Reviews

Dual ownership, Stu' s by day Ketch 55 at night. Excellent breakfast strongly recommend!!
Dual ownership, Stu' s by day Ketch 55 at night. Excellent breakfast strongly recommend!!
Jeffrey Phillips via facebook.com - Sep 21, 2017
Awesome and Friendly Service The owners check on you and make you feel at home. We had awesome hom
Awesome and Friendly Service The owners check on you and make you feel at home. We had awesome home made donuts and delicious breakfast sandwiches ... read more
Edward Adams via facebook.com - Sep 17, 2017
Food was good, not amazing, but customer service, staff friendliness and knowledge, and most of all, cleanliness made up for it. Great atmosphere and overall great experience. Will definitely return and recommend. It doesn't look that appealing or spectacular from the road, not even sure they were open. I'd say that is probably thei ... read more
Sharon Welsh via google.com - Sep 17, 2017
We always get a great meal at Ketch 55. The menu changes regularly and they use the freshest Ingredients. We will definitely be back in the spring.
gordon pease via google.com - Sep 16, 2017
Very lovely server. Very good food. Great Ambience highly recommend.
Evelyn Hernandez via google.com - Sep 15, 2017
It's a hard decision ... Excellent service, but does that outweigh their excellent food?! A win-win
It's a hard decision ... Excellent service, but does that outweigh their excellent food?! A win-win in both categories. Take their recommendations and daily specials to heart - they're fresh and perfectly crafted. Also - as someone with a very severe gluten allergy - 100% incident free time after time. Seafood nachos, tuna tartare ar ... read more
Kylie Rose via facebook.com - Sep 8, 2017
This place! My experience was wonderful. I cook for a living and I appreciate REAL home cooked food. These people have the knack for it. They have the real deal. The sausage gravy and biscuit was awesome. My homemade breakfast burrito was to die for. With homemade salsa. And the friendly service that started as soon as you set foot ... read more
Marsh Lind via google.com - Sep 7, 2017
My husband and I ate at Ketch 55 while staying in Buxton. We both had a delicious crab cake dinner
My husband and I ate at Ketch 55 while staying in Buxton. We both had a delicious crab cake dinner with red pepper roasted mashed potatoes. The atmosphere was quietly upscale as was the food presentation. We could not have had better service and highly recommend. Smaller and less touristy than many of the others. If I lived here, thi ... read more
Mary Noel Dodd via facebook.com - Sep 5, 2017
So happy we found this place! It ...
So happy we found this place! It can be hard to travel with celiac, but they had plenty of well marked options and an extremely knowledgeable server. Amazing calamari, shrimp and grits and shrimp tacos and great service!
Meg C. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2017
Great dinner spot!
Went with another couple while on vacation. Great service, good food, great beer selection. Little improvements to parking scene and table setup could make it a 5. Service, as stated above, was great.
Craig U via tripadvisor.com - Sep 4, 2017
Not a single complaint. Our waitress was amazing! From the service to the cocktails, appetizers a
Not a single complaint. Our waitress was amazing! From the service to the cocktails, appetizers and entrees it was all on point. Our new favorite! Cant' wait to go back!
Tracie Lynn Vaughan via facebook.com - Sep 3, 2017
The interior and food here are perfect. ... read more
David Hetzell via google.com - Aug 27, 2017
Dinner
Our first time at Ketch 55. The food was outstanding from appetizer through dessert. Good selection of draft and craft beers. Our server, Gibbs, was wonderful. Looking forward to our next visit when we return to Avon.
NYG13 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2017
We've been coming down here for ...
We've been coming down here for vacation for over 20 years and came here when it was another restaurant. Blown away by the taste, presentation and quality of the food. Wanted my Tuna gently warmed and my wife's fresh catch pasta was also enjoyed. This will now become a regular in the annual rotation. Did I mention the beer selection.
Ed P. via yelp.com - Aug 25, 2017
I gave it 4 stars for one reason and that reason was it took a long time to get our food. I assume though this might have been because we were a party of 14. Now that aside the food was prepared prefectly. The steak was cooked to perfection and the seafood was great. So if you are in town and looking for something delicious, stop ... read more
Joseph Ferguson via google.com - Aug 23, 2017
One of our favorite places! Clean, great service & love the food & drinks! Thanks Jomi & all your
One of our favorite places! Clean, great service & love the food & drinks! Thanks Jomi & all your great staff! :) ... read more
Natalie Young via facebook.com - Aug 20, 2017
Very good and cheap
We had wonderful steamed shrimp and then as main course done had a wonderful salmon, some a huge and very good NY strip. The price for everything was very good.
Alessandro F via tripadvisor.com - Aug 17, 2017
Great donuts, friendly staff
I wish there was a separate posting for Stu's Donuts. Though it's the same place as Ketch, it would probably help people understand the difference. We stumbled upon Stu's expecting a Dunkin Donuts type place. The staff had to explain the donut process to us...More ... read more
JRBS via tripadvisor.com - Aug 11, 2017
Great food, service and atmosphere!!We ate here twice in the week we were in Avon. Our best dining
Great food, service and atmosphere!!We ate here twice in the week we were in Avon. Our best dining experience by far!! Loved the fish tacos, salmon and crabcakes. Highly recommend!
Chrissy Jumper Hadley via facebook.com - Aug 11, 2017
Food was amazing and so was our server Chase! It was slammed when we went and our server still took
Food was amazing and so was our server Chase! It was slammed when we went and our server still took great care of us.
LeAnne Castellow via facebook.com - Aug 10, 2017
Consistently good food
We were fortunate to visit Ketch 55 before the power outage struck Hatteras Island, and our favorite restaurant did not disappoint. While the menu offers lots of temptations, I can rarely resist the daily special, and most of my family followed my lead. The roasted...More ... read more
Marcy N via tripadvisor.com - Aug 3, 2017
What a pleasant surprise!
I ate here with my family last week, and could not have been more impressed! The food is really good and inventive, the drink options wide-ranging and the service was excellent! I didn't have the highest expectations just because it's a beach town place, but...More ... read more
Julie W via tripadvisor.com - Jul 29, 2017
We had a party of 10. Ww were seated right away. Ordered Buffalo chicken wings, mussels, and cala
We had a party of 10. Ww were seated right away. Ordered Buffalo chicken wings, mussels, and calamari appetizers. All were excellent. We even ordered an additional calamari. The bread on the table was delicious served with an olive oil dip. I have to say the oysters, we ordered a dozen were the sweetest, even better they were h ... read more
Melissa Krill Johnson via facebook.com - Jul 26, 2017
Welcome Surprise
Talk about Southern Hospitality, this place oozes it. They greet you like a long time friend. Sue and Stu run a great restaurant. They come out and have a conversation with the patrons, locals and vacationers alike. The donuts are delicious. Topping are incredible. You...More ... read more
Fourgrands4 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2017
Love this place
Another great dinner at Ketch 55! Cannot go wrong with the shrimp and grits or the special of the night (tonight was Grouper!) Personable staff!
mmkm2004 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 24, 2017
Favorite spot for us.
Great food! Good bar. Noisy and it's a good thing, great atmosphere, imho. Accommodating to allergies and any restaurant that volunteers to keep us safe(shellfish allergy) is a special place. Desserts-yum! Pork chops, pasta, good wine and beer choices. Not inexpensive but what is on...More ... read more
mimireinhard via tripadvisor.com - Jul 22, 2017
I've been coming to Haterras for over twenty years and your seafood lasagna is without a doubt the
I've been coming to Haterras for over twenty years and your seafood lasagna is without a doubt the best dish I have ever had on the island.
Maria Farmer Bartholow via facebook.com - Jul 20, 2017
We have visited several restaurants here in Avon and by far Ketch 55 is definitely our favorite! T
We have visited several restaurants here in Avon and by far Ketch 55 is definitely our favorite! The staff is super friendly and the food is amazing. We have had breakfast, fresh in house made donuts, and dinner! It has all been top notch!!!!
Angela Melton via facebook.com - Jul 19, 2017
This place is really good. I had ...
This place is really good. I had the shrimp and grits which were absolutely amazing. My wife had the crab cakes which were also really good. But back to the shrimp and grits... I haven't stopped thinking about them and it's been three days. The sauce that the shrimp and grits are in is what I would term as "succulent."  Will definite ... read more
Thibidoux R. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2017
Great food! Quaint Hatteras feel dining area! A new favorite for sure!
Great food! Quaint Hatteras feel dining area! A new favorite for sure!
Sara Hayes via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2017
Great 1st visit
Had a wonderful meal for our 1st visit here. Fresh seafood. Great waitstaff. And don't miss out on the fresh made donuts in the morning.
OBX_Conquistador via tripadvisor.com - Jul 14, 2017
This review is solely for Stu's ...
This review is solely for Stu's Donuts!!!  My husband ran out for coffee and donuts this morning and as he pulled into one location a huge crowd entered the store.  He left and saw the sign for Stu's Donuts and decided to give them a try.  Wish we had done so earlier in our stay!  These things rock!  There are no donuts on shelves, t ... read more
Missy L. via yelp.com - Jul 13, 2017
Best food ever!!!! The service is amazing and the staff is incredible!!! If you only eat out once o
Best food ever!!!! The service is amazing and the staff is incredible!!! If you only eat out once on Hatteras Island, you MUST eat at Ketch!!!!
Catherine Laughon Hughes via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2017
From our phenomenal server Chad, and the ever-sweet "boss lady" Jomi, to the world famous shrimp n
From our phenomenal server Chad, and the ever-sweet "boss lady" Jomi, to the world famous shrimp n grits, (Ketch's shrimp n grits are the standard by which all others are measured) our meal as always was perfect in every way! Can't wait to get back to the States next month, and come right back to the island and eat at Ketch 55!!!
Pat Hughes via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2017
Greeted warmly the second you walk through the door. We had breakfast, the food was delicious and the Bloody Mary was the best I've had. My niece raved about her donut, still warm and very chocolatey! My family went back for more donuts and I'm now obsessed with the key-lime pie flavored one. Go to Ketch 55 Seafood Grill, YOU WILL NO ... read more
Karin Dixey via google.com - Jul 12, 2017
Great Food
My friend and I went in the other night and had dinner at the bar, it was fantastic! We had the Asian Tuna which was cooked perfectly rare, tasted great and the Wasabi Mash Potatos definitely had a kick to them. Our bartender, Christine, was...More ... read more
Helen W via tripadvisor.com - Jul 10, 2017
Great service!
Ketch 55 does not accept reservations, but they do offer a waiting list. We called ahead for our party of 14 to be placed on the waiting list. When we arrived, we only waited a couple of minutes for them to push the tables together....More ... read more
LauraandThomas via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2017
Menu was varied..tried several dishes as we went back a second time because we loved the first night. Good cocktails..food was fresh. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Worth a visit ... read more
Dawn Gibson via google.com - Jul 8, 2017
Good place to eat, needed to be reserved in advance.
S. Kalugin via google.com - Jul 3, 2017
The meal was good not very memorable though. The service was good as well ... read more
Genia Petty via google.com - Jul 2, 2017
Awesome food, even more awesome ...
Awesome food, even more awesome service.  We had the calamari, the filet (omg, the spinach salad and mashed potatoes were great too), and the passionfruit salad with shrimp (my bf said the shrimp were too small for the price).  Was very pleasantly surprised by this new addition to the restaurant scene here on the Outer Banks.
Aliza B. via yelp.com - Jun 30, 2017
The sign said "Stu's Doughnuts"
We saw the sign and stopped in. There is not a doughnut case rather a menu. WHY? Because they make them fresh while you wait. OMG you must try these. We only got half a dozen and the were gone in minutes. We will be...More ... read more
SteveofPA via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2017
Fresh homemade doughnuts
So glad we gave the fresh homemade donuts a try our first morning at Avon. My daughter loved them enough that we had to order them almost daily during our week's stay. The service was friendly. Obviously, these are popular and they can get busy...More ... read more
nicole s via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2017
Good quality and price. Great cocktails and service. ... read more
Amy Marston via google.com - Jun 23, 2017
Not bad. Tad pricey for quality, but very clean establishment and kind wait staff.
Sam n Jesi McGuire via google.com - Jun 23, 2017
So nice!
We were so happy to find this place! We had been to two other restaurants, one with a crazy long wait and the other wouldn't serve us as it was "too close to closing time". This place was super nice with awesome service and great...More ... read more
Kennedy S via tripadvisor.com - Jun 23, 2017
No wait to be seated. Excellent, well prepared food. Specials are out of the ordinary. Good service. Variety of draft beer and wine. ... read more
David Plume via google.com - Jun 22, 2017
Great Family Dinner Atmosphere!!!
Our meal, service, and atmosphere was great at Ketch 55! Their menu includes local oysters, fresh fish, and a craft beer list to satisfy anyone! The flavors in their dishes are fantastic! We all had something different, salmon, seafood lasagna, shrimp and grits and the...More ... read more
Jennie H via tripadvisor.com - Jun 21, 2017
Great service from the minute you walk in the door. We had a party of 13 so we called ahead. Food
Great service from the minute you walk in the door. We had a party of 13 so we called ahead. Food and presentation excellent. Desserts are made on site and fabulous. Keylime Pie was excellent. A little on the pricey side but well worth it.
Nicole Hughes Hall via facebook.com - Jun 17, 2017
Great service & great food - even for our party of 9! Chipotle salad & crab cakes were excellent. ... read more
Wil Busby via google.com - Jun 17, 2017
Great food. Great staff. I'm a lifelong local this is the best place on the island.
Great food. Great staff. I'm a lifelong local this is the best place on the island.
James Edward Hooper via facebook.com - Jun 16, 2017
We went for breakfast, most of us ordered a make your own breakfast sandwich, all very good, sausag
We went for breakfast, most of us ordered a make your own breakfast sandwich, all very good, sausage gravy was good, and the glazed donuts were delicious. Friendly service, great food, very clean!
Stacey Phillips via facebook.com - Jun 10, 2017
"Lets go to 'the Ketch' " is the best answer to that oft-asked question of what to do for dinner on
"Lets go to 'the Ketch' " is the best answer to that oft-asked question of what to do for dinner on Hatteras Island. Great menu, well-prepared, nicely presented. And now new is the morning breakfast version known as "Stu's" which has tasty southern food a northerner would love. If you love it 'Southern Style' you have it here morning ... read more
Joe Diemer via facebook.com - Jun 6, 2017
Love this little gem in Avon! Yummy food, great service, refreshing drinks and awesome owner. My on
Love this little gem in Avon! Yummy food, great service, refreshing drinks and awesome owner. My only regret is we don't live closer and only get to visit once or twice a year.
Amanda L. Sprinkle via facebook.com - Jun 6, 2017
Good food, good service ... read more
Ronald Mullins via google.com - Jun 5, 2017
A nice meal
We had a real nice meal here, enjoying seafood nachos, Mediterranean risotto, salads and lasagna. The the food was well prepared and presented. The service staff was accommodating and excellent. They had a nice wine and beer selection as well. Everyone enjoyed the food and...More ... read more
Whiskersr via tripadvisor.com - Jun 5, 2017
Great food and great drinks.
Carl Small via google.com - Jun 3, 2017
Good imaginative food
As a resident of Avon I had overlooked Ketch 55 for the last couple of years. I looked for some place where the chef had something more than fried food to offer and found few places locally. We renewed our acquaintance with Ketch 55 last...More ... read more
Pete G via tripadvisor.com - Jun 3, 2017
This place was a second option ...
This place was a second option as our first option was closed for Memorial Day. Needless to say, our expectations were greatly exceeded and glad the other place was closed. The seafood lasagna was phenomenal although a little undersized. Had a ton a flavor and didn't skimp on the protein. Fiancé had the broiled seafood combo. It was ... read more
Tim B. via yelp.com - May 30, 2017
Very nice and quaint location in the OBX. Menu was outstanding and service quite good. Variety of seafood selections provided somethimg for everyone in the family. Better quality than some of the more well known locations in Avon.
Christopher Hessler via google.com - May 29, 2017
This place is fantastic!!! We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and shared the mussels appetize
This place is fantastic!!! We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and shared the mussels appetizer which were phenomenal along with the wings and roasted oysters which were outstanding. We then had the soft shell special which was fantastic. Service was amazing and craft beer selection won't disappoint you as well. Can't wait to go ... read more
Gina Laudone via facebook.com - May 25, 2017
We had fish dinners they were very ...
We had fish dinners they were very good. Waitress was very attentive. Had the house cocktail it was very good too.
Denise H. via yelp.com - May 23, 2017
Went in at the recommendation of ...
Went in at the recommendation of a friend - great experience overall!! I sat at the bar - bartender was super friendly and she provided good recommendations on draft options. Had the calamari as an app (so good!!) and ordered the special for dinner - it was a blackened grouper over penne pasta. Restaurant itself was clean and invitin ... read more
Brittany B. via yelp.com - May 17, 2017
The menu had an excellent selections and was delicious. The service was friendly and professional ... read more
Darrell Mayo via google.com - May 16, 2017
Fish is fresh and the food is great ... read more
Bob McCarthy via google.com - May 15, 2017
Everything we had was wonderful!! We will be back because there are so many other items on the menu
Everything we had was wonderful!! We will be back because there are so many other items on the menu we want to try. We have been there in the past and were not pleased. Things have changed and food is so much better.
Patti Beilstein Lewis via facebook.com - May 10, 2017
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