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Fin Inn

1500 W. Main St.
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2030 PHONE
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Fin Inn

This unique aquarium restaurant is located right on the historic scenic byway in Grafton. The family-owned and operated restaurant features four 2,000-gallon aquariums with fish native to the Mississippi River as well as several different species of turtles. Twenty-one of the tables have tableside aquarium viewing windows. Known for its Turtle Soup, the Fin Inn has a full feature menu that includes several kinds of fish, steak, chicken and seafood. Homemade desserts are a specialty!

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Hours of Operation

Open daily in summer 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Winter Hours
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas

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Fin Inn
1000 West Main Street, Great River Road Route 100, Grafton, IL 62037
3.5 of 5 bubbles
149 Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Very Good
Recent Reviews
Alton, Illinois
Trip type:
Solo travel
Lunch @ Fin Inn Sunday
Oct 1, 2017
I was in Grafton, Illinois for a 50 minute river cruise today. I went on to Fin Inn for lunch. All the restaurants were pretty busy but there was no... more »
Miranda W
Trip type:
Extremely Cool
Aug 24, 2017
We went to this restaurant for a family outing and was totally amazed. The food is good but the best part was the aquarium for each table. It's a huge... more »
Florissant, Missouri
VPB's birthday lunch at Finn Inn
Aug 16, 2017
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. more »
Bob D
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Tired & not up to standards of the more recent additions to the area
Jul 27, 2017
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.... more »
Christine G
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Neat Place To Catch A Bite
Jun 26, 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... more »
1-5 of 149 Reviews

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