Thursday, May 14, 2009

#384 Restaurant in the Round

We've not yet visited the "Southern Palace and Hardtail Saloon" in Oriental, North Carolina, but after reading Heat-Moon's account, seeing this photo, and working for Butler Mfg for about 20 years, I want to go to there.

Photo credit: Michele Connors

Yours in grain bin appreciation,


  1. I wonder if those are real Butler buildings or just a cheap imitation...

  2. In my mind, no Butler logo means it's not Butler. But maybe they painted over the logo or put it around back so folks wouldn't think it was "Butler" restaurant!

  3. Having recently visited the beautiful town of Oriental I can tell you it's a great place to visit. Unfortunately, we didn't know about the Southern Palace and Hardtail Saloon, but that just gives us another good excuse to go back.

  4. And we need to know what took you to Oriental - if it's NOT the Southern Palace and Hardtail Saloon!

  5. A boat show lured me there. I had never heard of the town before and I'm a NC native! It's a lovely little place by the sea and I'm very glad I got to discover it. Definitely check it out if you ever get the chance.