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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

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208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-3700
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has to be experienced! We stayed in Seward 2 nights and went to Thorn's both evenings because their bucket-o-butts was amazingly delicious. It is worth the wait for a table or you could choose to sit at the bar. Service staff are super-efficient and stay friendly throughout hectic dinner time. Do not leave Seward without trying Thorn's halibut.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visit Seward several times a year and always make it to Thorn's Showcase for dinner. The halibut is outstanding.

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Perth, Australia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very busy place - a very good sign when visiting a new town. Barman was excellent - friendly - helpful - and so busy, he needed roller skates!! Food was good. A lovely selection of collector bottles all around the establishment. if you are looking for somewhere to eat...go there

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Pub and restaurant in downtown Seward close to the bay. Restaurant very busy, a good sign of good food and it didn't disappoint. I had a basket of halibut with the lightest of coating, absolutely delicious, Delivered in large size bite chunks. I opted for the smaller basket and that filled me up so beware of ordering the larger basket... More 

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torrington, connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We ate here and found it to be a little slow with bring food out. Food was great but kitchen slow. Prices were average

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Arizona
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Located in the older down town. Is an older generation "lounge". Still in good repair. Some locals at the bar. We shared a basket of halibut pieces or chunks and a bowl of chowder. Chowder was good but the halibut pieces were great. I expected breaded deep fried halibut but if had only the slightest flour coating. No breading just... More 

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Philly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

By which I mean Bucket of Butt. What more could I say? Not bad. Certainly fresh fish in a casual atmosphere.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The selection of restaurants in Seward isn't overly abundant, and we ended up here after being indecisive of where to go. The first thing we noticed is that there seemed to be more locals than tourists in here, and it was packed. The second thing is that it's got a cool seventies vibe that's different than the typical rustic Alaska... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I believe that this is one of the few bar / restaurants that are open year round in Seward. So they are popular enough to pull a local clientele that will support them staying open. The majority of the restaurants and bars are closed from the end of cruise season (late September) to the beginning of the next (March/April). This... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

All I have to say is that you must have a bucket of but. It is deep fried halibut and it is awesome. The clam chowder was great also. For the size of the place, I was surprised at how full it was. Even the locals eat here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?