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Waterfront Grill

££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of the waterfront highlight an enjoyable experience at Waterfront Grill. Had fried scallops, baked stuffed shrimp and Sushi during our visit. All were of good quality and they certainly will have a returning customer in me. They also have outdoor seating in nice weather.

Thank NobodyMan
Auburn, New York
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had the lunch specials, mahi mahi ruben and the fish tacos. Sat by the window and loved it. The parking is a little tight.

Thank Chris M
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Previously from New Bedford we make a point to visit Waterfront Grill and also Fathoms. Great seafood, service and atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and location interesting to a land lubber visiting a salty area. :-)

Thank William R
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great family meal here, staff very attentive, restaurant lacks a little atmosphere but the food was delicious. Be warned though the portions are massive, my calamari could quite easily have served five and actually did! All present enjoyed an excellent meal.

Thank Annapanna44
Trumbull, Connecticut
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We sat at a table by the window when we had lunch at the Waterfront Grille. We enjoyed our food with a little view of the harbor. I had Chicken Cobb salad and would recommend it. Husband enjoyed his fish and chips. Server was attentive and kept refilling our iced tea.

Thank traveler33951
Beaufort, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Service was slow, waitress was either having a bad day or just kind of blah in general. Her and another waitress were complaining about work. Yeah everyone does that but while trying to enjoy my dinner while on vacation I would prefer not to hear it. Food was good, excellent clam chowder. My stuffed shrimp was a bit overcooked. If... More 

Thank Kristin F
Norwood, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Went to visit brother who took me to this restaurant. We were not hungry as coming from a shower but hey I could see the fishing boats up close. While some had drinks, one had fish dinner and 2 had appetizers. It was good food and fairly priced. Low key after busy day and can't beat the view.

Thank marciasturtevant
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

First time at the Waterfront Grill and what a pleasant surprise. The Caesar salad was perfect, quality and presentation was excellent. My wife is a Clam chowder expert, she will always try it if it's on the menu, she thought it was one of the best in the area. Considering this was New Bedford that's quite a compliment. The mussels... More 

Thank Marc U
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I love the atmosphere at Waterfront Grill...the staff is super friendly and the bar area is upbeat and fun. I have tried many things on the menu and everything was excellent but my favorite is their sushi. They have specialty rolls on their daily specials menu and they are always excellent and fresh.

Thank Paula O
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We went here for a family celebration. The food was very good. However, the waitress could have been more professional and not so forward. I would go there again as I have been here before with a different server and had excellent service.

Thank chrissg44

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford

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