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Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant

4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
+1 386-761-4831
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Down the hatch has a beautiful view, remodelded interior, outside deck and courteous servers. The menue is somewhat limited, a bit on the high $ side and after initially being a great place to eat has gone downhill somewhat with smaller portions and less attention...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dwight S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must try this restaurant. It's down in a marina district near the lighthouse in Ponce Inlet. As you walk thru the restaurant, you'll notice how clean it is, no funky fishy smell. The bar / lounge area is beautifully done and well and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MadBeachMel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was at the pier where Dolphin/Manatee Cruise Boat docked. Was starved when we returned from the cruise and gave Down the Hatch a try. Ordered a Low Country Boil specialty entree to share with the She Crab Soup as a starter. The soup was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cil F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is off the beaten path but worth a try if your in this area. Fresh seafood I had the fish of the day mahi mahi blackened which was excellent, fried shrimp also very good lightly battered.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Texans4ever2469
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Down the Hatch never disappoints. The service was quite good on this visit. The food was great. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paula G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was horrible! Find another place. Child played in noodles because they were tooo chewy to eat. Asked for a fruit cup and was served fruit cocktail.. mashed potatoes were cold and hard. Coconut shrimp taste like they were frozen. Nothing special like you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank terri a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of seafood. On the water with sunset views. Fast service. Bacon wrapped scallops were great. Very quiet midweek in November. Saw dolphins swim by.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beth H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The sun was just coming in to set over the intercoastal waterway! We were looking for the old Ponce Inlet Harbor Restaurant and couldn’t find it. I stopped at Down the Hatch to get directions and Katelyn explained the hurricane took out my old favorite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Terry H
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Celebrated a family member's birthday and our original waiter came to us right away to get our drinks, and delivered them. A large 10 top table was also placed in his section, and it took his attention away from us altogether. A word to the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LaurelJ317
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have been going to this restaurant for years. The food is great, atmosphere is great. The service has always been great

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Hatchlife
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19 September 2017|
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Response from BryanBiery | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, but if the music started at 5:00, perhaps the Happy Hour too?
Bonnie K
17 July 2017|
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Response from LJosonwisco | Property representative |
WE have live music in the inside bar area on the weekends , see website for more information. We have Happy hour Monday thru Friday . Check our website
Robert E
14 August 2016|
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Response from wonderingpartners | Reviewed this property |
They have a web site, where I'm sure their menus are posted.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: 4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ponce Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 386-761-4831
  • E-mail
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