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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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Baltimore, Md
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food, and a decent vegetarian selection. Thoughtful beer and wine menus. We certainly enjoyed it.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sopped in for dinner after riding around town. Reservations are recommended as it is small but food was great.

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London, UK
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266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, the Thornton River Grille looks nothing special. Inside, the decor is really of another era, with wood panelling and ruffled curtains. The menu is kept sensibly short, with a handful of starters and mains. Meat predominates, which isn't surprising, although the chef does throw in a few vegetarian (even vegan) options. A starter of scallops with curry... More 

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Thank DELondon
Sperryville, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have really good food. Menu does not vary much, they do usually have some great specials. Nice outside seating area. Excellent services ce.

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Catlett, Virginia
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch after seeing the other reviews , was no let down , very busy place & a local hangout . Food was very good , wait staff very friendly , just be patient all food is cooked to order

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Silver Spring, MD
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few affordable places to eat in the Sperryville area and we enjoyed the steak and scallops served at Thornton River. Better than Tula's in Washington, VA.

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Thank sciwrite
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clean place with friendly staff. The food was way better than expected. The various beers were cold and tasty. No complaints at all. Only one footnote on domestic beers (non-ipa)...a little pricy.

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Thank Stanimal14
Haymarket, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here. We started with potato soup which was completely different than any potato soup we had ever had. It was a pureed soup with a hint of curry it was unique and absolutely DELICIOUS! The Reuben Sandwich was loaded with tender pulled corned beef and was equally tasty. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his large burger and fries. We... More 

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Thank Lisa F
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Definitely worth a taste... food was excellent and service was terrific. Patio was comfortable and breezy on a hot summer day.

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Broadway, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We had an excellent meal at Thornton River Grille. Food was very tasty and the service was very attentive. We liked the open kitchen. Fresh and local items are on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
  • Phone Number: 540-987-8790
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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