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
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?
If you’re having a gathering, you need food. You could make it yourself, but that leaves you less time to spend with your guests. Maybe this time you should try catering your event. We would humbly suggest that we can give you one of the best catering deals in Eau Gallie, Florida and Melbourne, Florida. Whether your gathering is for 20 to 2,000 people, Charlie and Jake’s BBQ restaurant has a catering service available. We have extensive experience catering family gatherings, fundraisers, weddings, birthday parties and corporate events. We can just about guarantee your gathering will be talked about for a long time.
So, what makes our catering service so different? Well, for one thing, we serve a BBQ. Most of the time when you cater, every restaurant has a similar type of food. Sure, each one prepares it differently, with their own flavorings, but the selection is essentially the same. We offer a unique food selection you won’t find anywhere else on the Space Coast. And yes, in the interests of full transparency, we will now attempt to market our catering services to you.
Let’s start with the most important factor – our food. What makes us unique in Eau Gallie or Melbourne Florida? Well, we are unique because we slow smoke our meats. Most BBQ places grill their meats or cook them on an open fire, but we don’t, we smoke ours. All of our smoked meats are smoked for hours. This process makes sure that our meats are more than tender and each bite imparts its delicate BBQ flavor. [Read more…] about Having a Gathering?
The beautiful thing about living on the Space Coast there is so much to do. You can spend a whole day out there enjoying yourself, but at some point in time you’ll want to get something to eat. Well, lucky for you Charlie and Jake’s BBQ restaurant is a hop, skip and a jump away. There is nothing like eating BBQ for a picnic beachside. Your neighbors on blankets will be jealous. The best part about it is that you don’t have to come into our restaurant and sit down to eat, though we’d like you to, you can hop in your car and visit our drive thru window.
There is a lot to be said for convenience and I think we can all agree that a drive thru window is nothing if not convenient. Just picture yourself at the beach, there you are, dressed for sunning and funning and suddenly you are hungry. What are you to do now? You don’t want to put your clothes back on and you forgot to bring a decent cover-up. The only answer of course is to take yourself to a drive thru window where there is no dress code. Sure, you can go to McDonald’s, but wouldn’t you rather have some really great BBQ? [Read more…] about Going Beachside?
Article written by contributing writer Stephanie H.
I’ll admit it; I’m pretty new to the BBQ scene. I never even attempted to try cooking BBQ until my daughter couldn’t bring her famous ribs to our family cookout one year. I tried to prepare them the way she did. Unfortunately, the results were not the same. And I attempted to cook chicken on the grill one time and baste it over and over again with BBQ sauce as it cooked only to have the sauce drip off and cause flames to shoot up and burn the skin of the chicken while the inside was raw. Definitely not a success story. In my efforts to master this elusive talent, I’ve decided to look into a smoker. Smoking meat is a process that cooks the meat at a low temperature for a longer time. I hear this is the way to go when BBQing. [Read more…] about Different types of meat smokers