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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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  • 23
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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 local seafood

Casual atmosphere and good selection of local seafood with good service make this my favorite dinner spot in Avon. The tuna and the Redfish were both very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Windsurfdoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Food was great. Atmosphere good. Our dinners were worth the price. Clean, nice flatware, glasses and dishware. Waiter very helpfull. We were on vacation had fun eating out everynight. This was one place that stood out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Casual atmosphere and good selection of local seafood with good service make this my favorite dinner spot in Avon. The tuna and the Redfish were both very good.

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Ashland, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat, highly recommend the shrimp and grits. Great staff and reasonable prices for the island

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Great food a little high on the price for what you get but we'll worth the time to stop in and eat, the staff is friendly and fast

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had seafood dishes which must have been prepared by inexperienced chefs. My scallops and crab meat were in a broil plate and it was half full of water. The service was slow for the number of people eating there. We paid the most here of any restaurant in the OBX area and the quality did not show for the... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We went during happy hour and ordered oysters and steamed peel and eat shrimp.. The oysters were excellent. They came with crackers, cocktail sauce and lemons. The shrimp were big! Two and three bites big! Bartender was very friendly and had some good suggestions for other dining places.

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Thank Kitty W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We ventured from Hatteras Village to Avon during our most recent trip to the Outer Banks to try Ketch 55, and we were not disappointed. With it being off-season - and having a hurricane on the way! - it wasn't crowded, and we were seated right away. They had a great selection of cocktails as well as a good beer... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We ordered Three from the Sea and were underwhelmed. It included a cucumber salad (way too heavy on the onions and vinegar), a choice of potato, and two fish fillets, scallops, and shrimp. We had ours fried. It seems that it was over fried, resulting in tough seafood. Also, the scallops were super small - though flavorful. The fish had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Who does not like a decent Margarita when they travel to the beach, right? I have had them many ways with many mixes but I must say that the ones at Ketch 55 were barely drinkable. This Margarita is the type you may have experienced, the one that tastes more of chemical than lime. There were four of us and... More 

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Service, food, atmosphere! Had it all. New favorite! The shrimp and grits were amazing!! Full bar, excellent menu. Totally local. All the locals recommended this place to us. So glad we went!

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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, Families with children, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?