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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-3700
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (295 reviews)
“fries” (94 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thorn's Showcase Lounge has some strengths and weaknesses. As noted in many reviews, the halibut is excellent (though not cheap). Unfortunately, the foundation of a great basket/platter is undermined by below par fries. The seafood chowder has good flavor but mine was served late and...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was like a scavenger hunt... from Phoenix AZ to Seward AK to eat at the one place our friend said was a "must do" - for the best Halibut in Alaska (Although we discovered that LOTS of places and people claim this title!). I...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My wife & I dropped into this establishment to have dinner on a splendid fall evening. We ordered the ‘bucket of buts’, deep-fried halibut chunks with fries & a Rainer beer. The Mrs. enjoyed her portion dipped in the cocktail sauce while dabbed mine in...More

Thank ltdak2016
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Good food in a big and old place. A little chaotic, but everything was ok. Great vegetarian bean burger.

Thank fjek
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went here to try the bucket of halibut cheeks. Not cheap but delicious. They were fried but not breaded and not greasy. The bar is dark and dusty with unusual decorations.

Thank PittsburghBambi
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Service was on the slow side. The Halibut basket was good and lots of Halibut chunks. The atmosphere wasn't anything to write home about. This time of year Seward has basically rowed up their sidewalks and in Winter mode.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Not bad, just not even close to The Cookery! We went in for a hamburger and black bean veggie burger (dry); they were just average. It was noisier than we like, and actually, somewhat warm. Maybe their specials were special, but you can make a...More

Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Thorn's is pretty funky, but that's what I expected after reading reviews. I had a shrimp basket with fries and it was excellent. And the red leather seat was comfortable!

Thank Patty Z
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We had to try the bucket of butts after hearing so much about it from locals on the TripAdvisor forum. It was very good, fresh halibut, lightly breaded and not greasy at all. It was fun to see all the old decor and take a...More

Thank AngieSyracuse_NY
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The people who owned the lodge we were staying at recommended this place for dinner. We walked in at dinner time, and there was maybe 4 tables full. They sat us and then let us sit for about 10 minutes before anyone looked our way....More

Thank Deb H
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28 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
26 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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