The Ocracoke Harbor is easily the busiest quarter mile stretch of Ocracoke Island. Consisting of a small, lagoon-like section of saltwater, and lined by a semi-circle of docks, restaurants, shops, marinas and motels, visitors will find that any and all of the activities on Ocracoke Island can most certainly be found harbor front.
A popular spot for years with island residents and locals alike, The Flying Melon Café is known for its distinctive blend of Creole and Southern cuisine that’s amplified with a collection of locally and regionally sourced fresh ingredients. From Ocracoke seafood that was caught just a few miles away from the island’s borders, to homegrown fruits and veggies that add a powerful boost of flavor, The Flying Melon Café is a great spot to expand your culinary horizons while sampling the freshest local fare that Ocracoke Island has to offer.
The Flying Melon Café is open for dinner nightly, and the menu boasts a wide selection of unique dishes as well as popular local fare. The dinner menu is dotted with steaks, pastas, and fresh seafood, (which includes fried platters and more unique specialties like the famous jumbo lump crab cakes), and diners of all tastes will surely find a few crave-worthy items with every visit. With vegetarian specialties, unique pasta dishes, and more globally inspired meals like the Thai-style red curry or the grilled vegetable Napoleon, there’s always something surprising and unique to uncover. Featuring daily specials as new ingredients arrive, The Flying Melon Café is a great spot to sample again and again.
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