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.
When you visit the Space Coast and you are finished with visiting the many attractions for the day, don’t head back to your hotel and order from room service. Be like a local! Nothing makes a vacation more of a success than doing what the locals do. It gives you a better feel for the place you are visiting and makes your trip so much more memorable. We would humbly like to invite you to the best BBQ restaurant in the area. Why is that? Because the people who started Charlie and Jake’s come from Huntington, Alabama, where they are known for BBQ. And Charlie brought it with him when he moved to Florida. We still use all the original recipes.
When you come from a place that loves to BBQ you grow up learning all of the ins and outs. You know what the best cuts of meat are, you learn the smartest way to smoke your meats and you learn the best part, the way to make a memorable and tasty BBQ sauce. Well, we learned all of that and Charlie and Jake’s BBQ restaurant is the result of those lessons.
In keeping with Florida tradition, we designed our restaurant to accommodate and welcome casual diners. We don’t want a place that makes you dress up and meet a dress code. People come here for a vacation. That means you want to dress down not up. You want to be able to end a long day of visiting the Space Center or the Archie Carr National Wildlife Sanctuary with a satisfying meal and maybe a cold beer without having to stop back at your hotel to change into something less comfortable. So, when you come to this lovely beachside community on your vacation, don’t forget Charlie and Jake’s and maybe you’ll add BBQ to the list of what Florida means to you.