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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 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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 19 October 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 15 October 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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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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 4 October 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 15 September 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 15 September 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Fathoms is located between NewBedford and Fairhaven on a busy Rt 6 so high visibility. The main restaurant has a large unique underlight bar with some with hi tops tops and several large half moon booths. During the summer there is an outside deck and small bar which is usually quite busy on weekends. Having been there during different days... More 

Thank LuvSunandsail
Fall River, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Visited my favorite place for fried clams and as usual they were delicious. Brought a friend who had never been and she said her scallop dish was fantastic as well.

Thank rthibault105

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?