PICTORIAL TOUR OF WHISTLE STOP

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE WEBSITE!

 

WHISTLE STOP

 

 

 

The film "Fried Green Tomatoes" was shot in two principal locations, Juliette, Georgia, site of the Whistle Stop Cafe, and Senoia, Georgia, the location of the actual house that was used as the Threadgoode family home. Both the cafe and the Threadgoode home can be seen by interested travelers. The Whistle Stop Cafe is open for business, with each summer bringing in buses full of tourists for lunch.

The visitor to Juliette will be surprised at how small the town is. It is a one-street town, and it is much smaller in reality than it appears on the screen. The old grain mill, visible in the background in some scenes of the movie, is still standing as well. A short walk across the tracks brings the visitor to the dam and spillway, which was fenced off because a few people actually tried to wade across. People in Juliette are friendly and helpful to the tourist. Juliette is so small everyone knows the names of the other residents' pets, such as a rambunctious black dog that two men informed me was named "Chief."

When in Senoia, stop in at the local library for directions to the Threadgoode house. The librarian, Mrs. Alice Jones, will be happy to tell you where the house is located, and you can't miss it. Mrs. Jones is used to having movie people around. There is a film studio in Senoia, Riverwood Studios, and Mrs. Jones has let out books to such actresses as Piper Laurie and Patty Duke, in Senoia to film a Christmas movie for Lifetime Television.

If you enjoyed the film, the next time you are in Georgia try to make it to the Whistle Stop Cafe for lunch, but you better make reservations in advance!

 ---Guy Jordan, Site Operator, Mary Stu's Tavern

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO MENU

 

 

 

PHOTOS FROM JULIETTE, GEORGIA

 

 

 

SIGN OVER THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE

 

 FRONT OF THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE

 

ANOTHER FRONTAL VIEW OF THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE

 

INTERIOR OF CAFE SHOWING MOVIE POSTER AND PHOTOS OF WOMEN STARS

 

INTERIOR SHOT OF OLD WINDOW WITH BULLET HOLE AND PHOTOS OF STARS

 

VIEW OF THE FRONT OF THE INTERIOR

 

THIS INTERIOR SHOT SHOWS A FRAMED ARTICLE ABOUT THE DEATH OF JESSICA TANDY

 

BIG GEORGE'S BARBEQUE PIT

 

THE TRAINS STILL GO BY THE CAFE--AND THEY WHISTLE AS THEY PASS

 

SAME VIEW OF TOWN AS WHEN FRANK BENNETT'S TRUCK WAS PULLED FROM THE RIVER

 

NICE VIEW OF TOWN BOARDWALK ACROSS FROM THE CAFE

 

CLOSE UP OF BOARDWALK LOOKING NORTH UP MCCRACKIN STREET

 

THE WHISTLE STOP GIFT SHOP

 

TWO LOCALS ON THE PORCH OF RUTH'S AND IDGIE'S HOUSE

 

LOOKING SOUTH DOWN MCCRACKIN STREET

 

THE OLD GRAIN MILL

 

SMOKEY LONESOME'S SHACK

 

THE WOMAN IN THIS PHOTO IS DOROTHY ROBINSON: A NEW YORK ROOMMATE OF THE AUTHOR OF "FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE," FANNIE FLAGG

 

IDGIE'S FAVORITE FISHING SPOT ON THE DAM

 

ANOTHER VIEW OF THE DAM AND SPILLWAY: IT IS TEMPTING TO GET CLOSER

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS FROM SENOIA, GEORGIA: SITE OF THE THREADGOOD HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE THREADGOODE HOME IN SENOIA, GEORGIA

 

MRS. ALICE JONES, THE QUEEN OF STACKS IN SENOIA, GEORGIA

 

VIEW OF THE FRONT OF THE SENOIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

 

 

 INFORMATION FOR THE TRAVELER

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLL INTO JULIETTE, GEORGIA: HOME OF THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE!

 

 

 

WHISTLE STOP CAFE

 

McCrackin Road

 

Juliette, Georgia 31046

 

(912) 994-3670

 

 

 

 

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ENTER "JULIETTE, GEORGIA" IN THE YAHOO MAPS SEARCH ENGINE TO GET A PRINTABLE MAP OF THE LOCAL AREA!

 

 

 

 

 

 LODGING LINKS

 

 JULIETTE LODGING

 

SENOIA LODGING

 

The links to lodging are directly to hotels.com. You will have to enter your destination, either Senoia or Juliette, and your reservation dates. Hotel descriptions are available, and either location is good. 

 

 

GEORGIA'S PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD

  

RIVERWOOD STUDIOS, SENOIA, GEORGIA

 

 

 

 

 

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