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Priester's Pecans

80 Bishop Bottom Road, Fort Deposit, AL 36032
+1 334-227-8355
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Great rest stoo

I remember stopping here when I was younger, so when I saw the sign on our way to the beach we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
smoss999
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Great stopping place on I-65 for a break

This is a great place to take a break while travelling I-65 in this area. The staff is very nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlanHeff
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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We've been making blue-ribbon-good candy since 1935, and we still make it the old-fashioned way, hand-dipping pecans and candies using family recipes. Only the pick of the harvest makes it into our candies. Watch from our upstairs viewing area as favorites like pralines and pecan brittle are being made. Taste it all at the Free Sampling table. If the car's too full to take it all home, order from our website we'll ship it fresh to your door. Southern Living has named us one of their top food finds. You'll agree when you find our slow-cooked Southern favorites. Our hot buffet served daily, and you can make your own favorite sandwich or salad at our cold bar. Our hot lunch bar is served from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and our cold bar is served from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Our food area is filled with many delicious items including pickles, syrups, gourmet coffees, salad dressings, jams and jellies. We also have sixteen flavors of ice cream! Browse through our gift shop and find many unique and wonderful gifts. There is something for everyone. Home decor, gardening items, toys, garden flags, greeting cards, baby gifts, t-shirts, and a large array of regional and seasonal gift ideas are always available. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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80 Bishop Bottom Road, Fort Deposit, AL 36032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember stopping here when I was younger, so when I saw the sign on our way to the beach we had to stop. Anything you can think of to do with a pecan they've got it. We got several different choices. They've also got...More

Thank smoss999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a break while travelling I-65 in this area. The staff is very nice, food is ok, the candy/pecan samples are great, and parking is excellent. The downside is be prepared to buy a bunch of the pecans and...More

Thank AlanHeff
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is a decent stop to get out of the car on a long road trip to stretch your legs. It has a little gift shop with cute items; some toys for the kids to look at, simply southern, Lilly Pulitzer items, and also a...More

1  Thank RosemountChick
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This a frequently visited stop going to beach or going north. The fresh bagged pecans are very good. The bathrooms are filthy. The worst thing I have ever seen is everyone placing their fingers in pecan samples one after another. All visitors walking around a...More

1  Thank heidiespey
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Favorite stop in this stretch of I-65. Good parking, clean restrooms and free samples of a variety of pecans. Good sized shopping area with merchandise similar to Cracker Barrel. Buffet lunch served from about 11 to 2. Good place to pick up gift items of...More

Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

For some reason we ended up here wanting to have lunch, and we just found some lousy sandwiches. Our mistake unfortunately, because what it really is, is a great sweet flavorish pecans paradise and a sweet southern-products shop. I'd recommend them to pay some extra...More

Thank croada
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Every trip to Mobile when on I-65 we stop here for the candy. They have every variety on candy and some you would never think of. It is made in house. Make sure to take the tour, you can see candy being made.

Thank gregdaniels1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Terrific selection, from natural to candied to flavored. you must try them all before making a selection You will end up filling your basket and stomach. My gosh, the best tasting pecans ever. We purchased 8 bags and wish we had gotten moreMore

Thank Stan H
Sarah E, Owner at Priester's Pecans, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Stan, We're so glad you stopped by! We always want to make sure our guests have a fantastic experience with us, and it's great to hear you enjoyed our selection of pecans. We'd love to welcome you back anytime you're passing through. - Thomas Ellis,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Love this place, except today! AC out, bathrooms disgusting, people disgusting licking their fingers and diving in for more samples. GROSS. Both cashiers seemed like they'd rather be somewhere, anywhere, else. Still love the place, but just a little less, after today.

1  Thank hrwgagain
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We have stopped here multiple times over the last 20 years and this was our least favorite visit. We walked in just before 2 on a Saturday afternoon with our 3 year old grandson. We ate off the buffet for the first time and it...More

1  Thank Russell G
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