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“Great Food...but Expensive”
Review of Flying Melon

Flying Melon
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Maryville, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food...but Expensive”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We enjoyed the atmosphere....the building is gorgeous and creative. Our waitress was very professional. The food was excellent...but the price was a bit steep.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Consistently outstanding in Ocracoke”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The Melon is an indispensable meal when my wife and I visit Ocracoke. The dishes are creative, but accessible and make god use of the fresh seafood on the island. The servers have always been extremely friendly. This is one of the best-run restaurants I ever visited. I had bluefish (an Ocracoke staple). Try the strawberry mojito.

There will be a wait at peak times, but if you can get a seat at the bar, the time passes quickly.

  • Visited June 2014
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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We elected to eat at the Flying Melon prior to the Molasses Creek show in early June based on the recommendation of our B&B proprietor Pam, and we were very, very pleased. We started with a Pimm's Cup for me (hard to find), and La Crema chardonnay for DH. The salads were served with a rice wine vinaigrette and hot bread and butter. For entrees, I had the drum and roasted carrots which a loved (be warned the blackened fish is, indeed, spicy as stated) and my husband had the cobia, with collard greens which he said was excellent. (who knew collards were so good with fish?) He also got the blackberry-mango cobbler with ice cream, which he enjoyed until he was scraping the paint off the bowl. Our waiter was very professional and prompt, but not pushy, and knew the menu, the specials and the drinks very well. Our water glasses were always kept full, which we truly appreciated after a dehydrating day at the beach.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mel H
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Number One on Ocracoke”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with excellent food. The Ciopinno was the best! My husband said it was the best meal he had in a year. I had the Shrimp Creole and it was delicious also. Very nice decor and a very attentive wait staff made our dining experience the best one of our week stay on Ocracoke. We will definitely eat here again.

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Ayden, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Very tasty”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Was 6 of us and not one plate was a disappointment, every thing was outstanding. From the Spanish mackerel to the red curry. The price is a little high but it's not out of line for that style of place

Visited June 2014
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