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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best part of the restaurant was the fish tanks, not the fish on your plate.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Aboatrider
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Cicero, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I love to stop in at the Fin Inn when we vvisit my family in Illinois. The drive there is always beautiful, and the food has never disappointed us. The dinning area is surrounded with aquariums that will deloight the young and old. We always hav a fish sandwich for lunch, along with a deep fried onion.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I really enjoy eating here whether it is with my whole family of 5 or just myself and my spouse. The servers and service are really good, the food is a value price and is very good, and I absolutely love to sit and watch the fish. This is a great place for lunch or dinner and is a local... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Place is dark and not well kept. Menu was majorly lacking any variety. My food was awful with obviously boxed mashed potatoes. Waiter was rude when I requested my meal be taken off. I asked for a manager and she was rude as well! No apology at all and awful food=no return trip. You're better off eating at a mcdonalds!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went on a locals recommendation, this time it failed us. The menu is boring, the food institutional, and the ambiance is dark. Won't repeat on our next trip down the river road.

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Sparta, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A friend of ours told us about this place. It's got a cool atmosphere and the prices are not bad. Our server was totally top notch! (shout-out to SHARON!!!)

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illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you love fish, this is a great option. Leaning heavily toward fried, the menu is varied, and the food is work-related and a good value. There is a terrific aquarium with turtles, large fish, etc.

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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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