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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
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fried shrimp was rubbery and did not taste right. Maybe the grease was old. Basically, as other reviewers have said, the food is not worth the price. Wish I would have looked on here before we stopped in.

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New Albany, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

First time here in approx 25 years...last time the cook quit as we walked in...waitress was frustrated and trying to please the customers and dumped 15 glasses of water down the back of a customer...I was in tears on the floor laughing. Today no similar floor show...but food was good.....not great...service was good and the place hasn't changed much. Not... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

this place is like home to us, always look forward to seeing all our friends there and listening to music...........great prime rib!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Riverside, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
307 helpful votes 307 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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