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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

We were frustrated with the lack of places other than fast food for breakfast and found The Whistlestop on the GPS hoping it was what we wanted. It sure was the breakfasts were excellent as was the service. The omelettes were big and the hash...browns were fresh cut not frozen and deep fried. Your coffee cup was never empty and my wife got some fresh brewed ice tea. There were friendly folks dining there and enjoyed visiting with the other patrons. Well making stops there in the future anytime we are close to Decatur.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

I didn’t love the pie. I wish I had gotten there in time for breakfast unfortunately I didn’t. The cherry pie I had was way too sweet, but it was fresh. Would go again for breakfast...

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 7 February 2021

Granted the petrified wood building is incredible but wait until the pandemic is over to eat there. NO STAFF WEAR MASKS and nor do the customers while not eating. This type of defiance of public health gives small towns a bad name during a health...crisis. You will get the evil eye if you wear a mask and greeter was rude. Makes it feel it's just political. Sweetie Pie's and other restaurants in Decatur require masks for public safety and deliver curbside. I'm just saying.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

Great Mom and Pop place. Looked clean/ good service. Home cooking will bring us back! Curious that no one including staff wears a mask.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2020

A small nostalgic historic café located on bus 287 with Great food. The Chicken fried steak, Meatloaf, Tacos etc. is very good, the homemade pies are awesome. No, they don’t wear mask but if your afraid of walking two steps into a cafe to eat...without a mask when everyone around you is eating without a mask on then maybe this place isn’t for you. There are a lot of us locals who love this place. If this is your first time here check out the motor inn in the back where The famous Bonnie & Clyde have rumored to stayed and the old petrified wood station next door. I would give it six stars, we live about a mile from here and eat here often.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020

This restaurant made no effort at all to follow state-mandated occupancy/social distancing regulations. The wait staff wore their masks under their chins. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020

food was not good at all mashed potatoes yellow with fake butter pie area had not been cleaned . steak was chewy very chewy.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

We didn't get to try the chicken fried steak (will have to get back there for that and some veggies) because we were travelling We got the club sandwich (which was very good), but would have loved for the time to try some of their...specials (they had hamburger steak that day).The pecan pie and banana pudding were fantastic.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

If you’re in the mood for great homemade food you’ve come to the right place. Great cheeseburgers and the chicken fried steak is fabulous! The peanut butter pie is awesome!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 September 2019

Great homecoming, great pies. This place is small but worth the wait. Breakfast and Lunch only Not open on the weekends Real deal here folks

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes, Whistlestop offers takeout services.

Yes, Whistlestop offers delivery services.

Whistlestop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4