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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

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205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
+1 360-466-4261
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Seattle, WA
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really turned off by the loud ambient music. Understand the need for some ambient music, but it was loud, strident and intrusive for the dining room. Having read other reviews about poor service I didn't have very high hopes. We were served without much delay although the wait line was taking a while to move forward. I was... More 

Thank Naoko K
Bellingham, Washington
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So when I first discovered this place more than a year ago they were serving great bloody marys for brunch and excellent food. Now it is average bloody marys and hit or miss food. But the Valentines day brunch my wife and I gave ourselves on Sun the12th was a low point for us. Average at best bloody marys, followed... More 

Thank Shaun030
Oak Harbor, Washington
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nell Thorn proven to be a reliably good restaurant for almost two decades. Their tenure has been well spent as they have developed kitchen staff and their crew's ability to source the finest local ingredients. Those two things have come together to ensure a first rate dining experience unique to the Skagit Valley and Salish Sea region. The menu is... More 

Thank Oldaficionado
Cascais, Portugal
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated by the water. Cozy place. Good drinks. We had crab cakes as a starter. Good choice. The shoulder tender was super-good. Also the salmon and salmon-salad. The service was fantastic. Experienced and sincere. Thank you so much!

Thank Eva R
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Top of the line menu with great salads and Main dishes. This is in a nice location on the ship canal and a walkable small town neighborhood.

Thank logandp2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

There is nothing more delectable than sipping on a lemon drop and eating pan fried oysters at Nell Thorn's. All of the appetizers are unique and full of flavor. I would also highly recommend the polenta with gorgonzola mushroom sauce. Service is always excellent. In the summer you can sit out on the deck and watch the boats go by.... More 

Thank Stella I
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of the best flavors ever tried. Everything was just fresh. Excellent atmosphere and view and reasonably priced. Great experience!..

Thank Carlos M
Ferndale, Washington
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We recently held a party for 55 at the Nell Thorn. Our group occupied the water side dining room and the dining area next to the kitchen. A few outsiders where in the bar area. The owners gave us a menu with four main course options. My meal was very good to excellent (rare at group events), the service cheerful... More 

Thank willyum2
Bellingham, WA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

From the moment I walked into this unique eatery, I was enchanted by the atmosphere; the fairy lights in the bar, the imaginative architecture, the 'feel' of the place. But that's not why I go there. The food is simply magnificent. Fresh local, mostly organic ingredients prepared with expertise and love produce a truly memorable dining experience. All this comes... More 

Thank Marthasmom
Sao Paulo
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421 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Our son took us here for lunch on way from Seattle airport to Bellingham. Very pretty in a beautiful setting overlooking the water. We three thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. We would love to go back.

Thank peter_glazier

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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, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  La Conner
  • Phone Number: +1 360-466-4261

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