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Fathoms Bar and Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
+1 508-993-3400
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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319 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again, I returned several times to Fathoms during my two week visit in New Bedford. I ate by myself, with my rabbit as company; and also met my cousins here. I also made new friends. The seafood menu is excellent and fresh from the fishing fleet. Rebecca and Tabitha provided excellent service. I can't wait until my visit next... More 

Thank Marc C
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Fathoms on a Saturday night for drinks and dessert. The service was super friendly and timely by our bartender. The drinks were well made and reasonably priced for a nice local bar. They had multiple TVs for watching on either side of the bar. The very cool part of the ambiance is the really interesting glass bar top with... More 

Thank NobodyMan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good seafood place to go on a Sunday evening and we found it! Great atmosphere and food. Very accommodating as we had a 1 1/2 year old with us too.

Thank Vicki A
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Great place to stop for dinner and drinks. Food is great however I don't recommend the lobster roll. I've had it twice and disappointed both times. Nice in the summer to sit on the patio and watch the boats go by.

Thank 411jwp
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great place to eat Food is very good and you can sit out side and see boat go by when bridge opens good sea food and very nice bar

Thank 252741563
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

While working in the New Bedford / Fairhaven area an associate and myself tried the seafood at Fathoms. I had the fried clam (with bellies) platter and it was very good. My associate (from FL Gulf coast) had another seafood platter (fish and scallops?) and proclaimed it very good as well. We will be working in the area several days... More 

Thank Kevin K
St. Thomas
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106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were on a tour of the New England states and we went to New Bedford and stopped at this Fathoms restaurant ...my gosh oysters On the Half-Shell delicious.... fish and chips were delicious we like our fish and chips done crispy and they were very accommodating on that ....the place was packed, clean, a very fun... More 

Thank nosandalsneeded
Palm Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Met friends here last nite, hostess held two tables for us so we could have a choice of views, Thank You, we haven't seen our friends in over 30 yrs, a lot of catching up to do, waitress never rushed us, in fact she went above and beyond to accommodate us. The food was delicious and very nice sized portions.... More 

Thank Kenneth C
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Good service. Reasonably priced seafood. What's not to like? No problem getting a table of our choice.

Thank DRS02461
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Made a reservation for outside on the deck. It had started to rain. Hostess offered us a table or booth inside. We were a party of seven. Our server was so very helpful with the menu and very accommodating with helpful suggestion from the menu. She checked on us through the evening. A very helpful lady. Our meals: special, swordfish... More 

Thank dragonfly7Ma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-3400

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?