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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
907-224-3700
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Ranked #11 of 46 Restaurants in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Twin Falls, Idaho
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Duxbury, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We sat and talked with the locals at the bar for a beer. Lots to look at in this retro place. Worth the visit.

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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From the moment I walked into Thorn's 5 years ago until my last visit, one week ago the service has been wonderful. Take a deep breath, walk in and look around.. it's no longer smokey and the drinks are just as strong. Grab a seat at the bar or a table, either way you will get to hear the bartender... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

my husband and i heard they had some TVs for NFL games. it was very dark inside and we did not feel welcome by the bartender. We left after just one beer.

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Fort Worth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have been going to Alaska each year for the last 10 years and going to Thorn's at least two times a year for the last five years until this year. We were a little worried about the Bucket of Butts as we saw a cook needed ad for Thorn's prior to going but the Halibut was just as good... More 

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Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a Halibut basket there yesterday. In a word AWESOME. Just don't go there for a t-shirt. They had a couple of designs that speak local, simple one colour Thorn's shirts and I thought, "hey I like this place I think we are doing a T". Ummm, $30? I don't think so!

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australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Worth a visit just for the "Bucket of But" really delicious halibut. Apart from the food the atmosphere is amazing

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Address: 208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: 907-224-3700
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward

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