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Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
386-761-4831
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Riverside, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This a cute waterfront bar and restaurant. We stopped in for drinks and appetizers. The mixed drinks were well made but our sodas had too much seltzer and lacked syrup. The food we had was a bit overcooked for our taste. There was a small three piece band playing which added to the ambiance. The staff was very friendly and... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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278 reviews 278 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had dined here in the past and found it to be above average. We visit the Daytona area often. And after this most recent visit, we have decided that we won't be back. The prices have continued to creep upward but the quality has not kept pace. A couple of us had trouble finding something to order, never a... More

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been to Down the Hatch twice during a 6 month time period! We had the same waitress both times and our experience has always been wonderful! The food is always amazing and the view is so incredible! Where else could you go and see the dolphins, the lighthouse, and the pelicans all while you are enjoying your dinner?!

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PITTSBURGH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Spectacular location. We were visited by several pelicans and a dolphin, not too mention the sunset. Very friendly servers, the food is only average. I asked for muscles in white wine and garlic sauce, and wow, there was no mistake that it had fresh garlic...too much for my taste and I love garlic. Over salted as well. My husband always... More

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Holly, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Sightseeing off the beaten path when we found this charming spot...just when we were hungry! A rather talented 3 piece band charmed us with current hits @ just the right volume. I realize any waterfront spot is going to be a bit pricey, but for $10.99, 3 large fish tacos with mango salsa hit the spot. Brad enjoyed the fish... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Years ago we used to come here and enjoy the great seafood and the views of the intracoastal. Sometimes we even saw porpoise. So I am sad to report that they have ruined it all. The menu boasts expensive, soggy, tasteless food. The only thing they did well was the salad. It was very nice. Most entrees are in the... More

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Edgewater, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While cruising the Halifax river for a fun boating day, we docked at Down the Hatch for lunch, and, once again, it was a great dining experience! Between the four of us, there was Fish Dip, Chicken Wings, Steamed Shrimp, Fish of the Day sandwich, and Grilled Chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious, service was great, drinks were cold, and the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We meet some friends here and we had a wonderful afternoon. We sat on the water and visited. The drinks were cold and the food was hot. It was a nice place to be able to sit and visit. The seafood was good but the scenery was the best. We enjoyed watching the boats on the water. We were surprised... More

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Martin, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Me and my wife went to eat on a Friday evening around 7:30 pm and they were not busy at that time. When we arrived, we stood there waiting to be seated or told we could seat ourselves. After a long wait, I asked a busboy who was walking by and he just said sit anywhere. We sat and waited... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Laid-back outdoor and indoor setting right on the Halifax River down in Ponce Inlet, FL. The food is great with fresh seafood and non-seafood items! We always sit out on the patio over the river and can see birds, fish, as well as an occasional dolphin. I love that they keep the mood laid-back and don't go all out on... More

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