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All 26 La Conner Restaurants

Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
(360) 466-4261
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Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in La Conner
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Anacortes, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have reviewed Nell Thorn before shortly after it moved from its former location to the new one on the channel. It had teething problems then, particularly the horribly uncomfortable dining chairs with which they had furnished the dining room. Our party of four became so "cushion conscious" from the hard wooden seats that we had trouble enjoying our meal.... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The salmon salad was terrific. Very flavorful, moist salmon accompanied golden beets and generous portion of well-dressed salad greens. Tasty and healthy, both. My husband's shoestring potatoes didn't have a smidgen of extra oil and he reviewed his lamb burger positively. The fries were truly outstanding.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were visiting La Conner for the weekend and tried the lamb burgers here and they were the best we have had in long time. Service was very good and we felt relaxed. Nicely presented, fresh dishes. We will be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was the first restaurant that we walked by after first arriving in La Conner. We were hungry and it looked nice so we went inside. It was quite busy but we were seated fairly quickly at a table with a beautiful view of the water. All of the food was locally grow. The menu was small but very interesting... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Apparently Nell Thorn is a locals favorite and had been around for quite a few years. It is in a new location by the waterfront. The atmosphere is upscale casual. You get a sense of quality without an attitude. We stopped in during happy hour & shared an order of the crispy wings. They are, as the menu states, spicy,... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Highly overpriced. $15 for a rueben sandwich, though they dont' call it that. Oyster chowder wasn't any better than any other chowder I've had. All the food is organic though, so I suppose that is why the prices are so high. Fries were good, home made, and stayed crunchy even after they got cold. Doubt I'll ever go back, just... More 

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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The cocktails were very nice, the food was fine, not amazing. The oysters I ordered had a lot of shell in them (maybe a new person was shucking?). I liked the beers on tap, and the decor was really pretty, a little fancy, but really pretty. I also really enjoyed the noise level--not hard to hear in a big group... More 

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Bothell, WA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My partner and I drove up from Bothell to LaConner to have dinner at Nell Thorn for our anniversary. We had read great reviews and it was such a beautiful day for a drive. We have eaten at many great restaurants all over the Pacific NW but this was really such a wonderful meal in such a surprising place. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were looking forward to a drink in the sun on their deck. Even though it was 5:00 pm on a sunny day, we were strongly discouraged form eating out there because it was " too cold". For us or for the servers? We found the volume of the music along with the TV in the bar a bit much.... More 

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La Conner, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love it here. The food is always local, fresh and excellent. One of my favorite places in town. And now it's on the water. They did leave a quaint previous location, but the new location is an upgrade for their customers and staff.

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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

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