Flying Melon Cafe

Categories: Seafood, Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant, Breakfast

Contact Information

804 Hwy 12
P.O. Box 33
Ocracoke, NC 27960

Phone: 252-928-2533

Hours of Operation

Open Tuesday - Saturday for dinner

Dinner: 5pm - 9pm

Sundays for brunch

Brunch: 9am - 2pm


Meals served: Brunch, Dinner

The Flying Melon Cafe is a quaint, eclectic eatery with a relaxed feeling that is inviting to any diner. Patron artwork drawn with crayons can be viewed on the walls, and the dining area is surrounded by windows, adding to the restaurant’s relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the carved wooden chickens by local artist, Len Skinner.


  • Lounge/Bar:  Bar
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa
  • Attire:  Casual
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Fisherman's Catch:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Samples:  Sample


The Flying Melon Café started in 2004. Before that date the eatery was known as the Trolley Stop, which has been constructed using an actual trolley that toured the Island. Part of the restaurant origins came from an old house on the island.  The restaurant was reviewed in Gourmet Magazine in 2008 and Southern Living in April 2009.

Chef Biography

Flying Melon Cafe

Both owners work in the kitchen and contribute to the signature recipes featured on their menu.

Owner Biography

Flying Melon Cafe

Suzie O’Neal and Michael Schramel are the owners.  Suzie graduated from Vanderbilt University and moved to the Island to work in the area restaurants.  Her mother is from Ocracoke, but she was raised in Virginia Beach, VA.  Suzie is very involved in the community, serving on the Ocracoke Foundation Board and Non-Profit Youth Center. Michael is a native of New Orleans where he operated many restaurants and catering businesses. He is an avid fisherman.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Regional Produce: 

    When available

  • Menu Seafood: 

    Local seafood

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Wine and Beer selection

  • Course Specialties: 

    Try our Fried Green Tomatoes with shrimp remoulade sauce! Chicken with tomato basil cream sauce! Homemade desserts by Susie! At brunch give the French Toast with homemade blackcherry sauce a try!


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