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
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
no tea refills. overcooked food.
I have been here Four times, and it has always been amazing.
Booking was convenient and service was top notch along with the delicious meals! Thanks!
We enjoyed an evening of fine dining, confident our food was fresh and locally grown. Our server was attentive and dinner was delivered in a timely manner. The view of the channel and boats going by provided a relaxing atmosphere. We highly recommend Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro and Bar.
Quite a nice find. As foodies we enjoy the quality of the food and the attentive service we received. When in La Conner this is the go to place.
Food was delicious but there isn't a large choice of "calorie friendly" items on the menu.
Our food was all delicious! Especially enjoyed the pasta Del Mar and panna cotta. I would definitely recommend Nell Thorn to a friend!
Great food and excellent service. Very accommodating to our large party.
Really appreciated the surprise of the flower on the table that I could give my wife on our anniversary!
Went for our anniversary. Was very glad they put us on a waterfront window room. Very pleasant and much quieter than front room. Only person to acknowledge our anniversary was the hostess. Surprised at that because usually the server knows and saids something and sometimes brings out cute dessert. None of that happened. They were out of syrup for Moscow mule, didn't have any mint for mojitos. Appetizer was actually much better than meal. Pretty overpriced I think. Probably won't be back.
Don’t know when Nell Thorn became a casual dining spot, but it is too expensive for average food and indifferent service. The duck was overdone and the vegetables too salty. Servers were in leggings and sneakers and didn’t seem interested or particularly knowledgeable about the food. We’ll try someplace new rather than come back again.