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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-3700
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Ranked #11 of 44 restaurants in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Franklin, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My grandparents and I were in the Seward Area and found this restaurant with two televisions, a bar, and a good amount of people, as well an assortment Jim Beam bottles. (My cousin has some Beam in him, as well as his mother.) I ordered a plain bacon cheeseburger with tater tots, and both were great. The burger came with... More

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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were on a mission to find the best fish and chips. We ordered them at every restaurant we ate at from Anchorage to Seward to Juneau. The showcase had the best ones, hands down. We were referred by a local. It's definitely a hole in the wall type of place. It's the kind of place you grab a beer... More

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Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There was only one waitress for the lunchtime crowd and she was trying to wait on 15 tables by herself. She was not very friendly but you could tell she was just worn out. We ordered the bucket of butts and it was very good. The place needs a facelift and a good cleaning. Very dark inside.

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I ordered the bowl of Halibut which was lightly breaded and was excellent!! A bowl of Halibut feeds two people and so the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant which is located downtown Seward.

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Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ordered the "bucket of butt" (halibut). Food was good, portions were generous. There was basically one server for the whole dining room. Service was slow, but not because she wasn't working her tail off! Decor looks like it hasn't been changed since the late 60's. Collection of "artistic, collectible" decNters line the wall in custom cabinetry with glass fronts.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Thankfully smoking is no longer allowed. Reading previous reviews had me wondering if it would be worth joining the rest of the group. It was seat yourself which really isn't efficient use of the space. There were many tables for 4 and more with only 2 people. After a short wait we got a table for 4 for the 5... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Seward is a small town and the locals come to Thorn's for a beer, hometown food and see their neighbors. It is dark and old and crowded and not kid friendly but it has great food -the chocolate cake is wonderful - go there and enjoy it for what it is and if you don't like that kind of thing... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For locals and people who love fish and chips. Even your little children will feel comfortable in this "lounge" bar. The beers cold and the waitresses are as hearty as the weather.

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Yorba Linda, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were really hungry when we got to Thorin's so we ordered the large bowl of Halibut chunks. We plowed thru that and ordered Halibut and chips. Now we were full. What a fun place this is. We loved all the Jim Beam special decantors all over the bar. It's a great locals bar. Just stop in have a drink... More

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Wisconsin, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great Halibut and the Chocolate Cake was enough for 2. Old time atatmosphere. Will go back in a few years.

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