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“Unusual place, good food, favorite of locals”
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The Fudge Shop
Ranked #12 of 24 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This place just isn't listed anywhere online (had to request Tripadvisor add them). We found out about it only because we were meeting a friend who lives in town for lunch and he suggested it. But we got there at noon on a weekday and it was PACKED with locals -- even the county sheriff (not a deputy) was at a table in the back corner. Shortly after 1:00, the place started emptying -- if you go, do a late lunch to avoid the crowd. They also have a few tables outside along the sidewalk, if the weather is good. It is on the first floor of what was an old hotel (the old hotel sign is on the wall outside the restroom), and the walls have the "old look" of cracked plaster with bricks showing through and high, open-beam ceiling -- but it is very clean and comfortable and the "old look" adds to the atmosphere.

Their menu was limited; only soup, salad, sandwiches, and fudge (of course). It is primarily a lunch place. They will do half sandwiches if you want something light. We had sandwiches and were very pleased -- fresh and tasty.As a side, you can get get chips or veggies & dip. Fresh brewed ice tea was very good, as was the fudge for dessert. No complaints. The service was very friendly, even though they were slammed with the lunch crowd, and went out of their way to please all their customers.

We highly recommend this place, but avoid the lunch rush (noon to 1:00) for a little peace and quiet -- or maybe not if you'd like to rub elbows with and meet the locals. We sat talking with our friend till they closed at 4:00 -- they were almost empty all afternoon. Just an occasional sandwich or fudge customer.

As a side note, this business is a ministry of a local church and the profits support the community outreach of the church. Their website mentions this (actually they are listed on the church's website), but it is not obvious from anythjing in the restaurant.

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