Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc.

4.6
331 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 331 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TP
vipTaraP
New England
8 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.

LC
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
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff and food was exceptional!

OT
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
23 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
13 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Awesome waitress

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AlyG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizer (steak and cheese egg rolls) and dessert (turtle cheesecake) were delicious! Main entree (stuffed sole) not so much. I felt there was way too much of the stuffing and the fish itself was pretty dry. My husband had the steak and shrimp and noted that the steak tasted precooked and the shrimp was overcooked. If we go back, it'll only be for drinks and apps. It was very busy, but I felt our waitress did an amazing job handling all her tables.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pan fried scallops were outstanding! Being from the upper midwest its hard to get good seafood. The combination of the sweet potatoe hash and the generous serving of asparagus was fantastic. Next time I'm in that neck of the woods Fathoms is gonna get allot of my dinner business.

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lisar
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as always and the food was delicious. I had the baked honey scallops which I absolutely love. The scallops was fresh and perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great along with the food. One of my favorite places to dine.

RC
vipRobC
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I throughly enjoy this restaurant. Never had a bad meal and they always accommodate special requests. Drinks are worth the price.

CJ
CJMom
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Scallops are always a hit and the grilled salmon salad was delicious!

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peters
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathoms was fantastic! We arrived early and were able to choose where we wanted to sit. After deciding on the best table, we were immediately greeted by a very friendly, but not intrusive, and efficient waitress. We had fantastic oysters and ahi tuna for appetizers. For main courses we all had the “honey” baked scallops which came with two sides. The food truly could not have been better, and the portions were more than generous. All and all the ambience, the excellent service and great food,all at a reasonable price, made a perfect dining experience. I recommend Fathoms to everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

No heat on deck.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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

MG
MarianneG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waitress was nice but service was slow. She took a long time to take our order and then it was very slow coming out of the kitchen. The food was delicious when we finally got it and it was hot. Our only complaint was the slow service.

MR
MaggieR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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!!

CT
ChristyandTim
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
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.

DD
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
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome time and the waitress was the best.

JD
vipJoceD
New England
4 reviews
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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Bear15
New England
3 reviews
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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Fathoms Bar & Grille, Inc. is rated 4.6 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

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