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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” (23 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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11 - 20 of 431 reviews

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
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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

Thank ejranthony
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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