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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
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spring on Hatteras and Ketch 55 welcomed us in fine style. Raw oysters were plump and succulent, fresh and briny. As a long time Ketch 55 fan, I rarely pass up a dinner special, and the horseradish-crusted sea bass did not disappoint. A huge filet, perfectly cooked, with a crust that complimented the fish and did not overwhelm. Served over... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Casual atmosphere, nice staff. Food was different and very good. Actually served local seafood. Worth a visit.

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Thank kayb49825
Falmouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just had the Seafood Lasagna, to die for!!! Also had the Ocracoke oysters. The best I've had locally. And I know oysters. Have had them all over the world.

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Thank Olwillis
Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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Thank cmcnerney75
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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309 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank maevans70
North Clarendon, Vermont
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

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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
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.

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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
Reviewed 5 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 

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Thank Lynn R
Gloucester, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank A H
Concord, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
Cuisine
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?