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Fin Inn

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1000 West Main Street, Great River Road Route 100, Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2030
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, Minnesota
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

Thank skittles61
Centralia, Missouri
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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338 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Millstadt, Illinois
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reason I didn't give this restaurant 5 stars is because I would like to have had baked or broiled seafood, unfortunately all their fish items were fried. The service was excellent. Their clam chowder was very good. We had a very nice meal and it was reasonably priced.

Thank Coleslaw60
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop in this area. Aquariums with local area fish at almost every table and a varied delicious menu. Quality o f the food is top notch. Long-time established business with great service.

Thank Vivi R
Jacksonville, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was some of the best we had on this trip. My best friend & I enjoy some good comfort food & no diet on vacation. She had the country fried steak and cut it with a fork. I got the Manhattan only thing wrong was I could never finish that big plate of food. My boyfriend had a... More 

Thank Kathy F

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?