Thornton River Grille

Locals and tourists alike overwhelmingly report the Thornton River Grille as the best open grill dining experience in the region. 

Whether enjoying a “Flaming Rooster” grilled chicken breast sandwich for lunch or a savory grilled steak for dinner, you will likely tell your friends and family about your dining experience in the tiny town of Sperryville for many days later.  The Grille also offers a wide selection of wines and outdoor seating on their large second floor deck.

We’re located in a historic building in the heart of tiny Sperryville, Virginia. We share the building with a charming country store that has been in operation for 150 years. (Ask to see some of the old accounting and ledger books that date back to the 1800’s).

Known for fabulous steaks and burgers, all of our meats are cut fresh at our in-house butcher shop. The hamburger is ground daily from 100% choice chuck to ensure freshness, quality, and the best tasting burger around. And because of the open kitchen you can watch it being cooked right in front of you.

Our region is known for its gorgeous scenery, thriving wineries, and spectacularly breath-taking fall foliage. Come visit us and experience our dream come true!

Thornton River Grill

Thornton River Grill – Sperryville VA

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.

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!

Thornton River Grille
Closed Monday