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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
17:00 - 21:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ketch 55 was the best restaurant we ate at in our week in Avon. We both had local seafood that was absolutely delicious. I had some special requests which they filled with no problem. The beer and wine selection was good. A great dining experience!

Thank cmcnerney75
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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295 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had the calamari and the spinach salad with warm goat cheese. Highly recommend each dish. Have a very good menu with a selection of grilled seafood which can be hard to find in this area. Also offer vegetables other than French fries.

Thank maevans70
North Clarendon, Vermont
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped by for a late afternoon appetizer and glass of wine on our way back from Kitty Hawk. The raw clams and Ocracoke oysters on the half shell were sweet and fresh as can be, plus they were 20% off on Tuesdays. What a treat! You can get them cooked if you prefer. We enjoyed chatting with the friendly... More 

Thank lizinvt
Maple Shade, New Jersey, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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 4 October 2016

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 1 October 2016 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 1 October 2016 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 27 September 2016

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 23 September 2016 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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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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

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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
US$16 - US$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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?