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Flying Melon

181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-2533
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From our first visit to Ocracoke Island 7 years ago sand the 7 visits since, My favorite restaurant has been The Flying Melon. It is professionally managed, the staff are all attentive, friendly and efficient, and the food is excellent. Was there during the recent...More

Thank Bob_Hhuwieler
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant for a quiet evening dinner. We enjoyed everything from the food to the cocktails.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I was very excited to eat at Flying Melon. The menu had many great choices and there were several fresh fish options on the specials menu. We arrived around 6:15 and were seated promptly. Our waitress was pleasant. After waiting 45 minutes for our food,...More

Thank Paige M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Had a great meal and the service was kathy who was excellent. Food came out fast and was good. Be prepared it is a bit pricey.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

No trip to Ocracoke can be complete without dining at the Flying Mellon. The daily special (pecan crusted drum fish) was delicious. Service was top notch as usual, I now rely on the wait staff to give me pointers on the best of their specials...More

Thank 1984Gastronome
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was my first dining experience at Flying Melon and we will definitely return soon. Beautiful decor, great service and delicious food. We tried the fried green tomatoes first. They were great, as were the scallops, crab cakes and dessert. Nice table linens were a...More

Thank scooternoodlesmom
Reviewed 10 October 2017

When travelling, I always ask locals for a great place to eat. Well, I had missed this place the last few visits, but hit it this time. Incredible meal, and best place we ate on the island. It's definitely a "not miss" place to eat....More

Thank John C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited at 7:30 on a Saturday evening and did not have reservations. So, we had to wait. We enjoyed a glass of wine while we waited. Once seated, the service was great and the food was well timed coming out of the kitchen and...More

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were on Ocracoke the evening NCDOT started running the ferries again after Maria went out to ocean. Very few places were open - we weren't expecting much but the tablecloths were out, the candles lit, the place fully staffed and I guess many of...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We had a party of 6 and ate on a Saturday night. The wait staff had a table ready when requested and really paid attention to our needs. The meal was wonderful - fresh flounder was outstanding!!

Thank Bradley L
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Questions & Answers
John N
4 April 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
24 September 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
7 September 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
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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