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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Food and atmosphere were wonderful.

Dinner was amazing. The bread was delicious. The waterfront was beautiful. A little expensive but doable once in awhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Renee' D
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Lynnwood, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Covington, WA
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Nell Thorns restaurant. We were seated in the bar area in a comfortable booth and enjoyed great service.I had the pan-roasted king salmon while my spouse had the organic chicken breast. Both entrees were delicious. We shared a yummy dessert of a brownie with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Definitely would recommend this... More 

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seattle, washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have to disagree about the great salads, the mixed green salad seemed like Costco mixed greens with a very good vinaigrette . For a restaurant that claims to be organic and farm to table, I was disappointed. I thought some things were very good, the bread is excellent (but you pay extra for it), the chicken wing appetizer was... More 

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San Diego, CA
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A friend and I were making our way back to SEATAC from a vacation on San Juan Island. We decided to spend some time in the lovely little town of La Conner along the way: A great choice! Lunch at Nell Thorn was a highlight of our stopover: a patio setting overlooking the water, delicious food, attentive (albeit slow) service.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I loved everything about this restaurant. Great location, fantastic servers, and a surprisingly inventive and delicious variety of appetizers. We ordered smelt - which came delicately battered, deep fried topped with a truly delicious aioli - extremely delicious. We had never had smelt before but it was a real treat. Next we had calamari - sautéed not... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The service was top notch. We sat outside. My grandma wishes we could have seen the boats a little better. Great salads!!!

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White Bird
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Always an excellent meal. Contemporary menu; good number of choices. Reasonably priced for the quality. One side of the restaurant has a nice view of the channel.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On a bright, warm summer evening and we were patio-side under a large umbrella. Had wonderfully prepared spicy chicken wings (crispy and juicy with Indian spices - yummy), calamari (tender and not too much batter), beet salad (light flavorful champagne dressing and sweet tender beets on a bed of lettuce), and chilled soup of the day (unexpectedly delicious). And bread,... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I dont get to eat there nearly as often as I would like! Classy, great food, wonderful atmosphere! My choice for La Conner!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was told Nel Thorn is a must but it was my least favorite establishment on my trip. While it has great outdoor seating on the channel and reviews from the locals and people that have eaten there were good, it is not a place just to go have a bite to eat. It is expensive and the atmosphere was... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Dinner was amazing. The bread was delicious. The waterfront was beautiful. A little expensive but doable once in awhile.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?