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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“trigger fish” (52 reviews)
“seafood” (93 reviews)
“house salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4884 Front St, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7219
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1 - 10 of 783 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Pretty spot, lovely view overlooking the water watching the Dolphins and Pelicans. The restaurant itself is very roomy and “wharfy”... First of all - no bread basket. I ordered the shrimp basket ($14.95) - if memory serves me correctly that was the price. Small basket...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fast service! Excellent food! Welcoming atmosphere! Josh our server was phenomenal! Will definitely go back! Loved Portobello mushroom app!

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cloudy day so we went to Ponca Inlet lighthouse and museum and wanted to stay close for lunch. Our hotel concierge had given us a coupon for a free fish dip appetizer so we took a chance. The dip is excellent, large serving for two...More

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live in Ponce Inlet and have eaten here several times since they reopened after hurricane damage. It has a great atmosphere, beautiful views and terrific seafood. We especially like the bacon wrapped, pineapple stuffed grilled shrimp on skewers. Absolutely delicious!! The...More

1  Thank Catlynclark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Down the Hatch is a restaurant my family tries to go at least once when we are in Ponce Inlet. We felt fortunate that the restaurant had opened shortly before our vacation in July 2017. While the dining room is more pleasant than before they...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted fish. Waterfront. Good reviews. What could go wrong!? When the fish of the day comes with perfectly aligned grill marks it probably came from the SS Sysco. OK, but not great. Strawberry Vinegarette salad dressing fail.More

Thank James M
LJosonwisco, Owner at Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

James, We have a grill in our kitchen and all our fish is cooked in house we have very experienced cooks hence the perfect aligned grill marks. We would like you come to come back and we will give you a tour of kitchen. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located under a bridge on the water. Great location and views. Food was average, fried shrimp was overcooked and not very meaty. Appetizers we tried were ok but small portions for the price. There fresh fish specials was good, had mine blackened.

Thank Jimmy J
LJosonwisco, Owner at Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jimmy J. Down The Hatch is NOT located under a bridge. We are located at 4894 Front Street in Ponce Inlet. I believe you may have been at Deck Down Under.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Were vacationing and went to dinner on a weeknight. The staff was friendly and attentive. We ordered our meals and were served promptly. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals very much. Two ordered shrimp scampi, one black and blue tuna...More

Thank SusieQ5753
LJosonwisco, Owner at Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review and your patronage , its been a tough year with two hurricanes and we are so thankful for returning customers!

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had an amazing experience here. The food and service were superb. Their oysters are some of the best we've had. All their seafood dishes were delicious. Our toddler loved their pasta dish. The vegetarian in our group said the salads were pretty good.

Thank Rosebush20
LJosonwisco, Owner at Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you , so glad to have you be our guest

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Although I live in the area, I hadn't been here in years, but met some out of town friends for dinner here. The atmosphere was nice, and we all enjoyed our food. I had fish and chips, which was about the best I've ever had...More

Thank kimelizabeth1
LJosonwisco, Owner at Down the Hatch Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! look forward to you coming back!

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Questions & Answers
19 September 2017|
Response from Cheryl Z | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't answer that. You could call the restaurant to ask.
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 VickyandDanny | 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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