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May 2, 2006 01:27 PM

Dixie Crossroads - Visitors Must Try! ( Seafood )

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We have three Dixie Crossroads locations in Central Florida. This restaurant is famous for rock shrimp which is simply delectable and you must try. It tastes like lobster and Dixie Crossroads splits them so they are easy to shell. The original location is in Titusville on Garden St., the second location was opened in Mount Dora and quaint antiquing town that is a wonderful day adventure for all. The restaurant is on Hwy. 441 there.

Now Orlando has a Dixie Crossroads too. Recently opened in Festival Bay at Oakridge Road and International Drive in the tourist mecca. There's lots to do at Festival Bay.

Dixie Crossroads has a website should you want to learn more about them and their menu.

Don't miss's famously delicious!

PS: You get wonderful corn fritters topped with powdered sugar served in a bowl at your table...and they keep en' comin'! Yum, Yum!

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  1. If you really wanna try this place you have to go to the one in Titusville...the Orlando location is more expensive and not nearly as good.

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    1. re: Jane

      The Mount Dora spot is good too, we stopped there this past winter season and thoroughly enjoyed it. And the fritters...

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      Johnny Majors

      They have been having problems getting rock shrimp since the storms two years ago. Baked sweet potato was served room temperature.

      1. I'm not even sure the Mt. Dora location is even open any more, but be advised that this location is a FRANCHISE only (they buy the rock shrimp and the name from the REAL DC). The Orlando location is under original DC ownership, but is indeed more expensive and, to me, not as good. I'll continue to drive over to Titusville.

        1. The one in Mount Dora is now called Dixie Shrimp House. Go to the one in titusville!

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          1. re: mountdorahound

            Aha! Figured as much... The franchise place in Melbourne didn't last long, either. It takes more than a name...

          2. We had heard about Dixie Crossroads in Titusville as worth a drive from DeLand so we went there for a special occasion and we were rather disappointed. There is no atmosphere at all and the seafood is just regular.

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            1. re: PDeveaux

     it safe to assume you didn't order the rock shrimp? I've eaten at Dixie Crossroads several times in the last 15 years. It is definitely one of those places where the only thing you should get on the menu is the specialty, because everything else is sub par...But the rock shrimp is TO DIE FOR!!! As are those corn fritters everyone else is talking about. And you are right, the atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. But to be honest, ambience is usually a high priority for me, but I'm still willing to drive a couple hours to take visiting friends to this place because the rock shrimp is just that good.

              1. re: floridagal03

                So tell us about the rock shrimp. What makes it special?

                1. re: h2Bn

                  They are like baby southern lobster tails. Sweet.

                  1. re: trail 6

                    Cool. But I was wondering if this restaurant prepares them in a particularly special, or even careful, way to warrant the rec. We're visiting friends in Merritt Island in a couple of weeks. I'll be sure to check it out.