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Late Lunch Cruise Down South + ADD NEW ROUTE


12   in Georgia Georgia160 Miles

By DMoss
on December 1, 2007

3.8out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Begin at Hwy 53 in Dawsonville, GA. Follow Hwy 53 east from Dawsonville thru Gainesville, Oakwood, Braselton to Winder, GA. In Winder Hwy 11 will merge into Hwy 53. 53/11 will turn right at light just over the railroad tracks and then 11 will turn off to the right. Follow Hwy 11 from Winder thru Monroe to Social Circle, you will see the Blue Willow Inn on the left in downtown. Continue thru Social Circle to Monticello, GA. In Monticello turn right onto Hwy 83. Follow 83 to 4 way intersection with Hwy 23. Turn left onto Hwy 23 (use caution Hwy 83 has stop signs but Hwy 23 does not so BE CAREFUL). Follow Hwy 23 a short distance to intersection with Juliette Rd. Turn left onto Juliette Rd and then turn right just before the railroad tracks into the old town of Juliette. Your here now have a GREAT meal at the Whistle Stop and then go across the tracks to the old mill and see the motorcycle museum and the unbelievable waterfalls. HAVE FUN!!

Scenery

This is a trip of good open road riding. Very good scenery of rural GA farm and pasture lands mixed with several small southern Georgia towns.

Road Quality

Very good roads through open country. Straight to sweeping roads. Two lane road with smooth riding!

Roadside Amenities

Sight seeing in several old small southern Georgia towns. Good food in several locations. See the Blue Willow Inn @ Social Circle, GA. Also, don't miss the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette, GA - it's the namesake of this ride ("late lunch cruise") and check out the old mill motorcycle museum accross the railroad tracks. The food is absolutely GREAT! Special Note: When you go home, reverse the route or if you're in a hurry then go west a short ways and hit Interstate 75 for the quick and boring trip. If this is the way you choose the stop at exit 201 and eat again at Buckners family style and listen to some great southern gospel music afterwards.

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By straydog66
on December 7, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 009

Motorcycle Make susuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

Nice half day ride with the occasional stop for a bite in one of the local cafes along the way and antique shops sprinkled about. Local southern hospitality is the norm. Small town country folks saying "howdy" and throwing up a hand to make you feel welcome or to aid in directions. I've ridden this road several times, not that its such a overwhelming special road, but its close to the house and it allows me to escape the wrongs and pressures in my life, if only for a few hours. Good ride to get lost for a few hours.

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By wrestler
on July 8, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year VFR800, 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I liked this ride. Hopped on at Covington, Ga. It was all the profile said it would be except that the Whistle Stop Cafe closes at 4:00 on Saturday so I couldn't eat dinner at 5p and make the turn around. I was disappointed. But I did find a nice Italian Restaurant in Jackson, Ga (14 miles west).

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By Guest
on March 20, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great little ride! I live in Winder, so I picked it up in my backyard and took my wife for a nice trip and lunch. Good news, the intersection of 23 and 83 is now a 4-way stop! Eat Fried Green Tomatoes in the town that the movie by the same name was filmed!

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By True55
on September 12, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make C90T

Motorcycle Type Touring

We did this route on Saturday, September 10. In Dawsonville their was some stop and go traffic in the city. After we passed of Hwy 78 things cleared up and was smooth sailing till we hit Monticello. There was construction which we couldn't hit 83. Luckily a local showed us the way to get back on route. We ended up going down Fellowship East then made a left the 1st street and that took us to the dead end and we made a right back onto 83. After that it was just relaxing. I do suggest that you fill up your tanks in Winder and you should be good to go till you hit Juliette. As the route states you can have lunch at the Whistle Stop Cafe or you can go and hit 75 to exit 203 or 204 and turn left off of the expressway and then make the first right and go pass Denny's to Buckner's Restaurant. If you go there on Saturday or Sunday please be aware that they don't open till 11am for lunch and it's a buffet style. the price is $14.95 cash or check.

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By Guest
on December 29, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I've not taken that specific route though I have ridden 53 and 11. We met in Jackson and rode down 23 to Juliette and had lunch at the Whistle Stop. Wonderful food and definitely a great ride. We also stopped by Indian Springs for pictures.

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By True55
on July 27, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2015

Motorcycle Make Harley Limited

Motorcycle Type Touring

Took this trip 7-25-15.. I went up I-85 and got off in Braselton exit 129 (Hwy 53)..Trip was great after once I got out of downtown Braselton. In the City of Monroe ran into about 20 cops in about a mile stretch of roads. The GPS on my Limited wasn't the best once I got down in Juliette but in got me there. There was no construction or closed roads to worry on this trip. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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By Guest
on February 16, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make vstar

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice easy ride with lots of country scenery. Lots of gas stations and little stores to stop at on the northern half of the route, a little more sparse on the southern half.

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