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1000 West Main Street, Great River Road Route 100, Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2030
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very unique restaurant. Good food and had turtle soup! On west end of Grafton on way to the Lodge. Large parking lot. Friendly and family oriented.

Thank sailins1
Florissant, Missouri
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bellefontaine United Methodist Church sent a group to the Finn Inn for a wide variety fish and seafood selections.

Thank wjbcqeagle
Edwardsville, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Grafton all the time. I had heard so much about the Fin Inn and we were looking for some place different to eat. We had planned to go to the Loading Dock or Airies, but it was about 100 degrees this Saturday, so we thought we would try this place instead. It was 8:00 and the parking... More 

Thank budl2014
Rochester, Minnesota
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very old looking cabin-type restaurant. Very comfortable and cool atmosphere. Large fish tanks at every booth you can watch while you order. It's a must-see. Food is excellent and you get a lot! There are several choices of fish and other food, too. Great service and it's always crowded!

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Centralia, Missouri
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice drive from Alton, IL to Grafton. The Fin Inn is very nice place with fish tanks at almost every table. The tanks were clean. The food is good and priced at a reasonable price. The service was quick and very friendly. If you have a person that can not climb stairs. (There are about 20 or more... More 

Thank TopwaterBass
Elkhart, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The building was pretty neat, built with the stacked stone. We enjoyed the aquariums that are alongside the tables. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The booth was huge; could sit four adults comfortably on each side. Unfortunately, the menus was limited and the food was pretty average. I'm sure catfish is their specialty, which I didn't order.

Thank Ann O
Mount Pulaski, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We enjoyed looking at the fish in the tanks that are located at the booths. The waiter was friendly and prompt. The food was good.

Thank marann7
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the stop. Food was good, atmosphere was good. We loved it. We would recommend to anyone.

Thank josh w
Moro, Illinois
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349 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I haven't been here in about 25 years and everything I remembered about it was still true. It's fun to have fish in tanks all along the walls. The food was still good and prices still reasonable. The fish fritters were even better than I remembered. I'll definitely go back and it won't take so long next time. Garrett was... More 

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Carbondale, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This place was pretty good some years ago, now the so called seafood is obviously previously frozen and not well prepared. I had to send the catfish nuggets back as they were undercooked and gelantinous; I heard one of the cooks shouting about it from the kitchen. The service is at best fair and the fish tanks are old looking,... More 

Thank banjo451

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?