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Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc.

4.6
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274 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 274 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
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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julesR
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

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KenM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never dissapointed. Always a great dinner. Great service

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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
17 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...

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JenniferS
New England
3 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!

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CharlotteC
New England
6 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Service & food was excellent!!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining outside at Fathoms on the lawn under an umbrella with a view of the inner harbor was a real treat and provided a place where the fresh air and distancing made us feel safe and relaxed. Very pleasant late afternoon (4 pm) dinner! We all enjoyed our meals and the waitress was very accommodating, efficient and pleasantly friendly. Thank you for the dining experience from the four of us. Jim

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great view, waitress was attentive and food was yummy! Oysters! Haddock, pork dish w potatoes and tuna appetizer all delicious. Worth the visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had to wait an hour with a reservation ut food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the people that work there are the best , friendly, attentive and let you enjoy your meal. The food is outstanding. Always fresh and great flavors. Bring family and friends anytime they come to visit

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice... table on deck overlooking water. Excellent service... yummy Salmon and Prime Rib... upbeat waitress and bartender!!

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Clem
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathoms NEVER disappoints. Before COVID-19 & even during they consistently serve great food & cocktails. Servers are attentive & ensure that your experience is a good one.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. Our reservations was for 12:00 and we arrived the requested 15 minutes prior to our time but unfortunately they were very strict about opening the doors early. Which meant we had to stand outside for the the entire 15 minutes.
The only other problem we had was our table location - too close to the exit door - definitely not 6-feet away from the foot traffic coming in and going out. We will ask for a different table next time!

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Boombah
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent . Cocktails were perfect as well.

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vipkimo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Kitchen was very slow, took about 50-55 minutes to receive food on a not so busy time.

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TedB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere with a great server made for a fantastic dinner.

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Dartfam
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

we had outdoor seating on the lawn. The scenery was lovely , lots of boat traffic. Kudos to the wait staff assigned to the lawn. The girls worked very hard carrying food and drinks to tables always ready to grab an empty beer can or cup from our table before the wind blew it on the ground. Also the lawn is on a slight slope making their work environment difficult.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere. We had a reservation and still had to wait. However, the food was delicious. I had the best lobster bisque here and would highly recommend.

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SharonS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After having A problem with our food the last time we came here we came back again to use the gift card that the manager had offered us because of our problem with our food during our previous visit. The food once again came out undercooked and we were not happy. I showed the manager and the waitress.They need a new cook or the cook needs some extra training. We doubt we will be going back there again. It’s unfortunate because they used to be one of our most favorite restaurants which we went to quite often. Now we will be looking for a new favorite place.

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BEACHBUM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality, quantity, value, and location. Have been here many times and is always enjoyable.

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JanE
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was good.
Reasonable wait time.
No pressure.
Pleasant waitress.
Relaxed atmosphere.

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EsterP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, good service . Small place always busy so you know the food is good. Outside seating is very nice during the summer months if you can get it.

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vipBill1192
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time with my wife and would return in a heartbeat. Had a wonderful table outside overlooking the river, fishing boats and marina. Server was Emily and she incredibly personable,attentive and knowledgeable. Emily took our cocktail order and recommended the French onion soup as my appetizer as my wife decided to pass. The onion soup was excellent ( hot the way it should be but could have used more cheese on top). For entrees,my wife had the ahi tuna and I had blackened swordfish. Both dinners were excellent as the fish was so fresh. Just wish the entree was a little larger piece. For dessert, we both had two different chocolate desserts. My wife had the molten chocolate and I had chocolate thunder, a five layer dense chocolate cam served with fresh whip cream and chocolate shavings. My wife’s dessert came with vanilla ice cream and whip cream. A very good restaurant, good ambience, excellent service and a most enjoyable evening that will have us return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals!

CJ
CJMom
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated at a quiet table indoors as the temp outside was unbearable. Our waitress was very accomodating and her suggestions were spot on. I chose the house salad topped with salmon and was very satisfied with the large portion of salmon done to perfection!!

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vipRobC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always find the food and the view to be the best in the waterfront area of New Bedford. Really enjoy this place and highly recommend it to everyone!

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vipKellielc7
New England
60 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

View was wonderful. Food was good.

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CarrieD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive! Looking forward to returning for more delicious food!

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ChipF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great deck overlooking the harbor!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view
Comfortable atmosphere
Great food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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robinc
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great time, food was great, the girls were worried the rain and wind was going to be a problem, it was perfect, sides were down and we still had a good view of the water and boats, the old bridge even made it's presence known, along with a tug boat creeping through, we always enjoy ourselves when we eat at Fathoms. Waitress was a little green but it didn't matter too much, thanks for a great night

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JennF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathoms is our favorite in town and definitely recommend to everyone!!

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vipCleaner
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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palmtree
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on time and our waitress was wonderful. The food was delicious as always.

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PeterG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

since covid19 we have taken our late afternoon or early evening meals on the deck. the social distancing, all employees masked at all times, and overall totalconcern for customers and employees alike, makes for a very comfortable dining experience. ans as always the service and food were outstandng.

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 274 OpenTable diners.

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