Titusville, FL 32796
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If you ever venture a little past Orlando, to the town of Titusville, you will find of Florida's more popular seafood establishments known as Dixie Crossroads.
They have been in business for over 28 years with quite a reputation for two things....
#1. Rock Shrimp
#2. Corn Fritters
Of course you can get a variety of other seafood dishes as well as steaks, prime rib, chicken, and fresh salads. The menu features local shrimp and fish from Port Canaveral and ranges from sandwiches and fried baskets to big seafood combos.
Dixie Crossroads is a very family oriented restaurant with some of that down home southern hospitality that is great for a big family dinner or just a quick bite.
Their claim to fame is The Rock Shrimp:
This shrimp-family member resembles a miniature lobster and is wild-caught. The name comes from the thick, rock-hard shells that can be difficult to remove by hand. Today the shrimp shells (and heads) are removed by machines, the advent of which greatly increased the popularity of rock shrimp. The texture of rock shrimp is firm and slightly chewy, the flavor is sweet and similar to that of lobster.
You can get them fried, broiled, or steamed by the dozen, up to four dozen, and if four dozen is not enough, they even have an all you can eat option.
Inside, there is plenty of room for large parties and family get togethers with plenty of tables and extra long booths.
Most meals or combos come with two sides.
The Clam Chowder is always a good option.
I ordered the cheese grits as one of my sides. They were pretty good with a nice thickness and good flavor.
The hand breaded coconut shrimp are always a good choice. Big juicy shrimp with a nice flaky coconut batter.
Although not necessarily sea food, the catfish is very fresh and has a very mild flavor.
A combo of fried Cod and fried Rock Shrimp that will satisfy your craving for more than just shrimp.
Tastes of Orlando really likes Dixie Crossroads. It is always a good family meeting spot and a great place to get some fresh Florida seafood. We have been going there for many years, and have always had a wonderful experience.
Be careful not to fill up on the Corn Fritters and save plenty of room for the Rock Shrimp...how ever much you can eat!