The Dixie is a longstanding favorite local diner in Old Towne Petersburg. In this current location since 1939, despite changes of ownership during that time, it continues to serve delicious made from scratch Southern comfort food. Charlie and Frannie Rawlings are the current owners and carried out a beautiful renovation which honors the diner’s rich history. The famous Dixie Dog is a red hot dog topped with chili, just one of the many items on their extensive menu. If you want to enjoy breakfast on a Saturday morning, you’ll likely have to wait. Folks flock here for Biscuits and Gravy, Omelets, Grits, Country Ham with Fried Apples and Eggs amongst other classic breakfast items. At lunchtime, you can enjoy everything from Liver and Onions to Chicken and Dumplings to Fried Catfish to Salads as well as great Burgers and Sandwiches. They offer a wide variety of sides such as collard greens and macaroni and cheese. Whatever you do, save room for dessert! The recipe for the Peanut Butter Pie was given to Frannie by Charlie’s mother and it is a little slice of heaven. Visitors will experience fine southern hospitality and great homestyle cooking here.