Top Shelf Bar and Grill


Top Shelf Bar & grill

Stop by the best bar in
New Bedford, MA

If you’re looking for a restaurant serving flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth dishes that the whole family can enjoy, your search ends here. Top Shelf Bar & Grill is a family-style restaurant in New Bedford, MA. We serve a mix of pub favorites and traditional Portuguese selections. Relish in an expertly prepared Portuguese dish or unwind with a mixed drink from our bar. Look forward to our comforting atmosphere and friendly service.


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Our Story

Established here in the North End of New Bedford in 2011, we have a mediterranean cuisine with a mix of Portuguese, Spanish and American cuisine. Top shelf is where you can have a family dinner, catch a game with your friends, start your night or even end your night when there is entertainment. Our Goal is from the founder Robert J Afonso grew up in the restaurant business tried to create a little something for everyone whether it be a dish or cocktail. The concept our house is your house these four walls we have created a community atmosphere where everyone knows everyone and we take pride in our community we try to help as many organizations we can.


Popular Dishes


Sautéed shrimp in spicy saffron sauce with shrimp, topped with cubed potatoes & banana peppers.


Top Shelf Steak

Flat Iron steak grilled and topped with one egg, red pepper, and our own chef’s gravy.


Bourbon Tips

Bourbon marinated steak tips cooked to your liking served with choice of two sides.



Have it “As Is” or top it off with cajun spices (blackened), Mango Salsa, Almond Crusted or Honey Glaze.




weekly specials

Blackend Shrimp Nachos


Our crispy warm nachos topped cajun spiced shrimp with cilantro, onions, jalapenos, sliced avocado and queso

Seafood Chimichanga


Shrimp, scallops, and lobster sauteed with onions and peppers with queso wrapped in flour tortila pressed and topped with a cheese sauce served with fries.

Short Ribs Ravioli


Short rib hand stuffed ravioli in a creamy mushroom sauce with celery and carrots sprinkled with parmesan cheese

Braised Lamb Shank


Braised lamb shank slow cooked with carrots and potatoes served with au jus and rice

main menu

Baked Stuffed Shrimp


Jumbo shrimp stuffed with our own homemade stuffing

Chicken Marsala


Chicken sauteed with mushrooms and Marsala wine

Portuguese Steak


Sirloin Steak topped with 2 eggs and Portuguese red peppers

Buffalo Chicken Pizza


Grilled chicken with buffalo sauce topped with our house shredded cheese blend served with a side of blue cheese

catering & take-out

Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Half $65 / Full $130

Mac and Cheese lovers, you will love this dish with buffalo chicken, and full of a variety of cheeses.

Chicken Mozambique

Half $73 / Full $145

Cooked chicken breast in a spicy saffron sauce.


Half $65 / Full $120

A traditional Portuguese dish of marinated pork butt often cooked with lots of spices.

Pork & Little Neck & Shrimp

Half $65 / Full $130

A Portuguese classic of marinated pork meat, with little necks, cubed roasted potatoes, and we add in the shrimp.


Saturday 27th of July 2024 08:00 PM Comedy Show - Juselito the Puppet - $20 in advance, $30 at the door

Friday 30th of August 2024 08:00 PM Mitch Wilson guitarist

Friday 27th of September 2024 08:00 PM Mitch Wilson guitarist

Friday 11th of October 2024 08:00 PM Mitch Wilson guitarist

Saturday 2nd of November 2024 08:00 PM Mitch Wilson guitarist

Saturday 7th of December 2024 08:00 PM Mitch Wilson guitarist

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Thursday's for 2

Dinner specials are available from 5:00 pm – close Choice of one appetizer, two entrees and one bottle of wine or pitcher of sangria or beer $45.

Cannot be combined with our Seize the Deal promo


Mozzarella Sticks
Goat Cheese with Garlic Bread
Potato Skins
Chicken Strips or Chicken Wings


Baked Haddock
Bifana Plate
Top Shelf Steak Cacoila Plate
Fish and Chip
Choice of Two Sides
Chicken Mozambique with Cube Fries
Chicken Alfredo with Pasta


Choice of house Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Red Sangria or White Sangria, add a flavor for $2, Draft Beer.