Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc.

4.5
542 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 542 people are saying
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BrandonC
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reservation was for 6:30 wasn’t sat until almost 7:00 overall everything was great love coming here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice loved the specials and outside dining!

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NadineB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Besides the fact we waited for almost 1.5 hour for dinner the bread we got before was cold and under backed
And the food him self was dry and cold ! Plain and boring tasted such a nice place and so uninterested cooks to put some pride in there work ! Drinks and service was good !

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luanar
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everyone was very nice and prompt

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BobM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found out about Fathoms through a neighbor. Wish we knew about it sooner. So glad she recommended it to us. Have eaten there 3 times and each meal was a fabulous experience. Service was great. Food is so fresh. My favorite is Honey Baked Scallops. Prices are vey reasonable. Have raved about Fathoms so much to our friends that they want us to take them to find out why we love dining there.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service. Great Seafood. Reasonable prices. Would Recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, attentive staff. Good appetizers. Love the patio

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vipBrianG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Fathoms with our next-door-neighbor. She had been before but it was our first time. We wanted to sit outside, but so did everyone else, so we opted for a table inside to avoid the wait. From the start the service was very good - friendly and attentive but not intrusive. As I observed the interactions of the waitstaff, it was very apparent that they work as a team, all get along and all hustle.

We all had seafood dishes and everyone enjoyed their meal very much. The food came out hot+ tasty and there was plenty of it as well. The pricing was reasonable also. If I had a complaint, it would be about the noise level when dining inside. The bar dominates the indoor dining area and there were some exuberant patrons at the bar and the sound really carried.

Overall a very good experience and we plan on making a return trip.

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Charlie21
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Dont make a reservation. The hostess will tell you nothing is available, then seat others that have just walked in, with no reservation. Food was average

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Stacy
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We had a mix of fish dishes and 1 Chicken Mozambique. All of them were fantastic. A kids fish and chips was a good portion and grilled cheese was on nice thick toast. Bar drinks were a toss up. Some of our drinks were very good others were just ok.

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vipKathyG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were fortunate to have the same server again- I just cannot recall her name! She knows our cocktail preference even if it’s been a while since we dined there! My go to dish- scrod and scallops casserole!

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dennism
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The grilled blackened salmon was very good our server was excellent

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Jays
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was delightful and bery helpful to my sister who is dead. The chowder is rich and dull of clams. .

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MamaD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried oysters were cooked to perfection as we're the fries a light golden brown...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deck bar is our favorite summer bar. Always good food and service

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MadeleineL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, outdoor dining much quiter than inside. Service was promoted and friendly. Definitely would recommend.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit, outstanding food, very nice out on the deck,our waitress was very pleasant

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vipRICDON
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere.

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Artsy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathoms is our one stop dining out stop! The service is excellent and the food is always delicious! I highly recommend coming to Fathoms!

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Meredith
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place. Fantastic food, wait staff, sunsets….

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Jerry
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated on time however, I asked for Rose wine which was on their wine list and they were out of it. Then I asked for Asti Spumanti, also on the list, and they were out of it too. My wife asked for a side of asparagus which was on their sides list and they were out of that also. Otherwise the meal was good, the waitress was very good and despite the lack of the items we wanted, it was a good night.

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SueB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Fathoms.
Everything was very good, food, atmosphere, price..
Will be back.

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vipDinner42
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Usually get a good meal here. Good selection on menu, with fresh sea food. Quite noisy, but in a good way. On

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. French onion is a must have!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best!! Awesome food, staff, friendly, attentive service!!! Always support our locals! You craving the best of New England Seafood? Go to Fathoms!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The atmosphere was very lively and bright. But the food was not worth it. The lobster Mac and Cheese is not worth $29. Barely any taste, and all I could taste was the lobster.

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BryanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were excellent. I had the fried ocean platter and my wife had the scallops, both very good. Every dish that we saw go by our table looked delicious as well? The atmosphere was nice, a bit loud inside but outside looked quieter, and also spacious. Nice view of the harbor; we watched a couple boats go by, as well as the draw bridge. The restaurant is located on a small island between New Bedford and Fairhaven, which also makes for a nice setting. Will definitely go there again when we return to the area.

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smason04
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local bar and grill right next to the water with great seafood and turf selections. Also good cocktails!

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vipSimo
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The booth seats where ripped and with a dress and shorts didn’t feel too nice. The bathrooms were filthy. Waitress was amazing and food delicious.

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vipRICDON
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and atmosphere. Sat outside totally relaxed. Brooke was wonderful.

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GailC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the sword fish and it was delish

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joanc
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Seated at 7:30 pm . Ordered drinks and received them . Ordered food , only to find out they were out of two of the selections .Placed new order . Received onion soup in timely manner . Spoke to the waitress about 8:45 , had not received food . She said it was very slow but we'd be getting our meals soon , After 9:00 , we asked for the check for the drinks & soup . As we did this our food came out , MUCH TO LATE !!! Will never go there again and will not recommend it to anyone . Obviously, not enough kitchen help .

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vipELJAY
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not a good Experience, Asked for a table outside and was told it would be an hour so we had dinner at the bar. The service at the bar was excellent. I ordered the lobster roll which was dry and not much taste. Lots of fruit flies at the bar. Place needs an update but it seems to be busy which surprises me.
Won't be back

JB
JaniceB
Kazakhstan
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice breeze on high top table on deck!

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had to wait for a table even though we had a table but the view of the water was nice and the food was good

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EsterP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to sit out on the deck. Never had a bad meal. Crab cakes are a favorite.

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anyonymous
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food delish as always, popular spot, we waited longer than normal., though our waitress was kind and attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish Perfect.Tom greeted us with the biggest smile and warm welcome…
The salmon , little necks with lingucia both deelish entrees.. A perfect seat out on the patio as it was a beautiful day.
Always great service and food..

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You can order delivery directly from Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. using the Order Online button. Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 993-3400.

Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. is rated 4.5 stars by 542 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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