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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress Dennis D was horrible she made us wait 15 mins before asking us if we wanted something to drink. Then when my daughter found out the clam chowder bowl had a form of bacon who she is severely allergic to she gave us...an attitude and rolled her eyes when we asked her to take it off the ticket. Beer was flat food was ok for the amount of time we waited. She then made us sit 20 mins before I got up to pay for my ticket she never came back to the table. I will never come back and not recommend it to anyone I know!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

We were tired from traveling and we went at about 5 pm on a Weds evening (8-11-21) to order take out. The setting was beautiful and the servers friendly. We ordered shrimp and fish tacos. They fixed it fast, 5-10 minutes. When we got back...to the hotel, I noticed the fish tacos were soggy, and the ingredients all stuck together. I tried to eat them, but they were awful. I think they must have been left over from lunch, or even the previous day, and maybe microwaved to heat up. They were NOT fresh! We paid over $50 for this dinner and gave a liberal tip (20%) just to pick up at the counter. We eat fish tacos a lot, and make our own, and these aren't even as good as Taco Bell!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

Just want to Give the Fins group a huge thank you for attending my family on Sunday evening. we were 7 adults and 7 kids. we were from Bakersfield to Victorville to Murrieta as well. We just left the beach at grover beach when the...family decided to go to the pier. it was full of course so I called Fins and they welcomed our 14 right away. as soon as we got there they attended us right away, allowed us to be moved to another section with the heaters and took care of us. For the 2 ladies that attended us thank you for taking special time to attend the children. as a parent you know this is a huge deal for choosing a restaurant. the food was great and timed well. from the calamari, to the lobster tail and the blackened sea bass, Outstanding. I've been in the restaurant business for 20 years as a Chef, Kitchen Manager up to a GM and Owner as well. Great Job team and when we visit again we will definitely be there as well. unfortunately my in-laws no longer live there so we don't visit as well. But for anyone else please go. It will not disappoint.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 3, 2021 via mobile

Just had one of the best, relaxed and intimate dinners at Fin’s. I was recommended this place by a personal friend and I have to say this place is the best! It was cozy, personal, and just freaking amazing. Had the pleasure of meeting our...waitresses Niaomi and Natalie. ❤️❤️❤️ They suggested items on the menu helped us out with selecting our beverages... it was all In all a very pleasurable and pleasant dinner. We ordered the 18oz rib eye... OMG, the Cooke sure knows what he/she is doing!!! That steak was too freaking good!!! Thanks Girls and and also thank you to the cook! I’ll be back for lunch tomorrow 😘❤️.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 23, 2021 via mobile

Mediocre service. Got seated and left. And left. Asked for drink order,, never returned.. Good food today, tempura shrimp & fettuccine Alfredo w chicken, side cup clam chowder came w it. All excellent. Our 4th visit here in 2 months and food has been ok,...nothing special. Order w care. Service is consistently average or below, Grade C. We Coe because few restaurants are oceanfront, this one barely with some views. Fronts Oceana Dunes entrance. It has takes indoors w no personality, takes outside with glass enclosed that blocks most wind and cold, plus there are heated tables, gas lit. We works come back by our you get "A" service and "A" food, consider yourself lucky and blessed. 4 trips, service is blah and "C-".More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

Great selection of fresh seafood. Some of the best clam chowder I have had. The fish and chips was excellent and was a very large portion and we were able to take half home in a box for a later meal. Friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2020 via mobile

Clam chowder is some of the best around. They add some special ingredients which make it unique. Side salad is huge for the price. Can share. Ambiance is perfect as you can watch the ocean from the patio. Cool fire pits at the tables. Go...there every time we go to Pismo.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

Better than average beachfront eatery if I r close drop in. Good chowder and good service close to Pismo clams

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020

The seafood was fresh and their specialty cocktails were very good. Social distancing was observed. An enjoyable time!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

Our family visited Fin’s and we had a fantastic time! The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and fun. The fish and chips were amazing, and my daughter said the clam chowder was the best she had on our trip!! The beers were...ice cold and the fire pits made the chilly evening just perfect. We would definitely return!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020

Was very disappointed with food here. For the price paid Chunky clam chowder in a can was much better. At a seafood restaurant I expected the fish n chips to taste better than the chicken strips. If you want quality seafood skip Finns and go...to Pismo fish and chips. I wish I hadMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

We went twice for lunch. You can't beat the location, right near the water but away from the crowds of Pismo Beach. First time our lunch service was terrible - slow and not attentive. Second time it improved but still has a ways to go....But the lobster quesadilla and clam chowder are really good!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I came here for dinner while staying in Pismo. The good: right on the beach with outdoor seating. The bad: food took about an hour. The ugly: Collin is a terrible server. He never checked on us and did not bring ketchup...which I asked for. We won’t be back! Cheers!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

We were there on Valentine's Day and not in a hurry, so relaxed in the outside seating area and enjoyed the surroundings. Even met some very nice people. The wait was worth it, fish & chips were more than we could eat and very tasty....Staff was very, very nice, even under pressure of the crowd. Dogs are welcome in the outside area. Plenty of parking area. And can walk to the beach before or after eating! A bonus!! We enjoyed this experience and definitely will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

So disappointed when we had to leave after waiting for 25 minutes with no service. Valentines Day and Presidents Day weekend and only two waitresses to serve a busy restaurant during lunch. Totally unorganized with customers not being served based on their arrival, but based...on the server who seated you.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Yvonne T | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what oil(s) they use. TripAdvisor is a site to post visitors' opinions of service and/or goods received. You should call Carlos at Fin's directly. He is very personable and can tell you exactly what they use in... More
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Response from Victoria S | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hour is 4 until closing...quite lovely, yes? The weather has been sunny and warm, and I cannot remember what is on the appetizer menu, but know you will easily find something tasty at a good price.
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Yes, Fin's offers takeout services.

Fin's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5