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Fathom Bar and Grill

Rt. 6, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA
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Ranked #40 of 233 Restaurants in New Bedford
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Fall River
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just wrote a review and it seems to have gone poof so I will make this short. The prime rib was excellent, and apparently the food in general is very good (5 of us in the party). The clam chowder was also very good. The service was good The atmosphere was great I will definitely go back.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have only been there twice. The food and service is good but never had an opportunity to sit on their porch overlooking the harbor. Both times we ate indoors. We are both mature diners and prefer a place that is not blaring with loud sounds or music. If you like that atmosphere you will love it.

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Mystic, CT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ate on the deck on a beautiful summer day. The baked scallops were excellent as were the roasted potatoes and veggies. Reasonable prices and fast service.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Not sure why this is not rated higher on Fairhaven restaurants it is the best in my opinion. My family and I eat here regularly and never have a bad meal. The prices and portion sizes are awesome and the seafood is fresh and prepared well. My favorites include the Tuna app or meal and the swordfish, my husband loves... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of only a few restaurants in greater NB with any water view. The view is of the working waterfront and the NB Fairhaven Bridge. The outdoor patio with canopy and roll down sides if needed is fun in summer. The indoor part of the restaurant is mostly a large bar and about 6 or 7 booths and... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice location and bar but the owner is a drunken fool that should stay out of the place. He seems to always be around the bar area causing a scene. loud and very rude to the customers. He Stay home.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The food is great, I haven't had a bad meal yet, whether Lunch or Dinner. Wait Staff is excellent to my liking. Only problem, when they have live music, and the "Boss" is around (which I'm told he likes it loud), the volume is way too high for the dining experience. I have a problem with that, as I'm sure... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I've stopped in here a few times for dinner, since it looked promising. Oops! Sometimes the fish is fresh and properly cooked. Sometimes. Sometimes the service is great. Sometimes. Many better places for seafood within a short distance.

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Sussex, Wisconsin, USA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us. Located on the waterfront, it features indoor and outdoor seating. Our waitress Melissa was personable all the way through our meal and offered us some background on the establishment and the best food choices. The clam chowder soup was excellent. The crab scrod and baked New Bedford scrod were flavorful and tasty. Garlic mashed... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

These people cannot get out of their own way. The service ranges from incompetent (that's the high note) to obnoxious. I can't comment on the food because we walked out before being served. My best advice is to stay away.

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Additional Information about Fathom Bar and Grill

Address: Rt. 6, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood

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