Juliette, Georgia: Fried Green Tomatoes Movie CafeSee the place where the movie was filmed and eat you-know-what.
Whistle Stop Cafe
- 443 McCrackin St., Juliette, GA
- Whistle Stop Cafe. I-75 exit 186. Nine miles north on Juliette Rd., then right onto McCrackin St.
- Daily 11-4 (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Fried Green Tomatoes Movie Cafe
My husband and I stopped through here in February when there weren't too many people around. Talk about sticky sweet southern hospitality! It was a bit worrisome to find, since the GPS lost signal. We almost missed the town sign, it was so insignificant. Don't get stuck on the slum you have to pass to get to it. As soon as we broke through the trees at the bottom of the hill it was like we were in the movie. The tomatoes are better than any I've had. The honey that is sold in one of the shops is alright.[Jane Geoh, 07/18/2012]
The Whistle Stop Cafe, where the movie Fried Green Tomatoes was made, was worth the trip. The food there was fantastic, southern home cooking, and yes, I ate fried green tomatoes...yum! This was easy to find; the town had lots of signs. You will even find an opossum eating Cracker Jacks, a squirrel on a tractor, and moonshine jelly.[Joy, 05/27/2011]
We had a very enjoyable time in Juliette Ga. We had fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe -- they were very good! Our family has always fixed our green tomatoes in flour, so they were just like grandma's and mine or better. We wanted to see the place where the movie was filmed and we did. Everyone was very happy to help us with directions and stories from when all the actors were there.[Sam Stalford, 01/26/2007]
A quaint town with all the memories of the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, the Whistle Stop Cafe, the train station with a real train that runs through, the church, cemetery with two graves marked with the names of Buddy Threadgood and Ruth Jamison, a grave by the hickory pit that bears the reading of: Here lies Frank Bennet of Valdosta "The secret was in the sauce" and here!
Also the Dew Drop Inn where it cost my husband $14 for a 27 picture disposable camera (on the other end of town it was $6.99). The people are all pretty friendly and during Memorial Day weekend it was quite busy. We had to wait 45 minutes to eat at the Whistle Stop Cafe (there are two other cafes in the town). Everything is southern at the cafe but the Fried Green Tomatoes were disappointing. They drenched them in flour instead of cornmeal. Other than that, it was a nice visit.[Teresa Barclay, 07/18/2006]
The Original Whistle Stop is in Alabama and not worth the side trip off the interstate. I went there and had very cold, very uneventful fried green tomatoes. If you want to see the location the producers of the film used it is here in Juliette, Georgia and has much better ambience than the dive in Alabama.[Mike, 05/22/2004]