Forming Pub 6 at the Sixth Bristol Club in 2012, Chef Jesse DeSouza built a solid foundation by showcasing New England’s ocean bounty: Maine clams, New Bedford sea scallops and wild Atlantic haddock at family-friendly prices. A 5-star rating was earned when reviewed by the Standard-Times food critic, Jonathan Comey in 2013. Facebook polls of South Coast Today’s readers resulted in top 10 ranking for fish & chips, fried clams and clam chowder in 2013. Two awards were claimed at the 2013 New Bedford Chowder Festival – Judges’ Choice for both Signature Soup and Clam Chowder. In June 2014 Cove Surf & Turf was created and moved into its rightful little home by the sea, bringing with it a dedicated experienced staff, prize recipes and menu.
The quality of service and food at this “Great South End Gem” is further illustrated by Auditi Guha’s review in SouthCoast Today.
In January, 2015, the seafood restaurant launched a delivery service, making the neighborhood’s favorite fish and chips, fried clams, burgers and everything else accessible from the convenience of home and offices in New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet and Westport.
Since then, first and second place prizes were awarded for the special Gluten-Free Seafood Chowder, Signature Stuffed Pepper Soup, authentic Kale Soup, and homemade Stuffed Quahogs dozens of times by judges and visitors of the annual New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival and the Taste of Southcoast competitions.