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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
+1 360-466-4261
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“polenta” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (35 reviews)
“panna cotta” (6 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined here a few times now and this restaurant has become one of my favorites anywhere - and I live in New York City! There's no better place to enjoy the freshest oysters or heavenly calamari with some great wine than the outdoor patio...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful sunny,warm evening,enjoying the water,boats,food,people watching.The summer spaghetti was great,organic,so wholesome.Service was fantastic!

Thank donny56
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

What a gear way to enjoy delicious food in a lovely setting. The day was beautiful and we opted to sit outside. No one n our party of four could make up her minds what to choose from a fairly extensive menu so we each...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This well-located waterfront restaurant has become our go-to eatery, especially for celebration dinners. Although we live 70 miles away, we find reasons to make the trip. The locally-sourced food has always been expertly prepared, delicious and beautifully presented. The waitstaff is attentive but never overbearing....More

Thank Bootsie834
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A friend took me from Bellingham to La Conner to experience Nell Thorn Bistro for a wonderful lunch. We sat inside (outside available, too) next to a window overlooking the channel and saw bald eagles flying around. Nell Thorn offers healthy, locally-sourced food prepared very...More

Thank jameslockard
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A few years back I visited this location of Nell Thorn for the first time. The evening was a disappointment due to very slow service and uncomfortable chairs. Now i feel much differently after deciding to try again after a long hiatus. This past year...More

Thank peggy n
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Maybe because it was a holiday and the main chef was gone..our dinner was terrible. Lamb was tough as nails..spaghetti with crab, unedible...to bad..that was expensive dinner

Thank cupperr
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food and friendly staff. We had a relaxed and excellent dinner. Good wine list too. Lovely view of the river from our table. Will definitely go back.

Thank KelliM4
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 21 May 2017 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
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Michael K
9 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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