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Fred's Famous Peanuts

Address: 17 Clayton Road, Helen, GA 30545
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Ranked #9 of 20 Shopping & Fashion in Helen
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Even if you have never tried boiled peanuts you must stop at Fred's. This small outdoor store (stand?) has samples ready to try. The regular and fried varieties were great; the Cajun were awesome. We bought 3 large scoops - delicious with a cold beverage.

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Rockledge, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Don't just drive by! We were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who let us sample just about everything. Their boiled peanuts are amazing, worth the stop!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Every time we visit Helen we stop for some peanuts ... Brittle, fried, and roasted ... Unfortunately none of them make it back home ! Luckily they ship ! Awesome family run business ... Make the stop you won't be disappointed ..

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Celebration, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
33 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

I have never had a boiled peanut til now, and enjoyed this store to the max. The owner shared stories and samples of his peanut brittle, pork rinds, variety of peanuts and the best cider ever. Just a delight! Expect a line, and do yourself a favor and get double of whatever you are seeking. We liked it so much... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Hot boiled peanuts. Done wrong they're miserable...mushy, overcooked. Done right they're wonderful. Fred's does them right. Got both the regular & cajun...fresh, crisp & delicious-wife said they were the best she'd had in a long time. Quaint little place with a small selection of other items as others have noted in their reviews-will be back.

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Anniston, Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We got the cajun peanuts and pork skins...very yummy! Friendly service, they let you sample everything. Neat little place to check out if you are in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

we usually stop by here on our way to Anna Ruby falls, been doing this for the last several years, usually they have been really nice and friendly and we pickup some peanuts and other goodies - not on this occasion tho. Peanuts were way too salty, wanted to see if we could combine the unsalted and regular peanuts in... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

The best boiled peanuts in town. Charming place, pretty location, selling all kinds of goodies from jams, peanut brittle, to pork skins. The staff is very friendly. I have been to other peanut vendors in the area and received over salted and soured peanuts. Since eating the ones from Fred's, I have remained loyal. One of the last wholesome places... More 

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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

When visiting Helen no matter how many times over the 17 years my kids have been , we cannot go home without stopping by Freds.. Such sweet people, good Christians I know they do alot to help charities , great fresh peanuts love the fried peanuts, my kids love the fresh pork rines and the peanut brittle.. oh my.. my... More 

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Eastman, GA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We wanted to see how they compare with the peanuts from our hometown. They are delicious and have a lot of varieties, including cajun and deep-fried. Best of all you can sample everything before you decide!

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