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Thornton River Grille

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American, Contemporary
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3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch and really enjoyed. Lunch menu is solid slightly nicer pub fare. Staff really nice. I had the Reuben and my wife had the crab cake sandwich. She was especially happy with her sandwich.

Thank MNWanderer72
Locust Grove, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We discovered the Thornton River Grille while passing through Sperryville during a trip to Shenandoah National Park. We enjoyed it so much that we've driven 50 miles just to eat lunch there. The food isn't fancy, but it's fresh and good and served with a flair. The waitstaff is helpful and attentive. If the weather is nice, there's a covered... More 

Thank kerryandlinda2016
Columbus< NC
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food as always, great service, love everything about this place! Even as a solo diner they are very accommodating.

Thank CMOwens
Centreville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Thornton River Grille for our anniversary dinner by recommendation of Piney Hill B&B and Cottages in Luray. Great food. Wonderful service. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank D-andE-Hyde
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe Rudy's pizza is a part of TRG. Anyway the pizza we ordered was very good and when they say large , they mean large. The young man who took our order was helpful in our decision making. The pizza was delicious and ready in no time.

Thank linlamnpa1
Olney, Maryland
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305 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down town Sperryville seems to have become a small art community with this as one of the good local restaurants. They have an outside upstair terrace and an inside cozy interior. limited menu....but some good choices....my wife had and omelet with bacon, cheese and tomato and I had a burger with nice and large dish of cole slaw....Good selection of... More 

Thank gil101
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm and they recommended this place for dinner. I had the scallops, which were good. My husband at the steak, and it was delicious! Highly recommend this place for a good meal.

Thank Julie F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going here for years but just went again last night and had a terrific meal and then realized I hadn't posted anything about this little gem in the country. First, the drive to Sperryville, no mater what direction you are coming from, is just lovely. Yesterday the mountains were lush and green and the rolling hills with cattle... More 

Thank fashionbizarre
Charlottesville, Virginia
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393 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unexpected find as we drove through Sperryville, VA. Excellent service and outstanding food. Crab was delicious, and really crabby. With side of homemade lentil soup (a bit price) it was $18. A spicy chicken sandwich with bacon and cheese, side of fries was $10. A real treat.

Thank samtrip12345
Gainesville, Virginia
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside is very unassuming. Once you enter it's a white table cloth, wine glass setting. We crab cakes and prime rib and it was excellent. A bit pricey but, worth it.

Thank stephenfrench07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
  • Phone Number: 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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