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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%
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“polenta” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (35 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 18 May 2017

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 14 May 2017

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
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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