Madeira Café
76 Church Street | (508) 996-6200
Overall
Pub-like feel with friendly staff and diners. Food is OK, but it's more about the experience
Food
Long menu with mix of Portuguese and American dishes. Salty, but bland for Portuguese
Service
Friendly and attentive
Vibe
So new and clean looks like the built the place yesterday. A little noisy. Casual and friendly
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
Sun, Tues-Thurs Noon-9PM Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM, (closed Mondays)
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Café Funchal
123 Church Street | (508) 990-1886
Overall
Café is the wrong word, it's big place with big bar and tons of people. Two sections: restaurant & sports bar. Fun, casual atmosphere with lots of TV screens on wall
Food
Food is good. Clam appetizer was alright, but steak was great. Sliced potatoes - not so good. Very good wine list. Kitchen was slow
Service
Very friendly, courteous and attentive
Vibe
Young crowd. Vibrant feel. Large dining room with lots of couples
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
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Blessed Sacrament
50 Madeira Avenue (Madeira Field) | (508) 992-6911
Overall
Fun time. Live music. Lots of food
Food
The shish kabob is fun. Other feast favorites are good, too
Service
Crowded, but the lines aren't that bad
Vibe
Fun, family-oriented and well-behaved crowd
Prices
Free admission. Free parking. Concession stands are reasonable
Hours
2012: August 2-3 (Thurs.-Fri) 6-midnight; August 4-5 (Sat.-Sun) noon-midnight
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António's
271 Coggeshall Street | (508) 990-3636
Overall
Popular with locals. Easy to get to. Decent dinner
Food
Food is OK. Seafood - it's New Bedford - could be better and with more interesting flavors
Service
Staff was busy on this night, but always attentive and courteous
Vibe
Lively crowd. A little noisy. Lots of groups at big tables. Close quarters. Stay away from bar area (too noisy)
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
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