If you had great smoked BBQ you’d certainly know what is so special about it. If we didn’t think it was special we wouldn’t have opened Charlie and Jake’s here in Melbourne, Florida. Yep, in Huntington, Alabama, where our founders come from, they love a good BBQ. When they came here they opened our BBQ restaurant so we could share the great food and so we could all eat it ourselves whenever we want to, just like back home. [Read more…] about What Makes Smoked BBQ So Special?
When you think of Florida you think of sun and fun, surf and turf, Disneyland, the Space Shuttle and beautiful sandy beaches. You think of tropical drinks beachside and relaxing under your beach umbrella while lulled by the sounds of the waves reaching the shore. We will bet that the one thing you don’t think of is that this is the land of BBQ. Well, that’s because it isn’t, unless of course you’re on the Space Coast because, my friends, if you are near Melbourne, Florida or Eau Gallie, Florida, you should start thinking BBQ. [Read more…] about A Little Bit of Restaurant Heaven
We don’t know anyone that doesn’t like a BBQ. Who can resist that tangy taste a BBQ sauce gives to your meats. Just think of that chicken that has a BBQ flavor you can’t get with herbs and seasonings. And the best part is how the meat just slides right off the bone. Ribs with tender, juicy meat that melts in your mouth and also falls off of the bone is another memorable meal. Your mouth should be watering right now. Myself, I’m heading for the kitchen to get some BBQ.
Though the BBQ sauce itself pretty much sets the tone for the flavor imparted to your taste buds, how you cook the meat dictates a whole lot more. There are several ways to cook your BBQ but he main ones are grilling with wood, grilling with charcoal and smoking. Each method has its drawbacks and benefits. [Read more…] about It’s a BBQ!
Ah the Space Coast. The land of NASA and lunches and all of the cool things you can do related to space. Whether you do the tours with a set itinerary or you look at the tour brochures and make up your own list of attractions and activities, eventually you are going to get hungry. Everyone knows that If you have a great day on your trip and top it off with a lousy lunch or dinner it can, pardon the expression, leave a bad taste in your mouth.
We’ll let us introduce ourselves. We are Charlie and Jake’s and we have a restaurant in the Eau Gallie, Florida area (just right over the bridge beachside) that we think will ensure that you will end each day with a full stomach of the best BBQ the Melbourne, Florida area has to offer. Not only is it great food, but our BBQ can be enjoyed dining in or carrying out. We even have a drive thru window so you don’t have to change out of your beachwear. Just drive thru and head straight back to the beachfront with your delicious, mouthwatering BBQ sandwiches. [Read more…] about Looking for a Good Restaurant on the Space Coast?
If you like to BBQ one of the best things about Melbourne, Florida is that you can BBQ nearly the whole year ‘round. The weather is perfect and even if it’s cold, it’s only cold by Florida standards, not by anyone’s up north. You can still BBQ. And nothing beats a BBQ if you’re in a beachside community like this. Something about the ocean air and the beautiful weather makes it just the perfect environment for a relaxing day eating great food.
When you walk out of the sea air and into Charlie and Jake’s restaurant you will instantly be hit with the smells coming from our kitchen. When you smoke meat for hours the delicious smell permeates the air. You can’t even smell the saltwater over the tangy BBQ scent floating in from the kitchen. Not to mention the scrumptious aromas emanating from the plates of our customers. [Read more…] about Beachside BBQs Are the Best!
If you have to ask, we can simply recommend that you stop by soon and find out for yourself. Some foods are so delicious that words just can’t do them justice. But we’ll try. First off, you have to understand about smoked meats. Here at Charlie and Jake’s we slow smoke our meats for hours. Doing this smokes the BBQ flavor deep into our smoked meats so every bite explodes with flavor. And if you like your meat so tender it almost melts in your mouth, well, you come on down and taste it for yourself.
The word “meats” can be misleading for some. When we say meats, we include poultry and yes, our poultry is smoked as well. We will serve you BBQ smoked turkey and BBQ smoked chicken that are out of this world. We stand by our meats and poultry. We believe that once you taste our BBQ you will come back again and again. Sure, if you travel to Texas you may find something you like, but in Eau Gallie, Florida there isn’t a beachside BBQ to compare with ours. We know you’ll love our restaurant and will tell your friends. [Read more…] about What’s So Special about Smoked BBQ?