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Love the staff! Food is great ! It's the only restaurant on Candlewood Lake and you get such a wonderful view of the lake from most of the seats there. Highly recommend.

David M.

Enjoyed a lovely seafood salad lunch with my daughter and grandson. Nothing says summer more than lunch at The Hatch!

Mary H.

Great spot even for kids. Food out fast and good as well and we just sat in the bar section so we had plenty of time for drinks and to relax (kids were behaved as well). Then we fed the ducks to top it off.

Rich N.

Lovely setting, good food and friendly service!

John K.

Great place to eat and drink on the water - beautiful lake view whether you sit in the sun, on the deck, or completely under cover. Great burgers, seafood sandwiches - drinks and an extensive beer menu. Live music by the waterfront on the weekends can't be beat. Every waitress friendly, attentive, and completely knowledgeable about the menu. I will happily return to this establishment.

Marty W.

Great hang out with friends and family.

Rob M.

Amazing place...
Great food, cold beer and very friendly and quick staff.... People you come there are my kind of people... Can't wait to try the night life there..I will be back.

Kathy P.

Whatever I could have say would be extremely opinionated! Heck, I grew up here! However, it suffices to note that I've been coming back to the spot for longer than I would care to admit! Come by car or by boat, you are guaranteed a good time. It's like coming home!

Vic K.

If you get the chance you have to go down to the hatch great place to hang out watch the boats come in and out music great people great food. I will definitely make it a monthly trip or more. If you're out on a ride this is the place to be. Service was great staff is excellent.

John O.

Down the Hatch is a family favorite for us. It marks the beginning and end of summer and offers good food and casual outdoor dining on the shore of beautiful Candlewood Lake.

Sandy G.

Great place for lunch - it was fun docking the boat and walking up to the restaurant for lunch with my family. The food was delicious!

Bob P.

Excellent food, friendly staff, great place to view the lake.

Joe G.

The meals and service were beyond my expectations. We absolutely loved the environment of this place. Amazing place to take the family out for dinner.

Angel H.

Been coming here since the 80s when I was a kid with my family, and it just keeps getting better every year. The staff is super friendly, and the food fron the apps to the special dinners are always tasty! Now that I have a boat myself, coming here is an adventure and pretty cool to pull up with. Krista and the bartenders are always on point and take care of everyone I've ever brought there. Best view on Candlewood! Thank you for another phenomenal season, see you next year!

Adam D.

Great food at a very good price. Very good waitress service. Brilliant views of the lake. This is a very well run restaurant.

Kevin B.

Classic candlewood lake lunch. Burgers are better than ever

Bob B.

Amazing view. Good food.

Anthony A.

I left Danbury 36 years ago and I always visit the Hatch when I am in town. Great place to gather with friends and family.

Christopher W.

a year ago
This place is a lot of fun - I boated here with some friends after work. It was very busy and it seems like it is the happening place to go around the lake on weekends. I got a tuna sandwich with fries for dinner and it was very yummy. It was cooked perfectly and I would definitely eat it again. The bar kind of reminded me of something I would find in the middle of New York State - more country-ish casual vibe.

Emily O.

Down the Hatch is where you go to have good summertime food! From burgers for the kids to steamed lobsters for the adults you will not be disappointed. We just recently moved to the area and Down the Hatch has become our Saturday lunch spot after running our morning errands. Sadly I think they close during the Winter months, and that's okay, Connecticut Winters as we learned can be brutal, but then on the bright side (really bright) we have the Summer to look forward to and the reopening of our new favorite place! Insofar as the staff is concerned, they could not be more lovely and courteous. The view made the experience extra special!

Deborah L.