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Southern Soul Barbecue

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2020 Demere Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912 638 SOUL
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 576
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go for the ribs

fun authentic BBQ, great ribs the Brunswick stew was very good, all the sauces were tasty. Loved the ambiance and the service was very good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
georgemaxson
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Ventura, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

fun authentic BBQ, great ribs the Brunswick stew was very good, all the sauces were tasty. Loved the ambiance and the service was very good as well.

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Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere thoroughly! The ribs were especially good with their hot BBQ sauce. Next time we are in town we would definitely go there again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Finally was able to squeeze into this place on a Friday afternoon. Very friendly wait staff. First bite of food was cold and dry. Waited so long to eat here and really wanted to like it. Bland collards, garlic loaded mac and cheese. If this is the standard, I don't get it.

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05132012n, Owner at Southern Soul Barbecue, responded to this review

Our sincere apologies on this.. Your experience wa not the norrm and we will definitely take action to correct this problem. We hope you consider giving Southern Soul a second chance.-G More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the best barbeque I've had in decades. Saw this place on TV and could not pass up trying it. Will go back next time around.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the best BBQ we have had south of SC. The burnt end brisket sandwich was so good we couldn't believe it. We also enjoyed the regular brisket and the pulled pork. BBQ turkey is so often mediocre, but their turkey had real flavour. My only regret is that I couldn't try more of their fare, but we will... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went Sunday for lunch and had a large party of nine. This place is always a crowd fighter but since we got there right when they opened at 11, we got the big picnic table inside in cold weather. I love & had the big salad at Southern Soul. Not only do you get to pick from most any... More 

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Xenia, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Saw Southern Soul BBQ on tv program Diners, Dives & Drive Ins. So when had the opportunity to visit St Simons Island was my first place to visit. FANTASTIC Brisket!!!! Never had fried green beans, awesome!!! Hush puppies made from scratch, wow! Huge portions! Couldn't finish it all. Took left overs & enjoyed the rest for late dinner & breakfast!!!... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you enjoy and can appreciate good smoked meat, this is a must go for you. It depends on the day and the chef that is smoking the meat but for the most part the meat is quite fantastic!

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SAINT SIMONS ISLAND
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Everyone visiting SSI thinks BBQ is the way to go, and my husband LOVES Southern Soul. He does however have to go without me as they are lacking any decent (unfried) vegetarian fare. I was with him once to discover this...he goes when I'm out of town now! Perhaps if they looked into that they may broaden their demographic.

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Brunswick
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good barbecue but you have to be ok with a crowded wait! Friendly staff. We usually order to go. It's not always easy to get to the BBQ sauce dispensers. It would be nice if the basic sauce was provided for you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2020 Demere Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Saint Simons Island
  • Phone Number: 912 638 SOUL

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?