Fabulous Florida seafood at a great location conveniently accessible from I-95 or A1A. I live in Atlanta and make it a priority to eat here every time that we are in Central Florida. I come to Daytona for Speed Weeks every February and again for the July race and the Dixie Crossroads is tops on our quest for the Rock Shrimp feast. Another secret is the Ruby Red shrimp! Simply a must. They are by far worth the price. The Dixie Spectacular with the lobster is to die for. There is no question that this place is worth the wait. Call ahead to be seated though. Every time we visit we are treated to a friendly and helpful wait staff that truly makes the experience enjoyable. I will be back again and again. The cocktails and desserts are equally delicious and compliments the entire experience. Please make it a point to visit the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge then top it off with a truly satisfying genuine Florida seafood meal that will keep you yearning for more.
As an alternative, also try the Boston Fish House nearby in New Smyrna Beach under the State Route 44 bridge in town. There is another location (the original), in Winter Park on Aloma Drive. This is the only other seafood restaurant that I will visit when in Central Florida. Either way, I will assure you that you will not be dissapointed. But a word of warning, go early as there is a wait but well worth it. Great Job Dixie Crossroads. Don't change a thing. Your restaurant is outstanding and clean.
Best Regards, Battalion Chief Mark Johnson, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
My family and I have eaten at Dixie several times. The first few times were wonderful but, the last two have been awful. The service and food are hit or miss. The first bad experience was bad food. The shrimp was over cooked and service was slow. We are forgiving so, we went back...every place can have a bad night. But, the very last time that we went, we were taken to a dirty table while it was still being cleared. The hostess didn't seem to care when I mentioned that the seats were still wet and smelled of bleach...she just turned and walked away. We dried the seats with napkins while waiting for the waitress to arrive. We tried to order the rock shrimp that Dixie is famous for but, we notified that they were already out of them. It was only 5 pm on a Weds. evening so, there was no dinner rush yet! Dixie is known for it's rock shrimp, they even have statues of them in the waiting area to take your picture with etc... So, we were rather disappointed after waiting for an hour for a table (which is normal and was expected) and were never told that they were out of rock shrimp until we were ordering our meal. Needless to say, we left and went to get pizza. We'll wait a while and head back someday. It can't be bad all the time...right?!
I dont think dixie is long for this world. Over priced meals We got there are 5 to miss the lines on a friday night. We had our meal and left at 6:15 and the lobby was empty. Not one person waiting. The rock shrimp are almost $1 a piece.
The food is Ok, but the price is way to high. I dont mind paying high prices if the food and service is excellent. The service is great but the food is just average. All-you-can-eat-shrimp for over $30.00???? I could go to Boston Lobster Feast and spend $35.00 and get shrimp, Lobster,steak and alot more..
Ate at Dixie Crossroads on April 6, 2008 and had a very good experience. THe call ahead seating worked well for our group of six. Menu selections were good, wait staff was helpful and courteous. They offered good suggestions and pointed out alternatives to the rock shrimp that was out of season. All of the food was prepared well and was very tasty. Certainly a place that warrants a return trip.
We ate at the Dixie Crossroads restaurant in Orlando fl and it was terrible food and service. We ordered 2 kinds of shrimp and they were dry and overcooked, the steak that was ordered was terrible..the crab legs were puny and tasteless. The cole slaw was terrible...Can't find any thing good to say about this place. We only went to the Orlando site because of the reputation of the Titusville restaurant, which is excellant, we've eated there many times and enjoyed it. However the Orlando site will ruin the Titusville reputation. It was awful!
It is also overpriced for the quality of food served. The servers are in never-never land and hard to locate.
We've been coming here for years and still come back.
There's only one thing to think about here - which shrimp to have. I recommend the broiled rock shrimp. Don't bother with their fish or deserts - those aren't the main attractions (and it shows).