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Down the Hatch

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Bar, Seafood, Pub
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49 Cunningham Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168-5905
+1 386-761-4831
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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271 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Bridget W
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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246 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Greater Cincinnati
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Food is typical bar and grill fare. The Halifax river view and sunset make it the best place to have dinner.

Thank RLW86
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

My daughter lived nearby and brought us here. Loved the waterfront atmosphere and we watched dolphins and boats while eating a good meal. Friendly staff. Fun!

Thank heronvt

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?