Located in Ponce Inlet — Take Atlantic (A1A) south to just near the Lighthouse, cut west Peninsula Drive. Follow the signs to “Down the Hatch” a great little bar & grill that is a waterside restaurant. My favorite places are where you can sit when the sun is shining and you can watch the water life and drink a beer —
this is near the top of my list of Best Waterside Places in Daytona —
They actually bring the catch in here —
This place has been around for a long time and s also a local favorite.
Open early — and that is when I get there — early to start snapping. You would be surprized at the dirty looks I get while roaming and snapping photos, so I get to some places early to avoid the stares…although some people think that I am a food critic at first galnce — GO FIGURE !!
Lots of tables, a corner for a band – a view of the water and great food make this a must stop at for your next trip !!
I like to imagine the day that we will boat around the area and pull up to dock and have lunch and a beer…but by the time we can afford that my bikini days will be long gone….
Can you imagine just cruising around all day — It almost makes me want to rent a boat for my next vacation !!
This is also where the Old Casino Boat Launch was … before when there was a casino boat out of Daytona Beach
Ahh… Lunch !! Best hottest spicy Buffalo Schwimps ever !!
This is my recommendation at Down the Hatch — Spicy & Sweet
This Spinach – Mango Salad with the Orange Marmelade dressing is the best !!
I could eat this everyday !!!
Fred Haynes says
I really enjoyed your review of Down the Hatch. We haven’t eaten there in years but I think we will try it when we are down this year.
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Jim Ray Posted on Bought my white face Daytona this year when I walked into a Rolex deaelr and they informed they just received one and it was in the safe until they started calling their waiting list. I walked out with it. My Grail watch. But I have to say I’m more taken by my previously owned Tudor chronograph that has the same white face but has a date. The two watches are identical except for the date.