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205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
(360) 466-4261
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, indifferent service

Food is fabulous - local farm to table and very nice seafood. Bread Is especially good, as are the crab cakes and shrimp appetizers The setting is fabulous, along the water in La Conner. Wine list is nice, along with local beers on tap. Service is, unfortunately, indifferent, and poorly trained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
SteveSzirmanski
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Food is fabulous - local farm to table and very nice seafood. Bread Is especially good, as are the crab cakes and shrimp appetizers The setting is fabulous, along the water in La Conner. Wine list is nice, along with local beers on tap. Service is, unfortunately, indifferent, and poorly trained wait staff.

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seattle
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had only eaten at Nell's once before, a couple of years ago, in their old location. The new place is gorgeous, and on the water! The food is just as good. I had mussels in a creamy fennel sauce, with their amazing bread, and a side salad with champagne vinaigrette. All were delicious, and I was especially happy with... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful evening dining spot; good service; great food; expected price; just a nice place for evening dining. We would readily return.

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Lake Oswego
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wandered in here on a lark. Half way between LCs an dinner . Server was great. Helpful and friendly hubby ordered clam spaghetti and I ordered a very simple oglio spaghetti. I think because the pasta was house made it was the best spaghetti I yhink I have ever had. We will be back

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Boise, Idaho
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Walked in on Tuesday evening and were shown to an inside table immediately. Our server was attentive and friendly. Chatty without being intrusive. The wine list is moderately sized, with both local and imported choices. I started with a salad. Nice crisp lettuce and light dressing. For my entrée I decided to try crab spaghetti. I was not sure what... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant in a very nice town. We had an excellent meal and a nice desert while enjoying the view if the river. The Service was fast and helpful. We will need to come back to La Conner for a longer visit.

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Claremont, California
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The menu has a nice selection of dinner options and everything is delicious. It is located on the main drag and has its own parking lot. Even though you need reservations for the main dining room they offer seating in the bar and the patio for walk-ins.

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Yelm, Washington
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We did not even sit down. Walked in and there is a staff person on the phone, does not acknowledge us standing there. Another staff person comes up to the podium says nothing grabs something and walks away, other person is still on the phone. I walked out to the deck and stopped one of the staff, asked if they... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We always spend our anniversary at Nell Thorn because of it's always excellent food and service. This year was no exception. Beginning with cedar-infused Manhattans right on down to dessert - perfection.

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Everett, WA
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went for lunch with friends. What a wonderful sounding menu! We split the polenta with mushroom sauce from the starters menu. I would have ordered that for my lunch! It was great. I had the salad with grilled sockeye - big enough for 2 people. Split it with a friend. My friends had burgers - beef and lamb. Both said... More 

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Additional Information about Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

Address: 205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
Phone Number: (360) 466-4261
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  La Conner
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  La Conner
  • Phone Number: (360) 466-4261

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?