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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    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
Wonderful view, good food and wait staff with a good sense of humo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Sophie R
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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here for a late night dinner on a Sunday and outdoor deck was packed. We did get a table. Waitress was attentive, Martinis very good along with the food. Will come back for cocktails and live music

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A visit to Fathoms in the summertime, seating on the deck, can be a great experience. Inside, not so much - the dining room is overwhelmed by the huge bar, and out of season this is a place only young people could appreciate. We have been a number of times because friends like the place and the food can be... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great seafood and a fine view. Make a reservation as it's crowded at night. Drinks are good too. Staff is on the ball too. Worth going to.

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Stow
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

On a locals recommendation, we tried Fathoms a few years ago. Then, the seafood was especially fresh, but hardly imaginative or unique. My husband, for his birthday, said he wanted to try it again and "birthday people" should always get what they wanted. Last Saturday was a sunny and very breezy day, but we opted for the outside porch that... More 

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New Bedford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Love the view, great fish and chips, good service, nice atmosphere inside or on the deck. Staff is very attentive. If in the area sit outside on a nice day and watch the fishing boats pass through the open bridge.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about fathoms bar and grill

Address: 255 popes island, New Bedford, MA
Phone Number: 508-993-3400
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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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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