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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 99
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  • 29
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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
Great Burgers Trapped In Time

I thought I had returned to my younger days with this lounge that had been lost in time. I am old enough to appreciate this authentic lounge from 1960's. Great burgers at a very reasonable price with help that was willing and able to please. Take a step back in time and enjoy a great burger.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Bruce G
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Osprey, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food in fact best in AK so far. I had grilled halibut sandwich with slaw and husband had halibut bowl! Great beer and folksy atmosphere. Recommended to us as local place to eat and seemed true😀

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Utah
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This past week a group of friend and I had the chance to visit the Showcase Lounge after a long day fishing. The food and drinks were awesome, and the serve was great as well. It was nice getting away from the typical ocean front restaurants that are always packed with tourists. This is absolutely worth a meal if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I thought I had returned to my younger days with this lounge that had been lost in time. I am old enough to appreciate this authentic lounge from 1960's. Great burgers at a very reasonable price with help that was willing and able to please. Take a step back in time and enjoy a great burger.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were hungry and it was 3:00 and needed to eat lunch. Service was slow, food was at best average and the place was dated to say the best. If you need to eat and don't mind the wait and if you don't know better as we did not at the time and did not go to the brewpub across... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First let me state that the ambiance of Thorn's Showcase Lounge is a serious step back into the 1970s. The dark décor combined with the red vinyl seating had me looking for the cast of American Hustle... As far as the food goes I had the halibut basket ($18) and a bowl of seafood chowder ($8), both were excellent! My... More 

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Tasmania
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate dinner here twice because we enjoyed the experience of the old style bar, friendly locals and enjoyable food. Doesn't look much from the outside but it's the inside that counts. There is not a large menu but enough options and we started with the barley soup and chowder which were hot and filling and then shared the 7... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We both had the fish n' chips with Halibut. While expensive, Halibut looks to be very pricey everywhere in Alaska

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Toronto, Ontario
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126 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went to Thorn's for the Halibut but were unimpressed. The décor is a throw back in time, tufted red vinyl benches and dirty tables, poor service, crowded and noisy. The halibut was okay, but over priced for the small servings provided but the Chowder was excellent! Go for the chowder but skip the halibut.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a treasure. Jump in and you are transported back in time. This place is a must visit when in the city. The seafood chowder is required for all first timers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went here based on reviews about the excellent Halibut. The Halibut we had off the food truck in Anchorage was MUCH better. Upon entering, I asked the waitress where we should sit. She definitely had a poor attitude and said "wherever". later when a little boy asked about dessert, she said they had it - but he'd have to... More 

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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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