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Thornton River Grille

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American, Contemporary
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3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8790
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Serving great American food with a worldly flair, we’re open Tuesday...
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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    Very good
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Find!!

My wife and I stopped here after zip lines in Luray, fantastic food, service, and location. The burger was the very best I gave had, medium with lettuce, tomato, cooked to perfection..medium with cheddar..Wife had the Reuben, it has now become her favorite. We will be back...highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here after zip lines in Luray, fantastic food, service, and location. The burger was the very best I gave had, medium with lettuce, tomato, cooked to perfection..medium with cheddar..Wife had the Reuben, it has now become her favorite. We will be back...highly recommend!

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love this place! Great salads, burgers and fries. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Definitely stop here after a hike in SNP.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Found this place by accident and what a find! Everyone was warm and took an interest as soon as we walked in. venue was small but quaint - the wine and steak salad was so yummy. We'll be back again!

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had a delicious dinner with both meant and vegetarian entrées. Lovely country atmosphere. Great service.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Enjoyed a nice dinner here at the recommendation of a couple of local business owners. The place is small inside and is adjacent to the General Store. There was seating out on the deck but we preferred eating inside. We arrived for a 7:30 reservation and were promptly seated. All tables were full and they turned away a group of... More 

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dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had a steak that was tender and cooked to my preference the first time. The service was polite and appropriately attentive and the prices reasonable. All qualities you would want were met in this restaurant!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Truly an excellent choice in Sperryville. We were pleased with their plethora of Virginia wine options, their fabulous menu, and great service.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We realized when we walked in that we didn't need to make that 8pm reservation, even though it was a Saturday night -- lots of tables were available. The food was delicious, and the candles on each table were a nice touch that created a lovely ambiance. We didn't expect, however, that the staff would start clearing the remaining tables... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was seated right away.The server was very helpful in offering a suggestion for a substitute for the sauce I did not want.The meal was excellent and service was good

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Smyrna, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good atmosphere, good service, good food, good beer list. The cheeseburgers were pretty good. The trout was good but nothing spectacular, the pizza though - Oh, My, Goodness. - worth the trip.

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Additional Information about Thornton River Grille

Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone Number: 540-987-8790
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 to 31
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
  • Phone Number: 540-987-8790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 to 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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