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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-3700
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (260 reviews)
“tater tots” (9 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a late evening snack of halibut bites and a beer. Fun people watching too. Very good collection of strange booze bottles

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Salty fisherman, quirky locals all found at this bar. Beer selection is good and cocktails are mixed great. Food is classic Alaska americana. Seafood, burgers and appetizers.

Thank theottomatic1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was crazy wild with every imaginable decorator bottle of Jim Beam. It was cool to see the collection and recognize some from my granny's personal collectibles. The Halibut was awesome and the Ice Tea was perfect.

Thank Marsha T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

From the outside it looks like the local bar. Go inside and you'll see the red vinyl upholstery and the whiskey decanters in cases on the walls. The people are nice and the food is good. We shared the large bowl (14 chunks) of delicious...More

Thank DisneylandGal
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We went there for lunch on a Monday, late September, after the "busy tourist season" had ended. Dimly lit, bar atmosphere. Few customers were there. Appeared to be one waiter working. After 10 minutes waiting for a menu, we left. Do not plan to eat...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The captain on our boat trip recommended Thorns as the best place in Seward for a basket of butts. He was spot on. The fish was tender, hot and tasty. Service was good. Thorns is a bar with a small dining area and the day...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you like time travel, stop in at least for a beer. We did not eat but saw some halibut go by on plates that looked delicious.

Thank pperkinsnh
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A local recommended this place to us as a place they frequent. What a great tip! The chowder was great, and the bucket of butts (halibut) was the best! An interesting place.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I split an order of the halibut pieces. He doesn't even like fish and he liked them. The taste was very mild and the batter was so light it complimented the excellent fish. Our waitress told us it was locally caught, flash...More

Thank Yvonne F
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I walked a very short walk to Thorn’s Showcase Lounge for lunch while we took a break from the Alaska SeaLife Center. The staff was very welcoming and service was fast. We of course had to order their famous “bucket of butts”...More

Thank Sharon H
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Questions & Answers
27 May 2017|
Response from Grayson907 | Reviewed this property |
I found a menu online on the zomato website(I can't post the URL here) but I have no idea how current it is. I can't remember the prices I and my group paid back in February but I think we paid a few dollars more for some... More
25 July 2016|
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Response from deew4 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the recipe for the butts. If you like lobster, I have a poor man's lobster recipe. 4 c. Water 1/4 c sugar 1/8 c salt Boil, drop 1 inch size chunks of halibut in water. Remove as soon as it floats, not long... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward
  • Phone Number: +1 907-224-3700
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