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Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

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40396 HWY 12, MP 55-1/2, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-995-5060
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Maple Shade, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks like such a simple little place. Looks are deceiving. The Asian Tuna, served rare, was phenomenal. My cohort had the Shrimp and Grits. Both, were outstanding. Waiter was attentive and informative in a low key way that made him likable and gave un confidence in the menu and chef. Best meat I've ever had on the Island.

Thank John H
Port Deposit, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are looking for great seafood do not go here , we have been coming to the OBX for over 15 years and this was absolutely the worst food that we have ever had , the prices are extremely high for poor quality food , does not taste like fresh catch taste like frozen, small potions , and no... More 

Thank Lynn R
Gloucester, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon this place and read reviews. Thought we would try it and loved it. I don't eat seafood often and this is some of the best I have had. Staff were friendly and professional. Well worth a visit.

Thank A H
Concord, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 6 ordered a variety of entrees. Everything was delicious. The shrimp n grits was excellent. We could eat there every night.

Thank sucoki
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went w family, a total of 10 at our table, including 2 children. I got the fresh catch-MahiMahi that came w pasta & a few clams. It was good, but could stand to be a bigger portion-minus the mahimahi. The childrens menu was affordable. There wasn't a burger option on the menu at the restauraunt. My husband & another... More 

Thank Monica M
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood! While a bit pricey, it's not pretentious. Waitstaff is pleasant, knowledgable (!) and fast. We really enjoyed our meal. I had the tuna recommendation and SWMBO had the crab cakes. Both were delish and just superb all around.

Thank prezbuba
Ripley, West Virginia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic stop for a truly culinary experience. Ahi tuna never tasted so good. Just the perfect ending to a perfect day. The only negative was a little boy who did not want to be there. Service was excellent and we will return.

Thank 276selmah
Streetsboro, Ohio
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This restaurant provides a true, gourmet, finely prepared meal. My wife had the filet mignon with mashed potatoes and vegetables. I tried both her steak and potatoes, at her insistence. Medium rare steak honestly melted in my mouth, so very tender! Her spuds were flavorful, but not as tasty as mine. I had the special, a nice piece of grilled... More 

Thank Mark Y
Linden, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Each year we eat here for my Birthday! Wonderful setting and the menu offers something for everyone. My favorite is the Filet. We save room for dessert too! We also have a fish meal and a seafood meal. Quaint looking on the exterior and def a restaurant not to miss out on.

Thank slynndaniels
Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I am a crab cake afficianado and i have had delicious crab cakes twice this week. Ketchs shrimp and grits is also a favourite. The smoked tuna dip is awesome-ask for extra toasted bread :-). Been come in to Avon for many many years this is one of the best.

Thank LDtravelalot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $30
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40396 HWY 12, MP 55-1/2, 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?