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311 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, NC
252 354 7775
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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Understated quality

We've been here 3 times and been impressed each time. When you first enter you might think it's just a sandwich shop but the menu is much broader than that. Order the daily special and you won't go wrong; today's included a super seafood bisque and very nicely done tilapia tacos. The "wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Douglas B
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We've been here 3 times and been impressed each time. When you first enter you might think it's just a sandwich shop but the menu is much broader than that. Order the daily special and you won't go wrong; today's included a super seafood bisque and very nicely done tilapia tacos. The "wine cellar" is just a couple of racks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Found this great place while vacationing in NC. Very cute & charming. Fast service, wide variety on their menu. Food is great & very inexpensive.

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Grove City, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

You may dismiss this as a bar/restaurant and not try the seafood. You would be missing out! We had the best seafood (not cooked in our own cottage kitchen) on the island, at Flipperz. So good we went back the next day. The seafood section of the menu is very limited, but it is DELICIOUS. We had flounder, crab cakes... More 

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Vaughan, NC
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped in for breakfast on our way out of town. The food wasn't bad, but it was nothing special. Our waitress was nice but distracted; she kept forgetting things. I guess my biggest gripe was that it took twenty minutes for our simple pancakes, sausage, and eggs type of order to come out. Not bad, but I don't see... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our last night in EI, my wife and I treated the family. Beef and seafood, and chicken were all ordered. Nothing but thumbs up from our finicky family. We were there in September and we still had to wait to be seated - 'nuff said.

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Millerton, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very good inexpensive house wines. Same with beers. The burgers were good and you could add all the toppings you wanted. I had grilled special beef tips chicken and shrimp over mashed potatoes . The portion was generous and very nicely cooked. Just a bit oily for me. Nice atmosphere not stuffy could come with kids and it would be... More 

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NC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is nothing to look at. It's loud, cramped and the décor is questionable? BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT! I had grilled tuna with asparagus. Cooked mid rare and seasoned with a touch of Old Bay. My meal came with two huge tuna steaks and it was too much for one person to eat. Another in our party had... More 

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King,NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our first and last visit to Flipperz. The food was so-so and the very place was quite small and crowded. The décor is inviting but that is the only positive thing I can say. Outside is where the partiers hang out with live music.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It was okay but not a very large menu. Prices were fair and a cute gift shop next door. The air conditioner was on full throttle..went outside to warm up after breakfast.

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Garner, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Too often, restaurants at the beach or other places that have a lot of tourists are lacking when it comes to service. They seem to think since there will be a 'new crowd' in next week, it doesn't matter if the customer is happy today. That is not true here. They really seem to care. The place was pretty busy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: 252 354 7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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