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Priester's Pecans

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Address: 80 Bishop Bottom Road, Fort Deposit, AL 36032
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+1 334-227-8355
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We've been making blue-ribbon-good candy since 1935, and we still make it...

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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Nummy Samples!

We found this place a little over a year ago as a nice place to take a break when driving back to Wisconsin. They have samples of almost everything they sell, and we definitely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Oshkosh, WI
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Oshkosh, WI
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this place a little over a year ago as a nice place to take a break when driving back to Wisconsin. They have samples of almost everything they sell, and we definitely walk out of there with more than we planned on buying! I always have to bring back the key lime pecans for my mom. They also... More 

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Cottontown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry for the bad pun in the title, but it is the absolute truth. We walked in to a large variety of flavored pecans and made our way around the sampling table. Their pecans, sauces, and other goodies were all fresh and delicious. We walked out with a bag of key lime pecans and a new place to stop on... More 

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Thank Rarhead
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We always stop here on the way home from the beach. It's soooo good. On the weekdays you can watch the candy being made from upstairs. White chocolate pecans are my fav. You can also eat lunch, ice cream aside from the candy. The coffee is good too.

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Thank Kristin O
Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Priester's is a special treat for us. We always make the drive down when we visit my grandparents in Selma. They have so many varieties and everything tastes so good! I love that you can sample so you can buy with confidence knowing you'll enjoy your purchase. We love their gift shop (I just wish it wasn't so expensive!) and... More 

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Thank RachelSpahr
Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here coming from Daphne on our way to Tupelo. Lots of varieties to choose from and their ice cream was tasty.

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Thank MSO70
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Priester's is located just off I-65, with easy access on and off the freeway. They have a great selection of Pecans of various coating and seasonings, and most of them can be sampled before you buy. The prices are reasonable considering the product quality. Worth your time to walk around for a few minutes.

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Thank Bowmanator22
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a welcome break from a long road trip. Very clean restrooms. Do not forget to watch the factory viewing area up the stairs, very interesting tour. We bought a lot of items and sampled many more.They even had samples of coffee. We got there too early for lunch which is a tiny buffet and seating area. Maybe next time... More 

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Thank Judy M
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returning from a trip down to Gulf Shores Alabama, I suggested to my husband that we stop and grab more pecans. I usually pick them up from one of the pecan retail places off of I 75 in Georgia but since we were on I 65 in Alabama, I thought we'd stop there. I am so glad we did. Wow,... More 

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Thank Cheryl Z
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I'd visited Priester's several times in the last 30 years - both in Ft. Deposit and in Georgia. My friends hadn't been there so we stopped on the way to Orange Beach. The big log building with wide front porch and ample parking welcome you. Their selection of pecans, candies, and baked items is outstanding. Fudge, pralines, chocolate covered pecans,... More 

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Thank Sharon H
Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Pecan heaven. So many ways to prepare the lowly pecan! Pecan pie is famous all over Alabama. Bowls of flavored pecans and candy set out to sample. Lunch is available in the restaurant area with hand scooped ice cream. Pick your favorite from the tubs in the counter. Allow at least 30 minutes to browse the shop. You will definitely... More 

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