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Thornton River Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Ferdinand, Indiana
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on reviews. And I am only giving it three stars basically because we went in expecting average food prices and our bill for two people with only one drink and no dessert was over $70. Maybve it is cheaper for lunch, because based on reviews, we did not expect this. It was good food, but there... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got take-away from here on a Saturday night. They were kind enough to allow us to do so on a busy night. We both had the filet with mashed potatoes and spinach. It was really good. The filet was cooked precisely according to each preference and the quality of meat was high. The gentlemen who helped us was very... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in this little town on our way back from Skyland drive with the intent of eating dinner at this small special 5 star restaurant. It has a wonderful menu that equals big city eateries. Menu ranges from salads, burgers, all the way to duck and Cornish hen. Dinner entrees ranged from $12 -$28. Good wine list where a shared... More 

Thank Jaleesburg
Washington DC
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here in a group of five. The food was excellent - two people had steak(cooked to medium rare perfectly), I had rockfish(grilled and not over done - delicious) another had scallops(also very good) and one was vegetarian(again -very good). Desserts were also very good. We had a bread pudding and pumpkin cake which was tasty without being cloyingly sweet.... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant was within walking distance of our B and B. We loved it so much the first night we made reservations for the next night also. My husband had the duck breast special the first night I had the scallops. Both were skillfully prepared and cooked to perfection. The next night I had the fish special and he... More 

Thank gbaum74
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this town last week end on our way to buy apples at a local orchard. The seating is inside and outside and we sat outside. It was a really hot day and half the upstairs patio was very sunny, but the food was great. The Ruben is so full of meat that it was hard to eat.... More 

Thank Chapingrande
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I ate here on our last night in Sperryville, and after 8-mile hike. Hungry,I ordered the beef Filet and he the NY Strip. While the kitchen accidentally cooked his medium instead of rare, they very promptly and politely addressed the issue. We loved the intimate feel of the restaurant and the friendly service.

Thank TexasNomad_89
Paris, France
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We walked to the Thornton River Grille from our lodgings right across the street. The dishes we ordered (Scallops, Pork Chop) were well-prepared and delicious. The service was good. Even though restaurant was only ~half-full (we were there on a Thursday evening), the table of 4 next to us was speaking loudly so we were glad when they left halfway... More 

Thank charlotte7208
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Our small group had dinner on a Saturday evening in early October. The menu had a lot of nice options, including soups, salads & entrees. The stuffed pork chop was outstanding. The wine list had a nice variety at reasonable prices. Lastly, the staff was very friendly & attentive. Overall a great dinner.

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Vienna, Virginia
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

If you find yourself in Sperryville go here. If you are looking to get out of DC -- this is your destinations! This lovely little restaurant is the best in Sperryville. Typical American fare, a nice regional wine list and yummy IPAs on tap. The deck is wonderful, the interiors are quaint. It's worth a stop on your way to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 540-987-8790
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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