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Sep 22, 2009 01:35 PM


I am in Palm Beach county, I will be driving to Daytona over the weekend and I have the hankering again for rock shrimp. Should I make a detour to Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, or is there somewhere else in the Daytona area?

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    1. Aunt Catfish in Port Orange has rock shrimp. I'm not sure whether they broil them but I know they fry them. I've heard good reviews but have yet to go there. Personally, I think broiling is the best. I do know they buy their rock shrimp from the same place that Dixie does, so the quality is there. Good Luck

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        1. re: CFByrne

          CFByrne...I just want to say that I think you are fantastic. I know you spend the extra time to help other chowhounds to find what they are looking for. I just signed in and you are helping another to find info about pork belly. Trust me, you do not go un-noticed, at least by me. You have helped me in the past and I really, really appreciate all you do and I hope others do also.Thank you again CFByrne.

          1. re: HotMelly

            "CFByrne...I just want to say that I think you are fantastic."

            Aw shucks, thanks HotMelly. I try to be helpful esp. if it just takes a few secs and could save someone a lot of time and trouble. Lots of other folks here are great too, so thanks to everyone who chips in, combined it is a powerful and fun tool!

        2. I wasn't too happy with Dixie Crossroads on my last visit. Service was horrible, waitress seemed really bothered to have to serve us. The prices seemed to have a massive increase since my last visit (it had been a while). So much so that it wasn't worth it for the food that was being served in my opinion. If I am going to pay that much for shrimp, the least Dixie Crossroads could do is clean the shrimp properly and de-vein them.

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          1. re: watch me eat

            'watch me eat' I'm sorry you had a bad experience at the Crossroads. We stop at the one in Titusville on our way to Daytona Saturday. It was an enjoyeable experience. There were two of us and we both ordered the same thing. They had a rock shrimp special . Two dozen rock shrimp and two sides for 17.99, Plus we both had a salad and a great shrimp soup.
            We ate at Booth's Bowery in Port Orange for the evening meal and got great wings and curly fries.

          2. We stopped at DC in Titusville for the first time several weeks ago and I'm sooo glad we didn't make a special trip from Sarasota there. We both had the rock shrimp, one broiled and one fried. Both were overcooked, dry, and just very disappointing. Service wasn't great. It seems to be more of a tourist place than anything. Maybe we hit them on a bad day, although it wasn't real busy for that excuse, but we'll find another place to try when we get in that area again.