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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 - 23:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to eat Food is very good and you can sit out side and see boat go by when bridge opens good sea food and very nice bar

Thank 252741563
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

While working in the New Bedford / Fairhaven area an associate and myself tried the seafood at Fathoms. I had the fried clam (with bellies) platter and it was very good. My associate (from FL Gulf coast) had another seafood platter (fish and scallops?) and proclaimed it very good as well. We will be working in the area several days... More 

Thank Kevin K
St. Thomas
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were on a tour of the New England states and we went to New Bedford and stopped at this Fathoms restaurant ...my gosh oysters On the Half-Shell delicious.... fish and chips were delicious we like our fish and chips done crispy and they were very accommodating on that ....the place was packed, clean, a very fun... More 

Thank nosandalsneeded
Palm Beach, Florida
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Met friends here last nite, hostess held two tables for us so we could have a choice of views, Thank You, we haven't seen our friends in over 30 yrs, a lot of catching up to do, waitress never rushed us, in fact she went above and beyond to accommodate us. The food was delicious and very nice sized portions.... More 

Thank Kenneth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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