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Inner Bay Cafe

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1339 Cove Rd, New Bedford, MA 02744-1041
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Swansea, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small but not crowded. Heading east on Cove Rd. it is on the left (attached to a bank. The staff is very friendly. A full bar is offered and the menu has quite a few surprises. Check out the menu on-line to see if there is something you just can't resist. I said this was moderately priced... More 

Thank Al G
Reykjavik, Iceland
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227 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Had lunch at Inner Bay Cafe with a group of colleagues while visiting New Bedford for a day. Overall, we found the restaurant to be a nice friendly family restaurant offering large portions of good food. The restaurant offers a range of dishes, some of the very Portuguese and others very international. The group ended up trying quite a few... More 

Thank EagleFlyer
Fall River, MA
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stopped for dinner on an "AHA" night. Even on a Thursday, about half the tables well in use. We, outsiders from Fall River, noticed that most of the patrons were familiar to each other and with the staff. For us, a comfortable feeling. The "dinner specials" were about as numerous as the entrees offered on the menu. Prices for... More 

1 Thank edmass
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The food at inner Bay is awesome and the people who work there are awesome, so if you want the greatest portugese food this is the place for you and your family so enjoy yourself and come back for more

1 Thank Randall F
Phoenix, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

In a former coffee syrup factory Inner Bay offers authentic Portuguese food. I had the shashogues (sp?) which were not on the menu but were very good.

Thank JoBrune
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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401 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Small and comfortable bar/cafe in New Bedford, attached to a bank. Not much to look at. The Portuguese choices were different for me. Several pork dishes and several seafood including shrimp, red snapper, tuna, scallops and my choice, octopus stew! The stew was several large pieces of octopus in a medium red wine sauce with cubed potatoes. It was quite... More 

Thank Peter R
San Diego
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were visiting New Bedford and tried the Inner Bay Cafe. We had lunch twice and for our final evening my husband suggested we go for dinner. There are numerous Portuguese restaurants in New Bedford but this is our favorite. The octopus is delicious and the carne de espeto (marinated meat on a skewer) was cooked perfectly. Tony and Judithe... More 

Thank SanDiegoPaula
Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The food at Inner Bay is always great. They serve authentic Portuguese food at outstanding prices. There are always many specials to choose from in addition to the varied regular menu. The portions are perfect, the food is delicious, and the service is excellent. It is one of our go-to restaurants in New Bedford.

1 Thank BizzyCee
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have driven by this restaurant many times and never stopped, but after eating there last week we will be back. The service is friendly, the food is great and the nightly specials along with the great regular menu will give us many choices to keep us happy for many more visits.

Thank OKWilly
Westport, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Visited last Friday with a group of 10 for a guys night out. Everyone seemed to love their food, Tons of selection, and too many specials to list but there was definitely something for everyone. We were a relatively high maintenance group, but the service was excellent! They were very attentive, and service with a smile always goes a long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1339 Cove Rd, New Bedford, MA 02744-1041
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 508-984-0489

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