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“Fresh local ingredients, interesting preparation, good service”

Ketch 55 Seafood Grill
Ranked #8 of 34 Restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$30
Cuisines: Diner, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
Reviewed 29 August 2014

By laid-back beach standards, this is an upscale restaurant, and a good choice for a nice meal - everything we'd hoped for. My swordfish special was fresh off the boat (from Hampton Roads) and perfectly cooked on a bed of orzo with a salsa of lightly cooked grape tomatoes. My wife had the seafood pasta from the menu and thought it was great. For starters we'd split a salad with a homemade dressing and the flash fried clams and calamari. The wines by the glass were good.

Note: The kitchen is slower than some, apparently because they're small and taking their time to get it right. Be prepared for a leisurely pace.

Atmosphere - Dressy by beach standards - more collared shirts than tees and as many shifts as shorts. Mostly couples and groups of adults.

Dinner for two with wine by the glass and no dessert was $104 before tip. We thought it was well worth it.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We were in the Outer Banks for one week and ended up at Ketch 55 the first night, it is a very simple restaurant very nicely decorated, we were looking for some decent seafood and Ketch 55 met our expectations. Very fine cuisine, cooked perfectly and very well prepared. We went back several time during our trip and will definitely go back next time we are in the outer banks. The prices are reasonable and the service is excellent.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

First let me say that we considered not going based on previous reviews, but we're SO GLAD WE DID! We had a group of 10 adults at 7pm on a Wed night. We were seated quickly by the hostess. The waitress, Michelle, came right over and explained the specials, drink orders were taken, soon bread was on the table. Drinks were quickly brought to table and orders taken. First I felt the food was brought quickly based on a 10 top. The food was excellent! Shrimp and Grits were awesome! My husband had surf and turf, which he loved but he ended up finishing my plate. Everyone at the table was happy. The price was a little high (maybe), but worth it. Restaurant not very big and a little noisy but not any worse than others with a bar. Thanks to Chef and Michelle for a great dinner.

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Thank annie a
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The staff at our hotel suggested this - and with good reason. Excellent food. Had very good seafood here. Prices a little more than I'm accustomed to for seafood, but it was served well prepared and was worth it!

Thank Rufuscnm
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

The best shrimp and grits I have ever had! They were a little salty so the chef offered to recook our plates and they were excellent. Very good food and good prices, excellent atmosphere.

Thank foodjunkie52
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