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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
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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
Unique Bar and Great View of Fishing Boats

Nice portion size and very fresh seafood. I have had the scallops and lobster here, both were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
shamrockri1
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice portion size and very fresh seafood. I have had the scallops and lobster here, both were very good.

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Thank shamrockri1
Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I regularly read other reviews both before I go places and at the time of writing my own reviews. That being said, I was a bit skeptical about going to Fathoms on our first venture into the New Bedford area. But I wanted something on the water and Fathoms is right in the middle of the action of this busy... More 

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Thank Teacher-DRP
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Prices are a little steep. Light beer $4.50 that's Insane. The ahey tuna came with blood veins,not to cool.The chowder was just okay. Won't be back to soon. All prices on the menu are pretty high.

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Thank Antone D
Taunton, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great place located right over the bridge from New Bedford to Fairhaven. Nice fresh food, decent portion sizes, and some nice cold drinks.

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Thank jeffpags
Salem, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Split the crab& artichoke dip and beer battered fish. Enough for 2 people! Great food and $5 margarita special. Perfect night sitting outside on the deck. Stopped in for dinner before going to a concert at Zeiterion Theatre. Hotel recommended this place. Good choice!

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Thank redel6
Tampa, Florida, United States
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250 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is the first time we have visited Fathoms and we were not disappointed. We had lunch on the deck overlooking the water. We both ordered the lobster roll lunch with a special cocktail. Delicious! Our waitress was pleasant and efficient and the food was served in a timely manner. We will be back.

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Thank Jean W
New Bedford, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I have dined at Fathoms several times and have never been disappointed with the food or drinks. The indoor dining area is small, so book a reservation early as they fill up quickly, especially on the weekends. They also offer outside dining while the weather is good. The large bar area gets very busy and is quite popular as a... More 

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Thank Leo J S
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stopped at this funky waterfront bar and grill for a leisurely Sunday lunch on our way to Cape Cod, and we were pleased to discover that their clam chowder was the best we've every had anywhere in New England. (We travel along the coast frequently and have sampled the chowder at many well-reputed places in Massachusetts, NH, and Maine,... More 

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Thank CapeCodgirl71
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I've had seafood every time I've gone. MY fave is the tuna w/red pepper jam! I also enjoy the strawberry margarita

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Thank kellyann7
Jensen Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?