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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Ketch Antipasto
House smoke salmon, gouda and boursin cheeses, pepperoncinis,roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, green olives and pita chips.
Sweet Pea Risotto
Sweet pea puree, pearl onions, parmesan cheese, and white wine.
Fried Goat Cheese
With baby spinach and a berry compote.
Seafood Nachos
Crab, shrimp and scallops on house fried potato chips, with three blend cheese and salsa roja.
Veggie Eggrolls
Made in house, with fresh vegetables, served with a sweet Thai chili sauce.
Tune Sliders
Fresh Ahi tuna, seaweed salad and pickled ginger on wonton crisps, with wasabi and soy mustard aiolis.
Flash fried with fried jalapeno slices, mandarin oranges,and a lemon horseradish aioli.
PEI Mussels
In a red curry sauce, roasted grape tomatoes, scallions, sambal and crostinis.
With a house made dry rub or traditional buffalo sauce, ranch or blue cheese and celery.
Smoked Tuna Dip
House smoked tuna, scallions, diced jalapenos, cream cheese, in an Anaheim pepper and baked crostinis.
Add : Chicken ($6), Shrimp ($7), Salmon ($12)
Arcadian spring mix, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved red onion, feta cheese, raspberry vinaigrette.
Baby spinach, grape tomatoes, red onions, goat cheese croutons, charred tomato vinaigrette.
Crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan-reggiano, caesar dressing and crostinis.
Passion Fruit & Walnut
A blend of greens, dried cranberries, granny smith apple slices, grape tomatoes, red onions, mandarin oranges, walnuts, feta cheese and passion fruit walnut dressing.
Crab Legs
Served by the cluster with red potatoes and daily vegetable.
Add a Cluster $8.00
Ocracoke Oysters
Steamed or on the half shell
/$16 $9.00
By the pound
Middle Neck Clams
Steamed or on the half shell
/$13 $7.00
North Carolina Shrimp
Half pound or a pound
/$20 $11.00
Shrimp and Grits
With North Carolina shrimp, andouille sausage, concasse, in a blackened cream sauce over a creamy grit cake.
Baked Fish
Pesto crusted fish of the day, over linguine, PEI mussels, clams, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, feta cheese in white wine.
Steak Selection
Hand cut steak with garlic and horseradish mashed potatoes, warm bacon spinach salad, gorgonzola compound butter and a red wine bordelaise.
8 oz Filet mignon $30.00
14 oz New York Strip $29.00
Seafood Lasagna
House made, with shrimp, crabmeat scallops and fish, served in a parmesan cream sauce and daily vegetable.
Crab Cakes
Made with lump crabmeat, no fillers, roasted red pepper mashed potatoes, vegetable of the day, with a lemon horseradish aioli.
Chipotle Chicken Alfredo
Steak fried chicken breast, coated in a black pepper panko, over penne pasta with sautéed spinach and grape tomatoes, smothered in a chipotle Alfredo sauce.
Asian Tuna
With wasabi mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach and ponzu
Scottish Salmon
Pan roasted with smoked mushroom risotto, pearl onions, daily vegetable, paprika oil and a balsamic reduction.
Chipotle Steak Salad
Grilled romaine heart, beef tender, charred grape tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles and a chipotle vinaigrette
With house cut fries or homemade potato chips and coleslaw
Fish $18.00
Fish & Shrimp $22.00
Scallops $25.00
Shrimp & Scallops $24.00
Fish & Oysters $21.00
Scallops & Oysters $24.00
With mashed potatoes and daily vegetable. No substitutions please.
Fish & Scallops $23.00
Oysters $23.00
Shrimp $21.00
Seafood Combo $29.00
Shrimp & Oysters $22.00
Meat Loaf
Ground beef and pork, with mashed potatoes, green beans and gravy.
Fried Pork Chops
Two country fried, bone in chops with mashed potatoes, green beans and gravy.
Liver & Onions
Tender calf's liver, sautéed onions, mashed potatoes and geen beans.
Fried Chicken
4 piece dinner with mashed potatoes, green beans and a white pepper gravy.
Served with house cut fries or homemade potato chips and pickle
Oyster or Shrimp Po Boy
Fresh fried shrimp or oysters on a toasted French roll, with shaved lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and a Cajun remoulade.
Shrimp $13.00
Oyster $14.00
Sliced pork loin, sliced ham, pickles, dijon mustard and Swiss cheese on a French roll.
Ground Chuck Burger
1/2 Lb burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, house made bacon and smoked gouda cheese.
Shredded lettuce, rice, refried black beans, pico de gallo, shredded cheese blend, guacamole with a choice of flour or corn tortillas.
Ketch 55 was established in 2004 and quickly became a Hatteras Island favorite for locals and visitors. We continue the tradition of sourcing out the freshest ingredients from land and sea. Bring your friends and family for an evening of island casual dining. Featuring multiple micro brews on tap, craft beers in the bottles and cans as well as domestic, accompanied by a wine list as well as full ABC permit. Our menu is sure to appeal to all palates, ranging from island traditional seafood, to specialty composed plates, comfort food, sandwiches and wraps, along with a kid's menu. In 2017 we introduced Stu's Donuts & Breakfast, the premier donut spot in Avon. The concept to offer fresh made donuts
$16 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Drinks
American, Seafood, Grill, Gastropub
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Went fishing in Hatteras and dropped in for dinner. Pleasantly surprised! I ordered the fish tacos which were very fresh and delicious. They bring all the ingredients and you make your own tacos. All ingredients were super fresh. My husband ordered the shrimp and grits...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Great breakfast! Not a lot of places to choose from in Avon, but definitely recommend Ketch 55! Wish they were open year round!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Went fishing in Hatteras and dropped in for dinner. Pleasantly surprised! I ordered the fish tacos which were very fresh and delicious. They bring all the ingredients and you make your own tacos. All ingredients were super fresh. My husband ordered the shrimp and grits...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

A terrific restaurant with great food & excellent service. Tuna sliders are a special treat to the taste buds! Soup of the day was a disappointment but everything else was tasty. We were in the area 5 days & ate here twice.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Easy walk from our house and great food. Would definitely go back. Everyone in our group loved their meal.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Cocktails, seafood entrees & steaks are star at what Ketch does best. They have daily specials and something for everyone on the menu.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019

We dined at Ketch 55 with friends on our recent OBX trip. My husband and I shared shrimp and grits (which was good, but more of a polenta cake, in my humble opinion), and fish tacos. We got my daughter a corndog with fries and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019

My wife and I stayed in Avon 5 nights this week, we had dinner here 3 of those five nights, the snow crab legs were the largest we have ever had and delicious, their calamari was to die for, their fried shrimp was perfect, very...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 31, 2019

As a business man, I travel to Hatteras Island frequently and have visited for many, many years. I have tried many restaurants...and have seen many come and go. I have eaten at Ketch 55 too many times to count! What brings me back repeatedly is...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here because there were some good reviews. We ordered a variety of things. The burger was on but nothing special. The crab cakes we just ok and a bit on the dry side. The chicken in the tacos was over cooked. The NY...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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June 13, 2015|
Response from J0miP | Property representative |
Sorry to say we are not open during winter months. As a seasonal business we are open from mid March thru the end of October. Thank you for your inquiry.
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