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Flying Fish Cafe

705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
+1 910-278-5504
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
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21 - 30 of 334 reviews

Reviewed August 10, 2017

As the first reviewer and annually on the month it was time to go back last week so I did. The other side of consistent could be boring but this time they answered a few of my improvement ideas of the past. I generally rave...More

2  Thank EventDriven
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The seafood was overpriced and the portions were skimpy. There are much better places on Oak Island to get a good seafood dinner at a more reasonable price. We chose this restaurant because it had good reviews, but we found it sorely lacking.

1  Thank LibbyC1953
Reviewed August 8, 2017

One of the few places you can dine on the beach with great food and service. Several of us had the blackened mahi fish taco lunch special and they were outstanding!

1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed August 8, 2017

A unique menu that combines different flavors. Had fish tacos today and a view of the ocean in angry storm mode. Fantastic time with a dear friend.

Thank paulacb2015
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Definitely taking advantage of the seasonality and the view of the ocean Food is good - menu is okay

Thank buyinsurance
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Dan said it was the best shrimp quesadilla he has ever had. I thought I'd note that here... in case he ever has a better one. Do the fish tacos! They are just as tasty and the sides are as fresh as they look in...More

2  Thank phoebendan
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Very rude Hostess, yelled from across the room, if you dont have a reservation we cant seat you. This was 6:30pm, restaurant closes at 8 pm. You could at least walked over and said nicely we would love to work you in tonight but all...More

5  Thank John T
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Flying Fish for lunch. We sat outside, which ended up being a mistake because a storm rolled in and we got rained on even though the deck was covered. We all enjoyed our food except 1 member of our party who ordered...More

Thank mda41582
Reviewed July 31, 2017

On our trip to Southport and Oak Island this past weekend, I specifically said I wanted to eat at different places than we always eat at. In Southport that is Fishy Fishy, the Frying Pan, and Provision Company (okay we DID go to the Provision...More

2  Thank David K
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We went there twice again during our beach vacation at Oak Island. LOve the casual atmosphere ,but also white tablecloths and fresh flowers add to the ambiance. The menu is very creative with a Caribbean influence. The fresh Mahdi tacos are the best! Others had...More

2  Thank LilTrish
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Nearby Attractions
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.89 miles away
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1.33 miles away
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Questions & Answers
June 13, 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
April 22, 2017|
Response from Rhonda U | Property representative |
no, we currently do not serve lobster!
Michael P
January 16, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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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