Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar

116 South 1st , La Conner, WA, United States of America, 98257
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Opening Information

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 11:30 am–8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am–8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am –8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am -8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–8:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am–8:00 pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar

Multi-Cuisine
Parking
Street and parking lot parking
Specialties
Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks
Services
Takes Reservations
Walk-Ins Welcome
Good For Groups
Take Out
Catering
Waiter Service
Outdoor Seating

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Nell Thorn's yesterday (5/12/21). Every staff member was most gracious to accommodate the needs of my handicapped father. The food was beyond fresh and delicious. We look forward to returning often.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

I'm a Plant Based eater so every time I order if I don't see something on the menu that is "without meat or dairy" I just ask my waiter to tell the chef to surprise me with something I can eat. Every meal has been FABULOUS ! We dine there once a month....After our wine tasting at Hellams winery...Looking forward to my next visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

We were in town for a few days and had dinner twice at your wonderful restaurant. The food and drinks were great. Both servers took good care of us. But Annie was especially helpful. We will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

The crab benedict was amazing and the service was outstanding! Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

I had a very disappointing lunch yesterday. I ordered a medium rare lamb burger. It arrived as a well, well done hard hockey puck. I had no time for a re-do so I choked it down. I had chosen Nell Thorn as a treat for my friend and myself. Given reputation and price, I expected pleasure. The fries were exceptional.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

My mother and I had a wonderful time at Nell Thorn! The view, luncheon and drinks were amazing! Our server, Kimberley, was fabulous! We did get a carrot cake dessert to take home (with our leftovers) and re-lived the awesome gastronomic experience again that evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

I’d heard your food was good, but it still exceeded my expectations.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

A jewel of a restaurant with an amazing menu, idyllic ambiance, and quality in preparations. As easy drive from Seattle when traffic isn’t bad, and if we lived nearby, we’d eat here all the time! A must as a dining destination - the quaint walkable town and tulips are a bonus! The oysters (both fresh and fried), polenta, and truffle fries are must haves. We love Nell Thorn!!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

It took several days of calling to finally get a reservation. We had the worst table in the house. But...food was great...service was very good. Happy Anniversary to us.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

One of the best meals ever! Lovely waitress.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner here and it was perfect. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

We did not catch the name if our server but she was top notch and an absolute delight. Everything was lovely, the food, the drink, the service...everything! Cannot wait to come back and hopefully sit in the same servers section ❤️

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Wonderful service and delicious food—we enjoy Nell Thorn every time we visit La Conner!

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Always love making Nell-Thorn our go to date night restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Delicious halibut, risotto, ribeye, and carrot cake! Bartender/server was great and even made us a fresh batch of decaf.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

We have been dining at Nell Thorn for many years, both in their old location and now too since they relocated to their expanded space next to the canal. The food has always been well prepared--delicious and beautifully presented. The service is attentive without hovering. It's a little on the expensive side but not unreasonable for a fine dining establishment in a bit of a tourist destination location. We will continue to come here because we always enjoy the food, the atmosphere, and the service. By the way--the truffle fries are a must have!

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Delicious mussels. Have enjoyed them on each visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Dinner was amazing! The crispy polenta could have been my meal. Soooooooo delicious. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Our day just kept getting messed up and had to change our reservation several times. The staff was so accommodating. Only problem (and it could be because of us) is that the food took forever to arrive. It will not stop us from returning!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Food was amazing. Can I have the citrus salad recipe and the mussels. Bread was so delicious with the mussels to dip. Table for 2 was cramped with all the plates in the patio. I get it with covid. So happy you are still open. I love your restaurant!

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Excellent food, excellent service! A perfect dining experience to end the week! Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Delightful experience always. Great bartender. Excellent happy hour. Best fries on earth fir a splurge. The beet salad is superb. Good wines.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Wonderful lunch on the deck after tiptoeing through the tulips on a sunny spring day. Fine service, tasty food, good wine and great view.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Our server was just wonderful, she added To the delicious food and lovely ambiance. The 4 eagles flying around us was an added treat.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Better than ever!

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