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The Fin, New Surf & Turf Restaurant, Opens in Fishtown

UPDATE 3/20/2022: Apparently, The Fin is fin. Sources close to the restaurant have confirmed that this location is already closed after only THREE months!! They say “temporarily closed” on Google and IG, but the phone is disconnected. Goodness, that location truly is cursed. Perhaps an official announcement will be made at some point. As far as I can tell, Crab Du Jour on North Broad Street is still open.

The Fin is putting the fish back into Fishtown with Philadelphia’s largest and newest seafood destination. The owners of seafood boil chain Crab Du Jour have opened The Fin at 1000 Frankford Avenue #1 in Fishtown.

This new giant surf and turf hotspot will feature a contemporary casual vibe, with 10,000 square feet of space, seating for over 220 people, a sweeping center bar and lounge, and private and semi-private event space for private events and parties.

An extensive and inventive menu of original surf and turf favorites from Executive Chef Valentin Bay, formerly of Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street. Bay’s menu features everything from Whole Red Snapper to Rockfish, Whole Lobster to custom make your own Seafood Boils, Chicken and Waffles to Shrimp and Grits, and a unique must-try Cajun Crab Cheesecake.

On the bar side, an extensive menu that will feature over 120 cocktails and 325 wine selections by Bar Manager Phillip Search, formerly of Palladino’s and Bahn Mi and Bottles.

The Fin is located in the former home of Mad Rex, and it is located next to newly opened Brooklyn Bowl and adjacent to Punchline and across Delaware Avenue from Rivers Casino.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 5:00pm to 2:00am, Saturday 12 Noon to 2:00am, and Sunday, 12 Noon to 10:00pm.

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