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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
145 Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Very Good
Recent Reviews
Christine G
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Neat Place To Catch A Bite
4 of 5 bubbles 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 »
Gail R
O'Fallon, Missouri
Trip type:
Grafton Staple
3 of 5 bubbles Jun 19, 2017
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... more »
Alton, Illinois
Trip type:
5 of 5 bubbles Jun 12, 2017
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... more »
Lorin G
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Great River Fish Restaurant!
5 of 5 bubbles Jun 12, 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... more »
Jerseyville, Illinois
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Aquariums are a must-se!
5 of 5 bubbles May 29, 2017
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?!... more »
1-5 of 145 Reviews

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