Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc.

4.6
574 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 574 people are saying
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mark
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor dining. Great server.

JH
vipJessicaH
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, accommodating and excellent bar. Excellent place to go!

JC
JoannC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my nephews birthday & the experience was fabulous as always. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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Jays
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The grid for noise calls it “energetic”. I call it noisy. There were several groups which included small children who were not that well behaved.

Service is frequently slow but the food is worth the wait.

TM
TheodoreM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing, food was amazing and I had the best lobster bisque I've ever had. Definitely will be back, again.

LS
LynnS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Especially love that they have pan seared scallops back on the menu.

ME
MaryE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Scallops and shrimp were delicious. Service a little slow ( but everyplace is these days). Bar was noisy, so we moved outside. Nice view of harbor boats.

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debweb1242
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best part was our server Alicia! She was so sweet, friendly, and attentive. Great food too.

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julsmass
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the blackened salmon, roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables. I also love the red pepper jam sauce and request it on the side to keep my salmon nice and crispy. The food is always good. I have tried a variety of food here and enjoyed it all. Will definitely continue to visit as much as possible. The atmosphere is nice outside on the three season deck with a view of the boats on the water. Come and try it for yourself.

RB
RobertB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food and atmosphere PERFECT!

JD
vipJohnD
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. Our server (i think it was Alicia?) was terrific. Portions were perfect. I had the swordfish piccata and it was very good. Appetizers of spring rolls and calamari were very tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner @ Fathoms on the outside deck! Beautiful location! Delicious food!

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Andysgirl
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love dining on the porch at Fathoms. Went for lunch with friends. Lunch menu similar to dinner menu so we dined heartily. Food was delicious and server very competent. Great bartender as well! Always a reliable and solidly good meal but please offer the mashed potatoes (which are standouts) at lunch if you are going to offer a menu that is predominately a dinner menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travel, on vacation to New England.

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kitchenwitch
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Scallops fresh and lots of them. Pan seared best. Everything else is deep fried. Busy place!

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Carla
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks and dinner menu options. The food was plentiful and cooked perfectly. Great views of the harbor too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good

GM
GeorgeM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fanthom restaurant is a great eating experience for food, atmosphere overlooking the harbor and the waitress staff has been great and so accommodating

MT
MamaT7
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Nice ambiance. Prices not bad for the quality of food. My salmon was terrific Chairs were pretty worn and a bit uncomfortable.

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PeterH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Fathoms was very good. There was a nice variety of choices on the menu, the setting was very enjoyable (out on the deck), and the food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Satisfactory

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vipDinner42
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Recommend a reservation. The selection is vast, with lots of seafood options. The food and service is good. A bit loud.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Relaxing, fun and great food. Our waitress was a delight!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening 🙏🏻 great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Costa Rica
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar & had a great meal of pan seared clams, Mozambique haddock & pan seared scallops - delicious 😋

Looking forward to stopping in again for another great meal 🥘

CW
ChrisW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the porch area. The view of water, boats, and bridge which opened to boat traffic was nice. The weather cooperated with a little breeze so we were very comfortable.
Above all, the service and the food were excellent.

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vipTabby
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, service was quick, overall good experience. BUT they really need to bring back the lemon berry cake!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time visit. Outside seating was our preference. Nice view. Server was very nice but had too many tables to attend so the wait for everything was prolonged. I get it..this is the new norm. Two of three entrees were good, third had overcooked food. Glad we tried a new place but will keep on trying. If you like fried food with a water view, this is a place.

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CatD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great. The food exceptional. Would have loved to have been able to sit on the patio as we did on our last visit but inside is also a great atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun lunch

LD
LindaD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, waitstaff always pleasant & attentive. Love the water & boat view!

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vipTony
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for quick dinner on the outside deck, with a view. Quiet compared to rge roudy crowd inside.

BC
BrandonC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice loved the specials and outside dining!

NB
NadineB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
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 on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everyone was very nice and prompt

BM
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.

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

Good, attentive staff. Good appetizers. Love the patio

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 574 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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