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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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“melon” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
181 Back Road, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We returned to the Flying Melon, because their food is very good. It's a splurge, but we ordered the grilled seafood platter - fresh local fish of the day, jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp and scallops. EXCELLENT! This is one of the best crab cakes...More

Thank PathLeastTraveled3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with a small group and every single dinner was amazing. The service is fantastic too. It's definitely a little higher priced but completely worth it. The specials and regular menu have a lot of options for everyone and they use a lot of...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Decided to eat at a nice restaurant and although pricey it was worth it. The people were cheerful, patient and answered all our questions, the food was served quickly and the everything tasted amazing. Although out of my typical price range for a meal it...More

Thank Ocracokechick
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great place to go for our anniversary dinner. The food was fine dining and delicious, but the atmosphere was friendly and casual. All of the food that we ordered was fantastic. I had a local fish special, and my husband ordered the...More

Thank salsalisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Flying Melon. The food was outstanding, beginning with the sweet and savory wrapped figs for an appetizer. The lump crab cakes were full of lump crabmeat and prepared just right. Vegetables were fresh. The bread pudding is my personal...More

Thank Dorothy2128
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. Romantic atmosphere. Interesting cocktail selection. We enjoyed dining here 2 nights. The fig appetizer was delicious. And I definitely recommend the seafood platter!

Thank lovethesunfor5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love eating at the Flying Melon !!! The food, service, and drinks are always to perfection !!!

Thank carissa32017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to love coming here when it was next to the bank. (On a positive note, appears to be a judo studio there now, on Ocracoke of all places. Love this Quaint Little Island to death.) If you missed out on the old location, let...More

Thank FloridaPrincess1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit ends up being a annual trip. Very good food with higher prices. Atmosphere is very nice as well

Thank Chrissy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner and the atmosphere is very nice. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will come again.

Thank MemberNorthCarolina
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Nearby Attractions
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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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
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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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