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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
Charlotte, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I ate here last night upon the recommendation of someone who lives in the area. Fantastic meal. Wife had the coconut shrimp and I had the Mahi. Both dishes were excellent. It is a bit of a drive from Daytona Beach but well worth it. Definitely will return next time we are in the area.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The place has very nice views of Ponce Inlet and an equally nautical ambiance inside. They have a full bar and the seating was comfortable. We started with salads of freshly mixed greens and vegetables with various dressings. I had a house variety raspberry vinegarette made with yogurt. Excellent choice. Our party ordered several dishes cooked various ways and everything... More 

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Brooks, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We went at end of October and it was a beautiful day and quite busy. That said, they had lots of hardworking staff looking after the customers. The food was fantastic, there was live music, a great singer with guitar. We loved it!

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have been coming to Down the Hatch for almost 20 years and usually plan a stop here whenever my family and I vacation in Ponce Inlet. I think that the food is pretty good and I like the menu and the atmosphere. The only thing I have noticed is that the service seems to have slipped the past couple... More 

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Hernando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent Waterfront View looking west over Ponce Inlet! Great selection of Draft Beer and Cold! Thats all the Positives I can come up with! My wife had the peel and eat shrimp over cooked and tough to swallow but she was hungry. My Fried Hatch Platter over cooked also! fish was a thin flat fish flounder or turbo so dry... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Food is average but it is a good place to sit and enjoy being on the water. Had some drinks and seafood on the deck. We had a good time. Some in my party seemed to complain about the food and the service. The service was indeed slow, the food seemed to be hit or miss. Don't order the shrimp... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

One of the staff members at the hotel recommended this restaurant. He said if visiting daytona this was a must. Very happy that we took his word. We sat outside and had a great view of the inlet (there is a boat dock too). The band was really good, the food was very good (fish was fresh) and our waiter... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went with friends..wish we had never gone there. Service was awful. Wrong drinks, poor food quality. The only thing good was the scenery. Won't ever go again

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Was wonderfully surprised at staff,service and quality of food and especially the price. professional and courteous servers were par excellence. the view, sunset and superb cuisine made for a wonderful evening.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. I had the prime rib. It was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. My husband ordered the king crab legs and loved them. He hesitated a bit on the price but they were well worth it. The view from our seats over the water was beautiful. Throughout dinner we watched fish jumping all about.... 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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