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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
OMG-Try the Rock Shrimp!

Ask for Katelyn- I seriously cannot tell you I have had a better waitress- anywhere. Super nice, attentive & helpful. She recommended Rock Shrimp- which we've never had. Explained it was local, on special and tasted like little lobsters. She was right. Delicious! We also ordered grouper- got a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Gardengrl3
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ask for Katelyn- I seriously cannot tell you I have had a better waitress- anywhere. Super nice, attentive & helpful. She recommended Rock Shrimp- which we've never had. Explained it was local, on special and tasted like little lobsters. She was right. Delicious! We also ordered grouper- got a huge piece for $23. Broiled perfectly. Tried the smoked fish dip... More 

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Long Beach, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to view a sunset. Lots of out door seating. Ordered mussels. Some werenot opened and chef made me an additional small order . Server Bryan was great. Very good chowder !!

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Dallas Ga.
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

USED to be a must visit restaurant.This place is consistently bad.I don't know why they bother to keep the doors open.30 years ago it was packed and the parking lot was overflowing.The seafood was really good,but,now it is not.I will not go back.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this is a great place we always go to when staying in daytona. its just a short drive to get to and the foods great . go at sunset and sit outside on the water ,watch the boats go in and out, feed the fish, we even watched dolphins swimming last time.

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Isle of Wight, UK
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160 reviews 160 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

got here for an early lunch. was good to sit outside in the sun in february thinking of those back home. service good and friendly. food good. veggie option very limited but did offer to do a pasta dish. good fish list as may expect given location. good spot to watch the boats and birds and yes we saw a... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We came here with a group of eight. The service was good put a little slow. Some of our group said that the food didn't live up to there expectations. My wife said her shrimp was over cooked. My burger was good. The veiw was good but I don't think the food was worth the trip. I really dont think... More 

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nh
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have been here maybe four times in five or six years....the food is consistent...good, and varied, but not exciting. The service is attentive, helpful. The view over the water, with dolphins and pelicans about, is lovely, especially at sunset...it is worth going here for the latter aspects....there is outdoor seating which could be nice if it was a warm evening.....have... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There are plenty of nice restaurants in Florida. But this is the place real Floridians come to for seafood at the beach. Oysters and shrimp on the dockside patio with a cold beer is as good as it gets. Watch the boats traversing the Intercoastal as you listen to local bands playing on the deck. Inside the restaurant fresh seafood... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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252 reviews 252 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a great place for lunch you can sit outside and see all the wildlife on the intercostal Very good food and excellent service close to the lighthouse

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had lunch here and all I can say is I wanna go back already. Food was great and the service was even better. Sit outside if you can and enjoy it all. Great place and will return if I'm ever back in Daytona Beach again :) try the hatch mahi mahi sandwich !!!!

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?