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orlando fried chicken & barbecue

nrwayne | Feb 19, 200311:05 AM

Just got back from Orlando. Had two great meals. One at Olde Dixie Fried Chicken; the other at Cecil's Texas Barbecue. Olde Dixie, despite virtually nonexistent decor, has superb chicken, which you can eat comfortably in the adjoining, clean dining room. Among the best fried chicken I've had. For those going there, be aware that the place is on the southbound side of Orange Avenue, so you'll have to go north, passing the divided section, then reverse course. Dixie Chicken is on the left (east side).
Cecil's Texas Barbecue is about five minutes farther up Orange Avenue, on the left (west side). Splendid brisket and sides. Attractive setting and helpful, friendly staff. Quite a bit better than most of the would-be barbecue places we've been to.
We also had a meal at Julie's Waterfront. It's a glorified shack at the edge of a pond that's about halfway between Cecil's and Olde Dixie. Seems to be popular with locals seeking good seafood. The rest of the menu was so-so. OK, but not worth a special trip.

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