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Driving down 95 in FL - any suggestions?

BigBrother Nov 21, 2010 08:07 PM

Hey all! We are doing a long road trip down south along 95. We had planned on hitting a bunch of BBQ along the way and then probably Cuban in Miami, but our latest itinerary actually places most of our daytime driving in Florida. So, what places would you recommend for literally ANY cuisine, so long as it's amazing, along 95? BBQ, Southern, anything really. The one thing I'd like to avoid is generic seafood- we'd love a really seasoned blue crab joint, for example, but please, no coconut shrimp :)

Any thoughts?


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    karenfinan RE: BigBrother Nov 22, 2010 07:10 AM

    how far are you willing to go off 95?

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      BigBrother RE: karenfinan Nov 22, 2010 08:46 AM

      Not more than 15 mins. Thanks!

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      cavandre RE: BigBrother Nov 22, 2010 12:49 PM

      If you've never had rock shrimp, give Dixie Crossroads a call & see if they're serving them. Order the shrimp broiled, with melted butter on the side. The place is close to Exit 220 on I-95.


      Dixie Crossroads
      1475 Garden St, Titusville, FL 32796

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        BigBrother RE: cavandre Nov 22, 2010 02:19 PM

        Thanks! Also, any good southern or breakfast places in N Florida close to 95?

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          marelyisdead RE: BigBrother Nov 24, 2010 06:28 AM

          The Metro Diner in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville is not far off 95. Excellent breakfast and lunch.

          Metro Diner
          3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

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            karenfinan RE: marelyisdead Nov 30, 2010 05:55 PM

            agreed- fried chicken and waffles are extraordinary!

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        Littleman RE: BigBrother Nov 24, 2010 07:06 AM

        Get off I 95 at Exit 353B and go E on Union about 7 blocks to Pearl Street. Take a left and go one block to Jenkins BBQ for outstanding southern BBQ for lunch or dinner.

        Jenkin's Quality BBQ @ 830 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 904 - 353 - 6388.

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          leslieolson RE: BigBrother Nov 30, 2010 05:08 PM

          Right off I-95 at the Stuart/indiantown exit: La Fourchetta. Amazing Italian.

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