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Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

40396 HWY 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252- 995-5060
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Ranked #6 of 27 restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Diner, Mediterranean, Seafood, Continental
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ketch 55 was by far the best meal we had while on vacation on Hatteras Island. I had the shrimp and grits, which was phenomenal. We also had the calamari appetizer which was equally as good. Our waiter Jay was super friendly and attentive. Can't recommend this place enough!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Had the special (flounder) this week. Flounder had clearly been frozen (for a long time) as it was the same consistentcy as the mashed potatoes. Could not finish it. Hopefully its much better when not clearing out the pantry prior to closing for the season.

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had two of the best meals we have had, in Avon, this was one. We are well traveled, live outside Washington D.C. and are foodies. We were with another couple - we had the tuna steak, one person had shrimp and grits, and other other a fish special. All the meals were wonderful even for our picky friends -... More

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Easton, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We held a rehearsal dinner for 31 guests here on October 10th. The food, presentation and service were impeccable! Though our side of the restaurant was reserved in advance and we were able to walk right in; the dining room and bar were full and other patrons were happy to wait for their chance at a table! This obviously is... More

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Pennsylvania USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Avon and the surrounding towns have quite a few seafood restaurants and we really liked the menu at this place as it was more out of the ordinary. A little pricier than it's neighbors on the main road, but I thought it to be well worth it for some interesting takes on the local fare. It was a little crowded... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I ate here in September of 2013. I ordered the pork chop and mashed potatoes. The presentation of the food is beautiful in itself. In addition to the look, the food was fantastic. It is a bit expensive however i believe that i got my moneyhs worth. Only negative was that our waitress took a verrrrry long time to bring... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Ordered risotto cake and fish tacos. Risotto presentation was beautiful, but the fats clung to the roof of my mouth, suggesting unnatural ingredients. The fish tacos were tasteless with a tomato paste seasoned with chilies. ..I threw it away.

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Hatteras Island, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Ketch 55 has long been among my favorites on Hatteras, one of a handful of restaurants where a consistently excellent meal can be enjoyed. On discovering that friends from out of town had not experienced their offerings, I took the opportunity to share one of Hatteras' best culinary experiences, while also having my first "test drive" their new executive chef.... More

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Streetsboro, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stopped in for dinner, Friday, Sept. 6th, their first day open on our vacation. We had been looking forward to at least two dinners at Ketch 55 since we visited twice the previous year. One was sufficient. We were told that there was a new chef, and the minor accommodations we requested couldn't be met. Mediocre meal, lacked the pizazz... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

By far the best dinner that we had while on vacation this summer. I bit pricier than the other restaurants, but well worth it. We started out with calamari that was very tender and accompanied with a very tasty dipping sauce. I had never had shrimp and grits before, but it was absolutely delicious. My wife had the filet mignon... More

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