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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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 Food With Great Atmosphere!

I did go for the Fried Halibut, and it was excellent! Properly cooked and a large portion; I felt it was good value for the money although other reviewers seem to not think so. The '60's-70's decor is just fantastic, and service was prompt and friendly. I travel and eat out a lot, and I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian D
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did go for the Fried Halibut, and it was excellent! Properly cooked and a large portion; I felt it was good value for the money although other reviewers seem to not think so. The '60's-70's decor is just fantastic, and service was prompt and friendly. I travel and eat out a lot, and I would highly recommend Thorn's

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Thank Brian D
Wasilla, Alaska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Best fish and chips place (halibut). It use to allow smoking but I believe they stopped. Good service, but if you visited this place when if first opened it probably still has the same decor. Really dark red - 70s look. But everything is still in good shape.

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Thank allygrrl
Omaha, Arkansas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Locals recommended, but we were disappointed The halibut was overcooked; the seafood chowder was tasty, but very thin. Place is as described in other reviews--dark paneling, close seating. Even in expensive Alaska, these prices were on the high side.

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Thank alwaysonthego101
Kansas City, Missouri
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Several local residents recommended this restaurant. The food is quite good, but a little expensive for what you get. The lounge is dark, but the walls are interesting as they are lined with backlit bottles. Our server was nice, but not particularly helpful. The "bucket" of fish would have been way too much food for the two of us. I... More 

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Thank Jo S
Mesa, Arizona
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Outstanding deep fried halibut in a local flavored bar atmosphere......Fantastic. Good service, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Don't miss this one.

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Thank swtimberdoodle
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This old hole in the wall serves up THE BEST beer batter halibut in Alaska! I've lived here 51 years and I know. We ALWAYS hit Thorns when we are in town. Also, it's the best price for what you get. I guarantee you won't go away hungry! Get a BUCKET O' 'BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank AKEXPLORERS3
Toledo, Washington
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99 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We went there twice in two days! Left the traditional deep fried halibut menu and ordered food! It was great and a decent value for Alaska. I love the 1960's decor! It's not like they are trying to look like the 60's, it is from the 60's! It's dark, was packed to the rafters but that was okay! We loved... More 

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Thank Texaque
Oak Forest, Illinois
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93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Eating here was a fun and memorable experience. It felt like a 1060's supper club ... good food, eclectic atmosphere and friendly locals. If you are looking for a good place to have a drink, watch a game, and have a bite to eat that isn't ridiculously priced, then go to Thorns. Highly recommend the Bucket of Butts! Fabulous!

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Thank Bordenbunch
New Orleans
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The food was good, but the environment was even better. Eating here is like stepping into a time machine to the past.

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Thank Marshall W
Bellevue, Iowa
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190 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Thorns serves good food and has very good service. Friendly wait staff. Setting is a sports bar environment with plenty of TV's to watch the game.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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