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Fins and Tales

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858 Main St, Southbridge, MA 01550-1120
+1 508-764-3349
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Queensbury, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a family dinner and drinks. Food was good. Service was quick. Nicer place in the area for food.

Thank vallenmayes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this place after the best chef of Worcester event. The wait staff was pleasant and engaging, the menu suggested a great dining experience. We ordered the French onion soup, while tasty, it was room temperature at best. The entrées...baked stuffed haddock, were well prepared, but the stuffing was dry and lacked flavor. The lobster mac & cheese was... More 

Thank daniyell
Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Went to Fins and Tails as an office holiday party held in January. I at first thought our problems were a result of being a group of 12 people, but then it occurred to me that the rest of the restaurant was COMPLETELY EMPTY except for us. We had looked at a menu online prior to our choosing the restaurant,... More 

Thank Heather B
Richfield Springs, New York
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Look, you better be hungry if you order an appetizer, a salad, and an entrée. One person ain't gonna eat all that. Holy smokes, my wife and I ate there on New Year's Eve, and we both got appetizers; me the fried oysters and her the mussels in dijonaisse cream sauce. Big 'ol platter, heaped with mussels swimming in that... More 

Thank buckroy
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I learned not to judge a book by it's cover. The restaurant is located in a building that doesn't scream come eat here. We parked on the street and when we went into the building it took us a few seconds to figure out the door. Once we walked in we found a very nice environment. We were seated immediately.... More 

Thank Christine C
Falls Church, Virginia
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

So listed as an American public, this is much more! Nestled just off southbridge town center in a non description old building the entrance is a bit hard to locate at first. The feel is like pub when you first walk in but once the food is viewed and better yet experienced you are in no pub. A balanced menus... More 

Thank RichL06
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have eaten at the Fins and Tails, once for a dinner of eight, and once at a small banquet function for 30, in two different seasons. Both times the meals was superb, with fresh ingredients. The service was prompt, friendly and accommodating at meeting unexpected time changes during the banquet. The Main Street building is quaint and authentic, giving... More 

Thank fred6471
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Fins and Tales doesn't look "impressive" from the outside, but the food selection and presentation are great. Parking is in the rear. Enter from the front, first door on the right, (don't go up the stairs). There is an outdoor, seasonal, "food stand" on the side, with a takeout menu at lower prices than going inside. Inside is a bar... More 

Thank Ed W
North Port, Florida
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164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stopped by for dinner with friends last minute planning. Parking in the rear, the restaurant is right on Main St. Came a little early for dinner about 5:30, and already busy. I thought that would be a good sign. Waitress pleasant for being overworked, it looked like not enough staff for the dinning room. Ordered drinks, and an appetizer. Ok... More 

Thank BernieL143
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but this was the best food I ate all week in Southbridge. Very friendly and attentive staff. Clam Chowder was out of this world with a delicious garlicky twist that separates it from the traditional offering. The fresh catch blackened swordfish with mango salsa and red potatoes was excellent. Icy cold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 858 Main St, Southbridge, MA 01550-1120
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Southbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-764-3349

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?