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Flying Fish Cafe

705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
+1 910-278-5504
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They snuck us in, even though we had no reservation and they were fully booked. My son and I had the soft mahi tacos, which were tremendous. My nephew had the mushroom ravioli, equally good. All of this offered in a setting at the base...More

1  Thank Postrema
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place your can sit outside and watch and listen to the ocean or dine in the air conditioning. There Mahi-mahi tacos are awesome and so is the shrimp basket. A little pricey but defiantly worth it.

1  Thank JANG2846
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this place from a friend. Went to OIB for vacation and had to go twice since they where closed Monday. Went today had excellent service from a very polite and knowledgeable waiter. Food was great.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered in on a recommendation of a recently implanted "local". We had the shrimp quesadilla and a fish taco meal. Fabulous. Quick and hot. Coupled with a cold Carolina Blonde beer- heaven. Watched the waves and felt the breeze. Really enjoyed our time here!

1  Thank Kristine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pork dumplings for an appetizer and they were outstanding! The Crab bisque was also amazing! We made a reservation to sit outside about 2 weeks early - so worth it!!! People were being turned away because they were fully booked.

1  Thank Ami B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here several times and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The view of the beach and Oak Island Pier is an added bonus if you enjoy people watching or watching the waves roll in. The fried shrimp and fries...More

1  Thank Redheadedwitchywoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Rhonda puts her spin with fresh produce and seafood. Decidedly west coast flavor; always delicious. Try the avocado and crab salad, the left coast tacos and the southwest salad. All wonderful!

1  Thank Peg_and_Fred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in... nice views, then things went south. Ubered over to the island just to visit this restaurant. Turned away at 7:45 because we didn't have reservations. As someone previously mentioned, it's not required to have reservations and they accept walk-ins. Like many others we...More

Thank kwinty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes you have to accept that certain things don't change! This restaurant has been around for a while and people keep coming back! Dining room can use a fresh coat of paint and may be order new chairs?! But all and all it's good food,...More

Thank Relativelysolid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Exquisite dishes. Wonderful service. Staff so pleasant. They look like they love their jobs and their patrons. We go travel 150 miles to eat there weekly

1  Thank Robert P
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Questions & Answers
14 June 2017|
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Response from Sungoddessrah | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The owner/chef is happy to accommodate dietary needs. I suggest specifying your needs when you make dinner reservations.
Brandon M
22 April 2017|
Response from Rhonda U | Property representative |
no, we currently do not serve lobster!
Michael P
16 January 2017|
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Response from arthur0215 | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Not honestly certain, and it may vary seasonally. Yellowfin tuna, grouper, and crab could be local. Salmon and mahi mahi may not be. But it all tastes good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-5504
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