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Fin Inn

1000 West Main Street, Great River Road Route 100, Grafton, IL 62037
+1 618-786-2030
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“turtle soup” (13 reviews)
“catfish” (18 reviews)
“fritters” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1000 West Main Street, Great River Road Route 100, Grafton, IL 62037
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed good food and service for my wife's 70th birthday luncheon. Our youngest granddaughter was mesmerized by the giant groupers and snapping turtle in table side aquarium.

Thank wjbcqeagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ten years ago, they had a captive market...not many alternatives in town. Now, this tired "dump everything into a deep fryer" restaurant really needs a facelift to up its game. Kids will always love looking at the fish and turtles in the aquariums, but I...More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My family drove up to the Fin Inn for dinner after we took the tour of the Melvin Price Lock & Dam in Alton. There are fish tanks at the end of most tables, so you can watch the river fish while you eat. The...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This resturant is for sale!! Hope some one buys it and continues the tradition. Maybe with a new menu!! Everything is fried. Does not accommodate for allergies or other dietary restrictions. But, great fries cod, french fries, hush puppies. And always fun for the grandchildren.

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Fin Inn is always a great place to eat and relax. It's always fun to sit by the fish tanks and enjoy a meal. The food is delicious and the prices are great. You get a lot for your money. Fritters are delicious!!

1  Thank PALAHE
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you have not eaten at this great restaurant - go! Not only is the food great, but the atmosphere is highly intriguing. Most diners sit in booths next to aquariums with river fish of all types swimming in them. The one by our booth...More

Thank Lorin G
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Go for the table-side massive fresh river fish aquariums, come back again for the fast, friendly service and great food! Want to see a loggerhead turtle up close and personal?! How about some exotic looking gar fish? Wide- mouthed bass! This is the place to...More

Thank terriejk
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Let me start by saying the food is good. I've tried the catfish (good), hushpuppies (really, really good...when they're hot), chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes (good and good), clams (good), open face roast beef (good). The corn isn't good, it's tough, but it's corn....More

Thank Themissus2000
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There are aquariums at the end of the tables which makes it fun for the kids. The food is pretty good. Nothing to write home about. Overall it was pretty good for a decent price.

Thank wretched85
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm surprised that no one mentioned the steep stairs that lead up to the dining area from the front door and down from the exit door to the parking area. There was no wait to get in and the meals came quickly. The food was...More

Thank jacqlm2017
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Linda N
30 July 2015|
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Response from Pat W | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't remember, so I called. They are; there is a fenced area on the side of the building where you pull up, unload and enter.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: +1 618-786-2030
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