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fathoms bar and grill

255 popes island, New Bedford, MA
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Ranked #10 of 222 restaurants in New Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Westport, Ma
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65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Wanted patio dining in this hit day so headed here. The scallops appetizer was delicious. The salmon dinner was just okay. Delicious strawberry marguerita.

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Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Bar seating outside. Nice breeze while drinking a frosty beer watching the boats Vonda and go. Started with prosciutto wrapped scallops which were Excellent. My wife got scallops and scrod in a casserole and I got pasta with sausage. Spicy and both good. Decent value, too. I'm guessing thus placed gets busy, so check for reservations.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The bar and inside booths were filled so we opted for the outside deck. It was a little chilly so the plastic curtains on the deck that overlooks New Bedford, the harbor and the swing bridge were down making the restaurant a little noisier than usual. It was Memorial Day weekend and the kitchen was very busy, slowing down service... More

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Coastal Ct
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146 reviews 146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After having driven by this place numerous times we decided to try it for lunch since it offered outdoor seating. We split a spicy stuffed Quohaug, Chowder and the fried seafood combo. All of our choices were very good and reasonably priced. We will return in the warmer weather when the plastic curtains on the deck are pulled up to... More

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Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

All I can say is wow! Four of us had dinner there last night all ordered a seafood dish and everyone loved what they had. The service was great, the atmosphere was fun and they have a fantastic bar. Cannot wait to go back!!

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Keene, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Ate at Fathoms and ordered the sesame scallops - tender, sweet, crunch of sesame and divine. This is the quality of seafood that one expects at the busy fishing port that is New Bedford. Get there early on the weekends because the place fills up and the bar is very popular, no doubt because their cocktails are generous in size,... More

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Seattle
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The service was superb! We had 6 people in our group and they were right on top of things. We had appetizers for the table, prosciutto wrapped scallops and bacon wrapped shrimp, DELISH! I heard no complaints about the food and the drinks were strong. It was definitely a bar type atmosphere but the Decour around the bar was nice.... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have visited Fathoms twice. Both times I was very pleased with both the food and the service. The view of the bridge is nice and the décor is pleasant enough. Outdoor seating is a plus in the summer. I think that the prices are a little high, but fair. The drink prices, however, are a bit too high for... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lets start out by saying, location, location, it is right off the water, great view of the boats coming and going, you can sit outside during the summer, and even around this beautiful massive bar, you have to see to believe, or one of booths around the bar, elevated, or more in the dining room which the tables are trimmed... More

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ma.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Nice place, food is okay, but the owner is a nuisence usually at the bar drunk and loud. He really has no class or respect for his customers. What a shame, he should stay out of the place.. ,

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