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Fathoms Bar and Grille

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255 Popes Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
+1 508-993-3400
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11:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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333 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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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Thank Marc C
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 

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Thank NobodyMan
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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18 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

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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73 reviews
41 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 

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St. Thomas
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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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 

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Newton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good service. Reasonably priced seafood. What's not to like? No problem getting a table of our choice.

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Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Made a reservation for outside on the deck. It had started to rain. Hostess offered us a table or booth inside. We were a party of seven. Our server was so very helpful with the menu and very accommodating with helpful suggestion from the menu. She checked on us through the evening. A very helpful lady. Our meals: special, swordfish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 12:00
Friday
11:00 - 12:00
Saturday
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Popes Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-3400
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?