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Flying Fish Cafe

705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
+1 910-278-5504
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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705 Ocean Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8216
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for a family dinner. The food was priced high, so I was expecting something great, and it was okay. I had high hopes, but was let down. I had the pan seared ribeye. It was cooked perfectly but it was lacking in the...More

Thank Acasey87
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beers and wine. apps - we had the seared ahi tuna and friends had the baked brie. Both were awesome. Made reservation for lunch the next day. Note that the back porch is not fancy. Just comfortable with a fantastic view of the old pier...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. Our server, Lisa, was both friendly and helpful and quickly got us our drinks--margaritas on the rocks. They were delicious and huge. I had the shrimp quesadillas and they were more than I could finish, with large sides of sour cream and...More

Thank AuntED
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time my husband and I come to Oak Island for vacation we go to Flying Fish Cafe. The food is delicious and the service is great!

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the service to the view, this place was spectacular! Kate, our server was friendly and efficient. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. Go during the afternoon to avoid the crowd, it's worth the trip.

Thank mulesinmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I took friends of ours last evening. We had later reservations (7:45). The restaurant is on the small side therefore busy, but our table was ready so we were able to be seated immediately. We had to wait a bit, but were served...More

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, good service, great view. Never disappointing. Often go for lunch with friends. One of my favs.

1  Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish tacos are large and tasty the service was excellent.what else can I say. The prices are a bit up there however they match the prices in the town and this food is worth it. The spice on the fish is good enough to...More

2  Thank Forest W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Oak Island for years but always shied away from the Flying Fish cafe. We finally went with some good friends on their recommendation. We were pleasantly surprised. We sat in their covered outdoor deck overlooking the ocean. We were all...More

3  Thank Dena21122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here 2 yr ago and even better today. Shrimp basket appetizer is an excellent meal in itself. Avocado crab salad is delicious. Salmon cooked to perfection. Friendly staff. Great choice.

3  Thank Andrew R C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options? If so, what are they?
14 June 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Sungoddessrah | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The owner/chef is happy to accommodate dietary needs. I suggest specifying your needs when you make dinner reservations.
Brandon M
Do you guys have Lobster?
22 April 2017|
Response from Rhonda U | Property representative |
no, we currently do not serve lobster!
Michael P
Is your seafood local or imported?
16 January 2017|
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Response from arthur0215 | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Not honestly certain, and it may vary seasonally. Yellowfin tuna, grouper, and crab could be local. Salmon and mahi mahi may not be. But it all tastes good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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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