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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
Great Food

My husband and I have dined there on a several occasions, mostly for lunch. By far they have the best clams casino we have ever had and the fish is always so fresh. We think the food is very good and we will be going back again and again. I have also dined there with my friends for dinner and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Karen D
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I have dined there on a several occasions, mostly for lunch. By far they have the best clams casino we have ever had and the fish is always so fresh. We think the food is very good and we will be going back again and again. I have also dined there with my friends for dinner and... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Convenient stop from PVD to Cape Cod just past the rotating bridge in New Bedford. I "only" wanted appetizers ended up having Oysters on half shell... Pan Seared Littlenecks... plus a quahog and a few house pinot grigio. Wife had fried clams and chowda. All of the food was way better than expected. Oysters very fresh.. Littleneck Clams were absolutely... More 

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Approximately 2 years ago my wife and I dined at Fathoms and found it to be a 4 start dining experience. Why is it when a restaurant becomes popular the quality goes down. Sadly to say we dined at Fathoms again this New Years Eve.. Fathoms seems to concentrate more on the bar then there food. I'm a raw bar... More 

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New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Like the title implies, sometimes is all comes together and sometimes if all falls apart. I have been here 5 or 6 times and each is new experience. THe food has been outstanding or it has been cold. Fish has been cooked to perfection or dry. Steak great fries cold...Never get the crab dip, I don't think I have ever... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My boyfriend brought me here on a date recently. We were seated on the deck overlooking the marina and the bridge. The ambiance and location could not have been better. We started with the clams casino. I am a huge casino fan and these are HANDS DOWN the BEST I have ever had. I still find myself daydreaming about them.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What can I say? I love this place! I meet here with my cousins, every time I am back home in New Bedford. The atmosphere and food are outstanding, and the service is great. Even my two pet rabbits love it here! Try the scrod. Two rabbit ears up!! (\ (\ ( -.-) o_(")(")

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Lisbon, Portugal
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's an unpretentious place, good for a quick meal with friends. The littlenecks were very good and so were the oysters. Nice and merry atmosphere. Around 30$/person.

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Oakville, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Locals took us here the first time for the great chowder, fish and chips and nice view of the harbor as we sat out on the deck. This time we stayed on the Fairhaven side at the Seaport Inn and walked across Pope Island to dinner. The sun was too low to sit outside and face west, so we took... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had to come back for the fried clams!! Great place on the water. The staff was excellent. Food was very good and the price was reasonable. The outdoor bar had a view of the working fishing boats. Nice sunset over the New Bedford Skyline!!

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was told by so many people how good this place is but I did not enjoy the food that was served to my husband and I . Mine was just alright but his fried scallops were awful...not fresh and very greasy.

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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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