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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Well worth a try

The sign outside advertising the reindeer skillet caught my eye. Looked like a locals place and it is. The reindeer sausage was tasty, as was the French dip I tried later. Nice stop after a visit to the aquarium. Alaska is not the place to go in search of cut rate dining, ad Thorn's is not the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
FJBCleveland_Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were told this was one of 2 places we needed to eat while in Seward. This is a sports bar. It is not on the water. You have a view of a bar and several TV's - we are football fans and this is probably a great place to watch a game in the winter. The food was all... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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133 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The sign outside advertising the reindeer skillet caught my eye. Looked like a locals place and it is. The reindeer sausage was tasty, as was the French dip I tried later. Nice stop after a visit to the aquarium. Alaska is not the place to go in search of cut rate dining, ad Thorn's is not the exception. However I... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Favorite place to eat in Seward! Their Halibut is the best I have ever had and I live in Alaska! Great local place where you can easily find yourself talking to others.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The lady at the front desk of our hotel recommended it and called it a "High class dive bar." It is a cool place for sure. No windows to look out of, but plenty of things to look at, including the decoration and the other people coming in and out. A good mixture of local and out-of-towners. We got the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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