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Thorn's Showcase Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-3700
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (290 reviews)
“fries” (90 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
208 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel otherwise I would have walked right by it. Dining room looks like it belongs in Elvis' basement lounge. Bucket of Butt and Salmon Quesadillas were great, good portions, had leftovers. Server was nice, but service was slow.

Thank Annemarie G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

"Don't judge the place when you walk in the door!" was the advice we got when we asked where to eat. Bucket of [Halibut] Butts was outstanding, and good beer choice. Excellent service. Good location. Expect a wait at dinner time.

Thank RockyMtnBlue
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is a super cool, fun place that deserves a visit for nostalgia sake. It has the largest Jim Beam decanter collection in the country. Friendly staff and decent food.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Having the fish described as "chunks" gave me a little pause, but they were perfect. If you can only eat one meal in Seward, you need to get halibut at Thorn's.

Thank Spresto
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Thorns Showcase Lounge was recommended by a local couple after we were told there was an hour and a half wait at another downtown resteraunt we wanted to try. I am glad we went to thorns. Great service and food Very good rib eye steak....More

Thank Explore785122
Reviewed 15 July 2018

It was so good I ate here twice. Bucket of Butt was great - but that chowder is AMAZING !!! It was recommended by a a local and I’m so glad we went

Thank anissapesina06
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This place was busy but worth the wait. The seating was a bit crowded but the service was fast once we were in and the food was excellent!

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Recommended to us by a local seasonal worker for the non-touristy Alaskan experience. I don't know entirely about that but the food was very good. Halibut is their special and it was very tasty. Prices were what we consider to be high compared to the...More

Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Information center worker suggested Thorn's for something a little unusual. She was meeting a group of people there that night. Heavy upholstered booths and chairs. Lots of antique liquor bottles line the walls. Food was great and we shared a table with some locals. Service...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I ate here 5 years ago and had to come back! After 10 hours out in the water we caught salmon, but no halibut today. It wouldn’t have mattered.... the halibut chunks have the barest minimum of a batter, perfectly cooked and delicious! The fries...More

Thank WitchyJodi
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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