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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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Eagle River, Alaska
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit Seward several times a year and always make it to Thorn's Showcase for dinner. The halibut is outstanding.

Thank jsk60
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy place - a very good sign when visiting a new town. Barman was excellent - friendly - helpful - and so busy, he needed roller skates!! Food was good. A lovely selection of collector bottles all around the establishment. if you are looking for somewhere to eat...go there

Thank JoanneTony
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pub and restaurant in downtown Seward close to the bay. Restaurant very busy, a good sign of good food and it didn't disappoint. I had a basket of halibut with the lightest of coating, absolutely delicious, Delivered in large size bite chunks. I opted for the smaller basket and that filled me up so beware of ordering the larger basket... More 

Thank shark939
torrington, connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here and found it to be a little slow with bring food out. Food was great but kitchen slow. Prices were average

Thank kenney234
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the older down town. Is an older generation "lounge". Still in good repair. Some locals at the bar. We shared a basket of halibut pieces or chunks and a bowl of chowder. Chowder was good but the halibut pieces were great. I expected breaded deep fried halibut but if had only the slightest flour coating. No breading just... More 

Thank ArizonaReadytogo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By which I mean Bucket of Butt. What more could I say? Not bad. Certainly fresh fish in a casual atmosphere.

Thank jazzyalan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The selection of restaurants in Seward isn't overly abundant, and we ended up here after being indecisive of where to go. The first thing we noticed is that there seemed to be more locals than tourists in here, and it was packed. The second thing is that it's got a cool seventies vibe that's different than the typical rustic Alaska... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe that this is one of the few bar / restaurants that are open year round in Seward. So they are popular enough to pull a local clientele that will support them staying open. The majority of the restaurants and bars are closed from the end of cruise season (late September) to the beginning of the next (March/April). This... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

All I have to say is that you must have a bucket of but. It is deep fried halibut and it is awesome. The clam chowder was great also. For the size of the place, I was surprised at how full it was. Even the locals eat here.

Thank Julie H
Buffalo, NY
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We ran into a server and her boyfriend who work at Thorns on our Kenai Fjords cruise, and they enthusiastically recommended it, of course! We actually already had it on our list so we could sample their Bucket of Butts. We were not disappointed! We had to go there twice, because the locals had filled up the place for a... More 

Thank spitzy135

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: 907-224-3700

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