Historic Heartland / Juliette

The Whistle Stop Cafe

443 McCracken St.
Juliette, GA 31046

478-992-8886
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  • Fans of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" will want to stop in at the real Whistle Stop Cafe and visit the surrounding area.

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Juliette was a bustling railroad community during the early 1900s. Over time, the railroad industry declined, and Juliette was nearly forgotten until 1991 when movie producers for the film "Fried Green Tomatoes" discovered Juliette and reconstructed the existing buildings into the fictional community of Whistle Stop.

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 (11 -4 daily). 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.

Located one hour south of Atlanta and 20 minutes north of Macon, Juliette is an ideal trip for the day or evening. Juliette is located nine miles east of Interstate 75 off of exit 186.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    Average Entree Price

    $1-$9, $10-$19

    Cuisine Served

    American

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Meals Served

    Lunch

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Green Tomato Festival

    Green Tomato Festival

    10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017

    Celebrate fall with the Green Tomato Festival in downtown Juliette. This quaint festival celebrates Juliette's Hollywood fame as the movie set for "Fried Green Tomatoes" and the Whistle Stop Café. Festival goers can peruse a variety of booths selling everything from sterling silver and handmade-beaded jewelry to glass wind chimes and vintage art, and of course, grab a plate of fried green tomatoes! Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday or Sunday for this family-fun event. For more informa... read more