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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

) #4 of 17 Restaurants in La Conner $$ - $$$, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
+1 360-466-4261
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (35 reviews)
“polenta” (19 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
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Reviewed yesterday

Sat in the bar area which was, as to be expected, noisy which made visiting a bit difficult. However, service and food were both excellent. We have been a few times and service and food are very consistent. More enjoyable on restaurant so definitely recommend...More

Thank Bev R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for an appetizer on the deck overlooking Swinomish Channel, and had delicious potstickers, and a polenta with Gorgonzola and shiitake sauce that was amazing. We had a six year old with us who had bacon and fruit?! But, they were super nice,...More

Thank terrysherman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful atmosphere and ambiance. Definitely request a table by the windows or on the deck. The food was incredible...fresh and delicious. The Chocolate Carmel Torte is totally calorie worthy...a must try. I would eat here again in a heart beat.

Thank jimjules2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch with a friend while visiting the tulips in April. It's a pretty classy place with very friendly, knowledgeable staff. I have gluten intolerance and they were very patient with explaining the menu options to me. For the first time since my...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu choices were varied and they all sounded delicious. I expected the appetizer to be salty because of the soy sauce, but the entree tenderloin (oh so tender) was less rare than I'd expected and excessively salty. And I've been known to salt potato...More

Thank Wave R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant's decor and ambiance are comfortable and chic, and even more special if you get a table in the back with a view of the water. Every staff member is professional, but still warm and friendly. I never saw anyone standing around- they were...More

Thank Kristen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nell's is one of the nicest restaurants in SJI. Great service and consistent. We have been going for years-since the old location. I ordered these tiny pink scallops. I've never seen them before but apparently they are unique to Puget Sound. The pasta was perfect...More

Thank KandiD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, fun atmosphere and recommended by everyone in town that we ask. Service was good. Wine was good.

Thank Roy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for late lunch. The place is very nice and in a great location. The food was OK, nothing more. Dishes were smallish and somewhat expensive, fairly limited selection and my salmon was pretty dry. Service was very congenial but slow and with...More

Thank oriyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us toured the tulip fields in the rain then drove into La Conner in search of lunch. Nell Thorn looked great from the street. The service was good though there was a bit of a wait for our food due to the large...More

Thank BizTravelerSeattleWA
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Michael K
What kind of soup are you serving tonight?
8 November 2015|
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Response from slbebee58643 | Reviewed this property |
It has been awhile since we ate there. We did not have soup.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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