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“Five Star plus”

Nell Thorn Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in La Conner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I reviewed this restaurant years ago when we first discovered it. Well, decided after all this time that it truly is the best place to go in La Conner and also of all the areas in Skagit County, and truly worthy of 5 stars by a long shot and then some. The food is extremely well prepared. Truly fresh and they really strive to use local ingredients. Exceptional attention to detail on anything you order, from appetizers to the main course. Service is superb!!! You can eat in either the cozy pub downstairs which also has outdoor seating, or upstairs in the dining room. I have never had a bad dinner here ever. And, the menu is always freshy printed every day with new things to try, depending on what is fresh and available to them. The bread is also freshly baked right here at the restaurant. You won't be disappointed. The only negative is the place is often packed and you can't get in. Well, that's because they are so popular and people know they are really good!!! Best to make reservations well in advance.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a charming rustic house a block off of La Conner's main shopping street. The menu was varied with local ingredients prepared lovingly. I had the oysters which were perfect and presented with buttermilk mashers & 3 carrots. My friend had the tenderloin which she enjoyed, although the kitchen erred on undercooking it (all chefs seem to do this) rather than preparing it more well done as she requested. It was a wonderful meal in a convivial atmosphere with good waitstaff.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had a great meal here, really delicious food, worth every dollar.

But you can entertain yourself in at the front desk area while waiting for a table by finding these three spelling errors posted on the walls: "here" for "hear," "affects" for "effects," and English "appetite" for French "appétit."

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Crispy Baked Chicken with morel mushrooms was superb. The MIxed salad was awesome and even the iced tea was just right. I cannot say enough kind words. Our dinner guest had the Halibut with vegetables and was also a big hit, but the polenta with the Gorgonzola mushroom sauce was the star, perfectly portioned and the polenta was grilled to perfection. Service was timed just right. Perfect meal

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were travelling with a large bike group and they set us up with a very nice private dinner upstairs. Appetizers and wine were delicious and I enjoyed my fish entree as well. It is a nice place and the service was quite good - friendly people.

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