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Merrill's on the Waterfront, New Bedford, MA

Merrill's on the Waterfront

4.1
4.1
306 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Merrill’s is a truly unique harbor-front restaurant that provides each of its guests a front row seat into the country’s most valuable fishing port.

Fresh, local seafood is a staple to Merrill’s dining and banquet menu and matches the atmosphere of the open harbor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Fish
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 997-7010
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    Dave Custadio: (508) 997-7010
  • Neighborhood
    New Bedford
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro South

    Great for scenic views

306 Reviews
  1. MichaelN

    Greater Boston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Father’s Day brunch buffet. Both food and service were excellent. Rearranged Buffet area made the experience even more enjoyable. A definite place for brunch, lunch or dinner if you’re in the area!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was seated 40 minutes later no one came over so we got up and waked out hosted ask how long we were waiting told them 40 min will not return
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded 1 day ago
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We are always striving to exceed the needs of our guests and apologize that we fell short on your visit. No one should have to wait for an extended period to be greeted. I hope you are able to give us a second chance and join us again in the future. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Dave General Manager Merrill's on the Waterfront 508-997-7010 dcustadio@lafrancehospitality.co

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  3. Mariceann

    Rhode Island

    138 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    138 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak tips wEre fatty stew beef. The manager did comp the meal. The seafood casserole was plentiful and good. Our server forgot about us for lomg periods of time. I got her attention after waiting 20 minutes for bill. She became angry and abrupt. Clearly overwhelmed.
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded 4 days ago
    Hello Mariceann, I am sorry to hear we did not hit the mark during your last visit with us here at Merrill's on the Waterfront. We are committed to providing great service and food to our guests and deeply apologize that this was not your experience. Please reach out to us to discuss your visit in more detail. We hope to see you back soon. Robert J. August Sales Manager Merrill's on the Waterfront

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Prices have increased, portions seem small, especially the seafood casserole.
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded 4 days ago
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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  5. susanf

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner for 2 on a Saturday night. It's our 3rd visit there. Tonight was very loud due to a wedding in the adjoining room but hey, at least the DJ was superb. Appetizer of Bam Bam Shrimp is a "must try", just delicious. Baked schrod was as fresh and well cooked as befits a New Bedford restaurant - recommend the coconut rice as a side dish instead of potatoes. Zuppa seafood and pasta was plentiful and stocked with seafood.
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded on May 26, 2024
    Hi Susan, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're glad you enjoyed the Bam Bam Shrimp appetizer and found the entrees to your liking. We apologize for the noise from the wedding. We appreciate your feedback! and hope to see you again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time checking out Merrill’s and loved it. The view was beautiful. The food and service was great. Looking into booking a rehearsal dinner for my wedding
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded on May 26, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Merrill's and had a great experience. We would be honored to host your rehearsal dinner - please reach out to us at Merrills@lafrancehospitality.co

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  7. KellyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I think Merrill’s needs to decide if they are a restaurant or D-Jaying function hall. There was a function in the adjacent room and the music was so loud in the restaurant. Thought I was at a club! Not conducive to a nice night out with my husband. Had to talk so loud. I felt like I was at the wedding. Plus, a fight broke out on the deck. All the waiters had to run out to try and stop it. No wonder your ratings are going down. Food was good though.
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded on May 26, 2024
    Hi Kelly, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We apologize for the disruption caused by the function and the unfortunate incident on the deck. We will address these issues to ensure a more enjoyable dining atmosphere for all our guests. We are glad you enjoyed the food and hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you, Dave General Manager Merrill's on the Waterfront 508-997-7010

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood was excellent, I highly recommend the lobster bisque and the shrimp starter!! The salmon was delicious accompanied by the spinach and tomato sauce!!!
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded on May 26, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 star review! We appreciate your feedback and will share your kind words to the staff. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  9. JaneH

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and view. The waitress was very attentive.
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded on May 20, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 star review Jane! Hope to see you again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster roll was excellent! Husband loved the oysters casino. Would definitely come back
    Merrill's on the WaterfrontResponded on May 7, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 star review! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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FAQs

Merrill's on the Waterfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 997-7010.

Merrill's on the Waterfront is rated 4.1 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Merrill's on the Waterfront

36 Homers Wharf, New Bedford, MA 02740-7245

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Bedford
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Fish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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