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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” (40 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 via mobile

Thorton River Grill is known for its delicious cuisine, cozy atmosphere and exceptional service. NOT SO LAST NIGHT. Although the food was well prepared and tasty, the poor service ruined the evening. They were busy and did not have enough servers, such that we kept...More

Thank triarenas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious vegetable quesadilla and fish tacos here for lunch. The fish tacos came with several choices of sides. I got the tomato soup which was tasty. All meals were fresh and made well. Service was good.

Thank lovetotravel560
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in town to do some hiking in Shenandoah NP. We came for dinner after a day of hiking and had a wonderful meal. My husband had the pork chop and I had the lamb chop. Everything was delicious! My...More

Thank RAR1126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance isn't much, but our dinner was very good. We had the beef tenderloin and quail and both were perfectly cooked. The sides could have been a little more innovative, but they were well-executed. The chef definitely knows what he is doing. We enjoyed...More

Thank atdrg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner twice at this excellent restaurant in Sperryville. Service was good & friendly both nights. The first night I had a perfectly cooked steak with the best mashed potatoes and some great grilled tomatoes while my wife had a wonderfully seasoned prime rib...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

For us this restaurant is very special. It was our very first romantic dinner after a long hike in SNP. WE LOVE THE FOOD EVERY TIME! service is very very good and it is well presented

Thank Clark G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had checked out the prices online, so knew that they were pretty high for the area, so wasn't expecting much when we walked in and were seated in a very casual dining room. It's pretty small too, and adjoins a general store, so this...More

Thank jeff s
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 30 May 2017 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 27 May 2017

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
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25 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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