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Captain's BBQ - A Flagler Secret to be Shared

Kim Medley
Kim Medley

Tucked beneath a canopy of oak trees, draped in Spanish moss, sits an unassuming structure that houses a successful infusion of facts, fishing, flavor, and food. It is a well-kept Flagler County secret that is meant to be shared with everyone. Located along Florida’s Scenic Highway, A-1-A, south of channel marker red 108 on the Matanzas River, and pin-pointed at 29.615°N and 81.205°W, is a wonderful place to eat called, Captain’s BBQ. Its simple sign with big, red letters B B Q lets motorists along A-1-A know they have arrived; while its wonderful aromas of fresh barbeque beckon boaters from the waterways.

The screened enclosure is reminiscent of summer barbeques enjoyed from grandma’s back porch. Fathers and sons fish from the shore. Weekend historical buffs wander through the ruins of the Mala Compra Plantation catching a glimpse into the lives of those who settled this area. Lovers, both young and long-time, stroll under majestic trees, sit and admire the views from the park benches, and mark these memories shared along crushed coquina pathways. Children explore playgrounds, climb crooked trunks of trees, and swing from low-hanging vines. Scenes of boaters traveling up and down the waters that flow past Bing’s Landing, picnickers at the pavilions, outdoor enthusiasts from across the county, and curious creatures provide barbeque connoisseurs with an up close and personal experience of the beauty that is Flagler County. As you await your order, the scenery allows a sense of inner peace to become a part of the dining experience; but, those amazing aromas only add to an increasing appetite.

A menu filled with barbeque favorites like ribs, pulled pork, and chicken merely serves as the foundation. Homemade traditional Southern sides, such as, collard greens, cornbread, and cucumber salad add to the symphony of flavors designed to quell those summer cravings for all things barbeque. The food is served in a traditional picnic style manner, complete with paper plates and plenty of paper towels. After all, who feels like doing dishes after tending to a wood burning smoker all day? Make sure to leave room for dessert! Thanks to Cheesecake Mike, Southern favorites like Red Velvet and Devil’s Food are transformed into works of art that become wonderfully, edible cheesecakes. In a word, FABULOUS! In addition to thirst quenching drinks, soda, tea, and water, the Captain’s stocks both domestic and premium beer, along with soothing and stress relieving wine. It’s a perfect stop! By car, by bike, or by boat, the Captain’s BBQ, will satisfy not only your hunger, it’s a great place for fishing needs, too. In addition to great barbeque, the Captain’s stocks all things bait and tackle. Dock your boat, stretch your legs, restock your cooler, grab some bait, and enjoy the day! For facts, fishing, flavor, and food, Captain’s BBQ is truly a one-stop shop!

Captains BBQ, Bait & Tackle

Chef Michael Goodman and Captain Chris Herrera

5862 N. Oceanshore Blvd. – Scenic Highway A-1-A at Bing’s Landing

Palm Coast, FL 32137

386 597 2888

Maps and Directions

Captain’s BBQ Business Hours

WINTER:           Sun – Thurs 11am – 7pm

Fri – Sat 11am – 8pm

SUMMER:         Weekdays 11am – 8 pm

Weekends 11am – 9pm

Features:          “True Southern Barbeque”

                                Homemade Sides

                                New York Style Cheesecake with a Southern Flare

                                Catering – On or Off Site