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“meal with friends”

Halfway Inn (Restaurant)
Ranked #14 of 659 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Thai, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The new 'Halfway Inn' is in the grounds of The Hill Resort, Patong, which is 400 metres past Simon Cabaret on the left hand side of the road heading South towards Karon, directly opposite PS Hill Resort. The indoor covered restaurant has a very traditional Thai theme with 10 individual 6 seater salas (bamboo huts) for 60 diners, 12 standard tables providing seating for 48 customers, and a central 'Bamboo Bar' with stools for around 20 punters. There is also a large sports bar area with 2 pool tables, 2 large screen TV's, a 2 metre wide projector screen and enough space for a 5 piece live band. Outside there are a further 3 salas with seating for 18 customers and what will be a covered BBQ sala. There is spacious off-road parking for up to 4 cars (or minibuses) and 30 motorbikes and easy access North (towards Phuket Town and Kamala) or South (towards Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai).
Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal on our first night and was made to feel very welcome. Invited back for a free BBQ night were we got to meet other satisfied travelers and locals playing killer pool had such a fun night, thanks Nan and Dave. We will be back. :-)

Thank Mark V
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I am a frequent traveller throughout Asia and as I was staying local I thought I would call in to see how good this place was.
I have to say that it excels in every way. It's hard to pin point what the Halfway Inn really is as it has a great bar, amazing Cookery Classes, games nights and great western/Thai food. It's a place that keeps on giving. As well as other holiday makers the Halfway Inn is frequented by a handful of ex pats who can offer some great ideas for your holiday and prepare you for some of the pitfalls.
The staff are friendly and make everyone feel at home from the moment the walk through the door.
Keep it up team you are fantastic!

Thank Tipsytrips_77
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

My partner and I are two of the most shy and cautious people you could ever meet, yet the moment we walked in here we were so immediately and warmly welcomed by Dave, Nan and all the staff that we couldn't help but open up to the hospitality. We were most definitely not disappointed. Dave was very quick to introduce himself and let us know what the bar/restaurant was all about, and after numerous visits we were thrilled to see that he wasn't just talk.
Unlike most places in Patong, there's no bulls**t here. What Dave and Nan promise they deliver in aplomb, even far exceeding reasonable expectations. On only our second, and every subsequent, visit all the staff warmly welcomed us back by name and made us feel missed. Not only that, but they also remembered our preferred drinks from our previous visit.

The drinks are fantastic and very well priced, the food is incredibly cheap and wonderful (Nan's traditional Thai cooking is nothing short of spectacular, and she's only too happy to cook to your own personal taste), and the free BBQ three times a week is exactly that. Free, with no catches.

Long story short, if you're in Patong then you simply MUST visit the Halfway Inn. You'll find it impossible to not go back again, repeatedly.

Thank you Dave and Nan, we enjoyed every second of our time with your wonderful family and staff, you truly made our Phuket holiday memorable. Whenever we go back to Patong Beach, the Halfway Inn will absolutely be our first visit.

Many thanks again,

Andrew and Kristy.

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Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

I met Dave and nan last year, quite by chance we walked past their place. Now it is my thai food place of choice in patong. Why bother going to the tourist traps when here you have a good honest couple who cook and entertain you to the max

Nan makes the BEST thai food, its not a fancy place but her food is so good i have taken to trying to copy what she puts in her curries. Dave puts on free BBQ's, good food tastings, fun nights and generally goes above and beyond to keep people happy.

I just left Patong after a week and we ate there 3 nights out of 6... and i dont return if its not good

Try nans green curry and yum... Dont be put off by the fact that its a expat small cafe/bar. Eat here and you wont be dissapointed

The only down side is Dave supports the worst football team known to mankind, but for food this good you can put up with a Man Utd fan

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Thank goonerash13
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Travelling with a mate, we stayed at the resort directly opposite the Halfway Inn, and unfortunately it was only halfway into our 16 day trip that we tried this great spot - and after which we were back there every day! With 5 TVs showing different sports you are sure to be able to watch what you want, and owner Dave and Manager Joy are more than happy to make sure you get to see the game you are interested in. But the best is yet to come - amazing food (thanks to the lovely Nan), ice cold beer, and lovely staff that are ever so willing to make sure your stay is enjoyable by having a chat, playing pool or table tennis, or even a dance after a few beers have been had.

There is definitely more to the Halfway Inn than meets the eye, and before long you will start to feel apart of the family. On our last night in Patong, Nan made us a big plate of our favourite dish (fried crispy pork - seriously you have to try this!!!) and got us to write a message on their roof, we really didn't want to leave!

3 nights a week the Inn does a free BBQ (all you have to do is return the favour by buying a few drinks). The BBQ is delicious! It includes an assortment of meats plus several different Thai dishes in big platters - some seriously good food. Also make sure your play a game or two of killer pool which is awesome fun, or have a crack at the nail game out front against one of the fantastic and friendly bar girls.

The Halfway Inn is definitely worth paying a visit while in Patong, if you are able to find it tucked away down Soi Kepsap nestled between a few massage parlours..but don't be put off by this, you will not be disappointed.

We will definitely be back - we are having Halfway Inn withdrawals already! Thanks heaps for many fun nights Nan, Dave, Joy and staff.

See you all again soon
- Bieber & Dorson

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Thank Justin C
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