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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-3700
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Ranked #13 of 44 restaurants in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place has great food at reasonable prices. I had steak, my husband had the halibut bites. They still allow smoking in there, but it did not interfere with the meal. Everyone was very nice. This place is a must stop.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was the real find in the dive bar hunt. Remember the old style Vegas lounges? Red velvet, upholstered Naugahyde chairs, lots of brass ? Its all alive and well here, plus the walls of the bar are glass cases with a Jim Beam decanter collection valued at around a million dollars. Good food reasonable prices, nice crowd. On the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We went there for Halibut,very satisfied. I had fried fish back in lower 48 states and never liked it. Their fried Halibut is nothing I had in mind about fried fish, doughy and greasy. Big chuck of fresh Halibut dipped in thin batter. It's so not greasy that a napkin is not needed for absorbing extra oil. We also ordered... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were in town Sept 15, and the restaurant we were planning on, as well as several other choices, were already closed for the season. We weren't looking for a high end restaurant and we happened on Thorn's Showcase Lounge and were glad we did!! We were interested in tasting halibut. We ordered a large bowl of fried halibut chunks... More

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Greenville SC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Had lunch here after disembarking our cruise ship. Had read great reviews about their halibut and the reviews were right. The place itself is a little smoke filled bar right on the main road, but worth checking out.

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We ate dinner here at Thorn's both our evenings in Seward. They do allow smoking at the bar and we could smell it, but it didn't stop us from coming back a second night for the halibut bites. It definitely feels like a local place, but we enjoyed that atmosphere. The side salad was good as well. The halibut bites... More

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Amelia Island, FL
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5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Really liked the atmosphere and the tunes. Very good halibut (not cheap!). Highly recommended. On the Main Street downtown.

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Thanks Joe, what a great afternoon we had talking with you and some of the locals. Hope to be back someday. We will diffenitly be stop in.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This place didn't look like much but the reviews were good, so we decided to give it a try. It's essentially an old bar with a lots of locals. It's a smokey place but the food we had was good. We had the halibut and chips, along with seafood chowder, and all of it was good. They probably serve a... More

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New Haven, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

A great place for halibut, recommended to us by a year-round Seward resident. I split the large halibut bowl and a side salad with a friend, and that was more than enough for lunch for the two of us. The decor is amazing. The only downside was the fact that smoking was allowed at the bar, which was a shock... More

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