Welcome to Murdock’s Southern Bistro & Bar!!
Murdock’s Bistro & Char Bar is located in quaint historic Cocoa Village which nestles up to the Indian River Lagoon along the eastern coast of Central Florida. In the 1940 s the building was originally Murdock’s Grocery Store with the logo “Home of Quality Food” painted on the front. That slogan remains on the front to this day. Once you enter our front door, you almost feel like you have been transported back in time. Many of our furnishings, our bar front, as well as the large ornate windows, were salvaged from the Brevard Hotel which used to stand on the nearby riverbank. We pride ourselves in a unique, southern, eclectic style menu and a laid-back atmosphere “where everyone knows your name.” We offer live entertainment every weekend. Our front deck and the large back porch allow your choice of inside or outside dining. The large menu includes a vast array of items prepared almost exclusively from scratch. We mash our own potatoes, smoke our own BBQ pork and chicken, and make some of the best homemade soups around. One taste and you will see why our slogan is “Good Food, Good Friends, Good Wine, Great Times.” A fully stocked bar long with a large variety of beers and a great wine list ensure you a toe-tapping good time as you dine and listen to the music. So come on in, have a drink, munch on some fried pickles and enjoy the old southern charm. Murdock’s Bistro & Char Bar began in 2001, the vision of Stevie Whittaker, a former teacher in the Brevard County school system.
Murdock’s is located in historic Cocoa Village and is open seven days a week. We offer lunch & dinner every day. Weather permitting, our huge front windows are open allowing for a great, breezy atmosphere and view. Smoking is allowed on our front deck or our big back porch which is topped with a genuine tin roof and flooring from the old bleachers at Cocoa High School. In addition to the great menu items. we offer nightly specials created fresh each day. If you are a Mac & Cheese fan or love gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches… you’re going to be in heaven!! If you are looking for huge, fresh from the garden, gourmet salads, this is your place. If burgers are your bag, we’ve got the best in Brevard. If you just want a cold one, come on in and introduce yourself to the bartender. Our staff is always eager to help you and on any given night, you might even catch the girls dancing on the bar. Reservations are only accepted for parties of 8 or more, but if you call us when you are on your way, we will add your name to the list. You owe it to yourself to check us out. The laid back atmosphere, great food and cold drinks will keep you coming back. GOOD FOOD, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD WINE, GREAT TIMES! So, come on in and see a bit of history, listen to some great music, have fun with our staff and regulars that call Murdock’s home. Enjoy our great food and monumental drinks! Let us treat you to some real “Southern Hospitality”!!!!!!