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Southern Soul Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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2020 Demere Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912 638 SOUL
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 19
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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
Great Barbecue

We ordered takeout from Southern Soul. The pulled pork barbecue was excellent. It was very moist and we enjoyed trying the different sauces that were available. As far as sides, the barbecue beans and the macaroni and cheese were very good. The fries were similar to those at Five Guys but ours were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Terry Y
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered takeout from Southern Soul. The pulled pork barbecue was excellent. It was very moist and we enjoyed trying the different sauces that were available. As far as sides, the barbecue beans and the macaroni and cheese were very good. The fries were similar to those at Five Guys but ours were overcooked.

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Came here as the place sounded like it was a bit different. Had a now cold beer with some wings. Wings had no sauce since there were four sauces to choose from and all we're good. Had dinner but just got the knuckle BBQ sandwich and it was great. Lots of pulled pork and again had some great sauces to... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

And I'm from South Carolina where Barbecue was born. It felt more like we were at a family reunion than being at a restaurant. We had to wait in line to place our order which is just a given at Southern Soul. We chatted with the people in front of us, the people behind us. We enjoyed the sights, sounds,... More 

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wife and I both had their signature Southern Soul pulled pork sandwich. Huge portions, tasty seasoning, perfectly bbq'ed, 4 different options for sauce. Be sure to ask that you want the free complementary coleslaw on the pulled pork or they won't give it to you by default (which I wrongfully assumed). Drink cup portions are massive so that's neat. We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I think we may spend more time at Southern Soul than the beach during our vacation!s. This is a Great menu of very tasty brisket, ribs, and jerk chicken! The bag of fried green beans and homemade ranch dressing is just shy of life changing! The "icing on the cake" is the fried Oreos smothered in powdered sugar. I love... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love this restaurant! We are on the low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet (which is great by the way) and THIS is where we get our meat cravings. Everything is delicious. I love their fried green beans, always order a double order. It is a great place for kids too! The portions are big so we order 3-4... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here while at a conference in the area. I am a Texas BBQ master and am always looking for the next great BBQ restaurant. This is a must visit when on the Georgia coast. Parking can be a challenge - but once your parked the experience begins. Great staff, excellent atmosphere, great classic rock soundtrack and really exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always busy due to the food being so amazingly awesome!! The staff are friendly. Always crowded, so many will order and pick up their food. A must if visiting SSI.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is by far the BEST BBQ on SSI. Everything was cooked to perfection and my teenage son especially adored the place. However, let's put some things into perspective and out there 'on the table'. Go for the Pulled Pork sandwich and the ribs. Sublime. But the burgers, although again wonderfully cooked, are nonetheless small and forgettable. If you eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You can not drive the traffic circle without getting a wiff of the delicious Barbecue cooking on the outdoor grills. Everything is good here. Pulled pork, ribs, and multitudes of sauces. You can not go wrong eating here.

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Additional Information about Southern Soul Barbecue

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

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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: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?