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Nell Thorn Restaurant & Pub

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205 Washington Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
+1 360-466-4261
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16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Bellingham, WA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment I walked into this unique eatery, I was enchanted by the atmosphere; the fairy lights in the bar, the imaginative architecture, the 'feel' of the place. But that's not why I go there. The food is simply magnificent. Fresh local, mostly organic ingredients prepared with expertise and love produce a truly memorable dining experience. All this comes... More 

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Thank Marthasmom
Sao Paulo
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410 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son took us here for lunch on way from Seattle airport to Bellingham. Very pretty in a beautiful setting overlooking the water. We three thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. We would love to go back.

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Thank peter_glazier
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate there Friday night November 11. It was very busy. I ordered the king salmon on a bed of butternut squash as described in the menu. After a long wait, others seated after us were served before us, but finally our food arrived. My salmon was on a bed of mashed potatoes. The waitress gave a... More 

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Thank Mike M
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love the atmosphere, which is right on the slew. I love that they have games to play at your table in the bar and most of all I love the food. Make sure to try the calamari and the salmon salad which is served skin side up, which I find interesting and adds to the overall color of the... More 

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Thank KVEvich
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The muscles wont disappoint, very good here! Definitely recommend it! They add in tomatos and zuccini which is a nice touch, a little lite on the butter flavor, but give you plenty of broth so if you have bread lying around its great for dunking. If your in the area also consider Oyster & Thistle for muscles as I feel... More 

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Thank Brewskibusiness
Camano Island, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our first visit to this wonderful restaurant but not our last. From the moment we entered we were greeted with a smiling hostess, our wait staff were professional and friendly and we never felt rushed. We had a river view from our table. We all had the house salad, entrée and shared dessert all were exceptional. I should also mention... More 

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Thank Joy S
Seattle
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is my new go-to restaurant for out of town visitors. Took visitors 4 times and it was always top notch. Sit on the patio - riverside - and watch the peaceful boats go by. The appetizer clams are amazing - they have bacon, peppers and are spicy. The homemade bread is perfect for sopping up the sauce. The oyster... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It took a while to be seated, the hostess was more interested in dusting right in front of us. Once we actually got seated things got better. We started with a couple Oyster Spooners, crab cakes and drinks. The meal was good and desert was better. I can never turn down Crème Brulee.

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Thank PJ I
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed Nell Thorn with my sister to finish off a fun evening out. We had dinner at another spot and enjoyed dessert and port at NellThorn. Nice little spot

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Thank Noel C
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We have lunched at this restaurant once a year for approximately three years. The food is fresh and mostly local. There are excellent views of the Swinamish (S?) Channel. The menu shows imagination and variety. The staff is both helpful and friendly. Deserts are a high point of the meal.

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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, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?