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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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“brunch” (48 reviews)
“melon” (23 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank strollingbonez
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as a family of four adults we were looking for a great restaurant with great seafood-where else would we expect that than the outer banks of North Carolina-started off with a gumbo that was nothing but broth and a hand full of small shrimp and...More

3  Thank robert f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their seafood dinners. I ordered the fresh catch... bluefish grilled. I know bluefish isn't for everyone, but I thought it was great. I will thought the sides of green beans and mashed sweet potatoes were very tasty. My husband had the gumbo and...More

Thank Wamstad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful trip to Ocracoke Island in September. After a couple of disappointing dinners at popular tourist sites in town we asked a local ( Who was tending bar at another location) for his opinion on the best dinner location. His suggestion, Flying Melon!...More

Thank Terri5600
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Questions & Answers
John N
3 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
23 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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