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Two Spots You'd Never Think To Get Crack Conch and Fritters on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach

Dee Dee's Conch and Barbecue Shack and Nemo's Fish & Chicken are both small establishments located off Atlantic Avenue, places we're betting most familiar with the area may have never noticed. And it's a shame, because both serve some pretty amazing food, minus the hefty price tag.

Although both Dee Dee's and Nemo's have been in Delray for close to five years -- Dee Dee's recently moved to a large red brick building on the south side of the street while Nemo's sits in a small space next door to a beauty supply shop just east of I-95 -- they aren't your typical Atlantic Avenue haunts. In fact, you'd pass right by them on your way downtown if you didn't know any better. Now, maybe you won't.

Why? Because both spots dish out a house specialty that's hard to find done well now matter how high the price tag: conch. Conch fritters, fried conch and conch salad, to be specific. And despite being close to one another, their recipes are not.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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