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Our COVID Dining Plan...

...for our guests

Things will look a bit different, to begin with. Our aim is to outperform on all health and safety precautions, whilst still providing an exceptionally enjoyable and relaxing experience. All of our policies are written with consideration of the Washington and Skagit County Opening Guidelines, and of industry best practices.


  1. Reservations are strongly recommended. With our capacity decreased by 50%, it will be difficult at times to seat everybody in a timely manner. To avoid long waiting times and crowding, we ask that reservations are made. Parties are limited to a maximum of 10 guests. Please note that, as always, window tables, booths, and patio seating are not guaranteed, but we will do our absolute best to fulfill your requests.

  2. Masks must be worn by all visitors to Nell Thorn. Employees, vendors, delivery drivers - and guests - must wear masks when at Nell Thorn. We ask that guests wear masks on arrival at Nell Thorn, and any time they are not seated at their table (entering and leaving the restaurant, using the restroom, etc.). No masks will be required of guests sitting at their tables.  

  3. Guests are asked to stay home if they are feeling unwell, if a member of their household is unwell if they have knowingly been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19, or have tested positive for Covid-19 themselves within the last 21 days.

  4. Not all tables will be in use. In an effort to uphold social distancing as effectively as possible, we will decommission some tables. These tables will remain out of use until further notice and are not negotiable.

  5. There will be increased signage. To communicate our new way of doing things we will post extra signage around the restaurant. Please do your best to follow these guidelines.

  6. A Voluntary Contact Tracing Form will be offered at the start of your meal for you to complete for the Washington State contact tracing effort. 


These policies are in place for the health and safety of everyone at Nell Thorn and, while we wish to be as hospitable as possible to all, anyone not willing to abide by them will be politely asked to leave the restaurant.