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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
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor recommendations and I was not disappointed. We had salmon and seafood pasta and both were very good. The service was excellent and our waiter anticipated our every need. Excellent dinner experience in a nice waterfront location.

Thank Dan P
Edmonds, Washington
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing dish of clams...steamed in white wine with sausage and bite-sized pieces of kale. Etta's in Seattle is my current favorite place for clams and Nell Thorn may have just over-taken them. My husband enjoyed the lamb burger with fries. Fries were good...appeared to be hand cut. Ketchup had a little kick. We sat at a booth... More 

Thank Tiffany S
Redlands, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before changing jobs, my husband used to have a fair number of work-related trips take him to the Anacortes area and he always raved about eating at Nell Thorn - especially their polenta! So when my Mom and I were in the area prior to taking the ferry to Sidney, we ate an early dinner here - and we did... More 

Thank SLPlovesPE42
Bellevue, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After being ignored for 10 minutes at Seeds we left for Nell Thorn. It was nice to have servers who actually seem to care to do their jobs. The food was very good and the staff was polite. The hangar steak could have used some tenderizing but was very tasty and my wife enjoyed the king salmon.

Thank steelsss
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We based our boat out of La Conner during the summer - and loved this quaint town and setting. We dined at Nell Thorns quite regularly and we were never disappointed! Loved the outdoor seating on the Channel.

Thank Bob98662
Atlanta, GA
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crab cakes were pretty good, not too much breading. Great view of the water. Service could have been better. Not as stuffy as it looks from the outside.

Thank archaic1
Anacortes, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I come in quite regularly as we live 15 minutes away, however this experience left a very sour taste in my mouth and I probably won't be returning. Our server Aaron recommended the chicken, a 30$ entree so I agreed. It showed up an hour later, even he seemed concerned of why it was taking so long... More 

Thank robsus07
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mussels were fantastic as an appetizer. salmon salad had a sauce on the fish that was very good. seared Ahi tuna on my wife's salad was very generous portion. draft beers were very good. we enjoyed the service and the setting immensely.

Thank Mike G
Goodyear, Arizona
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ordered oysters... delish! I did order the crab spaghetti because supposedly it s a favorite. I didn't get much out of it. didn't make sense to have pasta and crab together. We did order cocktails and they were delicious. I would go back, great restaurant.

Thank laurmeister
La Conner
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal at Nell Thorn was excellent. The food served was very pleasing to the palate and the eye. But with charging such high prices for their meals, the least Nell Thorn could do would be to use decent cloth dinner napkins, rather than the flimsy paper ones! And have some ice in their water!

Thank 859Anne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, 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?