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Flying Melon

181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-2533
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their seafood dinners. I ordered the fresh catch... bluefish grilled. I know bluefish isn't for everyone, but I thought it was great. I will thought the sides of green beans and mashed sweet potatoes were very tasty. My husband had the gumbo and...More

Thank Wamstad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful trip to Ocracoke Island in September. After a couple of disappointing dinners at popular tourist sites in town we asked a local ( Who was tending bar at another location) for his opinion on the best dinner location. His suggestion, Flying Melon!...More

Thank Terri5600
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I recently dined here for supper one evening. The restaurant looks like a fine dining establishment with white tablecloths and nice ambience, though some of the workers are walking around in stretch pants, jeans and tee-shirts...doesn't match the feel of the restaurant...More

Thank snorkeler-6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best food of our whole honeymoon! We highly recommend it! There were vegetarian options and the service was great!

Thank elmtacha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Our server Peyton, was very informative about the food, chef and Ocracoke. The restaurant is very pretty and has a peaceful atmosphere. The menu is fantastic... Steaks, seafood, vegetarian etc. My husband and I had the shrimp creole...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Ocracoke yearly and this time the Melon didn't impress. The grouper stuffed with crab meat was a big let down. Basically, a small piece of grouper with a tablespoon of crab meat tossed on top....$36...wow! The staff was average and we were happier...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a visit to Flying Melon. Three out of our table of four had a great meal. Their birder is delicious and meaty! Hand cut fries could be crispier and warmer. Think they had sat a while in the kitchen. The biggest disappoint was my...More

Thank beamer98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Flying Melon is far and away the best restaurant on Ocracoke island. The food is wonderful and the wait staff is professional beyond reason. A not to be missed place to eat.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended that we eat at The Flying Melon while in Ocracoke. And, we dined there twice - enjoying some of the best prepared seafood we have had anywhere. The fish was locally caught, fresh, and perfectly prepared. The waite staff was knowledgeable and...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path, this seafood spot came highly recommended. No reservations except for larger parties. We dined late and parking was difficult. There was a crowd and it got noisier as the night proceeded. To have an easier conversation, come earlier and...More

Thank Robert B
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Questions & Answers
John N
April 3, 2017|
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Response from steelersbenR |
they sure do! the frozen watermelon margarita is amazing as well as the melon encrusted drum!
Mel H
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Merle B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the "low season" hours. I'd suggest you contact the Flying Melon because dining there is a delicious delight.
sylvia m
September 7, 2015|
Response from T D | Reviewed this property |
I am not an employee at the Flying Melon! Perhaps you can give them a call at (252) 928-2533.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, Lunch
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, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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