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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” (233 reviews)
“fries” (70 reviews)
“chowder” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After we finally found a place to sit that we liked, this was a great place! The hostess was very patient with us! We tried two tables before finding the perfect one!!! Put it down to the fact that we are unmarried sisters in our...More

Thank Janie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finding a great restaurant in Seward is a real task. The showcase lounge is better than most but far from great. Halibut baskets are good but could be better if they were not overcooked. Locals seem to enjoy the Bar crowd and reasonable prices for...More

Thank OrdinarymanSaluda_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thorns family restaurant has a very dated and very crowed table arrangement. The portions we had like the soup were quite small for the money. I saw some burgers and they looked like one third pounders. 2 wait staff at lunch were kept very busy...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to love this place and did when I first walked in but both steaks we ordered were way undercooked. In fact, mine was still raw in the middle (although it was ordered medium well after the waitress warned us the chef typically undercooked...More

Thank ChicagoPair
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bottoms line is that the fried halibut chunks and fries in this modest tavern are quite tasty. This is my second visit (first in 2015). There is confusion when ordering a "small" or a "basket", and whether it comes with fries or not. They...More

Thank joeyf296
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food as a reasonable price. We looked at alot of different places to eat but they had the most reasonable prices and great servers

Thank diggerruss1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thorn's was recommended to us by other travelers we met along the way. Per their recommendation, we ordered the 'buckets' of halibut. The breading on the fish was very light and the fish was tasty and portions were generous. This is not gourmet dining. The...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited and got the bucket of butts and tots to share. The fish is soooo good and just lightly fried. I couldn't get enough of the homemade tarter sauce. The ambience is like being in Reno. Very different. Not a place if you're looking...More

Thank linzraye00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bartender wouldn't give us a lunch menu even though we asked...we had to hear all about his physical ailments. creepy place, walk on by.

Thank mp1759
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the street, Thorn's looks a little like a dive, but go in and have a bucket of buts - hali"buts" that is. They have halibit buckets of deep fried chunks that are delicious. Also, the price for the halibut is much lower than other...More

Thank Robert C
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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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