Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Flying Melon Cafe in Ocracoke, NC

Here's another post from the Watch Me Eat archives of previously unpublished food adventures. In this particular post, I'm going to expand from the food a bit and add some travel photos as well. Memories are fallible, but I will do my best to keep these posts as accurate as possible. Mistakes in the details may happen though. Feel free to correct!

In June of 2007, I was traveling back towards Florida from a more northern state and took a side trip through North Carolina's Outer Banks. Ocracoke is the southernmost island in the chain of barrier islands accessible by car. It is on Ocracoke that you must catch a ferry to return to the mainland. While waiting for this ferry, I did some sightseeing around the island, including seeing wild horses (in captivity?), ancient graveyards, and the Ocracoke Lighthouse.
Ocracoke Graveyard
Ocracoke Lighthouse
After the quick exploration of the island, it was time to eat before catching the ferry. We settled on a place called the Flying Melon Cafe.
flying melon cafe
I remember I ordered the fish of the day. I can't remember what type of fish that was. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a fish commonly seen in restaurants, I'm thinking it possibly was scrod. The fish was served very simply, served over rice, with a side of zucchini. From what I remember, I had no complaints about the meal!
flying melon fish special
After dinner, we boarded the ferry at dusk and took the long voyage back to the mainland in the dark...
Ocracoke Ferry

Flying Melon on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

Orlando Hotels said...

The views are incredible! The food looks pretty good to :)Makes me wanna go out there get in my car and drive wherever whenever.. Too bad it is too cold outside :)


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