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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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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Montrose, Colorado
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Although like one of the other reviewers, I hadn't expected the halibut to be deep fried. I actually preferred it not battered and thought it was fantastic. The service was very good and as the place filled, it was a merry crowd. I wanted to get a t-shirt but they were out of my size. The waitress offered to mail... More

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Talkeetna, Alaska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After a summer of dining around Seward, a group of us went to Thorn's for an employee going away dinner. After a round of drinks, we were ready to order, but Kimberley, our server, never even gave us menus. We had to scrounge them from other tables. When she finally figured out we wanted to order their over-priced food, she... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Despite it being hot, somewhat smoky and very crowded we had a fantastic dinner. It was like a time warp- it looks like this place is still in the seventies- in a good way! It is a lounge, so we expected smoking but it did not interfere with dinner. Service was as good as our server could manage but they... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a surprise (maybe I didn't read the menu closely?). The halibut was deep fried but not breaded/battered. It was quite good but not what I expected. I'd prefer a light batter. Service was great. It's a bar/lounge atmosphere of course so it's a bit dark inside even during lunch.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had just gotten to Seward and wanted to grab a casual lunch. This place seemed to have some high reviews, though I'll admit it wasn't that engaging from the outside appearance (I thought it was a smoky old lounge). It's a cool unique place and I'm so glad we went! yea, it seems more like a bar (and probably... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Thorn's was built in 1962 and not much has changed then. The lounge survived both the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. The Jim Beam liquor bottles lining the walls are still intact. (Get the picture?) The deep tufted seating is the same. This is a local place, not a tourist place but the specialty is a "Bowl of But" - very... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As others have said, this is not a tourist place. The locals eat here, and was recommended by the guy who rented us his house. The halibut is very lightly breaded and is absolutely the best whitefish we've both ever had. I can't say enough. The steamer clams, also the best we've ever had. The service, no the wait for... More

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Buffalo Grove
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great shrimp, halibut and other food. Had their homemade soup with dinner and wished I could take some home with me. Service was a bit slow, but that was because they were swamped with people.

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Chugiak, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Now that it is no smoking establishment, we (family of five with kids aged from 7-11) checked it out as we've heard it is the best halibut in Alaska. The outside is very deceiving as we were convinced it was going to be a total dive prior to going in but it was very clean and actually really nice. The... More

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Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The decor is very dated, gold and red leather all around. The walls are backlit shelves with old booze bottles. All the windows are covered, so it's pretty dark. Very small town atmosphere. A single waitress, but the food was very good. Get the halibut "Bucket of butt".

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