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“Lovely Deck Dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thornton River Grille

Thornton River Grille
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
540-987-8790
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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!
Winter Park, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Lovely Deck Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Delicious meal on second floor outdoor deck with view of hills.

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English first
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Terrific steak and burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Loved the creme brûlée. The scallops were scrumptious. They were out of some of the dishes. But, we went on a Sunday night after a busy weekend.

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Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia
1 review
“Travelers without reservations not welcome.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

My wife and I happened to be passing through Sperryville around 5:00 pm on a recent Saturday. We knew nothing about this restaurant, but it looked interesting, so we stopped in. We still don't know much about the place because we were turned away by an elevated nose for lack of a reservation. It appears they do not set aside any space for drop-in travelers. Neither do they post any outside notice regarding reservations, which might at least have saved us the snub. We recommend to other travelers that they drive on past this place to more welcoming establishments in Front Royal or Culpepper. The "Thohnton" apparently does just fine without your business, thank you very much.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“can't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

have only eaten here once so far. all good. they squeezed us in one busy night, and it was really delicious. walk across the street from Hopkins Ordinary!

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great find...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011 via mobile

We blew into town in the rain, very hungry from the road...only to find that the restaurant doesn't open until 5 pm....: ((

BUT....We met the owner in the general store next door, she was kind enough to put a reservation in for us for first thing and WHAT A FIND!!! The menu is fabulous, the service to match and the entree did not disappoint!! Don't miss this stop...

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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