Our adventure this week took us to a small town called Juliette, Georgia. This small town contains several different buildings and stores that composed the small town of Whistle Stop for the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" released on December 27, 1991. Juliette, Georgia is a small town (unincorporated community) located in Monroe County, Georgia 20 minutes north of Macon, an hour south of Atlanta and 15 minutes east of Forsyth (all these cities are along Interstate 75). Located off exit 186 on Interstate 75.
The Whistle Stop Café is located in the actual building that was used as the Whistle Stop Café in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”. Interesting that this movie was recently on television and I watched it again otherwise I probably wouldn’t have thought to go visit even though it was a mere 20 minutes from where we were staying in Forsyth, Georgia.
The café is open seven days a week from 11am to 4pm (as of this writing). It is located at 443 McCrackin Street, Juliette, Georgia. We arrived in ‘town’ about 3pm providing plenty of time to get some food. The café is not dog friendly (the waitresses were!) – so Jim waited outside with Abby and Jimbo while I walked inside to see about getting some takeout food for our late lunch (or early dinner) depending on how you want to look at it. I was about to walk out with the menu to ask Jim what he wanted when I was stopped and told “You can’t take the menu outside” ….apparently there is a lot of thief and people actually want to keep the menus. The waitress was a very lively young woman and came out to see our dogs and take our order on the front porch. We ordered fried green tomatoes (of course), along with a fried green tomato burger and the slow cooked pulled pork sandwich. All of it was delicious. If you happen to be travelling with your pet, they do have a few picnic tables around the side of the café and it was perfect for us to enjoy our meal.
By the time we finished eating, much of the ‘crowd’ (about 10 cars) had left. All the stores have varied hours, and all were closed by the time we finished eating. We enjoyed walking the movie set and taking photographs along the way.
If you watched the movie, remember this? Yes, this stone is there along the main street just a little north of the Whistle Stop Cafe.
For more photographs, please visit http://www.vpshoots.com/friedgreentomatoes