(As of October 2011, Dixie’s is still closed due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene. I’ll update this whenever I learn that they are open again.)
Since Brooksie’s in Sharon, VT burnt down a few years back, I haven’t really been back to eat in town. However, several times driving between Sharon and Royalton I noticed Dixie’s and an ice cream stand, and figured that at some point I’d try them out.
Well, this weekend, Carol and I had to go up to Burlington, so this was a handy opportunity for us to check out Dixie’s.
Myself, I had to do my regular order of Biscuits and Gravy, while Carol had a stack of pancakes.
1. Dixie’s has one of the most efficient short order cooks I’ve seen in the Upper Valley. He could easily keep up with the waitstaff without breaking a sweat.
2. The gravy in my biscuits and gravy was well done. Creamy, nice bits of nicely crisped-up sausage, and not overwhelmingly salty. Indeed, one of the better breakfast gravies I’ve had.
3. This place is just far enough off of I-89 that it has a healthy mix of locals to talk to.
1. The biscuit, on the other hand, was subpar. However, I usually let this slide, since most of New England needs to go to remedial biscuit school. Seriously, if some uvScenesters know where I can find good southern style biscuits, let me know.
2. Service was a bit slow, but it was a holiday weekend. I don’t think they are usually quite as busy.
All in all, if I’m in the area, I’m probably a bit more likely to do Eaton’s Sugarhouse up the road in Royalton, but Dixie’s was a fairly pleasant meal and I wouldn’t hesitate to stop in again.