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“Water Views with Decent Food and Attentive Service”

Down The Hatch Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 65 Restaurants in Brookfield
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The only place you can eat (according to locals) on the water is Down the Hatch with its expansive outdoor seating and high decks offering a peaceful view of the lake (Candlewood Lake).

They have a couple of lower outdoor sections as well and the place appears to be very popular during the season.

I had the full lobster dinner ($19.95) and was surprised how tender and juicy it was. My wife took on the Caribbean sandwich ($8.95) which was very tasty as I stole pieces from her plate.

Service was good (although it was not a busy day) so for our part the experience was good.

Note to Management: cleaning up the unused tables and the floor on a more regular basis would enhance one's experience.

Definitely would go back there next time we're in the area!

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Thank TonyK300
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

if you like that key west atmosphere you found the right spot its the place to be seen during the summer not uncommen to see celebs that live on the lake as well as pro ball players sevice was good considering the amount of people there food was excellent and priced accordingly if you like quiet places to go out to this is not your place it was packed

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have to agree with others. The only reason this place survives is that there unfortunately isn't another venue on the lake. Mixed crowd, young later in the evening. Still only has one bathroom upstairs which leaves a lot to be desired. The waiter was pleasant enough but don't waste your money on the food. Just keep your boat stocked with whatever it is you like.

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Thank Nadasguys
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

It is what it is, I nice place to enjoy a drink and grab a casual bite to eat. went there with some friends and enjoyed it. the service was great and it is a very nice place on a sunny day. I always go early as to avoid the younger crowd.

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Thank nyc987
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place survives because it is the only game in town,,, what's worse is the owner and staff know it. It's great that you can drive your boat up, you may have to wait for a slip on the weekend. The food is absolutely terrible. I had a burger in which the bun was served with mold on it!! I did order a blue cheese burger. Takes forever to get a drink. I wish the local govt would issue a permit to give the hatch some competition. Bathrooms are not accessible , and the bar layout is not conducive to expeditious service

I've been many a time as i am a local but I leave my boat well stocked. Good to know about if you have a lady on board who needs a potty visit

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Thank gabernt
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