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Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8790
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
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
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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!
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Crystal Lake, IL
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had dinner here on a Sunday night. Restaurant was very busy, but we had a reservation and were seated immediately. One can spend hundreds of dollars for a meal in this area, but we elected to come here as we were told the food was good and the cost reasonable. At the suggestion of another diner I ordered a steak,... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Thronton River Grille is in a building with a wonderful restaurant, a gourment grocery,Rudy's Pizza, an outside eating area with bands plaiying on the weekend and the wonderful clubby Grille. In this one location you can be dressed in any way and have from casual to elegant dinning. The Thorton River Grille has an open kitchen that can be... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good food and great service! We were a large group that had a time table for wine tours and we were in and out in the right amount of time.

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Washington, DC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There are only a couple of restaurants in Sperryville, so we didn't have too many choices. The food here was good - not great, but good - as were the cocktails and service. It had a nice local feel.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Normally eat here inside at night but this time took a ride with another couple to visit for lunch. Wanted to sit outside on the roof deck but was told it would be a 30 minute wait. This was at 2. Decided to stay and only waited about 15 minutes. Food and service were both enjoyable.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a lunch! Totally unexpected and delightful! We sat outside, on the deck. Our waitress was great and the food was even better. The people running this restaurant really care, and it shows. The décor is nice, understated, casual; even on the deck. The restaurant is clean, friendly, and DELICIOUS. We were only looking for a nosh to hold us... More

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Washington, D.C.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I am not usually one to throw up a one-star review, but we were treated so unnecessarily rudely I had to leave a note about it. We had our dogs with us so eating in the restaurant wasn't an option. However, there are some picnic tables out back and we were going to get food to-go and eat outside with... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped in for brunch around 2p after our tour of Copper Fox Distillery. Hostess seated us right away. Wait staff teamed the service and was excellent with the timing of everything. Crab cake was delicious with lumps of crab. My husband had the chicken salad with applewood smoked bacon that he said "made the dish.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a 730 reservation. Place was packed but we were seated right at 730 PM. Wait staff was very attentive. Drinks came quickly. Food order was taken the moment we were finished our drinks. Food came out quickly, had great taste and the temperature of the food indicated it hadn't been off the grill long. Another drink order-drinks came quickly.... More

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Miami, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fantastic sandwiches...great selection of beers easy parking....perfect And with a market that have local.wines

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