Whistle Stop Cafe


Located an hour south of Atlanta and 20 minutes north of Macon, you would probably recognize the main street of Juliette anywhere - that is, if you've seen the iconic 1991 film "Fried Green Tomatoes."

What was once a bustling railroad community in the early 1900s, Juliette was the perfect location for the fictional town of Whistle Stop. Not much has changed, and today you can dig into a plate of fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café right where Idgie sat. 

After a delicious meal, stroll scenic McCracken Street to browse for unique treasures in the shops and purchase some locally sourced honey from The Honey Comb. Each boutique is located in colorful buildings with adorable dormers perfect for photos.

For fresh-air pursuits, visit Ruth and Idgie's graves. Or stroll through Juliette Park on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. Less than a 10-minute drive from downtown is the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1939, it offers up 7 miles of trails and more than 50 miles of gravel roads meant for exploring. Also nearby are High Falls State Park and Dames Ferry State Park.

Each February, the hamlet celebrates Valentine's Day in epic fashion. Since 1944, the Juliette post office has put out a special dual postmark with the town of Romeo, Michigan. People from all around the U.S. send notes about their loved ones and the tradition each year.

Another annual tradition is the Green Tomato Festival on the fourth weekend in October. This quaint arts and crafts festival held on a movie set celebrates Juliette's Hollywood fame and the Whistle Stop Cafe.

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Juliette, GA
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