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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
255 Popes Is, New Bedford/Fairhaven Bridge, New Bedford, MA 02740-7232
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of five and sat outside on the patio. She waitress was attentive and polite, and the food was enjoyed by all. The clam fritter appetizers were more bread than clams, but other than that, the fish was fresh, and the portions...More

1  Thank jfm02719
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fathoms has a large porch (with bar) overlooking the New Bedford waterfront and the Fairhaven bridge which opens regularly. A fun place to eat very good food. Inside, the bar is quite unique and huge ad is also a great spot to sit and enjoy...More

1  Thank ClaireFG42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited a few times, the most recent was July 2017. I enjoy the baked stuffed fish. the portion was hearty, and very fresh fish. If you a local or visiting the area, I recommend visiting Fathoms. Ask to be seated outside on the...More

1  Thank Mlbergeron
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a nice outside area but not to big inside. The menue is excellent and the place has been busy when i go and that's usually for lunch May need to try to get reservations.

1  Thank Kathleen829
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Summer months are pretty busy, but we try our best to accommodate everyone that walks in. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood is so fresh and well prepared. We sat out on the patio and watched the swing bridge open to let fishing boats pass. Relaxed atmosphere and good service. One of my favorite area restaurants.

1  Thank the5millers5
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent review. Hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch seated on the covered deck and watched the river traffic and enjoyed the cooling breeze on a hot summer day. The seafood was so fresh and well prepared, and the extensive menu allowed for a great range of reasonably priced choices. The...More

1  Thank ambermom
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I loved this restaurant we sat at the bar which was beautiful the bartender was fabulous!! We had shrimp wrapped in bacon for an appetizer absolutely excellent! I had sole encrusted with almonds, roasted potatoes, mixed veggies , my husband had lobster sliders with fries....More

Thank Naadeen
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Did you get the bartenders name? we would love to let him/her know how great they did! We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Our dinners were delicious, the portions way too big to finish! (The side salad was almost as large as most entree salads!) Our server, Shanon, was delightful, quick and pleasant! However, if we had made our decision to eat based upon the 2 hostesses at...More

Thank niseylynn
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for your taking the time to review. We read all reviews good and bad to help better our service standards. We hope to see you again soon and will take notation of the issues you've listed. Thank you again!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

A perfect weather summer Sunday called for us to get away from our snooty Boston diners and crowds that compelled us to go somewhere where we had not been to before. Somewhere near water to enjoy the breeze and sun and a different area to...More

Thank mapsca2016
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such an incredible review! we are thrilled you had a wonderful visit. Thank you for traveling to see us and we hope you can make it by again!

Reviewed 23 June 2017

The seafood is fresh, the menu is interesting (seaweed salad anyone?) and you cannot beat the outdoor deck overlooking the inner harbor and the historic Fairhaven bridge.

Thank CallaLil
Fathoms255, Manager at Fathoms Bar and Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fresh is our main ingredient! Thank you for the great review! We look forward to serving you again!

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10 July 2017|
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Response from CallaLil | Reviewed this property |
The bridge is on an hourly schedule, opening on the hour from 6 am to 10 am and on the quarter hour from 11:15 am to 6:15 pm. Weekends and evening it opens to boat traffic as needed. It usually takes about 15 minutes to open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 12:00
Friday
11:00 - 12:00
Saturday
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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Description
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.
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