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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Bar

116 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257
+1 360-466-4261
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“polenta” (24 reviews)
“salad” (58 reviews)
“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly the front of house greeter should find another job, probably at a funeral home, she would be perfect. If she had shown anymore enthusiasm we’d have known she had a pulse! Management take note. Wait staff were enthusiastic if not very efficient. It’s not...More

Thank susan c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nell Thorne is supposed to offer fine dining. The prices are ridiculous for what you actually get. My dinner was lousy. So salty that I had to drink three glasses of water to get it down. I had to get my own water because the...More

1  Thank jwin2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were rewarded for waiting for about 1/2 hour for a table on the deck overlooking the water at this excellent restaurant. It was a beautifully sunny and warm Saturday, so the short wait was well worthwhile. We were rewarded by being served excellent food...More

Thank 644WallyC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me to Nell Thorn's recently to celebrate my birthday. We expected it to be pricey, but it was a special occasion. We were not prepared for so-so food and indifferent service. My husband's tenderloin had a spicy (and unnecessary) sauce. My crab...More

1  Thank awill50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent visit to the Pacific Northwest, I fell upon Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar quite by accident. Located on the Swinomish Channel in La Conner, Washington, I stopped in for lunch recently. Quickly seated by Madison, I advised her that I only...More

Thank WilliamELewisJr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But sadly the quality of the food does not match the relatively high prices. One person had the crab fettuccine which was bland and uninteresting. I had the pasta de mer with clams, mussels, shrimp(3 small overcooked), and some calamari rings and small octopus bodies...More

Thank jackan414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we were told... and we found this place to be amazing for dinner! Everything, all the way to desert was delicious and the service was excellent! Every time we return, we will eat here. If you can sit in the back room or on...More

1  Thank richard g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a toss between this and the La Conner Seafood & Prime Ribs abd we chose this due to the larger crowd we saw here. No regrets. We had the seafood mix and the oysters, both name of dishes eluded me . The servings...More

Thank Highadventurer
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the canal. They take reservations for view seating and have walk in seating in another dining area facing the kitchen but tastefully decorated. The third option is the bar which is also tastefully decorated. There were four adults. We started...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed May 4, 2018

First timers, husband and I relaxed as we stepped into this lovely restaurant and admired the serene decor. Although pleasant enough to sit outside by the water, we chose an indoor table with waterfront view. The room filled quickly, but the noise level remained subdued,...More

Thank wego2places
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Michael K
November 8, 2015|
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Response from slbebee58643 | Reviewed this property |
It has been awhile since we ate there. We did not have soup.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  La Conner
  • Phone Number: +1 360-466-4261
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