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Down the Hatch

49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
+1 386-761-4831
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“trigger fish” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Ponce Inlet. It had been closed because of extensive hurricane damage which required remodeling. They did an excellent job of updating the restaurant, bar and restrooms. Our server, Pat, was attentive, helpful and cheerful. My wife ordered...More

Thank Herb S
Reviewed 1 week ago

such a great atmosphere. the food is AMAZING!!! I had the crab & it was the BEST! a little pricey but worth it!

Thank michelletapley78
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Heard its closed due to Hurricane Matthew Hope it reopens Soon! Love the Smoked fish dip for crackers - app Meals are very Good

Thank tejas1011
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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
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
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
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...More

Thank RandiFayeC
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Is it reopening ever?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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