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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an early dinner at the Melon which is a few doors down the street from Blackbeard’s. Very lovely ambience!! My server, Karen, helped me to decide on a local fish entree. The triggerfish was scrumptious. I asked for it to be served without the...More

Thank Slinky54Pink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious cocktails, food with excellent service. Tucked away in a cute neighborhood and wonderful ambience. Menu changes according to what fish has been caught and they had a nice menu selection.

Thank vwbug57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved the Flying Melon for our 20th anniversary dinner based on a previous dinner 3 years before. We knew we ran the risk of being too excited for a repeat performance, but that did not turn out to be the case! Hopefully we will...More

Thank cbswaim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this by accident as we were riding our bikes around and decided to stop and try it. Tuna steak was excellent and tried a mixed drink that was recommended and it was also very good. Dessert was delicious as well.

Thank sebsmart7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here tonight with a very large party. A friends birthday. Dinner was fabulous, service was spectacular, the evening could have not been better. Super stoked!

Thank chupakilldevilhills
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fall is wonderful on Ocracoke. Beautiful weather and less wait time at restaurants. On a recent Saturday evening we were seated right away and acknowledged immediately. I had difficulty with choosing a wine from the very extensive list, but the waitress was patient with recommendations...More

Thank LynnVB
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Had the oysters on the half shell appetizer and they were mouth watering. The grilled seafood plate was incredible with fresh seafood and perfect seasoning and grill time. A must stop for dinner on the island

Thank David G
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Been going to Ocracoke for years & have never tried the Flying Melon my wife & I went for an anniversary dinner, the atmosphere was good though our waitress lacked personality.. My wife's seafood platter was excellent the portions could have been alittle larger &...More

Thank James M
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Ocracoke has quite a first class selection of restaurants . Once again our dinner meal was awesome - my husband had Red Drum crusted with pecans & other 2 meals were grilled scallops with butter brute sauce.. all elegantly served by our attentive, kind waiter...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

everyone we asked recommended this restaurant. We enjoyed a short wait by hanging at the bar for an excellently prepared beverage and fun conversation with the bartender. The wonderful treatment by the staff continued once seated. Our server was super friendly and helpful with his...More

Thank Dave K
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Questions & Answers
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!
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.
September 7, 2015|
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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
  • Value
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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