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.
See Charlie and Jake’s isn’t all about BBQ. Yes, that is our focus and our main dishes are barbequed meats, but we have a wide variety of sides and snacks that will make your mouth water and prompt you to eat even if you don’t want a BBQ.
What do we have that you can’t get anywhere else? What is it about our sides that are so different? Well, for one thing, we come from Alabama so we brought with us our down-home favorites. People from Florida have their favorites and transplants from other states brought their down-home favorites. Of course, we think ours is the best and we are sure that you’ll agree.
If you are near Eau Gallie, Florida then you stop right in and check out our dishes for yourself. Order a plate of BBQ and you get two sides with that plate. And don’t just get French fries, although they are delicious, try something new! Why not get our fried okra or our delicious Mac and Cheese. Or maybe you’d like to try some mustard potato salad or some southern turnip greens. You could always get a baked Idaho or sweet potato, then use your second side to try something new like our tangy vinegar slaw.
Or perhaps you stopped in because you want a snack. Well snacks we have from fried pickles to corn nuggets and from hushpuppies to homemade potato chips and blue cheese dip. No matter what your appetite is we can handle it. Next time you’re beachside, stop by and check us out.