We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“mugged at table” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Fins and Tales

Fins and Tales
858 Main St, Southbridge, MA 01550-1120
508-764-3349
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 43 restaurants in Southbridge
Price range: $15 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“mugged at table”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went to F&T in its early days, so perhaps it has improved, but the food was awful, unless you stuck to surf and turf. It had weird spice or flavor and it was over or undercooked; it felt6 as if the cook had never really eaten a proper version of what he was trying to prepare. It could have been that he had no taste buds to speak of. Stick to the steak. The place is cool-looking and has a neat wooden bar..

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
    17
    20
    6
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Middletown
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We visited Fins and Tales for our 15th wedding anniversary. I was dying for a good lobster and this restaurant had it! We loved the fact that it was not packed, nice decor and the waitress was very nice. My husband had some of the best macaroni and cheese with lobster he has ever had! We enjoyed our evening and even met some interesting people, one of whom said he is in the movie business. We will definitely visit this restaurant when we visit Sturbridge again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greater Boston
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had our annual sisters trip to the Brimfield antique fair and usually we are with friends who always want to go to the very mediocre chinese buffet which happens to be right next to Fins and Tales. This year our friends couldn't make it and we decided to try out this place we had eyed for years. I checked Trip adviser, of course, ad the reviews were great. I totally agree. Great menu and specials. The food was excellent and our server was fabulous. Their sides were unbelievable yummy like the risotto cake and the best potato gratin I have ever had.

I'm afraid next year our friends will have to eat alone at the chinese buffet unless they want to join us for great food instead:-)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vernon
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great place that you wouldn't expect in Southbridge. Great quality food and wonderful atmosphere. My wife and I held our rehearsal dinner there. Highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“"Where the locals go!"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Everyone raves about the great restaurants in Sturbridge, but locals know where to go! Next door in Southbridge is a gem offering more than the usual "house of pizza" fare that we usually find in town. The staff knows the menu and explains it well. The bartenders know how to make drinks, not just serve "Bud".

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Fins and Tales also viewed

 

Been to Fins and Tales? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fins and Tales, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.