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Freestone's City Grill

41 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6224
+1 508-993-7477
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (20 reviews)
“fish chowder” (14 reviews)
“onion soup” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6224
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1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We’ve been coming here for decades, were surprised when it sold, but now it’s as good as it was before, and the side Caesar was even better. The soup chef has been here for decades, so still the great fish chowder and chili. Huge burgers,...More

Thank Mohlpowers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations for 9 of us @ 730 on Saturday St Patrick’s day. Did not get seated until just after 8. Restaurant is small including the bar area where there are only 12 bar seats and 4 or 5 stool seats opposite the bar. There...More

Thank bri11164
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The atmosphere setting is relaxing noise level is a bit on the higher side. Service is prompt and very friendly. Food was cooked properly and tasted great. Prices are avg to a little higher side for comparable locations.

Thank jqmarcelino
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is a great place for lunch and dinner at a reasonable price. i especially like lunch here in the southeast corner where you can look out the window. I visit a few times a year. It is 1 block from the Whaling Museum and...More

Thank yankeeaw
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Freestones is a quintessential downtown New Bedfotd restaurant. Darwin the brass monkey hangs over the bar and has the best view in the city. I live and work in downtown NB and have met friends, colleagues, and customers at freestones.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Can you say food poisoning? Can you say it twice? Both of us sick for days. No, thank you. This used to be a favorite but it has gone steadily downhill. Won't be back.

2  Thank Lilia C
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We hit up this restaurant after visiting the whaling museum a few blocks away. Freestone's has a pub-like decor and friendly staff. Our meals were very fresh and tasty. The cocktails were top notch. And, especially because we'd been on Nantucket the prior day, we...More

Thank Cranky_Traveler
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Freestone's is a go to for us when we can't decide where to go and we always bring our out of town guests for a guaranteed great lunch. The chowders are great, services is always great and they have an extensive menu to cover all...More

Thank Staylee
Reviewed 24 December 2017

After visiting the nearby New Bedford Whaling Museum, with my cousin, Neil; and my pet rabbit, Narvik; we wisely chose to eat at nearby Freestone's. It's always been one of my favorite eating establishments every year when I visit the New Bedford area. They have...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem. We make it a point to come here on every visit. The food, atmosphere, service and martinis are impeccable

Thank Christina P
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20 October 2016|
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Response from Gordon W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no
20 November 2015|
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Response from kellyann7 | Reviewed this property |
only for parties of 5 or 6 I think..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-7477
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