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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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
A great winter retreat...

The fish and chips is to die for... The furnishings come right out of the sixties... the perfect winter retreat to watch a football game... or basketball when the winds are raging outside...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
kayakkel
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Anchorage, Alaska
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The fish and chips is to die for... The furnishings come right out of the sixties... the perfect winter retreat to watch a football game... or basketball when the winds are raging outside...

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lots of character and characters. The bucket of butts is a must order appetizer. We also had White Russians which are a house special they were very good. Worth checking out.

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Park City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Okay, this is place is "old school." It's dark (no windows) and it feels like you may be in the 70's. You can order their famous Bucket of Butt (halibut that is) and a good local brew. It ain't fancy, and there is NO view of the incredible Resurrection Bay but step back in time to a truly local place... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While staying in Seward, we wanted to get a late dinner. Not much was open, but Thorn's was. From the outside it looks like an old 70's bar. Inside there are bottles everywhere. We tried the bucket of fish and a few beers. The beer was cold. The fish was tasty. If you want a unique experience where the locals... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

this is a good place to come and watch sports on tv, have a drink while getting a very good meal. our waitress, Cassy was just great.

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Sammamish, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First and foremost examine the whiskey bottles surrounding the bar and lounge. Then ask how many people have their last remains contained.therein....and let the stories begin. Had the halibut chips...a must. Few places like this exist on the planet let alone Alaska. If you are in Seward...go here!

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Interesting! This lounge looks like it hasn't been updated since the '60s or '70s (though it has been maintained, not a dump by any means). Best halibut I've had, not greasy or drowned in batter. Good informal service. All ages.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went outside of tourist season so we saw this place at its best. A cast of characters inside that make it one of the best spots to people watch. They also have pulltabs which is Alaska's local lottery thing and is addicting and so fun! All proceeds benefit local charities. The halibut and the soup are both fantastic. Its... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stopped in Thorn's for lunch while visiting Seward. The place had a nice retro ambiance with 21st century pricing on the menu items. Got the Bucket of Butts which is apparently their signature dish. A rather small bucket but full of some very tasty Halibut that was cooked well and was not too greasy. That, along with an Alaskan Amber... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Gret place to eat in Seward, the halibutt is fresh and fried just right - not to greasy, the dive bar atmosphere is great - lots to look at and the staff is fast and freindly!

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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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