We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Started with good reference”
Review of Flying Fish Cafe - CLOSED

Flying Fish Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located at Milepost 9.75 in Kill Devil Hills on Route 158 (Bypass)
Reviewed September 17, 2013

First vacation in the Outer Banks. Relied heavily on reviews. Rated mostly 4 out of 5. Nailed it. Atmosphere was upscale compared to other OBX eateries. Service was slow(think they were short staffed) but the wait staff was professional. Especially Brent, recent hire. A gem! Drinks were appropriately mixed. The spinach pie was fresh and tasty. The scallops were seared to perfection and the risotto flavorful. The filet mignon could be cut with a butter knife and prepared just they way we like it-medium rare. The signature crab cake was a disappointment. Too much breading. Expected much more from a shore town. The Traditional Rum cake was ok, not worth $12. Would go back again. Hope this was helpful

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Johnn N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (351)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

227 - 231 of 351 reviews

Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had never been to the Outer Banks before so we choose to go to the Flying Fish for our first night out. When we arrived we were greeted at the door with true southern hospitality we thought we had arrived at an old friends home. The meal was very good and the service was excellent. We definitely would go back. RLB

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kimberly B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

What a Great Night: Creative and delitious food, outstanding good wines, friendly and knowledgeable service for reasonable prices. Thank you.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kaichen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We returned here on the first night of our annual Outer Banks vacation and found it to be as good as last year. The appetizers were good, though a bit large for one person. The entrees were excellent. One of us had the cobia fish on special, with lump crabmeat and roasted asparagus, another had the mahi mahi catch of the day with a tasty Mediterranean topping, and the third in our party had the cioppino fish stew. The wine list is good too.

Branden was our server and was friendly and attentive to our needs.

We're thinking of going back in the coming week before we return home.

Thank Ladira
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Went here with my brother after several years absence. Turned out to be an excellent evening. Both the grilled tuna and cobia mediterrean entrees were good size, fresh, well prepared and served. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very pleasant. We had arrived early and had no trouble getting a table. Restaurant was getting full by the time we left, but the atmosphere was still nicely controlled. Very pleased to see the continued quality of this well established place.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TX2OBX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Flying Fish Cafe also viewed

Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
 
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
 
Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing