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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
155 Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Very Good
Recent Reviews
Shelbyville, Illinois
Trip type:
Great for watching eagles.
Feb 20, 2018
Beautiful drive, river view, eagles, tug boats. Just country comfort & beauty, Small towns to visit with homemade crafts, friendly little bars to socialize and good home cooked food at... more »
Mary P
Trip type:
Very neat place...1st time there- service was terrible!
Jan 31, 2018
We were there on 1/27/2018- I debated even writing a review, but I think the management deserves to know. We were seated fairly quickly and in a friendly manner. We... more »
Karen V
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Friends getaway
so-so food
Jan 27, 2018
Three of us ate lunch there today, none of us liked our food, I don't recommend it. Two is for fish aquarium not fish plate! more »
Diane M
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
Trip type:
Great place to eat
Dec 29, 2017
The fish was really good and the aquariums are amazing to watch during your meal. There are a lot of steps to get in, but they have a side door... more »
Shellie G
Saint Charles, Missouri
Trip type:
Ferry ride and Fall Foilage with Grandchildren
Nov 13, 2017
I won't be back. VERY PRICEY for french fries and fried food that wasn't any better then McDonald's. ! appetizer and 3 meals for lunch with tips was $70.00. I... more »
1-5 of 155 Reviews

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