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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
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  • 71
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  • 49
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and a view to match.

Apart from being ignored for the first 10mins because I didn't own a boat. The chap that did served me made up for it. Had the Trigger St John and it was a very good suggestion. The view was amazing and having the sunset was great background for a great meal. Didn't get chance to to try the Key... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bing0Ben
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Apart from being ignored for the first 10mins because I didn't own a boat. The chap that did served me made up for it. Had the Trigger St John and it was a very good suggestion. The view was amazing and having the sunset was great background for a great meal. Didn't get chance to to try the Key Lime... More 

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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We as two couple decided to have a late lunch/early dinner at Down the Hatch. Two of had the "Fish and Chips" while the others had the mussels/fish chowder and seafood pasta dish. While the seafood chowder was good, it was served cold, the mussels we so/so. The seafood pasta was very good. Our fish & chips looked like something... More 

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Thank Ti_RVER
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good but come on I can get drunk and straight before I get my bill I don't get it but really high prices so watch out it adds up fast now we remember why we don't go here.. When there is better around and cheaper.

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Thank John M
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner, food was great, service was excellent price very reasonable. The most memorable part of the evening was enjoying the gorgeous sunset. Will return

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Thank Abert S
Opelika, Alabama
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is good, reasonably priced. What makes the place are the people and the atmosphere. You sit overlooking the inlet and watch boats coming and going. It is a comfortable relaxing place and the people who work there are fantastic.

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Thank Smecom
Schaghticoke, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went for lunch. He had the she crab soup. He said it was excellent. I ordered a prime rib sandwich with a cheese sauce. Sounded great. However, I am convinced, I received bechemel before the cheese was added. Just plain nasty. It is a shame, they have a great location, right on the Halifax river, where... More 

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Thank cheryl12154
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got king crab legs two people with me got Steak and lobster one other person got shrimp every single one of us was extremely pleased with our food before we had dinner we had a fish dip that we all thought sounded interesting but turned out to be very good. The server was absolutely wonderful I wish I could... More 

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Thank Anastasia B
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch on the deck. The food was good not great. The view was excellent. Service was good. And there was live music!

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Thank WillySpr
Brooksville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was Unremarkable. We asked for bread and there is a $2 charge, but you may have crackers for free with your seafood pasta and fried shrimp.

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Thank Pooger22
Ponce Inlet, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently purchased a house in Ponce Inlet and Down the Hatch has quickly become our favorite local place to dine! The food is always excellent and we have met some of the most wonderful local staff including Eric, a server who not only provided excellent service but also offered to teach us the ropes of local fishing! Every meal... More 

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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: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?