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Fathoms Bar and Grille

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
+1 508-993-3400
11:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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new bedford ,ma
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent, fresh fish or seafood, good atmosphere, good bar great view during summer to eat out side

Thank roco7
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

So, girly wants to relax at a bar with a sunset. Fathoms automatically came to mind. A few drinks and dinner. Food is fresh, hot and clean to the palate. The real kicker, tonight was the small addtnl. charge for a side of clams! $6! More than enough clams AND they were outstanding. Can't wait to do it again!

Thank btbuilder59
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The food is exceptional, both on the lunch and dinner menus. I especially like their Almond crust Scrod. It is on the lunch menu and I think it is a meal worth driving to.

Thank John L
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The food is always fantastic and staff is ultra friendly. I have been there 4 or 5 times and have never been disappointed. The chowder clams scallops oysters little necks and cocktails are just terrific. Being off season or not the service is fantastic!

Thank irie1029FWA
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went on a cold winters day in February. The views of the water were very uplifting on such a grey day. We will return for sure.

Thank badsaltydog
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We received a gift certificate from my sister in law for Christmas. It was a welcome surprise, the cook is very good. We had the calamari it melted in your mouth not like those rubber bands you get else where. It was clean and the service was great. We will return. We wish you many years of success.

Thank dddasilvabaron
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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333 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Once again, I returned several times to Fathoms during my two week visit in New Bedford. I ate by myself, with my rabbit as company; and also met my cousins here. I also made new friends. The seafood menu is excellent and fresh from the fishing fleet. Rebecca and Tabitha provided excellent service. I can't wait until my visit next... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited Fathoms on a Saturday night for drinks and dessert. The service was super friendly and timely by our bartender. The drinks were well made and reasonably priced for a nice local bar. They had multiple TVs for watching on either side of the bar. The very cool part of the ambiance is the really interesting glass bar top with... More 

Thank NobodyMan
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good seafood place to go on a Sunday evening and we found it! Great atmosphere and food. Very accommodating as we had a 1 1/2 year old with us too.

Thank Vicki A
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great place to stop for dinner and drinks. Food is great however I don't recommend the lobster roll. I've had it twice and disappointed both times. Nice in the summer to sit on the patio and watch the boats go by.

Thank 411jwp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-3400
Located right next to the harbor, Fathoms Bar & Grille has become an integral part of New Bedford's diverse collection of eateries. Known for its rich culture and historical fishing industry, New Bedford sets the stage for Fathoms Bar & Grille to be the place where people can gather for great food and drinks in a relaxed waterfront environment. Our patrons take in the ambiance of our handsomely appointed bar lounge area, the intimacy of our dining area or the fresh sea breezes on our seasonal patio.

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