Moonlight Drive-In, Titusville, FL
I spent the better part of two days looking for a place in Titusville to get a good authentic dog. Unfortunately GPS took me to three different places all of which when I got there were either not food establishments at all or were now Mexican joints. No offense to those of you who like Mexican, but if I’m not close to home or hauling a port-o-pot behind me, I’m not going Mexican.
I had all but given hope that I would find a place to try when I drove by the Moonlight Drive-In on A1A. This placed had promise. I immediately liked the look of it from the outside… old school looking.
This is your old drive you member from American Grafitti days… trays on your window with your food, car hops up to your window to take you order, and good fried food. They had a wide range of options, even fried clams which crossed my mind, but I was there to sample the dogs. Not a lot of range in the dogs, just like the place, they were served hot and simple. You can get regular condiments on them, or chili and cheese. I went with the foot long with chili and onions. Foot longs are extra special… it’s like dating two hot twins at the same time. You can taste it from both ends, in the middle, or just sit back and let is take up the entire front seat.
I ordered some onion rings for accompaniment and a Diet Coke to wash it down. A lot of people question how I can eat hot dogs, onion rings, and cheese fries and still order a diet soda. It’s quite simple, I don’t want to be overly indulgent, so I draw a line with the drink. All in all, I’m glad I found the Moonlight. I definitely wold have left Titusville disappointed had I not found this place and I wish we had something like this a little closer to me back in Ohio. We do have Skyway down in Akron, but it’s a good 45 minute drive and not a place I would go to a few times a week. The Moonlight has that old mom and pop feel to it and if I were a native to Titusville, I would easily be there 2–3 times per week.