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Address: Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA

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Far north end, OK.. otherwise, avoid!

The "AVE" is pretty much a blighted area. Not the crusing spot it used to be 15 years ago...Some mom and pop bakeries, other than that, I don't bother

Reviewed 12 August 2014
Neil M
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Hadn't been on Acushnet Avenue in years, Coming in from the north its still wide and more residential, once you pass Brooklawn Park it starts to get congested and from Nash Rd to Sawyer St be careful, very narrow for opposing traffic, a lot of portuguese places, bakeries and just about anything you need.

Thank Kenneth C
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Back in the day I'm sure It was something incredible.. All the shops, main stretch of road with your typical all American mom and pop stores.. It's a street everyone should avoid.

Thank Michelle S
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The "AVE" is pretty much a blighted area. Not the crusing spot it used to be 15 years ago...Some mom and pop bakeries, other than that, I don't bother

2 Thank Neil M
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Avoid the street if possible, yes there are alot of odd and end shops but its always busy filled with traffice and double siding parking which makes it hard to navigate the street,good bars on it though

1 Thank Khronik-traVels
Powhatan, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Acushnet ave is very good for Portuguese food and pastry. Also for the boutiques that they have . The bakery's have that good Portuguese bread that you can buy it as it is coming out of the oven.

3 Thank Maria P
New Bedford
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135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

dont go here unless it is in the far north end and then there is nothing but nothing is better than the southern section of this street. Beware

1 Thank Spankems
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

There is a very large selection of different small shops, restaurants and bar rooms along Acushnet Avenue. Some places are clean, some are fithy. A large diversity of nationalities are along this strip, weather it be the owners, employees or shoppers. The bus route does run along the avenue. It isn't the cleanest or best area and can be a... More 

1 Thank SpiritsOpinion
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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238 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

It's a run-down old avenue with old businesses and old signs, but the food is great and you get a real sense of being somewhere else.

Thank FoodiePilgrim
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

this is not a place you want to go to , ever!!! Nasty side of the city.

1 Thank Lisa L
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2011

"The ave" as new Bedford natives call it is scary. It's a major hotspot for crimes of all nature, and an apparent haven for the homeless or otherwise insane. New Bedford in general is not the vacation you want. Although I gave it a two because if you are not afraid to navigate s ghetto new bedford has some amazing... More 

5 Thank Abbiekadabbie

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