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Fathoms Bar and Grille

255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
+1 508-993-3400
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (33 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“scrod” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent, fresh fish or seafood, good atmosphere, good bar great view during summer to eat out side

Thank roco7
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

So, girly wants to relax at a bar with a sunset. Fathoms automatically came to mind. A few drinks and dinner. Food is fresh, hot and clean to the palate. The real kicker, tonight was the small addtnl. charge for a side of clams! $6!...More

Thank btbuilder59
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is exceptional, both on the lunch and dinner menus. I especially like their Almond crust Scrod. It is on the lunch menu and I think it is a meal worth driving to.

Thank John L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The food is always fantastic and staff is ultra friendly. I have been there 4 or 5 times and have never been disappointed. The chowder clams scallops oysters little necks and cocktails are just terrific. Being off season or not the service is fantastic!

Thank irie1029FWA
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went on a cold winters day in February. The views of the water were very uplifting on such a grey day. We will return for sure.

Thank badsaltydog
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We received a gift certificate from my sister in law for Christmas. It was a welcome surprise, the cook is very good. We had the calamari it melted in your mouth not like those rubber bands you get else where. It was clean and the...More

Thank dddasilvabaron
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Once again, I returned several times to Fathoms during my two week visit in New Bedford. I ate by myself, with my rabbit as company; and also met my cousins here. I also made new friends. The seafood menu is excellent and fresh from the...More

1  Thank Marc C
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Visited Fathoms on a Saturday night for drinks and dessert. The service was super friendly and timely by our bartender. The drinks were well made and reasonably priced for a nice local bar. They had multiple TVs for watching on either side of the bar....More

Thank NobodyMan
Reviewed 21 November 2016 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
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
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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Located right next to the harbor, Fathoms Bar & Grille has become an integral part of New Bedford's diverse collection of eateries. Known for its rich culture and historical fishing industry, New Bedford sets the stage for Fathoms Bar & Grille to be the place where people can gather for great food and drinks in a relaxed waterfront environment. Our patrons take in the ambiance of our handsomely appointed bar lounge area, the intimacy of our dining area or the fresh sea breezes on our seasonal patio.