Moby Dick Brewing Co.

4.5
359 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
A craft brewery located in the heart of historic downtown New Bedford. All of our beers on draft are made on site using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Our brewpub serves comfortable and casual food, often incorporating our beer into menu items. Try our soft pretzel sticks with beer cheese fondue or one of our signature burgers made with certified angus beef. You will find a variety of menu items with snacks, salads, sandwiches and entrees to choose from. We proudly serve many vegan and gluten free options as well.
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had to repeatedly call the waitress over to request refills. For a place with prices above $24 a plate, the service was unacceptable. Also, only three of the six plates we served. It took almost 10 minutes for the remainder of the plates to come out. The rationale that was given was that they didn’t want the food to get cold. I told them I wasn’t rude, nor was anyone in my party, so we would wait for the rest of the food to come out before we started eating. If anything should have come first it should have been the Children’s plates. That wasn’t the case.

The food was great, the service wasn’t. We won’t return.

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TammyF
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very careful with my order after I told her of my food allergy. I really appreciate that in a restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great service was excellent. First time dining at Moby Dick’s definitely will go back

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Ecrowley
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails! Our server, Lauren, was fantastic and friendly! Very cool spot!

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CoriC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and beers. Lovely area!

MC
vipMikeC
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Fun place…great people and fantastic food. We will be back! #mug22

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LeviE
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an amazing dinner! Our friend was given amazing news (cancer-free!) from his Doctor, and we put that on our reservation sheet as to what we were celebrating. The staff definitely went above and beyond, and it was so appreciated. It made our night full of even more laughs and smiles. This was certainly the best place we could've gone to celebrate such great news, and I recommend it to anyone looking to celebrate, or simply go to a place with great service and amazing drinks and food, also located in a great spot. Thank you so much, Moby Dick Brewing Co. Staff!

JB
JustiseBotelho
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the drinks to appetizers to entree to dessert, everything was delicious. My friend and I split everything and our waitress was even kind enough to have the hamburger precut for us on separate plates, which we hadn’t even ask for! This was both of our first times here and it really hit it out of the park. Our waitress was extremely kind and super helpful too.

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vipDebz
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was just ok. Really loud. We were yelling at each other!!!

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germanfood
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were extremely helpful with the beer selections; also pleasant, prompt, and fun to talk to. Menu had many choices and all 3 dinners ordered were excellently prepared and hot when served. Would highly recommend a trip here.

DM
DavidM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and drinks. Great hang out place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

PD
PeterD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Kitchen was very slow. More than an hour and 45 min to be served. Food was good but it took so long that we had it to-go so it was cold by the time we got home. Beer was good and live music was nice. I’ll give them another chance when I have a lot of time.

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Yummy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Greeting and service were great! Cocktail was great! Food meh. Next time we will try the burgers.

SF
vipShelleyF
New England
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Cheery. Super relaxed environment!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really. Good time
Food and beer where great

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both excellent. The only drawback was the noise of the vehicles on the cobblestone street. It’s not anything the restaurant can control!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food. Great drinks!!

AH
AlanH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great when we go there. The noodle bowl with shrimp is my favorite.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Dining outside with a group is OK as it will distract you from the endless noisy traffic, but for a couples dinner, just dine inside, the ambiance outside is probably not what you're looking for. We've dined here twice now with two very different service/kitchen experiences. One great, one terrible. No complaints about the quality of the food. But it's always frustrating seeing a couple come in a half hour after you, served their meals before you, and get to leave and continue their date night while you're just getting your entrée. 2 hours for a 2 course meal is just excessive. Don't know if I blame the kitchen or server?

LK
vipLibbyKP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was exceptionally slow. Our food arrived and was stale. Atmosphere was pleasant, but food and drinks were mediocre at best.

MC
vipMikeC
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience. The food here is always amazing. Service was definitely on the slower side but this was no reflection on our Server…she was awesome. However, it was clear they were understaffed so we exercised patience and truly appreciated the hard work of our Server who was handling many large parties at once.

Thank you to our Server Kailyn A who did an amazing job!

KD
KatieD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome restaurant! First time here and I’ll definitely be back!! Delicious fish and chips and flatbreads!

JR
vipJaneR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so yummy, the food was perfect, fast but not too fast. Drinks were delicious- overall still one of my favorite places to dine!

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Janasita
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a crowd pleaser. Very good pub food. Decent wine selection for a brewery. Casual comfortable neighborhood vibe. A musician was setting up for later in the night. Very attentive and knowledgeable server. You have to have the kale soup and fish and chips. Great place to meet.

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vipPaco
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

For a party of 8, some in the party got their food 10-15 minutes later than others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waited 15 minutes after being seated before any waitress approached us. Could have sold two drinks in that time span. I love the place but this is the second time there is a big delay after being seated. First time we left . Once the waitress finally came over everything was fine . Place wasn’t that busy to justify the delay . I don’t want to complain cause I love the place but I would definitely train all workers to be on top of customers at the initial onset of being seated. Even if it’s just to take drink order. Hope this helps

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smason04
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good brewery in downtown New Bedford with a good selection of beer. Has the typical food fare for this area (eg. Steak tips, Mozambique Mussels, Scallops), but has a decent selection of sandwich and burgers options including Lobster Grill Cheese and The Hangover burger that includes American cheese, bacon, fried egg and lettuce on toasted brioche. I enjoyed a noodle dish with cauliflower and peppers with a sweet chili sauce and chicken that was excellent.

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vipButchP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I both ordered the mussels. They were delicious and the sauce was spicy just the way we like it. The service was great and the server was pleasant and offered suggestions of a good beer pairing.

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coopestergirl
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat outside for our visit and it was really nice! Food was great and prices were great!

BV
BrendaV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic

MD
vipMargaretD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Musicians playing inside on Friday night were way too loud but thankfully there was a table available outside. Beers were good. Mussels were tasty but half were not open/undercooked so waiter comped us 1/2 price. BLT salad and seafood duo casserole were good although too many breadcrumbs in casserole and mashed potatoes were lukewarm.

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captaja
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and selection were outstanding.
The service was very good. The manager checked in often to make sure all was well.
The selection of the brewery was outstanding.
The ability to eat outdoors in historic New Bedford within sight of the ocean was a treat.

BE
BELLA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Cute place, nice atmosphere. Food is ok, not bad not stand out great. Four of us each ordered different dishes, we all left satisfied but nothing really stood out making us want to go back for more.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service, food and beer were just ok. The cobwebs on the window did make me wonder about the kitchen.

BW
BryantW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The staff’s amazing. They have great customer service! The price for food and drinks are appropriate and reasonable. Their shots are a little expensive, but overall it’s a great time.

PS
PeterS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordered the large fried clam plate and I would hate to see what the small looked like! There were only seven clams!!! My wife"s Portuguese littlenecks was more Italian. Only two little pieces of chorizo and a heavy tomato sauce!

JE
JandEPW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took 10 minutes to get our beers, but they were excellent. Food was just OK; clam portions were VERY small on the clam plates. The mussels were begging to be served with bread. We would try somewhere else next time.

LR
LeonoreR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Kale soup bought more to take home. Much too noisy with high volume modern music.
We will go again

JH
JustinH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer, food and service can’t wait to come back

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Moby Dick Brewing Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 359 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.