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Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

4894 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
+1 386-761-4831
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“trigger fish” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (86 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4894 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A favorite of our family every summer in Florida. Right on the water. Worth the wait. Had Rod as our server this time and he was EXCELLENT!!!! Great food!!!!! Husband had Wahoo, another had Trigger fish, another had crab legs, some of us had grilled...More

1  Thank andila7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here without expectations and I can say that I was surprisingly happy with the experience. The food was actually very good, the staff was very happy and attentive to our request and needs. The view was great, we sat inside for lunch on...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great. View is great. Unfortunately they are recovering from a hurricane and are not quite up to full speed. Don't have any outdoor seating yet or specialty drinks. Still worth the visit because the food is great.

Thank Tadouglas1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though the horrible storm they encountered last October kept them closed for awhile, they are now back in business. The outside eating area is still under reconstruction but eating inside is under full swing. I had oysters and shrimp and I loved them both. Great...More

Thank Cheryl Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was one of our favorites overlooking the river / bay just south of Daytona Beach. Shutdown for months since the Hurricane in November, the restaurant has been undergoing massive reconstruction. The sea food, crab legs and fish and other delicacies, are still fantastic...More

Thank Larry K. B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch. The food was good, not great (though the she-crab soup was delicious) The restaurant itself however, is quite nice. They rebuilt after being closed for many months due to hurricane damage. The decor inside is clean and bright and the remodeled...More

Thank DarrenHumphrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is really good. We tried it for the first time this past trip and will definitely be back. The staff is amazing too.

Thank Utjk2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family always makes a point to come and visit this restaurant when we are in the area. The food, service and ambiance are always stellar. The seafood dip is amazing!

Thank Anne Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit, since they reopened. Our server, Colby was excellent, very attentive. They haven't completed all the exterior renovations, but the interior was updated and finished nicely. My wife got the fish sandwich, which was delicious. We hope to return soon.

Thank CCO522
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very happy that this restaurant re-opened. I have been coming here for 23 years and can't count how many times I've dined here. The location is wonderful and you can't get much closer to the water. The service was good and so was...More

1  Thank Kenneth R
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Bonnie K
18 July 2017|
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Response from Larry K. B | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour is on as before. Music isn't happening because they haven't finished rebuilding the outside deck yet. However, the docks are operational for boaters wanting to stop by for a meal. They are making real progress... More
Robert E
15 August 2016|
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Response from VickyandDanny | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I don't know what dinner entras area.
5 August 2016|
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Response from wsmithhd | Reviewed this property |
No lunch menu I'm aware of just early bird specials
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4894 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ponce Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 386-761-4831
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