Every morning, the Dixie fills up with friendly customers and the air is abuzz with jovial conversation.
“It was such a great restaurant and such a Petersburg icon,” says Charlie Rawlings, who bought, renovated, and reopened the Dixie Restaurant in 2011. Proud of its rich history, his menu focused on some of the Dixie’s traditional favorite dishes like its renowned hot dogs and chili dogs.
With a menu including everything from three-egg omelets to fried catfish, to collard greens and spoon bread, it isn’t hard to imagine why people keep coming back for more at the Dixie Restaurant. Much of its produce is bought fresh from local area farms, cooked up with bona fide Southern skill by an experienced and amiable staff, and always garnished with a smile.
“Generations of locals have grown up enjoying the Dixie’s simple, Southern cuisine,” Rawlings recalls. “We regularly hear stories about someone’s personal experiences at the Dixie when they were a kid.”