Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc.

4.6
354 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 354 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very noisy, not the ideal place for a double date setting. My fiancé started with the lobster bisque...it was actually a cup of lobster cream sauce, they don’t put lobster in it. My lobster Mac and cheese was awful. I took two bites, it had absolutely zero flavor. My friend did enjoy her crab meat stuffing scrod dish. Her date also enjoyed his swordfish. Personally, I wouldn’t go back for the food. Seems like it’s a nice spot for drinks in the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food & service was great as always. The atmosphere lacks some ambiance. Went for Valentine's day , was hoping they would have put a candle or maybe a flower on the table. Think we'll save this place to visit in the summer so we can eat outdoors.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an early dinner (3pm) here on Valentine's Day. We had delicious food, excellent service, no complaints! We both had the salmon with the red pepper sauce. Beautifully plated. The bar was beautiful. Looking forward to going back in the summer when we can sit outside on the deck. We asked for a table by the water and we were given a small table looking out on the pier and the bridge.

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vipmylyn
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It would have been all 5 stars if the male host didn't seat his friends before the people who were waiting that had a reservation. Otherwise the food was delicious and our server was attentive and provided excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waitress was very pleasant and happy go lucky. I enjoy eating there and seeing her smile when we visit. She was very prompt when taking our orders .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday and Valentine day

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was delicious!

MR
MikaylaR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! From the drinks, to our app/meals, and the atmosphere! We will definitely be returning.

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Gerri
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food excellent..atmosphere a bit loud....table next to us at the bar loud and using a lot of obsenities

JB
JocelynB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Fathoms for our friends birthday. We had so much fun. Drinks were on point, food was nice and hot, none of the fried seafood ordered was soggy and to top it off we all shared a complimentary piece of Chocolate Thunder for dessert for her birthday ! Can’t wait to go back again !!

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Lolagirl
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration dinner and my first choice was Fathoms. I get the same thing every time I go........blackened tuna with red pepper jam, french fries, and asparagus! Beyond Yummy! Can't wait for warmer weather when the outside deck and lawn seating is available again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and good ambiance

CL
vipCarrieL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food and atmosphere was pleasant. Unfortunately we had a speaker above our head and the majority of the time country music was playing. Unfortunately I dislike country music greatly and it made the atmosphere very unappealing and let the restaurant early... I know it sounds silly but maybe play a variety of music one or two songs are fine but 90% of the time is just not acceptable especially when you have a strong dislike to a certain genre. I don’t think a lot of people would listen to heavy metal or rap while eating either.

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VivianO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We all decided to come out for dinner since someone recommended the place. Unfortunately the service was slow we order soup and it come with our meal unacceptable. Some of the main dishes were cold another no no. The waitress was attentive but seem overwhelmed dealing with other tables. There was gentleman at the bar with a women that was obnoxious and disrespectful. Which was a complete turn off he seemed to be a regular customer. The food was good but nothing special. Would probably not be back anytime soon.

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mbaraujo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner and service were great. Only complaint is that the tables were pretty much back to back. No space, and definitely not 25 % capacity as required.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place... To enjoy great food and atmosphere

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Baloo
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood!
Staff was professional and polite!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!

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vipHimari
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent drinks. Will accommodate or customize any reasonable request.

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CarmenM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was pleasant, food was great. Always happy with Fathoms.

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vipRayco
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food always fresh and prepared perfectly! The staff is friendly knowledgeable and helpful. The view is quintessential NewBedford fishing harbor and I love it! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had reservations for 6:30 pm but was not seated until 7 pm. With covid restrictions at 25% capacity it looked to me like they were well above the limit. Food was ok. Service was ok.

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vipELJAY
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot. Food and Service was very good and the prices are reasonable, the only complaint is no draft beer, not sure why.

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meaghanm
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tabitha was an amazing server. Everything the table ordered was delicious and hot. Will be back again!

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vipTaraP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal from start to finish. We ordered the bacon wrapped scallops appetizer, lobster mac and cheese, and haddock Mozambique. Everything was phenomenal. We will definitely be going back.

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LynnC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and appetizers, service wonderful.

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Froggy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, food was nice and hot and that is important to me. Drinks were fabulous. Just a bit noisy.

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Douce6065
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Would’ve rated over all as a 5 but they were out of mint so could not make my favorite drink. Otherwise, everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very friendly staff great drinks too !!!!

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SharonQ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. We sat at the bar very safe partions between seats. The staff is great.

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RandiR
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was courteous and attentive. The service was quick. I got the steak tips and shrimp. My only complaint was that my shrimp was not good. The marinade was good but the shrimp itself was not. The steak was super good, as were my sides. My drinks were delicious as well. All in all a good experience. Just a little disappointed the surf wasn’t the good part of my surf n turf at a seafood place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff and food was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we’ve been there - random Tuesday night for a birthday dinner. They were able to take us in earlier than our reservation. Food was amazing again. We had the prime rib, steak tips and Oreo dessert. We had oysters and the little necks/steamers for appetizers which were delightful and the reason we came back as we were just taken there for the first time the weekend before. Getting everyone gift certificates here for Christmas it’s that good .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing food was very good!

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vipSugarplum924
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Their lobster bisque and crab dip are my absolute favorite!

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vipBobL
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just another fantastic experience ,, food no matter what you order is great, well prepared, looks , tastes great,, staff always the best, be back soon. great idea gift card for Christmas presents.

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palmtree
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I usually eat here and have had no problem. I ordered the baked scrod and scallops. I ate the scrod which was good but then when I had one of the scallops it tasted very fishy. I did not eat the rest of them and brought them home. I was up sick all night. When my husband opened the takeout container the next day to have it for lunch, it smelled so fishy that he threw it out. They must’ve been bad.
First time ever I have been disappointed with the food there.

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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 4.6 stars by 354 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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