Smokin Fins - Fort Collins

4.7
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$30 and under
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Seafood
With a passion for food and a focus on quality, we built Smokin Fins, where Fort Collins could count on perfectly smoked meats and fresh seafood and sushi. Our modern rustic dining room reflects the community we serve and the simple presentation of our well-executed recipes. Every dish we serve is made with the best ingredients out there, and we source locally produced goods when we can. Not to mention, our cocktails are creative, and our staff is friendly, making us the total package. Please note that we reserve a large portion of our restaurant for walk ins only, please contact us directly with any questions about availability.
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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious offerings and attentive service made our family meal to celebrate our son’s birthday very enjoyable. Everyone found a dish they enjoyed. Prime Rib sandwich to Ahi and Scallops - everything was cooked perfectly. We will definitely return.

SO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a late, pre-movie lunch, and everyone ordered something different, and all of it was great. Wait staff did that balancing act of always being available but never hovering. So convenient to grab something healthy before a movie.

b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fort Collins has a bunch of great restaurants. The combination of its unique downtown, CSU campus and the overall city make choices abundant.

One of those great choices is Smokin Fins. We had lunch here before departing for Denver - and certainly glad we did. The restaurant has an excellent selection of food and the quality is top notch.

They are located in the Southern part of town, part of a small mall area with other activities and restaurants. Parking is fairly easy and it’s a short walk to the restaurant.

The food, as noted, is high quality. However, even better was the service. From Alden, our waiter, to Chris, the manager, we were thrilled. They were friendly, outgoing, professional and helpful. Alden is normally at the Arvada location, but was helping out the day we were there.

They provided many excellent suggestions and ensured we were always taken care of. This combination was excellent and we would suggest SF to anyone coming into town.

Highly recommended.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and awesome service!
Can’t say enough about our server, Lindsey S. She MADE A DIFFERENCE! She was very friendly, attentive and customer focused. A true asset to Smokin Fins! Compliments also to Chef Chris and Manager, Lindsey - appreciate both of you taking the time to extend a warm welcome and allowing us to rave about our dining experience! Will definitely visit again!

KK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Smokin Fins in Fort Collins about three times now and every time it’s been great. The service has been fast and the servers are attentive. The food is always fresh and comes out hot. The head chef Chris Saracino always checks on us and brings the food to us personally. Gluten free items are labeled clearly
On the menu and they have a good selection where I don’t have to just eat a salad. Their Cole slaw is delicious. Highly recommend.

CK
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Seafood done right, perfect in every way. I had the scallops and ahi dinner- my new seafood favorite. The rest of the group had the sushi and their comments were the same “ simply the best taste and quality “ Service was friendly, knowledgeable, and fast. Try it, you’ll like it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a great server for our friend’s 30th birthday!

SK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding!! I can't wait to go try something different. The service was amazing as well.

MT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday brunch for my nieces birthday! So great that happy hour is all day on Sundays.

K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Smokin Fins on a regular basis. The food is awesome and the servers very attentive and pleasant. We celebrate most every event here.

EB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were able to sit outside with our dog, which is always a plus!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so nice. The food was amazing. Location is great. And the atmosphere couldn't be better. Service was wonderful as well. Will definitely be going back.

LJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was awesome! But if you are looking for a nice quiet, romantic place, this probably will disappoint you. I was happy though!

CL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The variety of food was excellent. My wife had a sashimi salad that she really enjoyed. I had Ahi and scallops on a bed of greens that was also very good. Service was excellent. Will go back

K
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic, very attentive and helpful. The food was great and the Peach Cheesecake was something we will remember. My son's favorite Sushi place!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren and Molly were fantastic today. Molly was just in training but already very knowledgeable. Both were very pleasant and we’ll definitely be back soon

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch with bottomless mimosas! Chris and his staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

CR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food - sat on the patio and enjoyed our time there.

P
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dropped in looking for sushi and enjoyed the delicious rolls! Nice touch by personable manager/chef to visit the table. Will return.

DH
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & menu. Sunday is all day happy hour - can’t be beat! A new favorite of ours!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening celebrating our 25 anniversary at Smokin Fins. Jeremiah our server took great care of us. The sushi was great and the Moscow mules were tasty.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with awesome staff ! Highly recommend checking it out!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yummy! Good service! We sat in the patio as it was pretty loud inside, but what you would expect of a pub style restaurant. The food arrived quickly, which was nice. It was a bit more expensive than I think it should have been. The prices were more in-line with a little higher end restaurant, but the restaurant itself felt more like a casual, everyday restaurant. We had an app, two beers, two entrees and dessert for just over $100, so not horrible, just a little high. Overall it was good. We’ll go back, but not often due to the prices

BM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Exceptional service and delicious food. Had a wonderful time on our family night out!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fins knocked it out of the park. Chris the GM seemed to be everywhere at once, in a good way. He stopped by to make sure everything was peachy, and we had a pleasant conversation. We watched him do this with every table, while running food and seating guests when needed. And he’s the head chef? Dude has game. Our server, Lindsey, was an absolute gem. Charming, knowledgeable, and down right adorable. The food alone earned the 5 star review. The awesome atmosphere, cordial staff, and the goose bumps I had through the entire experience make me wish I could give another 5 starts somehow. 10 stars total. Will be back asap

KM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was fine but the food took way to long to make (well over an hour and the restaurant was only 1/3 full). Food was good (not great). There are other better restaurants around I'd pick from first.

KA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Smokin Fins on our anniversary weekend away. I am not a huge seafood person, but my husband is. I absolutely LOVED the food, drinks and staff. Chris came by multiple times to check on us and our waiter was great! Chris even allowed me to substitute on my meal, which made the experience that much better! Cannot wait to come back!

LK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Smokin Fins is excellent. There are creative and delicious options on the menu. It is the best fish and chips in town. Try the stuffed avocado. The chef will visit your table and get your input. Chris makes you feel very welcome. Using OpenTable for the reservation is a blessing, and you get treated like royalty. Five stars all the way!

CD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience overall! Great food, amazing service. The manager, Chad, came to check on us frequently which I appreciate and our server, Ali, was awesome! We love the diverse menu and lots of gluten free options. Our kiddos loved their food too, great kids menu options. We will be back!

R
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and cocktails. Staff was very friendly. The GM, Chris, came by twice to make sure our experience was memorable. Will recommend Smokin Fins to all of our friends!

A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had a booth in the back, which was nice until a very large party was seated on the tables next to us. it was a little noisy, but not horrible. the food was very good, I was happy with my meal.

BH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such delicious food. And wonderful customer service! Only two complaints, it was a little more noisy than I would have liked but it was fun. The other complaint is, I got the seared scallops and ahi dish and while the huge chunk of tuna was great I was disappointed to only receive two scallops. Still delicious though!

RR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of our favorites and this visit did not disappoint.

It's somewhat loud, and we were entertaining friends, so table conversation was difficult.

As the night wore on the noise level lowered, and was more conducive to conversation.

R
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff here is top-notch. From the servers and kitchen staff, to the general manager. Ryan, our server, was really knowledgeable and attentive, even when it got BUSY. The food was cooked perfectly and amazing, came very quickly and well paced, too. The menu has a really great variety, and alot of unique takes on common dishes. Sushi was amazing. The GM, Chris, made sure we had a great night out and a very memorable experience. Can't recommend this place enough. Will be back for more!

L
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Excellent, friendly wait staff. Great sushi, good fish and chips.

CR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service and food were awful. Took over 30 minutes to get our food when the place was empty.
Had to flag down our server to say "where is our food". Then magically it appeared. Obviously sat under heat lamps for a long time. Coagulated cheese in my pasta, slimy consistency to the cauliflower/brussels sprouts appetizer. I can't think of a worse dining experience I have had in recent memory.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour

MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food were wonderful! Lindsay was a great server and very attentive. Can't wait to go back!

LC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Although Smokin Fins is a bit hard to find, it is well worth the search! Service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was very, very good. My seared ahi tuna starter was over-the-top excellent, seared perfectly-but-barely around the edges, with a flavorful crust that complemented the buttery-soft raw interior perfectly. Superb! My lobster & crab deviled eggs were good, with lovely chili oil and crisp bacon pieces. In comparison to the ahi, the deviled eggs were merely good.

A decently wide wine by the glass offering and great customer service rounded out a really nice dining experience. Definitely recommend; just do your map homework ahead of time so you know where to find it.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and tasty entrees!