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“Really Lovely Store”
Review of Whistlin Dixie

Whistlin Dixie
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Folkston
Description: We serve homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s. BlueBell Ice cream served daily. Many gifts including train prints, shirts and more.
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Description: We serve homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s. BlueBell Ice cream served daily. Many gifts including train prints, shirts and more.
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We passed through Folkston on the way to the nearby Okefenokee refuge & thought Main Street looked inviting enough for a stop on the return journey. We parked and walked Main Street, then saw a sign that proclaimed the "Best Coffee in Town", at first it looked closed but as we tried the door a wonderful southern voice invited us in & welcomed us to "Whistlin Dixie". We had two very good coffees and Dixie sat and chatted with us about the history of the town and railroad. The store is an eclectic collection of railway memorabilia and tourist items. Definitely recommend a stop here for some gifts and coffee.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My friend and I, passing through Folkston on a road trip south, were desperate for a decent cup of coffee. We saw what we thought was a gift shop and went in to ask advice. And were we lucky because there, at this very gift shop, was a sign saying "Best Coffee in Town". Whistlin Dixie turned out to be a lot, lot more than just a gift shop and a lot, lot more than just perfect lattes (which they were). For a start, there was homemade, seriously homemade, soup to die for. It was Southern Georgia Grits soup, with tomato and sausage and accompanied by a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. There was plenty more on offer too and some day we'll have to come back and try it. And by the way, if you're interested in train-spotting, this is the place for you. You'll enjoy browsing all the train memorabilia. And after your lunch, you can go out and watch real trains chugging by, past the restored wooden station. And last but not least, there was Dixie herself, who welcomed us like her long-lost cousins, made our coffee (in earthenware mugs, not Styrofoam), exactly how we liked it and filled us in on all the local news. I got the feeling that nothing was too much trouble. All you snowbirds on your way to Florida, get off the Interstate and check this place out! Or perhaps, having stumbled by accident on something wonderful, we should keep it to ourselves!

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