The wait is finally over: Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack, one of the top-rated restaurants in Brevard County, is opening its new Cocoa Beach location on Feb. 17. The BBQ joint closed its Cape Canaveral location in December 2015 and locals have been waiting for a taste of Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q since.
Although Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack is switching locations, the menu remains the same. Known for their gigantic baby back ribs, pulled pork, savory brisket, mac and cheese and fried okra, Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack knows what they’re doing when it comes to authentic BBQ.
Locals will tell you that Madd Jacks has “the best BBQ on the Space Coast.” With almost 400 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor.com, Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack is rated number nine out of 136 restaurants in Cocoa Beach.
Items on the menu include the BBQ classics such as juicy pulled pork, brisket, tri-tip, slicked pork, turkey and pulled chicken. Have your choice of meat served on a bun or garlic bread with a side, or on a platter with two sides and two slices of garlic bread.
Don’t forget about Madd Jacks’ signature ribs, or as the locals like to call them, “the best ribs in the world.” You can choose between a half or full rack of baby back or spare ribs. All rib plates are served with two sides and two slices of garlic bread. Yes, this is a dream come true.
Sides and appetizers include fried pickles, onion rings, baked potatoes, mac and cheese, potato salad, fried okra, baked beans, coleslaw and collard greens. No matter what you order at Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack, your taste buds and appetite will be satisfied beyond belief.
Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack founder, Robby O’Connor, passed away in a motorcycle accident last March, but his widow and daughter, Arleen and Autumn O’Connor are carrying on his legacy. Madd Jacks Bar-B-Q Shack is reopening in the heart of Cocoa Beach, with a bigger and better venue on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
For more information visit Madd Jack’s Bar-B-Q Shack’s website www.MaddJacksBBQ.com or call 321-613-5800.
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer