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“Excellent home cooked food and a fun family style ownership”

Halfway Inn (Restaurant)
Ranked #18 of 662 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Thai, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The new 'Halfway Inn' is in the grounds of The Hill Resort, Patong, which is 400 metres past Simon Cabaret on the left hand side of the road heading South towards Karon, directly opposite PS Hill Resort. The indoor covered restaurant has a very traditional Thai theme with 10 individual 6 seater salas (bamboo huts) for 60 diners, 12 standard tables providing seating for 48 customers, and a central 'Bamboo Bar' with stools for around 20 punters. There is also a large sports bar area with 2 pool tables, 2 large screen TV's, a 2 metre wide projector screen and enough space for a 5 piece live band. Outside there are a further 3 salas with seating for 18 customers and what will be a covered BBQ sala. There is spacious off-road parking for up to 4 cars (or minibuses) and 30 motorbikes and easy access North (towards Phuket Town and Kamala) or South (towards Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai).
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I met Dave and nan last year, quite by chance we walked past their place. Now it is my thai food place of choice in patong. Why bother going to the tourist traps when here you have a good honest couple who cook and entertain you to the max

Nan makes the BEST thai food, its not a fancy place but her food is so good i have taken to trying to copy what she puts in her curries. Dave puts on free BBQ's, good food tastings, fun nights and generally goes above and beyond to keep people happy.

I just left Patong after a week and we ate there 3 nights out of 6... and i dont return if its not good

Try nans green curry and yum... Dont be put off by the fact that its a expat small cafe/bar. Eat here and you wont be dissapointed

The only down side is Dave supports the worst football team known to mankind, but for food this good you can put up with a Man Utd fan

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Thank goonerash13
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Travelling with a mate, we stayed at the resort directly opposite the Halfway Inn, and unfortunately it was only halfway into our 16 day trip that we tried this great spot - and after which we were back there every day! With 5 TVs showing different sports you are sure to be able to watch what you want, and owner Dave and Manager Joy are more than happy to make sure you get to see the game you are interested in. But the best is yet to come - amazing food (thanks to the lovely Nan), ice cold beer, and lovely staff that are ever so willing to make sure your stay is enjoyable by having a chat, playing pool or table tennis, or even a dance after a few beers have been had.

There is definitely more to the Halfway Inn than meets the eye, and before long you will start to feel apart of the family. On our last night in Patong, Nan made us a big plate of our favourite dish (fried crispy pork - seriously you have to try this!!!) and got us to write a message on their roof, we really didn't want to leave!

3 nights a week the Inn does a free BBQ (all you have to do is return the favour by buying a few drinks). The BBQ is delicious! It includes an assortment of meats plus several different Thai dishes in big platters - some seriously good food. Also make sure your play a game or two of killer pool which is awesome fun, or have a crack at the nail game out front against one of the fantastic and friendly bar girls.

The Halfway Inn is definitely worth paying a visit while in Patong, if you are able to find it tucked away down Soi Kepsap nestled between a few massage parlours..but don't be put off by this, you will not be disappointed.

We will definitely be back - we are having Halfway Inn withdrawals already! Thanks heaps for many fun nights Nan, Dave, Joy and staff.

See you all again soon
- Bieber & Dorson

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Thank Justin C
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Exactly like in a family ... I've been here 2 times. This place is great, Nan and Dave will treat you like friends or relatives :) The food is great, fresh and cheap, all the staff will greet you in the best manner. free bbq three times/week. sport events always available :)

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

My friend and I accidentally fell into this place in a sidestreet during a sudden downpour, and we kept coming back!
All staff and the owners (Nan and Dave) are very friendly and welcoming. There is a free BBQ (very good) 3 nights a week, and other activities like cheese and wine tasting on others. Staff are happy to play pool and table tennis with customers. The indoor and outdoor sitting areas are basic.
Despite being located next to a massage parlour of the disreputable kind (which makes it a great spot to people-watch), the Halfway Inn is a respectable business with many regular guests. The English owner also runs a diving business from there, and is happy to provide all sorts of information.
If you have a queasy disposition, avoid the toilet and don't look too closely at the kitchen. Dave states a renovation of the toilet is on the to-do list though...
And on a positive note, none of us got any food-poisoning!

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Thank Stoffel70
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Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

I was in Phuket for three nights and went there every single night . The very first time u go there you r greeted by Dave and Nan the owners who make u feel absolutely welcome. The next time u walk in there u get treated as if u have been a regular customer for ages . It's just like walking into ur neighbourhood pub . The bar girls are great and very friendly . Wone ( I'm sure I'm spelling it wrong ) was just brilliant - she made sure I was never waiting for a drink, was able to strike up conversations and was just nice to everyone who came into the bar ( she also happens to be a very good pool player , looking back it looks like Dave's checklist for hiring staff probably includes how good they r in pool ) . The killer pool that takes place there every night is great fun .
If what u r looking for is the typical patong 'R' rated stuff then this is not probably ur kind of place - but if u just want to go have drinks make friends ( they have loads regulars who come there and are also quite friendly ) and just enjoy then this is absolutely the place to be . Had an brilliant time here and am definitely going back there .

Thank Joejohn104
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Dave W, Owner at Halfway Inn (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2013

Dear Joe

thanks for taking the time to write a review, your comments are very much appreciated especially regarding the friendliness of our staff. It was a pleasure to meet and socialise with you and you know you are welcome here anytime.

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