Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dixie Crossroads Restaurant, Titusville, Fla.

Titusville, Fla.--Get your Florida rock shrimp eating on at Dixie Crossroads. This restaurant, established in 1983, started the rock shrimp movement by inventing a machine that could crack the hard outer shell of these shrimp. Located just a few minutes drive from Interstate 95 at exit 220, this piece of Florida dining history is worth a visit.

Wild caught Florida rock shrimp grilled, Dixie Crossroads Restaurant,
Titusville, Fla.,
Copyright 2015 by Helen A Lockey
Florida rock shrimp taste more like Florida lobster than shrimp making for a delicious meal but because the shell is so hard to crack they are more expensive than other shrimp. This means they tend to only show up on the menus of expensive restaurants.

But at Dixie Crossroads Restaurant they are affordable. You can buy rock shrimp by the dozen and get them fried, grilled or steamed.

On a recent visit, I ordered a plate of one dozen grilled in-the-shell rock shrimp ($15.99) served with melted butter and a wedge of lemon. The plate came with a choice of two sides dishes I chose the seasonal vegetable twice.

Deep-fried corn fritter, Dixi Crossroads Restaurant,
Titusville, Fla.
Copyright 2015 by Helen A Lockey
While I waited my server brought out a basket of hot, crispy, deep-fried corn fritters smothered in powdered sugar. They tasted like dessert.

The shrimp were luscious. Their mouth watering, slight kiss-of-the-sea flavor was so fresh and enticing that I ate every mouthful as slow as I could manage.

If you want to enjoy these Florida delicacies then head over to Dixie Crossroads Restaurant located at: 1475 Garden Street, Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: 321-268-5000

They are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, AND 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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