Dining at Backwater Restaurant in Melbourne, Florida
I live 40 minutes from Melbourne, Florida, and spend nearly as much time in their town as I do my own. Melbourne has cool things to see and do, but mostly, I love eating at their restaurants. Melbourne’s Backwater Restaurant is one of the best places around to have a delicious upscale breakfast. I make special trips there just to have the interesting creations on the menu.
My daughter Peyton is usually the one that accompanies me to Backwater Restaurant. Not only do we both appreciate the food quality and taste, but we are both fans of the decor. Backwater also has great coffee and perfectly sweet tea.
Some of the breakfast favorites of ours are the Candied Citrus Waffle, which can be paired with a side of fried gator, fried chicken, or two eggs for an additional fee. She also likes the Mexicali Omelet with avocado and pepper jack cheese.
I prefer the heartier meals as opposed to the sweet, such as C. H. Clark’s Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict. This Benny uses a homemade biscuit instead of an English muffin. Succulent pork replaces traditional Canadian bacon, and is topped with perfectly poached eggs and creamy hollandaise. Home fries or grits come as a side.
Another original dish I’m fond of is the Boss Hogg. Provolone-stuffed sausage joins cheese grits with bacon and green onions, and balsamic onions in a cast iron skillet. It’s then topped with a sunny-side up egg. Wow, this is an eye-opener!
Interesting Sides, Options, and Beverages
Melbourne’s Backwater Restaurant has eight griddle tables for preparing your own DIY pancakes. My oldest daughter would love this concept. Simply purchase a bottle of pancake mix and the waitress provides you with sides to accompany them (pecans, chocolate chips, marshmallows, blueberries, Nutella). Buttermilk, gluten-free, and whole-wheat mixes are available, as well as seasonal favorites.
On one visit to Backwater Restaurant, I tried the black cherry grits, a specialty item on the menu. I found them more tart than creamy, but liked how the flavors complimented each other.
Backwater offers fresh squeezed orange juice and lemonade, as well as beer, mimosas, and cocktails for those over 21 years old.
Backwater Restaurant: A Foodie’s Kinda Place
With all of this fabulous food and drinks, I’m sure you can see that Backwater Restaurant is well worth the drive. Happy eating!
Melbourne’s Backwater Restaurant
1904 Municipal Lane
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