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Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8790
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
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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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our second time here, this time we brought friends with us. wonderful tasting food. Plenty of choices to please everyone. Cooked to order. Super size portions. Fun atmosphere. Great waitress.

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Mineral
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went for Sunday brunch. Not a lot of choices, but my husband had the burger and fries. He said it was the best burger he ever had. It was huge. I had french toast. Wonderful. Definitely worth a stop when you are in the area.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We very much enjoyed our experience here. It is worth a trip if you are visiting Skyline Drive or Luray Caverns. Try sitting on the porch upstairs. The Eggs Benedict with Crab cake (available at Sunday brunch) was delectable.

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a early dinner with friends. The food was mediocre at best, the portions way to small and at the prices should have been five star. I give it a two star at best. The only good thing about this experience was our waiter, Grant. If you see a good review of this place its because either the reviewer... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We eat here every time we are anywhere in the neighborhood. This charming little town is home to an amazing dining experience. I highly recommend Thorton River Grille!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Boyfriend took me here to celebrate on the last night of our vacation, hoping for a classy and romantic dinner. We were less than impressed. Although the ambiance--and prices--are quite upscale, the experience was sub par. Our waitress was not awful, but she pretty much set down the menu and recited the specials and left. Maybe because we were some... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great music, nice atmosphere on the porch, good food. We liked Tulas more, but did like it here too. Food presentation was more special at Tulas.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate here on the way home from Luray. I have been by it a thousand times and never stopped. Our visit was just ok. The service was slow, but in their defense the place was a little busy. The food was fine....nothing spectacular. I would give it another try.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had dinner at The Thornton River Grill last Sunday, We usually stop there on the way back from the park. The dinner was good, but I was stunned when my twelve dollar GRILLED SHRIMP appetizer consisted of TWO grilled shrimp with a little bit of greens. I had heard that their chef had recently left, and the food had... More

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Luray, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The staff and the menu are always great and accommodating. Jacob and Jennings are amazing and I highly recommend any wine they suggest. We have come here for years, for numerous types of occasions and even stopped on the way home from work for a burger. We have never been disappointed!

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