About Us.


We’re excited to see new faces and welcome back familiar ones.

The Bass is located in the quaint coastal village of Padanaram, Massachusetts, right on the Apponagansett Bay.People say that life slows down here. Yep. It’s a pretty charming place. And our sunsets are pretty great too.

Our menu is reflective of our environment, featuring the classic flavors of coastal New England, with influences from the local Portuguese and Italian communities, as well as a touch of the South from chef-owner Matt Rooney, a Rhode Island transplant from Virginia, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts at JWU in Providence. He likes it here.

Men at Bar
Mad River Whiskey
Shrimp Dish

At The Bass we take a thoughtful approach to the farm-to-table movement, and prefer a “family business-to-fork” mentality. We choose to support small, family businesses whenever possible, being one ourselves. Our payroll is handled by a small family business in Somerset, MA. We source local ingredients from local food producers and vendors such as Guaranteed Fresh Produce in Hyannis and Thomsen Foodservice in East Providence. We also use small batch producers of wines and liquors such as Clambake Ripe Life Wines, Defiant Whisky, and Pacific Rum Bull Run Distillery.

We hope you enjoy your next dining experience at The Bass, as well as the view. Thank you for helping support our small family business, and small family businesses everywhere.

We love the BB Grille. Great food & great people; Matt & staff, you’re all the best.

~ Carolyn M.

I really enjoyed their dishes. I always get awesome customer service here. The place is clean and the workers are always super friendly. Will come back again.

~ Alec B.

....it’s just my go to place in a beautiful town with awesome locals!! I love it and the food and sunsets are spectacular.

~ Grant B.

This is a hidden gem. The staff is wonderful, the food yummy and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Matt, the owner, takes the time to make his guests feel warm and welcome.  This is a place that I will be sure come back to again.

~ Carole S.

As a new england guy, they have some of the best chowder and clam cakes I’ve had. Been there a bunch and have tried so much. All good!

~ John M.

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