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Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

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40396 HWY 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-995-5060
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Stop on the OBX

For all the years I've been going to Avon, I'm not sure how I missed this great stop. Obviously, in a seafood oriented town you can OD on fried foods. This restaurant offers excellent choices and freedom from fried. All staff are warm, friendly, and accomdating.We had an excellent waitress. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Buxton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great shrimp and grits. Never ordered a bad meal from Ketch 55. High quality food and very favorable !

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New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

For all the years I've been going to Avon, I'm not sure how I missed this great stop. Obviously, in a seafood oriented town you can OD on fried foods. This restaurant offers excellent choices and freedom from fried. All staff are warm, friendly, and accomdating.We had an excellent waitress. Service was fast and the waitress refilled soft drinks automatically.... More 

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Annapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had dinner at Ketch 55 twice during our week in Waves. Both meals were exceptional, with each course being a real treat. Service was friendly and attentive. We never expected to have such great meals on the Outer Banks! Don't miss the shrimp & grits - the best!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great seafood!! I normally order their fish tacos but they have a lot of great seafood dishes. I've gone back to back days and ordered the fish tacos!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was flavorful and fresh. One of our meals was undercooked but they fixed the issue quickly. Chandler, our server was great!

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Ketch 55 is one of my favorite spots to hit up when on obx. After a long day of kiting, they have delicious food and cold beer to help you remember your on vacations. Depending on the night they also have local artists who play some tunes. I can't wait to go back there is spring.

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Avon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been to Ketch 55 lots of times and I've never been disappointed. From the great beer selection to the creative, fresh, and absolutely delicious seafood and the excellent local non pretentious servers everything is top notch. At Ketch 55 you'll get a spectacular meal that you would have to go to a fancy place for in the city but... More 

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Ocean View Nj
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We tried Ketch 55 for the first time although we have eaten everywhere else in Hatteras.It was superb.Creative menu,nice bar and seating and very informative waiter.On his recommendation we ordered the Shrimp with grits and the Chili glazed tuna.The Chef knows food!! Both were beautifully presented and flavors were incredible.This place is tops.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The food and service were excellent and when they tell you that they are known for special dishes listen Shrimp and Grits exceptional

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Maryland
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23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Heard about this place via friend of friend. Husband really wanted good shrimp and grits and they had them! Good menu, lots of cocktail options, nice wine list & good beer selection. We had the scallop bacon martini appetizer - very good - very! Spicy but I like that. In addition to the shrimp and grits I had the grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40396 HWY 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-5060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Diner, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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