Tuesday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am –9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am -9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am–9:00 pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar
Street and parking lot parking
Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks
Good For Groups
Great for out of town guests. Show case local food and wine.
Great food and service!
Always a great experience. Beautiful views and excellent food and wait staff.
Perfect restaurant for any or no occasion! Spend the time watching boat traffic while dining on artisan food and innovative drinks served by knowledgeable and efficient wait staff!
The food was delicious, so fresh and unique. It's a beautiful restaurant with excellent staff. Thank you!
Everything was nearly perfect even though you ran out of the parsnip soup and the super-delicious salted Carmel chocolate tart Just means we will have to come back again!
Our server was very attentive and took care of all our special requests.
Delicious lunch for 6. I had crostada- superb!
Nell Thorn is a La Conner gem! Food is consistently delicious, inventive, yet Northwest traditional, decent wine list, and service is always all about the guest! Their home baked bread in of itself is wonderful!!!
The good: My food was 10/10. My husbands food was good but the crab cakes were over salted and there was a good sized piece of shell in one. The bad: The service doesn’t match the fine food. The wait staff chats nearby in the background and is harried at the table. Not a fine dining experience. The chairs are the most uncomfortable we’ve ever sat on. All wood and not designed for the human anatomy! If we dine there again, we’ll bring our own seat cushions!
It's our favorite place to go for a wonderful, special dinner.
Welcoming atmosphere and comfortable chairs. We came here for my sister's 50th birthday. Staff was friendly and attentive. Crab cakes were delicious, filled with lots of juicy crab. My sister and mom both enjoyed their meals very much, but unfortunately my cod and chips were overcooked, with one of the pieces of cod being barely edible as it was so dried out. Fries were also overcooked. The tartar sauce was tasty and the side salad light and refreshing with sliced apples and blackberries. I would go again, but next time I will stay away from the fried foods.
It was our anniversary lunch, and we had a great indoor view of the water. Our waiter was great -- she described the specials in a way that made us want to try them all. Very professional, and the pinot noir she recommended was excellent. The food was very good, and the portions were perfect -- not too much and not too little. We're going back for my December birthday and hoping for a window booth in the bar (so cozy).
It was a great experience. We will definitely return!
Amazing! Was everything friends told us, and more! We live on the San Juan Island, Nell Thorn now fits into our Costco Run!
This restaurant is actually promoting 'agritourism' for the bread basket of Skagit County by locally sourcing so much of the ingredients! After living abroad, especially near Italy for many years, your chef has realized the importance of delicate flavors and dynamic tastes with great Mediterranean cuisine. Thank you for such an exquisite experience!
This was our thrid visit over the last year, and it’s become a place to celebrate special occations with family and friends. From the warm welcome, friendly, accomodating service, seasonally and locally prepared and varied menu, lovely setting, etc., your restaurant has become a destination place for us. Plus, the pricing is resonable. Thank you!
Had my son’s rehearsal dinner here. It was over the top... Loved everything about it!!! The food, the staff, the ambiance. Got a lot of great compliments... Top notch all the way!
parking is inadequate dining area is too loud - you need sound-dampening materials in the ceilings
Delicious and creative food.
It was a birthday celebration, so I had dessert for lunch. The plum gelette was delightful! I was dining with four friends. Three of us decided to have the gelette for lunch. One friend had lentil soup, salad, and cheese. Another friend had clams, I believe. Everyone enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance.
The restaurant in general was absolutely divine and the few was great....we loved the food and the service was good. Thankyou for your hospitality, great place for a rehearsal dinner.
Sara is always pleasant when returning calls for a reservation. Wait staff professional and attentive. Food is always outstanding and plenty of it. Thank you Nell Thorn for the special "go to" place. Cindy Morton, Anacortes WA