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Flying Melon

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181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-2533
17:00 - 21:30
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming here for years since it was a little restaurant on the main road.. Service is great and the food is wonderful

Thank kcdaylight
Chardon, Ohio
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a family dinner with 8 adults and 1 toddler. Menu selection was fantastic with lots of fresh fish and variety of other entrees. I had the grilled grouper with crab meat and my husband had one of the drum selections with shrimp. All really enjoyed their dinner along with desserts! Definitely will be back next time... More 

1 Thank rmksmk
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400 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent anniversary dinner. The specials for the day were impressive. Great service & great atmosphere make Flying Melon a must visit while on the island.

Thank WCUcody
North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dinner was outstanding. Tile fish was unbelievable and the grouper was a runner up. Love this place every time.

Thank Shaka50
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Flying Melon. Can't go wrong here with the food: excellent meal on a Saturday night. Arrive early--we were there when the doors opened at 5:00. Fried green tomatoes were exceptional.

Thank Rheadaria
Boynton Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a serious place, with serious food and service! We are new to Ocracoke and since it was near our rental, we made a reservation for 6. We were rewarded by have a beautiful table set for us, a fine waiter named Nat, who aided us very skillfully with our wine and food selections.

1 Thank DonM4720
Livermore, CA
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The absolute best meal of our 10 day trip. My Yellowfin Tuna was perfectly prepared, and my husband's grilled Drum was equally delicious. Even the salads were the freshest we'd had so far. No complaints about the desserts, either! Service was friendly and attentive. This was a lovely upscale restaurant in a laid back resort area.

Thank atravelingnana
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service was impeccable. Small rooms lends an intimate atmosphere. Good for singles or families.

Thank Corbin C
Sebastian, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by one of the locals. What a great, upscale place to eat. Had the mixed seafood grille and it was delicious. A real jewel tucked in off of the beaten path.

Thank Marc S
Fremont, California
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 17 of us so we climbed the winding stairs to a private area on the second floor. Beautiful artwork, lovely surrounding and an airy feel since we weren't in an enclosed space. There were many choices especially fish entrees and oysters but the meat lovers were happy with the steak choices and the pasta entree looked delicious.My crab... More 

Thank DianaW44_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: +1 252-928-2533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?