111 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC | Directions 2727836.075739 -79.099632
not worth the price or time – UGH. The fish was over cooked, the top shelf margarita had a bare hint of tequila, the fries were terrible (should have listened to the other reviewer!) and the service was below par. Our dinner came a scant 5 minutes after our appetizers. the waitress just picked up the app plates and moved them aside to plunk down dinner. We "commented" on the quick delivery and she shrugged her shoulders. On telling her that the wahoo was overcooked she did consult with a manger who offer to take half off the price of that entree. The comment was "well you know how tricky wahoo can be!". Even at $10 it wasn't worth it - the "thai" sauce tasted like it came out of a jar. After rushing our food out it took this side of forever to get settled up. Our plates were never cleared. We won't be back.
Casual dining with a spicy twist – I have been to this restaurant twice for dinner and four times for lunch. Dinner might be a little crowded sometimes but the service, food and price exceed my expectations. Our kids even enjoyed the food, which is a major plus. I have yet to order something that I didn't like. Hillsborugh needs more restaurants like this.
Disappointed – We tried Flying Fish on a recent visit to Hillsborough based on favorable reviews. We didn't have the good experience some. Relatively high prices for drinks served in paper cups. Service was slow and barely adequate. We ordered soup/sandwich and a seafood platter. It took 35 minutes to be served and the place wasn't all that busy. Seafood was basically good, fries horrible. Limp, undercooked, greasy. The "chef" should be ashamed to serve them. Inedible. The waitress was perterbed when we told her the truth about the meal when she asked. We were polite and simply stated the facts and were "iced" because we didn't rave about the overpriced, barely average meal. We will not return.
Don't Order The Stew! – We ordered the skewered scallops and the fish stew I was told the Thai style squid was a sweet dish instead of a hot one so we did not get that. The stew was terrible. There was simply no flavor. The base appeared to be water and plain tomatoes. It lacked garlic, wine, fish stock, fire roasted tomatoes and salt! The process of stweing brings out flavors so I must assume this dish was never actually stewed. The scallops were alright but where was the poblano flavor in the poblano sauce? Finally steer clear of the Jicama slaw. No flavor, just Jicima - and the Jicima is grated too finely. I will however be heading back to Flying Burrito...
We love Flying Fish!! – My husband and I are regulars at The Flying Burrito in Chapel Hill, so when we heard they had a new restaurant in Hillsborough, we had to try it. It was great!! I had the shrimp tacos and he had the seafood stew, both were delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, despite being extremely busy. Our margaritas were fantastic as well. We now have two favorite restaurants!!
Fresh fish at attractive prices brings the Carolina coast to this colorful Hillsborough eatery. – In Short
Phil Campbell, who owns the Flying Burrito in Chapel Hill, opened this sister restaurant in the old James Pharmacy in historic downtown Hillsborough in 2005. As the name and southwestern decor implies, fish is featured prominently on the menu in a variety of forms--tuna tacos, catfish burritos, seviche and pan-seared fresh catches, to name a few. Campbell brings the seafood in fresh from the coast at least two or three days a week.
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