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255 popes island, New Bedford, MA
508-993-3400
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

Any of the seafood you order at Fathoms will be very fresh and very good tasting. The only reason this place did not receive a 5 star review is that their pizza crust is basically hardtack. It is far from a traditional crust, but that is my only gripe. The service is fast and friendly and there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Although we eat periodically in New Bedford, we were nor aware of Fathoms. We found it over winter by Googling. Although seemingly popular but not large, it is well worth a visit. Great prices, serving sizes, quality and ambiance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Any of the seafood you order at Fathoms will be very fresh and very good tasting. The only reason this place did not receive a 5 star review is that their pizza crust is basically hardtack. It is far from a traditional crust, but that is my only gripe. The service is fast and friendly and there is always a... More 

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Byron, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice bar and restaurant over looking the water if you sit outside. The waitress recommended the fresh Tuna, so I ordered it blackened it came with Asparagus and another side (rice). The Blackened Tuna was Fresh, rare and delicious $22.00 or so. I liked it so much that I went back for a second visit and ordered the exact... More 

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Saratoga Springs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Fathom's last night. Our waiter, John made us feel welcome and suggested some good choices off the menu. We shared the soft shell crab appetizer, enough for two with aioli and greens, so deliciously breaded and fried. I had the blackened swordfish with a tomato relish, garlic mashed potatoes and green... More 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had a delicious dinner here. My husband had beef and i seared tuna with a great jelly pepper sauce. Good salad too. Wait staff very friendly. We will be back.

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped by for afterdinner cocktail.....very fun and interesting bar with a great veiw. We will be back and try dinner the meals looked fabulous!!!!

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Joplin, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This lovely quaint restaurant is truly a gem. It's a family owned business that procures a good deal of its seafood directly. The waitress was extremely helpful giving great recommendations. I had the lobster roll which was delicious. And then on top of that, it's located right by a bridge that swings to the side letting ships in and out... More 

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Took our small boat there only to find that the owner has his BIG boat tied up there. He should save the space for customer. Interesting spot as you may sit outside an watch the swing bridge open and the scalloper boats pass thru. We had excellent service with fair prices. As busy as they were we were not rushed.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The most beautiful sea glass bar i've ever seen .....sitting on the outside deck is a must with a view of the New Bedford/Fairhaven bridge watching it open and close as the vessels pass through is a beautiful sight....if your looking for a lazy afternoon for drinks and apps this is the place.....casual atmosphere....don't let the outside of the building... More 

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Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were going to a show at the Zeiterion Theatre and looking for a nice place for dinner before. A couple of friends recommended "Fathoms" . The hostess seated us right away. A few minutes later and we would have waited. The waiter was efficient, friendly, and helpful. My wife had grilled swordfish and I had a NY Sirloin special.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 popes island, New Bedford, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 508-993-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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

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