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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice bar

Can't comment on the food, but the bloody mary was excellent. Reasonably priced, too. Friendly staff, nice bar. On the water, with views of the fishing fleet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Can't comment on the food, but the bloody mary was excellent. Reasonably priced, too. Friendly staff, nice bar. On the water, with views of the fishing fleet.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went there for fish & chips. I didn't think it was worth $14 for 1 piece of fish when you can go up the road & get 3 pieces of fish which has a better taste. We also had the chowder which tasted like your run of the mill chowder. Nothing special. The waitress takes your order, another person... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Trying to think of something good to say here. Just can't. The place is rather tacky to begin with, which is obviously a subjective opinion which would be offset if the food was acceptable. Again, can't say that it was. The menu offers all the food you'd expect around this particular neck of the woods. Nothing horribly exciting but if... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

6 of our friends met at the bar for drinks and lunch. Food was excellent and service was great! Water views were also nice.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was craving a Lobster Roll and Fathom's was recommended to me by a local resident - I was not disappointed! Generous portion, reasonably priced (for Lobster Roll) and delicious. Wait staff was very attentive and helpful.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

So we all went to Fathoms again while home for a visit. The location and view are great. Right by the bridge we love that about the place. Overall, its expensive for what you get. Our bill was identical at the Waterfront Grille for the same amount of people and in my opinion there was no comparison. Not sure what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I've eaten at Fathoms several times. Each time was almost great but fell flat overall. From the looks of it, this is the place to be if you are 30-ish, divorced and looking for someone to keep you happy for the night. The bar is the first thing one sees. It's big, crowded and doesn't try to hide the fact... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I went here with my siblings after our Dad died so we needed a fun place that he would have liked. We had a great table in the deck so we could watch the activity in the harbor. We shared so we could have ore variety. We had scallop tacos, whole bellied clams and teriyaki chicken wings. I thought the... More 

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Tiverton, RI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The restaurant has an enclosed outdoor area that has a good views of the harbour and swinging bridge. There are no reservations and the wait is normally 1 ½ - 2 hours for that area, less inside which are booths and tables around a busy bar. Given the crowd, the service is spotty and always rushing. Likewise the food served... More 

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a nice lunch on a warm summer afternoon and asked to be seated on the deck. After a short wait we were lead to a corner table and ordered drinks while we looked at the menu. 4 of us ordered chowder and although tasty there was not much in the way of clams or potatoes in my cup,... 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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