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Down the Hatch

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub
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49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
+1 386-761-4831
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be great atmosphere. Now closed due to the Hurricane damage. Not sure when it will reopen. Location is great. Hope it is open next year for Bike Week. It is a favorite stop for bikers.

Thank Joe M
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to go. To our surprise it was closed tonight. I believe the hurricane in October did damage to it. So call before you venture over to it to see if they are open. Hope they are in October

Thank abby217
Ormond Beach, Florida
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This a nice bar restaurant with indoor or outdoor seating. We like the outdoor table over looking the river and the boats. Food is ok, with mostly fish. Tends to be fried but that is ok. Try it on a evening when there is music.

Thank chagresjim
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353 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Down the Hatch. The decor is interesting - it's very loud. Our server was sweet but a bit off and somewhat kooky. Loved the fresh oysters - well priced. Not a lot of vegetarian options for my hubby - his veggie pasta was pretty mundane - could have been a lean cuisine. I did like... More 

Thank RandiFayeC
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This used to be a terrific restaurant, but in the past couple of years has changed drastically. They changed their menu choices and INCREASED THE PRICES without increasing the amount of food you receive. The last two times we dined there, our food was overcooked and dry. The service used to be friendly and accurate, but no more. We will... More 

Thank docsgirl
Alliance, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Love this place, sitting out on the water, very good waiters, and excellent Smoked Fish Dip & Conch Fritters! Usually fisherman docked & cleaning their catch of the day. Visited with Friends in January & went back in March with another group of Friends who were down for Bike Week! Definetly will go back!

Thank FSchrader
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We ate here before going on our catamaran cruise. Food was good. Got to see numerous boats coming and going.

Thank ifamily2
Georgetown, Kentucky
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, beautiful views, great service, fun atmosphere. The salads were freshly made, entrees were steaming hot, drinks were ice cold. Will be back!

Thank 83bridgetw
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Had a wonderful dinner. Party of four, two had fish two meats. All were pleased. Lovely view of the intercostal. Dolphins just outside playing and eating. Good food and service. Highly recommend.

Thank MBKR1
Ontario, Canada
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255 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We went to this restaurant for an early dinner during Bike Week 2016. We managed to get a table on the deck overlooking the water and marina. Our waitress was very friendly and the meals were good. The Dolphins in the water were definitely adding to the enjoyment.

Thank Jim0693

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?