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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

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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, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 198
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    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 menu, kitchen needs seasoning.

We had lunch here and from the start I was both impressed and confused. The restaurant itself is comfortable and elegant thanks to clever decoration. The menu is interesting and even a little edgy, however the execution comes up short, or did today, in what screams "inexperienced staff" to me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shaun030
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bothell, Washington
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here for my fiance's birthday dinner and were not disappointed. We both had the filet, which was so tender, it practically cut itself. It was also a bit larger portion than what most restaurants usually serve. We had some sort of caramel-chocolate concoction for dessert, which was also amazing. And again, a decent sized portion. Yes, it's a... More 

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Seattle
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With great attention to ingredients, their origins, artful presentations and perfect execution, this waterfront restaurant cannot be beat. LaConner is a perfect destination for locals and not-so-locals. I treat girlfriends to birthday lunches in this picturesque little village which is filled with art galleries, clothing shops and restaurants. It goes wild during the Tulip Festival in the Spring...best to go... More 

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Thank Bootsie834
Anacortes, Washington, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Nell Thorn! The atmosphere is great, the servers are okay, and the food is fantastic. Only downside is they are a bit on the pricey side. Went there last night with my boyfriend and ordered their Con Oglio pasta for $18 (extra virgin olive oil, pressed garlic, chili flakes, flat leaf parsley & parmesan) and added Prawns. The... More 

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Thank Elizabeth P
Bellingham, Washington
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and from the start I was both impressed and confused. The restaurant itself is comfortable and elegant thanks to clever decoration. The menu is interesting and even a little edgy, however the execution comes up short, or did today, in what screams "inexperienced staff" to me. The service was a little off and the woman at... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This visit was not our first but one worth reviewing. We had wonderful, attentive service from the moment we entered the restaurant. The menu had good variety and meals were perfectly presented. My salmon was very tender. My partner had a generous chicken dish. Desserts looked wonderful, too, thou we didn't partake. We were seated right near the slough which... More 

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Thank Claudia0708
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We sat in the bar seating (for non reservation holders) and had a great meal... we waited for a window table, because the view was amazing. I would highly recommend getting a reservation so that you can be sure of having a window seat. Breathtaking!

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Thank Kristi W
Anacortes, Washington
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Food at Nell Thorn's is wonderful. Fresh ingredients, great views of the channel and people walking by, and super service in the restaurant. Bar has great drinks and food from the same kitchen. Only draw back in the bar is the uptight manager and her staff. No warm and fuzzy feelings given in there.

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Thank fidalgo2015
Mount Vernon, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We always enjoyed Nell thorn when "she" was up the hill, especially the little boxcar booth. Now that she has moved up town, she is a bit more sophisticated, but still has the best food in LaConner. This is where we take out of town friends.

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Thank 5Gardens
Mount Vernon, Washington
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

La Conner has several nice restaurants and Nell Thorn is one of the finest. Located on the Swinomish Channel, great menu selection and great staff. We enjoyed Lingcod, fresh bread and nice wine. We enjoyed the open kitchen design that lets diners watch some (but not all) of the cooking. We will return.

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Thank PugetTom
Anacortes, Washington
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Around here, there are a lot of restaurants, but few venture beyond commercial concepts. So what makes Niel Thorn a step above? I have eaten there for years, old and new location. I think mst notable is they have kept on getting better. They ar very serious abou ther cuisine, and it shows. As a result, the place is sometimes... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?