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1000 West Main Street, Great River Road (Route 100)., Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2030
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 12
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere, okay food

I have ate here several times with my family and as a couple. The tanks in the wall featuring catfish, snapping turtles and other fish from the Mississippi is fantastic! The kids love sitting and watching the fish/turtles. The service is good, a little slow sometimes, but always friendly. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
mhaller28
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Pocahontas, Illinois
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Pocahontas, Illinois
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I have ate here several times with my family and as a couple. The tanks in the wall featuring catfish, snapping turtles and other fish from the Mississippi is fantastic! The kids love sitting and watching the fish/turtles. The service is good, a little slow sometimes, but always friendly. The food is okay, not the best fish I ever had,... More 

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Thank mhaller28
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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The fresh water fish tanks are awesome. Featuring the Mississippi and Illinois river fish. The food is consistent! If you are hungry for French fries, fried fish this is the place for you!! Prices and servings reasonable.

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Thank Gail R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We are fairly new to St Louis area but when mentioning going up the great river road to Grafton everyone mentions the Fin Inn. Food is average to poor, not very clean, dark. The aquariums make it unique. The fish are river fish which was a surprise.

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Thank hallercf
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a very unique restaurant for families and friends. Booths are set up by large fish tanks with an interesting variety of live fish & turtles. We ate their catfish but others had chicken fried steak & others had steak. Something for everyone including kids.

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Thank Margaret S
New Lenox, Illinois
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If you are in this area (between Grafton and Pere Marquette State Park) this is the place to stop...not many others. Lots of fried choices. Fish tanks at every table/booth. Service was good.

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Thank Rmangun
st.louis
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I never made it into the restaurant because I was so turned off by the way they make customers wait in line, that we left. There is no receptionist to take your name and give you a pager so you can relax till your table is ready. They literally make people stand in line in a hot smelly stair case.... More 

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Thank jkfinl
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

When you enter the restaurant you go through a long hallway that kind of smells funny. Then you get into the restaurant that smells like fish.(I guess that's OK because there are a lot of fish tanks by the tables with large river fish in them, and of course they serve fish.) The food was ok. The best thing we... More 

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Thank Aboatrider
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Haven't been here in years. Took my parents & the catfish was incredible. Service was prompt, attentive & courteous. The menu was extremely affordable for as much food as you receive. Most tables have an aquarium with fish or turtles in them. Makes for a fascinating dining experience. Why eat at one of the fish stands in Grafton or the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It took two attempts for me to dine at the Finn Inn. The first try was aborted because the line was too long, and would mean being stuck on the staircase while waiting (a claustrophobic's nightmare). The second try was during a less busy hour, and we were able to get right in. And the lunch itself was... fine. The... More 

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Thank MzMeyer
Cicero, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Atmosphere was Good For the area Loved the Food the View Could be Better the wait Staff Where Sweet they Have Tanks that have the Fish in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 West Main Street, Great River Road (Route 100)., Grafton, IL 62037
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Grafton
  • Phone Number: (618) 786-2030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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