With 50 years of experience as a chef in New Orleans and Ocracoke, Michael Schramel brings great talent to The Flying Melon. The very popular cafe serves dinner in an attractive, casual dining room. The cooks draw inspiration from traditional French, Southern and Creole cooking. A variety of local seafood shares menu space with fresh and flavorful pasta, steak, lamb and chicken. Specials – such as Parmesan-encrusted flounder and pecan-encrusted drum with lemon beurre blanc – change nightly. Save room for one of their delicious homemade desserts. A full bar, including beer, wine and an array of classic and inventive handcrafted cocktails, is available. Flying Melon has a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and a certified sommelier.