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Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc.

4.6
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305 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 305 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good time at Fathoms. Good food, good drinks , friendly wait staff. Love sitting on the deck and watching the boats go by.

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vipBobL
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re dying here at least 3 to 4 times a month and bring our friends and they all love the place and the food see you again soon

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MaggieR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great reprieve on a Friday night. Oysters were fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My husband and I typically enjoy dining at Fathoms, we are somewhat regulars. Unfortunately, this was not the case this time.
Our server took at least 10 minutes to first come to our table. After she took our drink order, it took quite some time for our drinks to arrive. Unfortunately, my husband ordered Corona Extra, and was served a Corona light. I ordered a raspberry Mojito, it was very disappointing, I did end up sending it back. As we have been here so many times, we did notice one of the regular bartenders, who is excellent and makes amazing drinks, was sitting as the host for the restaurant. We understand times are different now due to Covid, but this was a very disappointing evening. We ordered six oysters as an appetizer, and unfortunately they were very watery, which they typically are not. Drinks service continued to be very slow. Luckily, when our entrées came, they were very good and as ordered.

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aslater
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Had a reservation and was told to leave without any notification. Employees act like you owe them something for being there. As a frequent business traveler I don't think I've ever been treated this rude. Abandon all ye who enter here!!

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ChristyandTim
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great staff! Loved our clams casino and Ahi Tuna! Seafood platter was the bomb! Drinks were generous! Thanks for a great night out and that bar seating feeling!

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Charlie107
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! They are very mindful of the social distancing. We had chowder/onion soup, appetizers: clams casino, fresh crusted sesame ahi tuna, and we had fried clams. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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DawnD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service great view sorry the outdoor season is coming to an end

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome time and the waitress was the best.

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Jocelyn
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a 4:30 reservation which we had to wait an additional 30 minutes for. However, the menu selection was great food fantastic. Beautiful view of the harbor!

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stevescrew1
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wife had clams i had fish and chips both were real good sat out on the deck. server was real nice and fast. always liked this place food has been up to par service has always been good

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DeborahV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Love looking out at the boats, the bridge and the water.

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HermanA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

1st visit to this place. Waitress was attentive and cordial. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Only gripe would be that we accepted outside seating, as host said it was heated??? Don't believe that was the case at all. Anyhow, it was a pleasurable experience and would definitely consider a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food and service never disappoint! Advice: When the weather permits sit outside on the deck for a gorgeous view of the sunset!

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Manny
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with service that really cares. My mom's order was just a pizza and it was a little on the dark side (overcooked a bit but not burnt) it was ok to eat but before she got through a slice they brought out a whole new pizza cooked perfectly and apologized about the first pizza. We didn't even complain about the first one, they were aware and fixed it which was commendable. If it's nice out especially, eating out under the covered deck is awesome!

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mbaraujo
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, as usual. The waitress even gave us a dessert on the house because we were celebrating a birthday!

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Tdog
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and reasonably priced, especially for a place on the water. I had the Mozambique Scrod....fantastic!! Trump 2020

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Felt rushed , every one was running around

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice visit to fathoms. My husband loved his meal! My meal was also delicious and so was the sangria. Great deck seating and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always meets expectation

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DougE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation made, and we were promptly seated outside.
Service was fantastic and safe
Food was delicious
Perfect dining experience

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ChuckL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to use online app for making reservations. Accommodated our request for table location.

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MaryR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The steak tips were a little tough.
I had to send my plate back because they gave me a vegetable I didn't ask for and couldn't eat.
I ordered a meal to go when I ordered our meals and she forgot to put it in. So we had to wait an extra 15 to 20 minutes.

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. All four of us were more than satisfied. We ate outside on the sheltered patio looking out towards New Bedford Harbor...the food was wonderful, moderately priced and exquisitely presented. Social distancing was enforced. Someone wanted to add a fifth chair to a 4 seat table, and he was not allowed to, as it would not have met the six foot distancing ( he would have been in the aisle, essentially) . Have been before a couple of times, and would def go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Reservation ? Apparently that’s not a thing here. 7pm reservation seated around 7:25. When asking about having a 7 pm reservation I was told the time is just a suggestion not a confirmation and if we didn’t have a “reservation “ we probably wouldn’t have been seated at all. Food was okay but not to the point of waiting more than 15min. The waitress was good and the food came out fairly quick.

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NancyLouise
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service...the view is great also...ate on the covered deck...plenty of time to relax and eat...try it ,you will like it!

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Artsy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathoms always delivers excellence with their menu and staff! Great place to eat and relax!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good.

PB
vipPhilB
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good pub food for good price. Not great but not bad either.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

RC
vipRobC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion this is the best restaurant in the City of New Bedford. The food is consistently delicious and the drinks are worthy of the price. Had the prime rib, end cut, this time. It was perfectly cooked and absolutely satisfied my craving.

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julesR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with family and toasty on the deck. Service great bper usual;

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vipCTfamily
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Doing their best to be compliant w social distancing. Customers not so much. Reservations necessary on Fri and Sat, even so 30 min wait. Just expect it, not their fault.
Food was very good. Service excellent. Recommend scallops wrapped in bacon. Awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have a bite and a beverage on the working waterfront!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We waited 45 minutes for 2 waters and an adult beverage. Piece of fish was very overcooked. We go there at least once a week but not sure when we’ll be back. Food and service is usually good but not last night

KM
KenM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never dissapointed. Always a great dinner. Great service

JS
JennaS1115
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making online reservations is way easier they take you right in. The food and drinks were awesome and we got to sit outside near the water. I didn’t want to leave!

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vipBobL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff , food, management atmosphere always the best every time I go,, there was a party of 14 girls there this time celebrating someone's birthday made it even a greater experience, ,, staff was outstanding,,,,,,see you again soon,, I tell all my friends and family to go this is our favorite place to eat...

JS
JenniferS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a little chilly on the deck, but the food was delicious as always and our server was great!

CC
CharlotteC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice dinner and drinks for our party of four before the weather changes. Deck dining great but the dubs glare was tough. Some seating needs to accommodate for that.

FAQs

Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 993-3400.

Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. is rated 4.6 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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