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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

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  • 28
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food delicious

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
jcwdz88
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Massachusetts
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Joplin, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 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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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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235 reviews 235 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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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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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