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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)
“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 20 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 8 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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Driving through Sperryville, I had written it off as another backwater town that just serves to slow one down as they traverse a highway to greater destinations. But after hiking Old Rag, we were looking for a place to eat, and we stopped at Thornton...More

1  Thank Matt R
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food we had was wonderful. Fresh fruit on the place, fresh eggs used in the dish as well as an artisan bread for the toast. My uncle had a fantastic burger and my daughter had the French toast. My Aunt had the omelet and...More

1  Thank Tchrof6th
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

On a friends recommendation, we stopped at Thornton River Grill for lunch as our halfway point on the Skyline Drive. The patio isn't open during the week, only on weekends so we sat inside -- too bad since it was a lovely day. The dining...More

1  Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 24 April 2017

An excellent restaurant in an unexpected location. My lady & I and our service dog, Mrs Jones, spent a week in Shenandoah National park and ventured out for lunch one day. We discovered this gem of a place, attached to a general store. Excellent home...More

1  Thank Roger61Texas
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

In the center of old small town of Sperryville in a nice old storefront space next to the small grocer and new pizza place. We enjoyed a nice lunch of tasty crabcakes with remoulade sauce, beef lentil soup, and a very reasonable wine list. Nice...More

1  Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Six of us came for a late lunch on Good Friday and enjoyed a really great meal. I've been here at least twice before and my experience has always been consistently good. Their salads are excellent, the sandwiches are great, and the beer list is...More

1  Thank GoHeat
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stoped here after having hiking to the Old Rag Mountain, just before the end of the service at 3 pm. The Steak salad is excellent and the local white wine by the glass is very good.

1  Thank pjuhel
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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