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All 7 Ponce Inlet Restaurants

Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
386-761-4831
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
Restaurant details
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
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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244 reviews 244 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
9 reviews 9 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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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great atmosphere to enjoy food, drinks, people, and watch the boats and water life pass by. You can sit indoors or by/over the water. We sat outdoors and had an excellent experience. The food was average, but I will definitely be visiting again.

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Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After touring the light house a lady at the gift shop recommend Down the Hatch. Being from the mid-west to sit outside in January on a sunny day was a treat. The view was great. We saw boats, birds, three porpious swim by (which we do not see at home!) could see Daytona in the distant. For lunch we thought... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We loved the setting and the food was terrific. The service was average. Our group of 7 adults and 1 child (3 years old) enjoyed the experience and had a couple of drinks each. We were in the Lighthouse Park area after spending the morning at the Marine Center and it was time for lunch. We happened upon this location... More 

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Edgewater, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Eating outside on the intracoastal waterway is always good, but they need to also serve outstanding food and this place misses the mark. The fish in my fish & chips dinner was too fishy tasting and the cottage style fries weren't crispy. My husband's fried shrimp were overdone and chewy. Even my margarita was not very flavorful. The waitress seemed... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. I had the homemade clam chowder and grilled shrimp. Both were fantastic. The view was spectacular overlooking the water. We even seen 2 dolphins while we were there. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a sample in the bathrooms of hand cleaner that made my hands so silky and smooth, I actually made... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were looking forward for a good fish and chips...Well the fish was old and dry ,the chips very salty, so they totally missed the point...Lots of work needed there,

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Love the area and the food is awesome! Sitting outside in December is not something we can do very often in Indianapolis. The grouper was super fresh and delicious! Can't wait to get back here!!!

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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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