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Down the Hatch

49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
+1 386-761-4831
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“trigger fish” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the Halifax River. Smoked seafood dip is yum. Staff is always attentive. Laid back atmosphere. Tucked back on a side street near the Ponce Inlet lighthouse.

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Glad to see this place come back from hurricane Matthew. It's definitely an area staple. Been going here since the 80s.

Thank tno1979
Reviewed 9 March 2018

View very nice, and, very good waitress but food not as good as last time. Fried oysters heavy with batter, conch fritters over fried, shrimp boat heavy with cheese. The best part of the meal was the she crab soup. That was good. Waitress lots...More

Thank Marty C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Great atmosphere. Food was average. Service excellent. Reasonable prices. You should definitely check this place out.

Thank mbratton745862
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have tried several dishes there all were great. They offer oysters on the half shell, many shrimp dishes, many fish offerings. All we have tried were wonderful.

Thank rickray65
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were boating and pulled up to have a drink and lunch. We were beyond impressed with the quality of the food, the cleanliness of the place, the great service, and the view to match.

1  Thank pppeterNewHope
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Recently opened after a major remodeling following the last hurricane. Stopped in with close friends after a cruise on the river. The dining area is spacious and open with large windows overlooking the docks and river. Quickly seated and presented with menus. Service was cordial...More

Thank Tanon1
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty darn good. That's why I gave them an average. Food was actually above average the main problem is service. You will never see your server after you order and we eventually got our food cause the owner or manager came around doing...More

Thank Rafael T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Can't say we loved it. Tasted like re-heated pre-packaged food. Bagged lettuce with a piece of tomato for a salad. Scampi was flavorless and shrimp was over cooked. The menu reads great but food is lack-luster and over priced. Service was good.

Thank Christy N
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Hurricane Matthew ended up being a good thing for Down The Hatch. I have visited this restaurant for 22 years and while the food was always good the restaurant needed updated. The new remodel is very nice. They are still working on outside dining/bar area...More

Thank Rhoadeoii211
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29 May 2017|
Response from abby217 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I hope so. Hurricane Matthew did a number down there. Won't be back until October. I will be checking. Call the Pone Inlet lighthouse and see if they know or have a number for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Smyrna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 386-761-4831
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