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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

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208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-3700
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Halibut will not disappoint !!

Looks like an old bar from the late sixties,bar tender was different to say the least! The food and beer where great and the service was good, just did not care for the atmosphere of the place. Get the halibut bucket it makes up for any short comings!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Mike B
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  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Looks like an old bar from the late sixties,bar tender was different to say the least! The food and beer where great and the service was good, just did not care for the atmosphere of the place. Get the halibut bucket it makes up for any short comings!

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Plymouth Meeting, Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Based on other reviews, it was just as I expected, an older bar style restaurant, with very tasty food. We tried the chowder and the bowl of halibut. Both were very tasty and service was equally as good.

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portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

After a long day of traveling, this was a relaxing choice for dinner. The atmosphere is quite a throwback ( think "Twin Peaks") and a lot of locals. Casual atmosphere. Had the halibut and sweet potato fries--excellent. Also salad as fresh and tasty. My honey had the ribs which were DELECTABLE (he let me taste them!). Service was also very... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Thorn's has great reviews and we decided to try it our first night in Seward. It must have been an "off" night - we were ignored when we arrived, then there was confusion on who would wait on us, the halibut in the halibut bites was very dry, the chair covers were ripped, the atmosphere was uncomfortable and the bill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

All the reviews we read and the referrals we got from fellow travelers to Seward screamed "try the Bucket of Butts!" so we did. The halibut was lightly battered and perfectly seasoned. We opted for the dinner portion, which came with a salad and a side (sweet fries for me, onion rings for Hubs) along with 10 one-ounce nuggets of... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sent to this place by a local cab driver (The Glacier Lady); good advise. Not much to look at - sort of reminds you of an old 70's club. Got an order of Halibut bites (bowl of butts) - excellent. A bit pricey ($26 for a large bowl) but enough bites for two of us to share. Good beer -... More 

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MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to Thorn's upon a recommendation. Glad we went! The place certainly has character, and is relaxing and fun. So, start the juke box and have the Butt (Halibut), which is certainly tasty. Nice light batter, which almost makes it feel like it is healthy fish :). We also enjoyed a pound of steamers, which were so tasty. Make... More 

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seward
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My favorite place for Butt (Halibut). The large Butt bowl is SO GOOD! Crisp but juicy. The tarter sauce is tangy, sweet and goes so well with the fish. Service is good. If you get the large Butt bowl it is just right for 2 ppl.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A trip to Seward isn't complete without stopping In at the Showcase. Great local bar and restaurant. Best fried halibut - used to be a sign that advertised their "Bucket of Butt" simply great. Coleslaw to die for, too. This time watched the final Warriors win there. Great fun.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

On a cold, rainy day in Seward, we were looking for an early lunch (11:30). Most restaurants were not serving yet or barely open with expensive lunches. Thorn's had a lunch special, hot roast beef sandwich and soup for about $10. The food was very good and the atmosphere historic. Old whiskey bottles on the wall and memorabilia throughout. Highly... More 

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Address: 208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: 907-224-3700
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: 907-224-3700

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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