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Flying Fish Cafe

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705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
+1 910-278-5504
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You won't be disappointed,the service,food,setting was all awesome. We visited on a weekend getaway and not a clue where to go. Don't leave the region with visiting this cafe.

1 Thank tarheel919
Lumberton, United States
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We started with the spicy pork roll appetizer, next shared a humongous bowl of tomato and crab soup and finished with the pan seared grouper. Best meal on the island. Brad was our server. Outstanding service!!!!

1 Thank Mary Jo W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't realize you need a reservation, so we sat at the bar. Fantastic food and friendly staff and other patrons made our first visit great. We will definitely go back.

1 Thank Janet M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had lunch today at the Flying Fish Cafe. This is the 4th time I have been and they never disappoint. The shrimp quesadilla is perfect and complemented by the pico, sour cream and guacamole. The outdoor dining is oceanfront and service is always top notch. It is a well kept secret and great for lunch or dinner but it's... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a very large group of ladies and the staff did an incredible job of taking care of us. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was really cheerful and had great view of the water :)

1 Thank Elisabeth H
Charlotte, NC
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flying Fish cafe is always excellent! The staff knows us since we have frequented it quite often when we visit. The seafood is always fresh and the soup is fantastic! Prices are very fair and the staff is always willing to help you pick a good wine to have with your meal. They offer some reasonable priced items like fish... More 

2 Thank WolfPackMom25
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, great food and service. A little pricey but other than that nothing to complain about. We will go back!

2 Thank Frank G
Corbin, Kentucky
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outside leaves something to be desired. I was very questionable about whether or not to go on in to eat. Once inside it's a quaint atmosphere. We were there on a weekday for lunch and immediately seated. We were immediately told of the soup of the day. We were not offered a drink until we placed an order. This... More 

2 Thank A S
North Carolina
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not our first time here but it will be our last. Invited 2 friends to visit and took them to this VERY casual restaurant with a nice ocean view. Two of us ordered scallop entrees but we both agreed that they were SO SALTY that they were inedible. I have eaten scallops a many times on 4 continents... More 

Thank Buldurdude
Oak Island, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here 4or 5 times and have gotten the shrimp quesadilla every time but once when I was disappointed. It's just yummy like a quesadilla is but with shrimp and all the sides you wish you had at home when you make them - salsa, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo. Plus the cheese they use is over the... More 

2 Thank lucysma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-5504

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?