So you just moved to Palm Bay? Well, welcome to the neighborhood! We all have been there. You move to a new place…get the boxes in, and wonder, where are the good places to eat? What is there to do? Allow us to help you there.
I think you already know the church we’d recommend. 😉
Here are some local event calendars to find things to do in the area!
Here’s some of the leadership of Bay West Church with their favorite places to eat locally…
Casual hole in the wall type
Loreen’s Village Cafe – it’s where Vietnam vets get good breakfast cheap, and the service is seriously friendly and awesome, free Wifi
Sonny’s BBQ (Malabar Road) – must….have….the Big Deal combo…, free Wifi
Special Date night $$$$
The Chart House – This is a great place to take your date…can’t miss here, but bring your wallet. 😉
River Rocks – This is a great place to go. Whether you eat outside by the water with live music, or inside, it’s a hit.
Fun and Different
Mustard’s Last Stand – Get the weirdest hot dog recipes ever and all good! Guac-the-dog is my mother-in-law’s favorite that we have to get every time she visits.
Island Pasta – Caribbean food and I ALWAYS get “Irie Mon”…if you are into plantains, they have them here. Lots of good places to eat and shop in downtown Melbourne.
Northstar Ice Cream Depot – Stop by and see Lisa…watch out for the Abominable Snowman (Katye, my wife, made sure I suggested this one)
The Burger Place – 50s style diner, HUGE burgers cooked on the grill…homemade burger buns with a secret recipe from France…great food and even better espresso milkshakes!
Pollo Tropical – Caribbean style fast food…good and lots of it.
The Mansion – Great date night food. A little pricey, but worth it for their amazing menu of seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and desserts almost too rich to finish.
Cracker Barrel – Great for filling breakfast combos, chicken and dumplings, and biscuits with apple butter-plus you can shop the country store while you wait for your table!
Bruster’s Ice Cream – Counter-serve chain where all of the ice cream selections are made fresh on-site every day, and they have special seasonal flavors, as well as a special doggy ice cream if you bring your pup!
The Original Bizarro’s Pizza beachside – local legend, drive right into the parking lot at the end of 192 after you cross the causeway, eat pizza and walk to the beach…easy find, cheap date night
Del’s Freeze – local ice cream place…bit of a drive, but a local legend.
Concerts, and other
Other cool places to visit:
The Brevard Zoo – Boo at the Zoo is a great hit around here around Halloween, and the Tree Trop Trek is a different way to visit a zoo any time. (Jim: “Katye and I did it and it was GREAT!”)
Ron Jon Surf Shop open 24 hours, all day, every day
Several times a month, Brevard Parks and Rec puts on a FREE Movie in the Park event, which happens at two locations: Wickham Park Main Pavilion in Melbourne, and Palm Bay Regional Park in NW Palm Bay. These events always have food available, either at the concession stand, or from local GOURMET food trucks. And sometimes there’s also a special FREE balloon artist. To find out more about upcoming movie dates, you can follow them on Facebook by searching for: Movies in the Park – Brevard County Parks & Recreation, Palm Bay Parks and Recreation, or Palm Bay Regional Park.