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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met family members here for lunch. The service was great and the food fresh and plentiful. We could watch the boats along the inland waterway from the large windows. They graciously let us linger at the table without rushing us.

Thank ahineg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this little restaurant. Sitting right next to the ocean is balm for the soul, and the food is delicious. We always go at lunch or a little after, so we've never needed a reservation. Even though we live more than an hour away,...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The hostess had to be the rudest woman I have ever met in the service industry. We did not have reservations for our party of 5, because the web site said "walk in's welcome" - well not with this miserable woman on a Saturday night....More

Thank LGrebs
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Four of us (2 couples) had lunch outside overlooking the beach. The lunch menu provided a great variety of food. Our order included a salad, burger and fish tacos. Each of us rated our lunch and service OUTSTANDING. This is a great place for an...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Been to Flying Fish many times and the food is always very fresh, different and tasty. Favorites are the fish tacos, quesadillas and new favorite is the chicken harvest salad ( butternut squash is outstanding!). Love the views during the day. Lisa is a great...More

Thank Colleen T
Reviewed 12 October 2017

There were four of us having the flwg entrees, Tuna, Grouper, Scallops and Short ribs...The Tuna was edible along with the Grouper though both lacked flavor, the Scallops was probably the best dish. My Short Ribs was nothing more than a hunk of Pot Roast,...More

Thank 225winstonh
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Creative and healthy menu. The tomato and crab bisque was creamy but light-- and very tasty. We ordered the scallops dish and the lemon garlic shrimp. Both were flavorful and light. Simply delicious.

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Really top-notch service for a late afternoon cocktail and appetizer visit. Sat outside and watched the beach. Tranquil setting in an original cool building with beautiful beach front seating

Thank CigarBob50
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice old building setting, excellent service and an imaginative menu. Their crab soup is the best we have found on east coast, possibly anywhere. On a beach strand with some very average restaurants this one stands way out as the best we have reviewed so...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely old 'fish shanty' that allows you to focus on the great food whilst watching the surf and the shrimp boats on the horizon, inside or on their extensive deck. My wife's mahi-mahi tacos were delightful and mirrored the pictures on their website. I had...More

Thank SilverfoxStLouis
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Questions & Answers
14 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
22 April 2017|
Response from Rhonda U | Property representative |
no, we currently do not serve lobster!
Michael P
16 January 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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