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Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

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4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Guilford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent seafood restaurant. This is the 2nd year in a row we have gone back here when on vacation. It is a must. There is seating outside overlooking the water and the boats that are docked there. The view is great, and the service is impressive. Ryan was our server and he went out of his way... More 

Thank Rene4818
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a great seafood place and we definitely found it at Down the Hatch. The staff and the food were excellent. I would definitely recommend the smoked Gouda salmon and the house salad were amazing.

Thank Jbuggman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must do when you are in town, Great Views, Live bands are fun and Food is decent, Staff is attentive & makes everyone feel like a local. the marina is super cool for photo ops and just an all around great place to hang out , inside dining also is good with great views.

Thank PDMRacing
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here overlooking the water after taking the harbor cruise. Great seafood and service was good. Relaxing views of the boats docking just outside. Island feel.

Thank Lisa W
Daytona Beach
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip here. The hostess and the waitress were both very good and accommodating. However, the food was bland and over priced. A mahi sandwich with potato chips is $15? No extras. The fish dip, which is usually good, was too mayonaisey. Very little spice and not much fish. The cocktail sauce had a bleach like taste... More 

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Robinson, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went rather late on a Friday night. There was live music outside on the deck. We ate outside on the deck to enjoy the view. The music was good, the food was great, our waiter was very friendly. And to make it all even better - a dolphin decided to visit the boat slip area next to our table!

Thank 4471
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family, 7 of us, we all loved it. On the water, very friendly staff. 3 of us had the trigger fish. It was great. The fried shrimp was good and large size. 2 other's had fish that was a little spicy, they loved it as well. It's our new favorite in Ponce ! Will be going every... More 

Thank sheree g
Campton Hills, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here with our 5yo and 9yo after climbing the Ponce lighthouse. We were starving and wanted a fresh seafood lunch. We were not disappointed. My husband had the catch of the day blackened sandwich. Said it was produced best sandwich he had ever had. 5yo had kids fish and chips which was also catch of the day.... More 

Thank Stacy M
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday afternoon. Great covered outdoor seating right on the water. Live music great food and cold drinks. Had the peel and eat shrimp and teriyaki wings.

Thank SandyBerges
Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner last Sunday here with my husband and his mother. We ordered trigger fish, french fries, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, and large shrimp. As an appetizer we ordered the grouper drip which came with crackers. We sat at a table that was on the window side of the inter coastal. Service was attentive, and very prompt to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?