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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

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205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
(360) 466-4261
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Anacortes, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice ambience, decent food, but not outstanding. Steaks are good. Suggest reservations for dinner - it's fairly crowded.

Thank Tisa K
Surrey, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends during a recent June bike riding trip to La Conner. Everyone ordered locally sourced fish entrees and these were all very tasty. The service was good, along with a nice selection of local wine and beer to choose from for a very pleasant meal.

Thank WestCoastWanderer82
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated on the deck in a great spot with nice weather and great view of the channel. The menu was typical of the area and the food and service were what I consider very average. All in all it was a satisfactory experience, but not quite aligned with the price.

Thank Jerry H
Washington, Illinois
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four of us for dinner. We were celebrating our son's 25th birthday. It appeared a lot of people come here to celebrate their birthday as there were many singings of "Happy Birthday". The food was very good. I had a pasta seafood dish which I thought was better than everyone else's dish. The real excitement was the pecan... More 

Thank TLER021213
Andover, Massachusetts
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170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor and location looked hopeful for a pleasant lunch by the water. Our inside table was by the window with a nice view. Our waitress was attentive, but it took way too long for our order to arrive. My husband and I ordered the lamb burgers which were good, but not great for the price. We also happened to... More 

Thank JKS55
Falls Church, Virginia
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for business dinner. Let me start with the highlight for me - Crab Spaghetti - big chunks of Dungeness crab, vegetables that still their body and flavor, spicy sauce, perfect al dente pasta. My colleagues had the oyster dinner - big oysters; and salmon - beautiful chunk of fish! Skagit Mud dessert - brownie, ice cream, etc. -... More 

Thank SafetyPro-VA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, quiet lunch spot while visiting this scenic area. Everything on the menu is tempting. The burger is suoerb. Fish & Chips are a win.

Thank Frederick D
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an outstanding meal with a lovely view. The scallops melt in your mouth. The crab cakes were great, and they have a nice selection of oysters. Great cocktails, too!

1 Thank Ilene M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to this restaurrant in their previous location (now a Pub) we were anticipating a great experience. What a letdown. The food was mediocre, we got sick on their oysters and when we called to alert management to the problem, they never responded. Put this one on the "must miss' list.

1 Thank Milt S
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened in and weren't disappointed. The oysters were fantastic the mussels and clams delicious.Wait staff wasn't that friendly but we wanted lunch not a new buddy.

Thank Willy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  La Conner
  • Phone Number: (360) 466-4261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?