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Fathoms Bar and Grille

255 Popes Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
+1 508-993-3400
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (39 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
“scrod” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
255 Popes Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The seafood is fresh and plentiful. The service is good and the view from the deck can't be beat. Also, like that they have seaweed salad here, not an easy dish to find but one that I enjoy. Always eat on the deck but indoors...More

Thank Lilia C
Reviewed October 16, 2017

limited, typical menu. beautiful views, fish seemed fresh that's all I have to say...that's all I have to say...

Thank Martin F
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We went on suggestion of our hotel. When we walked in we noticed many locals - we knew the place had to be good. We each had the clam chowder and the side salad. My girlfriend had the fried scalops and I had the pan...More

Thank SteveBressi
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for a few years. The menu and food is always constant. The offerings of fresh fish and chips(haddock) as well as other fish dishes are highly recommended. The fresh raw oysters are delicious and a golden margarita salt...More

Thank uphamkw
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We went here tonight for dinner and just wasted a little over 2 hours of our evening here. We arrived and was told 15 minutes for a table outside. 45 minutes later and 2 tables of 4 and 1 table of 2 came in and...More

Thank casey101
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We had a party of five and sat outside on the patio. She waitress was attentive and polite, and the food was enjoyed by all. The clam fritter appetizers were more bread than clams, but other than that, the fish was fresh, and the portions...More

1  Thank jfm02719
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Fathoms has a large porch (with bar) overlooking the New Bedford waterfront and the Fairhaven bridge which opens regularly. A fun place to eat very good food. Inside, the bar is quite unique and huge ad is also a great spot to sit and enjoy...More

1  Thank ClaireFG42
Reviewed July 22, 2017

I have visited a few times, the most recent was July 2017. I enjoy the baked stuffed fish. the portion was hearty, and very fresh fish. If you a local or visiting the area, I recommend visiting Fathoms. Ask to be seated outside on the...More

1  Thank Mlbergeron
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 21, 2017

They have a nice outside area but not to big inside. The menue is excellent and the place has been busy when i go and that's usually for lunch May need to try to get reservations.

1  Thank Kathleen829
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Summer months are pretty busy, but we try our best to accommodate everyone that walks in. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 20, 2017

The seafood is so fresh and well prepared. We sat out on the patio and watched the swing bridge open to let fishing boats pass. Relaxed atmosphere and good service. One of my favorite area restaurants.

1  Thank the5millers5
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you for the excellent review. Hope to serve you again soon!

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July 9, 2017|
Response from CallaLil | Reviewed this property |
The bridge is on an hourly schedule, opening on the hour from 6 am to 10 am and on the quarter hour from 11:15 am to 6:15 pm. Weekends and evening it opens to boat traffic as needed. It usually takes about 15 minutes to open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Popes Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-3400
  • E-mail
Located right next to the harbor, Fathoms Bar & Grille has become an integral part of New Bedford's diverse collection of eateries. Known for its rich culture and historical fishing industry, New Bedford sets the stage for Fathoms Bar & Grille to be the place where people can gather for great food and drinks in a relaxed waterfront environment. Our patrons take in the ambiance of our handsomely appointed bar lounge area, the intimacy of our dining area or the fresh sea breezes on our seasonal patio.
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