Best Restaurants and Bars in La Conner, WA

La Conner is surrounded by numerous excellent restaurants and bars, many of which have great views of the scenic Swinomish Channel. We've listed a few of our favorite establishments below. All of them are walking distance from La Conner Channel Lodge.

La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib

  • Address: 614 1st St, La Conner, WA
  • Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (Fri/Sat until 8:00 p.m.)
  • Distance from us: 0.3 miles


Considered one of La Conner's best seafood restaurants, La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib provides waterfront dining in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, meals are made from scratch daily. They specialize in fresh seafood, slow roasted prime rib steaks, and handcrafted drinks.

The restaurant's location is hard to beat. They are in a historic building right on the Swinomish Channel. And, if you need banquet or catering services, La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib can handle from 20 to 750 guests. In fact, they're the only full-service waterfront banquet and catering service in Skagit Valley.

Best of all, La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib is just a six-minute walk from La Conner Channel Lodge.

Calico Cupboard

  • Address: 720 1st St, La Conner, WA
  • Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (Sat/Sun until 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.)
  • Distance from us: 0.3 miles


Calico Cupboard has been producing made-from-scratch, healthy baked goods since 1981. They use locally sourced goods to create unique breads, pastries, breakfasts, and pastries from their old-fashioned recipes.

Visit Calico Cupboard's bakery, where you'll find a variety of pastries, pies, cakes, cookies, fresh baked breads, and the "Sweetest Buns in Town." Or, stop by the restaurant for breakfast enjoy one of their specialty hash dishes. (Make sure to try Skagit Hash, a local favorite, made with broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, red onions, and plenty of potatoes.) And, for lunch, you can choose from soups, salads, sandwiches, and Calico Burgers (made with Cattle Co. Beef).

Calico Cupboard offers vegetarian friendly dishes, vegan options, and gluten-free options. Call the restaurant for additional details.

Oyster and Thistle Restaurant and Pub

  • Address: 205 Washington St, La Conner, WA
  • Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 0.2 miles


The Oyster and Thistle Restaurant and Pub is a classic Old English country inn featuring classic Northwest cuisine. They offer a variety of excellent seafood dishes, including shucked oysters, smoked salmon, seafood stew, and much more. They also have excellent dessert dishes, such as bread pudding, and profiteroles. You can choose from a variety of beverages at the pub.

Meals at the Oyster and Thistle are made from scratch, and local ingredients from Samish Bay and Skagit Valley are used whenever possible. Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options are available. The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant and Pub is a five-minute walk from La Conner Channel Lodge.

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La Conner Brewing Company

  • Address: 117 1st St, La Conner, WA
  • Hours: Daily, 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (Fri/Sat until 9:00 p.m.)
  • Distance from us: 0.1 miles


La Conner Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery that specializes in small-batch handcrafted beers and fantastic individually-baked, wood-fired pizzas.

In addition to craft beers, you can enjoy hard ciders, white wines, and red wines. Other dining options include salads, soups, and burgers. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are available.

If you have a larger group (up to 35 guests), you can reserve a beautiful covered garden terrace. La Conner Brewing Company is just a three-minute walk from La Conner Channel Lodge.

Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar

  • Address: 116 1st St, La Conner, WA
  • Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 0.2 miles


Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar specializes in farm-to-table Northwest cuisine, along with handcrafted cocktails, microbrews, and a variety of wines. Ingredients for their meals typically come from local farms and are organically grown.

The restaurant is located right on the Swinomish Channel, and you can enjoy your meal or drink on their deck overlooking the waterway. If you stop by for lunch, try the Nell Burger or Great Northern Bean and Chicken Soup. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.

Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar is a three-minute walk from La Conner Channel Lodge. 

La Conner Pub and Eatery

  • Address: 702 1st St, La Conner, WA
  • Hours: Daily, 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. (open Sat/Sun at 10:00 a.m.)
  • Distance from us: 0.3 miles


La Conner Pub and Eatery is known for great seafood and burgers. It's located on La Conner's historic 1st Street, along the Swinomish Channel, offering you an excellent view of Rainbow Bridge and the waterway it spans.

La Conner Pub and Eatery's dining area is very family-friendly, while the bar is a great place to shoot pool or play pull tab games. The restaurant is a six-minute walk from La Conner Channel Lodge.
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