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Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

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4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
386-761-4831
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The prettiest view and great service

My friends and I ate here a few nights ago and we were very impressed by the one man band playing.. Jimmy Z is his name and wow is he great! The view was gorgeous and the server was great. I ordered my chicken blackened and it was very juicy and full of flavor.. My only complaint would be was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Megokay07
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Waterloo
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere and good service but prices were about 25 to 30 % higher then on tripadvisor. Food was average at best.

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Waterloo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friends and I ate here a few nights ago and we were very impressed by the one man band playing.. Jimmy Z is his name and wow is he great! The view was gorgeous and the server was great. I ordered my chicken blackened and it was very juicy and full of flavor.. My only complaint would be was... More 

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Fairborn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here after visiting the lighthouse. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the breeze and view of the inlet. They were short a menu when we were seated and after waiting longer than it should have taken to get a menu, one of my companions got up and got the menu herself. The service seemed generally slow... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is to die for. The very best seafood a person could ask for. The entertainment is awesome on the patio. The views are the best there is. The food and we all tried something different, was the very best ever. Good cold beer and a bunch of fun. You have got to try this place. We all loved... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited on a Monday night and sat in the bar/deck area. Our waitress was great & very efficient! Live music was playing and everyone had a great time! We even saw dolphins in the river! I've been traveling to DB/PI for over 20 years and this is the first time I remember coming to Down the Hatch (although my... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Daytona area. The people that I travel with every year prefer Inlet Harbor, but I think I'd rather go to Down the Hatch. A little cheaper, usually not quite the wait, and the food is equal (if not slightly better).

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have driven by here before but never stopped in. We were out on our boat and decided to give them a try and glad we did. First the service was excellent, I was impressed with the extra effort the staff went through to make our lunch pleasurable. My wife has some food allergies and the waitress unsolicited went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Atmosphere is great, we sat outside beside the water and watched the sunset and listened to live music. food is delicious, service was slow because they had 3 parties of over 20 guests each but they compensated the check. The red snapper was a tasty meal.

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

DO come to Down The Hatch for nice views from the outside deck of the Halifax River/Ponce Inlet/InterCoastal Watterway, especially at sunset. Do come to Down The Hatch for good basic seafood as well as some creative menu specials. The service was adequate. However, there is no hostess so just wander on in and find a table to sit at.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I thought we would try it. What a mistake. The Cole slaw was bitter. The scallops we tasteless and the butterfly shrimp were like they came out of a box. The view of the inlet was great. The food, so so....very expensive for what they serve. I have eaten better seafood at red lobster. If you like the bar scene,... More 

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Additional Information about Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

Address: 4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
Phone Number: 386-761-4831
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ponce Inlet
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ponce Inlet
  • Phone Number: 386-761-4831

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?