We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Fathoms Bar and Grille

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 156: English reviews
United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I decided on seafood before we went to the Zeiterion Theater. People were sitting outside by the marina, but the wind was strong so we opted for inside seating. We had a high top table by the bar with a great view of a fishing vessel coming through the bridge. Seafood combo of fried fish and scallops... More 

Thank Diane J
Manchester, NH
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Fatham Bar and Grille for lunch in August. It was a beautiful day to dine on their covered outside deck. We ordered calamari which was delicious and fried perfectly, plenty for two people to share. My husband was a little disappointed with the beers on tap offerings; my dark and stormy was just right. We had fish... More 

Thank rennyj
Berkley, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I always try to find different restaurants to try. We decided to take a ride over to Fairhaven and try Fathom's. I'm glad we did! There were a few tables ahead of us to be seated and the hostesses told us about a 20 minute wait for inside or 30 minutes for outside. We decided on the... More 

Thank Salty67
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent seafood in delightful setting. Our meal was memorable - Little neck clam appetizer with chorizo, grilled salmon with cucumber dill sauce, shrimp scampi - Delicious! We will return!

Thank PeteA49
Level Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a few friends in town from Boston and wanted to impress them with a restaurant in our area. I decided to take them to Fathoms and sit outside. The view was cool. The bridge opened and closed and we saw a lot of boats drive by. The waitresses were attentive. The food was okay. I only had a... More 

Thank jazjudd
Farmington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with three girlfriends on a recent visit to the area. We enjoyed a bottle of wine, clam chowder, and some of the great specials of the day for dinner. I got a salmon dish with Thai peanut sauce. It was delicious! The view of the water was calming and the bar decor was really cool.we enjoyed ourselves and... More 

Thank LBT17
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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
Level Contributor
300 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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
Level Contributor
85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

Travelers who viewed Fathoms Bar and Grille also viewed


Been to Fathoms Bar and Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 15089933400

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fathoms Bar and Grille staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?