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“Good atmosphere, friendly staff, great food”

Halfway Inn (Restaurant)
Ranked #11 of 655 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $16
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: We are pleased to announce that, on the 2nd October 2016, we opened a second 'Halfway Inn' 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. To avoid confusion the new place is known as 'Halfway Inn - The Hill Resort' on Facebook and the old place is known as 'Halfway Inn Bar, Patong'. 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). There is also an access ramp for disabled customers at The Hill Resort reception steps (although, admittedly, it needs some improvement). Customers, old and new, will welcome the fact that we have paid attention to the few negative reviews we have received on TripAdvisor (and constructive criticism from our regulars). There is now much more space between different dining groups, excellent washroom facilities, and (optional) segregation between the restaurant and sports bar areas (in one half you can enjoy watching live sports while dining and listening to the music whereas the other area is a bit more private). There are also comfortable rooms available at The Hill Resort, which is currently being renovated, bookings can be made online or in person. Bed and Breakfast prices are reasonable, the pool and rainforest surroundings are very pleasant, with a swim up bar, jacuzzi pool and kids pool. Some of the rooms on the upper levels have views over Patong Bay. Nan is enthused by the fact that can now create her mouth-watering dishes from a very large, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, the size of our existing restaurant / bar area in Soi Kepsap. We are both excited by the opportunities this new property offers and we trust that all our customers, old and new, will enjoy their visit here.
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I just spent 6 hours at the Halfway Inn, and can honestly say, that I have not had such a good time for a long while. I sat down at one of the outdoor seats, and ordered a beer. Within two minutes, the owner (Dave) came over, introduced himself, and asked how I was doing. The following hours were spent in the company of Dave, his wife, friendly staff and a couple of his customers. It really felt like a home away from home. At one point, when I started feeling a little hungry, I asked for the menu, and the waitress that brought it to me asked what kind of food I liked, and recommended a number of dishes. I ordered a green curry soup with chicken, and a side order of rice. It was a large dish, tasted excellent, and cost no more than 140 Baht, all in.
Thank you very much for an enjoyable afternoon. I will be back soon!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

I like this place, worth to give a try!
Very fun and Thai food is delicious, but service is so so, if you just want to try during your holidays once. Go ahead

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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2014

Dear Anna Z

thank you for your review. I see from your profile that you live in Phuket so I'm sure you understand that service can be a bit slow sometimes especially when the restaurant is busy on a free BBQ night or when there are live sports on.

hope to see you again soon

Dave

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Took us a hard time to find this restaurant/bar in Patong Beach but it was all worth it! The staff were friendly and welcoming. The decor was homey and comfortable. We were recommended to this restaurant by a Chinese travel book of Phuket. The owners were overjoyed to find out that they had been listed on the book! We had a great time there and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking to have a great time and great food in Patong Beach!

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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Many new customers who find us on TripAdvisor are from Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and China. We don't know who they are or what they do, but clearly we had a visit by a Chinese Travel Guide writer who decided that we warranted a 2 page spread in the 2014 - 2015 edition, putting us right up there with Sam's Steakhouse, the best restaurant in Patong (currently Number 1 as I write).

Nan and I were over the moon to hear this news. She and her staff work really hard to make the Halfway Inn a pleasant place to visit, and it's a real compliment to see that we are being recognized internationally.

thanks again for your review, it was especially nice of you to give us your copy of the Chinese travel guide at the end of your visit.

Dave Wilson
Owner
Halfway Inn Co. Ltd

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We just happened upon this restaurant and I can't say enough about it. The food, the owners, the regulars that hang out there... it was a great experience in every way. This is one of those hole in the wall small places that you happen to luck out finding and I'm so glad we did! This is a small place but they make sure you have a seat and our comfortable and well taken care of.

The owners Dave and Nan are wonderful. Nan is the amazing cook and the first night we stumbled upon it she came out to take our order. Then we were told to come back for free BBQ (just buy a couple of drinks) and you eat for free. We made the trip back into Patong just to go back there to eat, drink and hang out with some wonderful people. When we left we got hugs and to be honest we didn't want to leave. We felt like part of the family. If we had more time we would have went back again. HIGHLY recommend!!!

Heather & Diane ~ USA

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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

hey Heather

thanks for taking the time to write a review, it really is appreciated!

It was lovely to meet you and Diane.

take care

Dave and Nan (and all the team)

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Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Came there on our trip to Patong, lead by good reviews at Tripadvisor. It is worth the walk.
Sat on the outside, smoking area, share tables with 3 other couples. Yet finally we found ourselves in a good conversation, beer tastes even better after that.

It was a bbq free night, in terms u only need to buy drinks. They dont put higher price for the drink. Bbq was good, worth the hunger and walk to find the place.

Dave, the owner come to our table to say hi. It is a quite rare thing we found in thai.

310 baht for 1 tiger beer, 1 heinneken, and 1 tomyum soup. Bbq is again, free.

Thanks Dave

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