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“Basket of Butts.....Halibut”

Thorn's Showcase Lounge
Ranked #11 of 50 Restaurants in Seward
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The captain on our boat trip recommended Thorns as the best place in Seward for a basket of butts. He was spot on. The fish was tender, hot and tasty. Service was good. Thorns is a bar with a small dining area and the day we visited them for lunch there were more people in the dining area than at the bar. It was a fun nostalgic place with red vinyl chairs and the walls were lined with an incredible collection of liquor bottles. Its right in the heart of downtown Seward with easy access and plenty of parking. Definitely one of a kind!

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Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you like time travel, stop in at least for a beer. We did not eat but saw some halibut go by on plates that looked delicious.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

A local recommended this place to us as a place they frequent. What a great tip! The chowder was great, and the bucket of butts (halibut) was the best! An interesting place.

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

My husband and I split an order of the halibut pieces. He doesn't even like fish and he liked them. The taste was very mild and the batter was so light it complimented the excellent fish. Our waitress told us it was locally caught, flash frozen and delivered to the restaurant the same day. Don't go for the atmosphere but go here for the halibut! Excellent!

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Thank Yvonne F
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I walked a very short walk to Thorn’s Showcase Lounge for lunch while we took a break from the Alaska SeaLife Center. The staff was very welcoming and service was fast. We of course had to order their famous “bucket of butts” (Halibut) along with French fries and fried onion rings. Everything was hot and delicious. We loved the retro décor and sat in one of their double red vinyl seats that was comfy. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. We really enjoyed our meal there and highly recommend.

Thank Sharon H
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