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Space Coast Restaurant Series: Crane Creek Tiki Taproom and Grill
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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I love anyplace that serves good food and cold beer but this little place in Downtown Melbourne, FL is one of my favorite places.

For starters it has a great outdoor patio, lots of food and drink special and a large indoor bar with enough televisions sets to almost qualify as a sports bar.

Here are some of the highlights of this cool little place:

Happy hour from 2-7pm Every Day! You get 2 for 1 Bud Light, Dos XX or Yuengling!

$2.00 Tuesday: this is a $2 taco night (beef pork or chicken...higher for mahi or shrimp) and $2 Longneck Tecate. The tacos are really good. My favorite is the shrimp.

Wine Down Wednesday: 1/2 price bottles of wine (you read that right) as well as 50 cent wings and Kids Eat Free! I have never found a place with 1/2 price wine before...great special.

They also have the NFL Sunday Ticket so you can watch your favorite team...every game throughout the NFL season.

Crane Creek Tiki Taproom and Grill is closed on Monday. It is located at 2101 Henley Ct in Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL

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Space Coast Restaurant Review: the Mansion in Melbourne, FL
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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OK...so I must admit up front...I kinda dig the Mansion in Melbourne, FL. They are a little bit different ...and they know it!

This place sort of seems like a bunch of bars, restaurants, deli, and wine store all wrapped together...and it works! The Mansion offers two distinct bars, one on the first floor is sort of a quiet pub that is a good place to meet a client or just chat. The upstairs bar is a great place to view the river, meet on a first date or just hang out with friends after work. Although the menu is the same, the upstairs and downstairs restaurant seating areas have a very different feel (I love going upstairs  after the sun goes down to enjoy our amazing Space Coast weather).

The menu itself is a mix of nice entrees (the salmon and pork chops get good reviews), burgers, salads, fish tacos (really good), and a nice dessert list. The bars are full service and carry 65 different brands of beer so you have a really good chance of finding something you like here. FYI: a bonus if you like wine...they have a wine store on the first floor...they price much of the wine for take-out or stay in...and the prices are reasonable if you choose to un-cork here!

The Mansion also offers a full take out deli with some cool little extras that you often cannot find around town. This is a great place to come and buy some nice take-out higher end deli food, a bottle of wine and a dessert or two for a romantic stay at home evening in!

The Mansion has it's own parking lot plus plenty of nearby street parking so finding a spot within close walking distance to this cool night spot is not a big deal (since it is in the Historic Downtown Melbourne area that can be an issue with other competitors).

The Mansion is located at:

Address

1218 East New Haven Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone

321-345-5800

The website is: www.thebigmansion.com Check out the webcams on the website :)

 

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Space Coast Business Spotlight: Downtown Melbourne Farmer's Market
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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I absolutely hate going to a grocery store...first off...I cannot cook so the thought of buying food that I need to prepare myself is not a great one. Since I do not eat meat I find the need for tasty veggies even more important then I did when a hamburger with cheese and onions was on my menu.

For me a farmer's market is a nice way for me to stay away from the grocery store, support some of our great local farmers and business people while also enjoying better tasting veggies and fruits (as well as some other nice products).

Historic Downtown Melbourne has a farmer's market every Saturday and Sunday from 10-3pm...and since we have amazing year round weather...we also get a year round farmer's market!

I have purchased veggies, fruits, raw Space Coast honey and many other locally made items at the Downtown Melbourne Farmer's Market. It is on the corner of US-1 and Strawbridge (Rt. 192) in Historic Downtown Melbourne so if you live on the Space Coast or you are just visiting...come on down and support some of our local farmers, artists and business people!

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Space Coast Restaurant Review: The Nomad Cafe in Melbourne, FL
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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Historic Downtown Melbourne has become one of the go to areas when searching restaurants and night life for many Space Coast residents and visitors. It seems like every day a cool new place opens that we all want to try...and talk about. One place that has been around for a while...and turns out some nice menu options is The Nomad Cafe.

The Nomad Cafe offers both lunch and dinner...all with a bit more flair than you will find in some competing restaurants. The lunch menu offers sandwiches, tacos, salads, burgers (including a Portebella Mushroom burger that will satisfy most vegetarians).

The dinner menu offers an eclectic mix of international dishes that on the surface would seem not to go together, but taken as a whole I think the menu really offers something for everyone. This is a nice casual restaurant to take a client, a date, or a group of friends. The wine list is quite nice and you will feel very comfortable in the surroundings. Here is a link to the dinner menu: DINNER MENU They also have quite a few specials each day...so do  not hesitate to ask your server. The Nomad also offers special international wine dinners. Reservations for these are required. Check out their website for more details on these special nights.

The Nomad Cafe is located on the corner of US1 and New Haven Ave in Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL. The address is 2002 South Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901...the phone is 321.327.2996. The hours are Monday through Friday 11-9 and Sat. 12-9 (they do recommend you not bring children after 7pm). Reservations for dinner are strongly recommended. The Nomad Cafe is closed on Sunday.

2002 South Harbor City Boulevard, 

Melbourne, Florida

2002 South Harbor City Boulevard, 

Melbourne, Florida

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Space Coast Restaurants/Clubs: Matt's Casbah
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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If you are looking for a fun upscale restaurant, bar, nightclub, live music outlet with a great happy hour...you would be very hard pressed to find a better choice on the Space Coast then Matt's Casbah.

The location is great...right in the heart of Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL...so it is a great stop if you are coming to one of the art festivals or just want to hop your way to all the fun night spots that this part of Melbourne has to offer.

Matt's Casbah has a really nice lunch menu, a huge dinner menu, a sushi bar and a full bar menu. Happy hour runs daily from 11am to 7pm and you will have a large choice of specials from $2 beers (Mich Ultra and Bud Lite), $1 off all wines, 2 for 1 Stoli and Stoli flavors...and a bunch of food specials.

When it comes to lunch and dinner you will have a large choice of Sushi from the Sushi bar, Bento plates and flat bread pizza are great for lunch. Dinner includes two of my favorites...the boneless pork cutlet is great and I just love the very reasonably priced Pop's Pot Roast. The bar menu is extensive and the outside patio area is huge...check for live music. If you are looking for a really nice place to go for Sunday Brunch you will also want to check out Matt's...here is a link to the website so you can check out all the menu and wine options: http://www.mattscasbah.com

Matt's Casbah is a great place for those seeking a romantic dinner, date night, girls night out or a place to hang out before Friday Arts Festival...come on down...you will be glad you did!

Matt's is located at 801 E. New Haven Ave in Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL

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Space Coast Restaurant Review: Chart House in Melbourne, FL
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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Let me start by saying the Chart House is one of my favorite places to eat on the Space Coast. I say this because the Chart House is a chain restaurant...and I rarely write about....or even like Chains. They tend to be sanitized versions of places we all grew up with...and these sanitized versions tend to pale in comparison to the originals.

The Chart Hose decided to chart (no pun intended) a different course. I have been to five Chart House restaurants throughout the U.S. and they all have certain things in common:

1. Amazing Views

2. An awesome salad bar

3. Steaks and seafood that seems to always be very well cooked.

To me they are sort of the McDonald's of chain restaurants...no surprises when it comes to your meal, good food, friendly service...and a memorable view that will have you talking about it days later! In Melbourne maybe it will be the sunset you will view over the Indian River that will have you wondering when the next time you will have an occasion special enough to stop by!

Some of my favorites:

Hummus Trio...very nice appetizer portion here.
Calamari and friends...try this
The Miso Glazed Salmon...love this dish
Lobster Tail (along with the salad bar this 7oz tail may be a best deal in quality seafood).
Prime Rib and Shrimp...bring your appetite!

With all meals add the salad bar for $7.99...it is a great deal...and you may just take your dinner home for Fido!

The Happy Hour is great...amazing prices and the feel of a 1960's happy hour...you can almost see the guys from Mad Men at the stools next to you....good prices and a fun place to be!

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Space Coast Restaurant Review: El Ambia Cubano in Melbourne, FL
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com, Your Space Coast Real Estate Expert! (Fontaine Property Group)

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Florida has the largest Cuban population in the U.S. The Miami and Tampa areas are rich with Cuban heritage, culture and restaurants...on the Space Coast we have yet to have a large Cuban influx...but thankfully we have a few really good Cuban restaurants and El Ambia Cubano is one of the best!

El Ambia Cubano is a small restaurant built in an old Historic Melbourne home that overlooks a river and park. The restaurant has tables inside as well as a sizable outdoor porch and some stools up at the counter facing the kitchen. Although the parking lot for the restaurant is small...you can always find parking in the near by City parking lot. The issue you may have here is the food is so good and authentic you may find yourself waiting on a long line to enjoy the wonderful Cuban options offered at great prices.

On a recent visit for lunch I decided on a Cuban sandwich, sweet plantains (maduros), and a cup of Cafe Con Leche (strong Cuban coffee with steamed milk...yum)...the entire lunch cost me $9.50 plus tax and tip...an amazing value for what felt like a 45 minute trip to Cuba circa 1960!. The Cuban sandwich rivals those I have eaten (many times) in Miami...the roasted pork is amazing...and I need to know what they do to those pickles). If you have room left for desert try the Flan...it is the best available north of South Florida!

There are always great specials offered (your server will tell you which are available each day)...fyi...they are $7.50 on the day they are offered...and $10 on off days. They also offer music on the patio many nights...so check the schedule (I will include a link to the website below). They have beer, wine and sangria (red or white) available. The sangria is sold by the glass or pitcher...my suggestion...order a pitcher ($15) with your dinner it is really...really good.

El Ambia Cubano is located at 950 E. Melbourne Ave in Historic Downtown Melbourne...they are across the street from Crane Creek (the best place to see the Manatees in season)! If you are coming for lunch try to arrive no later then noon...so you can get a table out on the patio...this way you can enjoy the sun and great food.

 

Here is a link to their website:

http://www.elambiacubano.com

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Jeffrey DiMuriaSouth Brevard Beach Homes   Jeffrey DiMuria  

  Phone:
  321.223.6253         
  e-mail
:
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