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Whistle Stop Cafe Georgias

Whistle Stop Cafe Georgias

 

Whistle Stop Cafe Georgia

Family owned and operated since 1997, the Whistle Stop Cafe offers sweet, savory and hearty food any time of day. We use only the highest quality ingredients, always fresh and oh-so-tempting.

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As important to the southern table as sweet tea, the fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe are equally important! Just when you think you've tasted southern food, take a drive over to Juliette, Georgia and sink your teeth into the most delicious, southern staples around! Their perfectly seasoned sides pair well with the traditional southern meats. It's like having a seat at grandma's table.

Fried Green Tomatoes is a beloved southern film from 1991 inspired by the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. The film stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson (Idgie Threadgoode), Chris O'Donnell, and Mary-Louise Parker (Ruth Jamison) and follows two sets of female friendships and the hardships they endure together. Tandy landed an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress and the script was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. It's a classic film everyone should watch. (Source: www.wideopencountry.com)

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Today, Juliette is a vibrant community where guests can step onto the movie set and have a plate of fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café right where Idgie sat in the movie. After enjoying a delicious meal, guests can stroll through the scenic community and browse for unique gifts or collectibles in the shops along McCracken Street, visit Buddy's arm, Ruth and Idgie's graves, or the old Juliette Grist Mill built in 1927, one the world's largest water-powered grist mills.

Tandy was the first choice to play nursing home patient Ninny Threadgoode as was Parker for the role of Ruth Jamison. The rest of the cast fell into place perfectly. Though Flagg had initially based Whistle Stop in her novel on Irondale, Alabama, production designer Barbara Ling found Juliette, Georgia to be the ideal filming location. The town, around an hour outside of Atlanta, seemed nearly deserted but there was an old antique and hardware store that made the perfect Whistle Stop Café. (Source: www.wideopencountry.com)

 

 

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