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Address: Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA

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Far north end, OK.. otherwise, avoid!

The "AVE" is pretty much a blighted area. Not the crusing spot it used to be 15 years ago...Some mom and pop bakeries, other than that, I don't bother

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2014
Neil M
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Back in the day I'm sure It was something incredible.. All the shops, main stretch of road with your typical all American mom and pop stores.. It's a street everyone should avoid.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The "AVE" is pretty much a blighted area. Not the crusing spot it used to be 15 years ago...Some mom and pop bakeries, other than that, I don't bother

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2 Thank Neil M
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Avoid the street if possible, yes there are alot of odd and end shops but its always busy filled with traffice and double siding parking which makes it hard to navigate the street,good bars on it though

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1 Thank Khronik-traVels
Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Acushnet ave is very good for Portuguese food and pastry. Also for the boutiques that they have . The bakery's have that good Portuguese bread that you can buy it as it is coming out of the oven.

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3 Thank Maria P
New Bedford
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135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

dont go here unless it is in the far north end and then there is nothing but nothing is better than the southern section of this street. Beware

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Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

There is a very large selection of different small shops, restaurants and bar rooms along Acushnet Avenue. Some places are clean, some are fithy. A large diversity of nationalities are along this strip, weather it be the owners, employees or shoppers. The bus route does run along the avenue. It isn't the cleanest or best area and can be a... More 

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1 Thank SpiritsOpinion
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

It's a run-down old avenue with old businesses and old signs, but the food is great and you get a real sense of being somewhere else.

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Thank FoodiePilgrim
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

this is not a place you want to go to , ever!!! Nasty side of the city.

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1 Thank Lisa L
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

"The ave" as new Bedford natives call it is scary. It's a major hotspot for crimes of all nature, and an apparent haven for the homeless or otherwise insane. New Bedford in general is not the vacation you want. Although I gave it a two because if you are not afraid to navigate s ghetto new bedford has some amazing... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

Are you kidding me? Acushnet avenue is about two miles of "we ain't got nuthin' to offer'. It's usually referred to by locals as simply 'The Avenue' which I believe is Latin for "Dump". The Avenue is frequented by drug users, prostitutes, homeless, and punk kids with nothing better to do then drive up and down the strip endlessly through... More 

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