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Freestone's City Grill

41 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6224
+1 508-993-7477
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (21 reviews)
“fish chowder” (14 reviews)
“onion soup” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
41 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6224
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going there for decades and no matter what I order it is great and the wait staff is wonderful. On the weekends you might have to wait. You are not the only one who wants to get in. Full up before and after shows...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in for drinks at the bar and the room smelled like urine ,the carpet was old and musty ,the bartenders were inexperienced , not like it used to be in the older days! Will not be going back,too many other great choices downtown now!

Thank lisa c
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We have been coming here for lunch over the past 25+ years whenever we are in New Bedford. The central location is within walking distance to museums, the harbor and downtown shops. They have an excellent selection of large lunch salads. I especially recommend the...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stop in at the restaurant for a evening snack. It is in a historical bank building. They had very few gluten free dishes. It was very noise.

Thank inthegarden
Reviewed 10 October 2017

On Columbus Day, five of us had a late lunch at Freestone's. The restaurant was very busy, even at almost 3 pm, and VERY noisy. Service was fine, but the food was not good. The "award winning seafood chowder" had no seafood at all, only...More

Thank eadj
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Good food at good prices. Decor like you won't find anywhere else. Extremely friendly and helpful waitstaff. Went there twice in the same day, early evening dinner and then late night snacks and cocktails.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We used to love Freestones. Last visit we made for our anniversary, service was slow, but it appeared they were a little short staffed so we kind of let that slide. We ordered ordered our appetizers, and after a 45 minute wait we received them....More

Thank EastCoastCajun
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Recently attended a birthday lunch here. Wait staff was very friendly and prices are compatible to other city restaurants. The desserts are top-chef-worthy and could easily compete with any 5-star pastry chef. Located in the center of the city, not far from the pier, this...More

Thank sanleeq
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Good food and drink I am frequently here for lunch. Reasonable prices and staff is efficient. They have a super extensive martini and specialty drink menu. Yummy

Thank HeatherLCosta
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Love this place. A nice piece of New Bedford. A nice place to stop in and have a drink and some lunch. The drinks are refreshing and the food is wonderful. Prices are responsible.

Thank Annie1382
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19 October 2016|
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Response from Gordon W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no
19 November 2015|
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Response from kellyann7 | Reviewed this property |
only for parties of 5 or 6 I think..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-7477
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