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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” (314 reviews)
“fries” (97 reviews)
“chowder” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed yesterday

First let me say... I am not a seafood person. Only recently have I experimented with trying Mahi and Salmon. So when we were told that we had to try the "Bucket o' Butts" my husband and I just kind of gave each other a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

This place has a fun environment. Had the Bucket of Butts(Halibut) with the family. Not super healthy, but no surprises either. Made for a fun evening.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank linneab978
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IgnatiusTForthright
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patty Z
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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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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