusetts
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220 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at the Thornton River Grille, sitting on the back porch listening to live music. The food was delicious -- especially the grouper, the risotto and the salted caramel tart.

Thank TravelerWithOpinions
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I've been to the Thornton River Grille several times and like it enough to keep coming back every time I go hiking in the Sperryville area. I've had their burgers and their roasted vegetable salad and both were satisfying. I wouldn't say the food is particularly memorable or outstanding, but I think it's the perfect place to come after a... More 

Thank Jisel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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