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Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

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Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Diner
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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: 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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  • 20
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  • 19
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

Typical menu loaded with fish/seafood - I can't eat either so it's always a bit of a challenge for me to find something other than standard chicken/pork. The food was good, my son said the crab cakes weren't that exciting but his wife really raved about the special, some local fish. My husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Elizabeth E
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Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Local cuisine
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Pittsburgh, PA
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Typical menu loaded with fish/seafood - I can't eat either so it's always a bit of a challenge for me to find something other than standard chicken/pork. The food was good, my son said the crab cakes weren't that exciting but his wife really raved about the special, some local fish. My husband like his seafood. We had worked our... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Overall, our restaurant experiences on our first trip to the OBX had been wonderful but Ketch 55 brought us back to reality. The waiter mentioned that there were soft shell crabs, which immediately got our attention because we love that dish and the soft shells we had tried the day before had been wonderful. My wife asked, "Are they frozen?",... More 

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Bethesda MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We heard how great a place this was before we went. It was Ok but really not something we would not put on our Hatteras "must do" list. Menu was pretty standard. Food was well prepared but not very exciting Waitress was very nice but made a few mistakes on our order. She was sweet and quickly got things corrected.... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I like to dine out at least a few times while on vacation in Avon, and Ketch 55 is one of the more upscale places we've visited. It's casual, but classy. The service is always outstanding. It's refreshing to have mature waiters who are attentive and efficient. (Paul waited on us- he was amazing!) The food is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We stopped here while we were waiting to get in our cottage. Nice steamed shrimp and drinks. Outside seating was available, no view, still it was nice.

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Homer City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant last week and to say the least it was not good. We waited one hour for a table and after we were seated it was 20 more min. for the waitress to take our order. We had shrimp and grits, at least that is what they called it. The meal was... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went for dinner with the family on a Saturday (first night of vacation). We walked in around 8:20 and were seated immediately. Our server was prompt and polite. We had raw oysters and the Scallop Crab martini for appetizers. Both were very good but my 13-year old daughter noted the Scallop Crab martini was delicious (that's something coming from a... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We chose Ketch 55 during our recent vacation based on local recommendations and were 100% satisfied. We lucked out by being seated immediately upon arrival on a busy Friday night. Service by Hans was great, unhurried and attentive. Among us we had the calamari, tomato bisque soup with crab, trio of broiled seafood, cram cakes, fish tacos, sockeye salmon, and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found this place several years ago and keep returning. It is our favorite place to eat on this part of the island. We are usually here in August during my birthday and this is where I always ask to go. We average going here twice (or more) during our stay. My husband loves the shrimp and cheesy grits with... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited Ketch twice on vacation. We sat at the bar & Hans was a great bartender & server! The rock fish special was out of this world! Shrimp & grits are always fabulous! Orange Moscow mule was delish!

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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: Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Diner

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?