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Fathoms Bar and Grille

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255 Popes Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I ate out on the deck during the first week of July. It was crowded so we had a glass of wine at the bar while we waited for our table. When in New England I usually get seafood which I did here. It was windy that day and some light items were blown off the table,... More 

Thank Holly C
Harwich, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent. The baked scallops were tender and delicious. The fish and chips also were very good. The fish was nice and white . On the deck which was covered had a nice view of the New Bedford harbor.

Thank donegalmike
Irvine, California
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299 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family lunch on weekday afternoon. Sat on the deck on a nice, sunny afternoon. View OK and noise level moderate. We all had seafood, nothing outstanding but nothing bad. The usual french fries and coleslaw. Service was good but not outstanding.

Thank 65oski
Jensen Beach, Florida
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informal restaurant on Route 6 near the Fairhaven Bridge. The service is usually good. There is a new menu and it is pricier. Decent selections of seafood, sandwiches and meat items. We were a group of six. Everyone was satisfied with the quality of the food and the presentation. The side salad is excellent and is a good choice of... More 

Thank MAperson
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Quite a popular place given the fact of how many people on a midweek evening! Second time here and a new menu! Last year I had the scallop and risotto for my main but sadly wasn't on the current menu. I had my old favourite New England Chowder followed by Crab Cakes , very nice indeed. Friendly and helpful staff,... More 

Thank Rob W
Katonah, New York
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Daughter had invitational track meet at Tabor Academy so stayed in New Bedford the previous night. Her bus was caught in traffic so I researched some local restaurants on tripadvisor and chose Fathoms. Caught the tail end of the sunset too....added bonus!

Thank Marcoislandbound
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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282 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I dined here several times during my last visit to New Bedford in October-2015. No trip back to my home city is complete without going to Fathom's! Sometimes my cousins met me there, but I more often dined by myself. My two rabbits were usually with me, as they have been every year. The swordfish is excellent, as is everything... More 

Thank Marc C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food, superb bar staff and water view means a superb eatery that is not to be missed. Get the s hrod or shrimp scampi.

Thank Anthony R
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Fathoms 2 or 3 times in the past. All previous dinners on the deck. I was not impressed on previous visits, but thought we should try again. We arrived at 4:30 and were promptly seated at a high rise table in the bar, not my first choice for a family of 5, but there are not... More 

Thank hefa33_9
Fathoms255, General Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this review

Hello, it is very disappointing that you were not satisfied during your last visit here. We are always looking for ways to improve and take every review into consideration while working toward positive changes. We would love to see you give us another shot! Hope to see you soon. More 

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Good food and a nice harbor side experience. Food is very good and service as well. We would tie the boat up to the small dock they have and have lunch

1 Thank Tom K
Fathoms255, General Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and for your positive review. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
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 Island, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 15089933400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?