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Gene's Famous Seafoods

146 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, MA 02719-4614
+1 508-996-5127
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (16 reviews)
“clam cakes” (14 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
146 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, MA 02719-4614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best seafood around!! Eat in or take out, portions are incredible, always fresh never frozen, Worth every penny!!!!

Thank greenehontz2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Casual Take Out or Eat In. We had fried clams, fish and clam chowder. Food was prepared quickly and we ate inside. Prices were a bit high, but good quality seafood.

Thank Dmlsun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, when you are eating your way through a week long visit to southern New England, as I am, try not to miss Gene's. A stop at Gene's is a must in my book. Everything I have ever had at Gene's is great. I especially...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting Gene's for 25 years and never had a bad meal. This is a working class eatery popular with the locals and visitors alike. This is a step up to the counter to order your meal. As you pay for your dinner...More

Thank Wade G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excellent Seafood restaurant doesn't jump out at you from the road, but the food is wonderful....Fresh seafood that probably came in from New Bedford 's fishing fleet , is served steaming hot and full of flavor. No wonder countless travelers to the area including"Frank...More

Thank Townie234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had good old fish & chips which came as sm ,med & lge.Med was 2 huge battered pieces& a pile of chips.Lge was 3 pieces.All served on cardboard plates which by the time we had waded our way through we're becoming very soggy.Plastic cutlery.Canned...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have avoided Genes for years, most locals do. But, decided to give it another try tonight. Never again, it hasn't changed a bit. The food is expensive, the fish is mostly batter, and it's greasy as all hell. For an area that has the...More

Thank jackduck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were directed to Gene's at the front desk as one of several good options for seafood. Gene's Famous Seafood was all that a New England Seafood Restaurant should be: quaint, friendly, easy and fun. A variety of fried seafood options were available from the...More

Thank Debra K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I went there exclusively to have the fried clams. I had been disappointed in recent years. I must say that my clam roll couldn't have been better. Not only the amount of clams but the freshness and the cooking was perfect. My friend had the...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

always looking for good seafood. and found it here. they are about 10 miles from Kool Cone our favorite spot for fried seafood. the fried clams are great. just as good as Kool Cone and priced the same. the fried scallops were good but Kool...More

Thank relaaxxx
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Questions & Answers
28 January 2017|
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Response from J L | Reviewed this property |
SIt down and take out
9 September 2016|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations. It's a first come, first serve basis. You would be able to place tables together or eat outside to accommodate such a large gathering.
24 May 2015|
Response from J L | Reviewed this property |
They change owners annually. Food quality is mediocre. Not fresh and young female order takers trained to call all males "sweetie".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Huttleston Ave, Fairhaven, MA 02719-4614
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Fairhaven
  • Phone Number: +1 508-996-5127
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