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Flying Melon

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181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-2533
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17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Flying Melon ~ Over the Moon Wonderful! Something for everyone - Whether it is a light lunch with a nice Sparkler or course Supper with all the extras - a MUST visit for all ages!

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Thank Mollie B
Conway, South Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by locals as the best restaurant on Ocracoke. The food was excellent and definitely lived up to the reputation. For my wife and I, however, the setting inside just did not have a warm feeling. The service was good, but we were seated very close to two separate parties of two..........each very close to us on... More 

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Thank Riverlife_90
Greensboro, North Carolina
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Another great experience. Molly was great as always. There is just not a better dining experience on the island! We have tried all the restaurants and the Flying Melon remains Number 1. From the service to the quality, and flavor of the dishes; all were flawless. This restaurant is not to be missed when visiting Ocracoke. I look forward to... More 

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Thank 1984Gastronome
Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We love the Flying Melon. Michael's recipes are delicious, many with a little Cajun/Creole influence, and executed very, very well. I ate here 3 times this last trip to the island and all were memorable. Great service by Jenny and Kathy highlighted delectable meals. The appetizers there - local oysters, from Ocracoke, which are amazing, mahi ceviche, fried green tomatoes... More 

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Thank Trip P
Melbourne, Florida
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360 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Although a little difficult for us to find the staff talked us there, turn by final turn until we parked near entrance. Obviously I will give their entire staff from reception to bar to server an outstanding. We were quickly seated and waited on with drinks promply served. We sat upstairs at top of circular stairway overlooking bar and entrance.... More 

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Thank c0de7777
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We'd read about the Flying Melon for a couple of months. But a recent hurricane and the late season made it a question mark for us. It shouldn't have been. While the one server in our section was walking his legs off he didn't shirk on service or sound advice regarding the menu. When we go back this will be... More 

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Thank cigarman13
Virginia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at the Flying Melon. We found the food was well prepared and the meal well balanced. Don't miss the dessert. The key lime pie was excellent but was overshadowed by the bread pudding. If you really enjoy bread pudding, you don't want to miss it here.

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Thank VA_Rover
Winchester, Virginia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went down off season. They did a great job of getting us seated although the bar was slow. Food was pretty good. A bit loud due to acoustics. Our server was a young college guy and I couldn't figure out if he was just preoccupied/didn't want to be bothered or shy although he seemed to lighten up towards the... More 

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Thank chneff
Aventura, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a fabulous surprise. A menu that you would expect in a fine New York restaurant with casual setting. Great service along with thorough explanation of all dishes. Very accommodating .

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Thank Boomer1041
Ashland, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Food, service, atmosphere were great. Our waitress was a descendant of one of the original families, very informative and friendly. Of course my wife and I both had seafood - delicious. White table clothes but no more expensive than the other "good" restaurants in Ocracoke. Best restaurant in Ocracoke!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?