Smokin' Fins Grill | Highlands Ranch

4.6
357 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Smokin Fins is a regional restaurant concept featuring a unique menu that blends ocean fresh seafood, sushi and house smoked specialties such as prime rib and slow smoked pork. Smokin Fins truly is the food and beverage destination with something for everyone! 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have been to Smokin Fins Grill a number of times. the service has always been very good. The staff is very friendly and very willing to help. Love the Happy Hour Menu. It allows you to eat just enough, especially if you and your friends like to share. Will certainly come back. Love the atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Smokin Fins is a great happy hour spot. I love it here and my coworkers loved it. The food was great. Will
Definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, nice waiter. A little loud in the restaurant.

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DeanH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner once again! Will come back for more!

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JaniceT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent:)

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vipLocals
Las Vegas
271 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EXCELLENT - a nice neighborhood Gem. Solid 4.5 Stars. A great go-to place in Highlands Ranch. YES, we would go back. LONGER VERSION: We are Denver Locals and this was our second time to Smokin Fins. SERVICE: Seated promptly at a booth by request. Service was Excellent by Jonathan - our main waiter. Efficient, friendly - he was there when you needed him. FOOD: Calamari for an appetizer - it was not has "hot" temperature wise as we would of liked, but OK. We had the Halibut entree and the Cod Tacos. Both perfectly cooked. A couple of cocktails and we shared the Bread Pudding with ice cream. Dessert was one of the best Bread Puddings we have had. OVERALL: Smokin Fins is a go-to place that is reasonable, with a great bar to watch sports. A top 25 place in Denver south suburbs. YES we would go back.

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vipBrookeB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Waitress/ Service on the ball. No complaints there. Even front of staff greeter was super helpful.
Brunch food was flavoress and terrible.
The descriptions of the brunch items were nothing like you got. Terrible.
We didn’t complain as was my sisters birthday and we didnt want that to bd the focus of the day.
We ordered a sushi roll after the tasteless brunch as we were starving.

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vipColleenD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for get the girls together!

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Mehs
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For the price I hold this establishment to the highest standard or cleanliness. Unfortunately, they feel short. Our first table’s bench seating had food debris on both sides. We relocated seats to move away from the windows(getting hot) and from our new table I observed a number of booths with food and such on the floor. Staffing was not an issue. I can recall at least ten different faces. Not run as well as it should be for price and location.

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vipShawnM
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great dinner at Smokin Fins. Our server Sophia was spectacular. We had a great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great!

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vipWilliamM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very loud. We were in a booth and hard to read the menu because writing is small and the light fixtures are very decorative but don’t put out sufficient light

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BethC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we didn't get our favorite waiter (Demitrius), Johnny was attentive. It's a perfect-fit kind of restaurant for me. Hopeful once things calm down that the prices might return to a slightly lower category. The prices have gone up signficantly, but the food is superb. Love my Fins

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I ordered the scallops and Ahi tuna. The 2 scallops I got were nicely seared but raw. Cooked in a pan that was WAY too hot and way too fast. The oysters on the half shell were way too small and was market priced individually at $3 apiece for an oyster the size of a quarter. The side salad and shrimp cocktail was great. Didn’t think the value was that good for the quality that we received. The waitress was very good and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I went with my two kids and they sat us at the worst table in the place. Our waitress inattentive and we spent a lot of time waiting around. The food was really good.

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vipTony
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Good was really bad - lobster sushi roll had warm rice and falling apart … Caesar salad lettuce was not fresh !!

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Demetrius was fantastic... so friendly and gave some good advice that made our dinner amazing. The food was perfection, ambience was fun and light... but the service was just exemplary. This may be my be my new favorite place to dine out 😊

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SherryS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food so, great for sharing.

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LoraF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always one of my favorites I think this was our 6 time here , great food , service is always fantastic we love Dimetri !

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AnnieA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, especially with it being so busy. the food was very good and didn't have to wait very long.

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MOSanzo
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love Smoking Finns food and service!

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LauraB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

the place was way too loud. We could not hear ourselves talk. That would be my only negative thing. Probably will not be back because of this.

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pamcarter4yourhome
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was great and don't even get me started on the Lobster Mac & Cheese, it's amazing. Everything was great and our server Finn was a delight. Just love this place, but you should make reservations as they are pretty busy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was shockingly spicy with no mention of it on the menu.

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LyndaF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good, nothing special, waiter very good. Kind of noisy .... so so experience overall.

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Birthday
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had egg dish for brunch. Very good. The seafood dishes are the outstanding menu items. Huge spicy Bloody Mary was excellent.
Will return at any chance.

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HRDAVE41
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, but noisy on Friday night.

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JulieD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy the food and drink here. We had a very friendly but not overly attentive waiter. Maybe he was just really busy.
Salmon was cooked perfectly and very yummy. I was disappointed with their choice to put fake bacon bits on the mashed potatoes...I'd just as soon have them plain. Was not an option.
My friend chose the halibut which she really enjoyed as well.
The key lime pie was a great ending!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

I've been to Smokin' Fins in Littleton and it was great. The HR ranch location, not so much. I ordered a poke bowl and there was barely any fish, and what was there was chewy and stringy, weird for fish. There was rice, but it was cold and the dressing was non-existent! My friend ordered from the brunch menu and was not told they were out of most fruit and the smoked bacon. After a bite of the chipotle bacon that was too spicy, she asked the waiter for smoked and he's like "Oh, we are out. The chef went home for a family emergency and the kitchen is a mess". Additionally, although we were seated right away, it was a good 10 minutes before anyone came over to ask about our drink order. I don't mind paying higher prices for good food, but this visit was not it.

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onebuilder49
Denver
100 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was excellent. From the moment you walk in you know it was going to be good. Our server Jonathan was professional and had a great personality. We shared calamari and potstickers dishes and they were very good. My friend had Fish and Chips are he really enjoyed it. Myself had sushi and it was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit.

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vipDennis
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious soup and Lobster roll was tasty! Staff was very nice.

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JaniceT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua was a fabulous server…great experience

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great as was the food. However, they removed two of our favorite items from the menu and we hope they will bring them back soon (Southwestern Poke Bowl and all the noodle items)

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vipColleenD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a good time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was way too noisy and hard to talk. The food and the service were excellent. Might choose a different time to come to avoid the noise.

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GeneB
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Seated quickly. Service was very good. A little slow on our appetizer but our server, Whitney, inquired if we had received. Once she found out we had not, she advised the kitchen and we received promptly and at the correct temperature.
The Baja Stack was hot and delicious as was the Poke bowl.
Whitney provided great service.

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PamB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Wish I could remember our server’s name because he was awesome!

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Dine4wine
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow, but attentive when we were served.

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53Seahawk
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service far exceeded my expectations! The only negative was the noise level made it very difficult to have a conversation.

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Smokin' Fins Grill | Highlands Ranch is rated 4.6 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.