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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 19
    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
The sunset over the Intercoastal.

Great outdoor area right on the Halifax River. The food is just average. We did have good service, but we had a friend who is handicapped and when she parked in the handicapped parking place, she was told rudely to move it because that space is reserved for bikes. Come on. She should have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Rob S
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Daytona Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great outdoor area right on the Halifax River. The food is just average. We did have good service, but we had a friend who is handicapped and when she parked in the handicapped parking place, she was told rudely to move it because that space is reserved for bikes. Come on. She should have reported that crap. They'll never go... More 

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We dined indoors right near a large window overlooking Ponce Inlet. During dinner we could watch boats returning from a day's fishing and also dolphins frolicking in the bay. Friends said there are often manatees but we didn't see any that night. There is also a large outdoor dining area and it was rocking with a lively crowd. Dinner was... More 

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Calhoun, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Decided to try this restaurant after a friends recommendation. Was not thrilled after reading some of the online reviews. Arrived at the restaurant and was seated. Restaurant was not overly crowded and expected good service. Waited for over 15 minutes and no attempt was made to get drink orders. Observed as over 3 other guest groups were served and given... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Me, My dad, my best friend and my Grammy award winning drummer friend and his wife had a spectacular time at this establishment. It was our first visit and it won't be our last. The view of the water is fantastic as was the food. Hospitality at it's best. Both the Manager and General manager visited with us and all... More 

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Fredonia, New York
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212 restaurant reviews
766 helpful votes 766 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Tried again on last trip but times have changed. Were a little disappointed at the decline. Seafood used to be so great here years ago. Not terrible, just not what we expected. Catch a good night if you do try. Maybe it was a bad night. Hard to guess when you shouldn't have to. Off-season may have been the reason.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had 4pm reservations, Mother's Day, party of 7. Arriving at 3pm to enjoy the deck, music and the intracoastal, we were not disappointed. " Then to Now, R&B Funk Band" was playing, dancing riverfront was delightful! I loved the tenor saxophone! The many boats on parade were entertaining. Inside, we were seated by large picture Windows, dolphins jumped while... More 

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MERRITT ISLAND
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have to admit, the outside deck was packed. But the music was so loud it would not have been enjoyable to have a nice lunch out there. So we went inside to eat. There are windows everywhere so there was a nice river view. There were only 3 other tables taken in the restaurant. The hostess sat us right... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wow. This restaurant definitely did not live up to the hype. We were truly looking forward to trying their conch fritters after all we had read, but when it took, without exaggeration, 10 minutes to get the bartender's attention long enough to pour me a beer and get my wife a cup of coffee, we decided it would be a... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stooped to have lunch after we had paddleboarded. Nate our guide had recommended the Trigger fish and we were not disappointed. It was excellent and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck. Would highly recommend

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Fargo, North Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We ate here after a referral from the hotel where we were staying. I wouldn't say it was anything over the top significant but it was ok. The food was good and the atmosphere was average. I'd eat here again but it wouldn't be an absolute must have.

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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?