In a town so filled with delicious Portuguese food, it’s tempting to eat nothing but linguica all day long. But other options abound, too—like the casual but tasty menu at Freestones City Grill (41 William St., 508/993-7477, www.freestones.com , 4 p.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Sun., $8–19)—an assembly of classically prepared stuffed quahogs, reggae chicken jerk sandwiches, and grilled meatloaf.
Or just skip the kid’s stuff and go for some of the town’s best eats at Antonio’s (267 Coggeshall St., 508/990-3636, 5 p.m.–10 p.m. daily, $14–25, cash only), where classic Portuguese foods meet the incredibly fresh fish of New Bedford . Sample bacalhau (salt cod), grilled sardines, and superb seafood stew.