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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were in LaConner for day two of our anniversary get away. We decided to eat at Nell Thorn. First thing I need to warn you about, is definitely book a reservation! We arrived at 4:45 and they were already full. Fortunately,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ridgetoriveroutdoors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate one lunch and 2 dinners because of the excellent food. Very fresh and just plain good! Loved the location with a view of channel.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bojorquez
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We sat outside on a lovely fall day. I think because we sat outside that our server forgot about us. Once served, she did not return to fill our water glasses or see if we needed anything else. The food was good enough, though pricey...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PlacesToSee4
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Do not live in Washington, but have made many trips there. LaConner is one of my favorite towns to visit. It is what I picture a seaside town to be. Discovered Nell Thorn years ago, and just loved it. Was there again last month and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Deborah H
Reviewed September 21, 2018

I ordered fried oysters and steamed clams during happy our. I ate three orders of steamed clams during happy hour. The next day I ordered Spaghetti Del Mar, a delicious dish with spaghetti, clams, mussels, and calamari tossed in garlic and olive oil. The food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lenoreps
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Nell Thorn is worth a trip to La Conner. Somewhat pricey place but excellent local and other dishes served very well. Have been there several times and always have been satisfied by both the food quality and friendly service.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Todd A
Reviewed September 11, 2018

A truly outstanding restaurant! We sat indoors as it was a little warm as we were there for an early dinner. The restaurant is very pretty and comfortable and comes with great views of the channel. Two of us had duck breast with rice noodles,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AZ-LGE
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We went here knowing that it is highly regarded. I disliked most of it. At 4:30 we were offered seating in the bar or the "bistro." It would be quieter in the bistro so we chose that. The kitchen makes the bistro noisy. Only the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CASanMarino
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is visually pleasing both outdoors and inside. It is more upscale than all the others on the street. Good delicious food, attentive staff, and a wonderful ambiance.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Perfect spot for a sunny, crisp outdoor lunch on the patio. We shared several starters and enjoyed every one. Tiny, sweet raw oysters, delicious crab cakes, fried smelt and French onion soup. The service was friendly and efficient. If you’re in the area, this is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 3AngelsDD
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July 24, 2018|
Response from hodge1916 |
Found the answer to my Q elsewhere (yes--they do accept AMEX)
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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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