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Address: 17 Clayton Road, Helen, GA 30545
Phone Number: 7068783124
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More than just peanuts!

Owner gave us samples of half a dozen items - guess he's learned that if you taste it, you'll like it and if you like it, you'll buy it. We tasted and bought 5 different kinds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Owner gave us samples of half a dozen items - guess he's learned that if you taste it, you'll like it and if you like it, you'll buy it. We tasted and bought 5 different kinds of peanuts and a gallon of peach cider. Worth the stop to read all his signs.

Thank drronline
Clarksville, Tennessee
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87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a great little Helen treasure and some of the best fried peanuts the wife and I have ever had. While there, check out the pottery. It is made by the local high school art teacher and very nice. This is not the flimsy mass produced stuff one would find at the other shops in Helen. It is strong... More 

Thank Clarksville_Couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Nice roadside stand. I had never heard of Mayhaw jelly and was pleasantly surprised to leave about one Georgia's local luxuries. Worth the time to stop and try some new things and just chat.

Thank irishrose2112
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Being from south Ga it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to peanuts. Today it was raining and the shop looked interesting so we stopped. The owner was extremely family friendly and very helpful. The boiled peanuts were good and not overly salty. The peach cider is outstanding. I highly recommend this place be a stop while... More 

Thank scottya746
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Dino33327
Rockledge, Florida
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172 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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!

1 Thank LCo24
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 ..

Thank Griffinmyth
Celebration, Florida
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141 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 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 

Thank poppingupdaisies
Ferndale, Michigan
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank John G
Anniston, Alabama
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66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank LK4Bama

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