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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 618
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  • 215
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great BBQ

Went there for the barbecue The menu was quite large great selection ordered the ribs they were very good to side dishes fantastic .

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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al
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went there for the barbecue The menu was quite large great selection ordered the ribs they were very good to side dishes fantastic .

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Senoia, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wow wow wow!!! When planning our trip to SSI everyone kept telling us that we had to try Southern Soul. They weren't lying! This is by far, hands down, the best bbq we have ever had. My husband's exact words were "this food makes me want to dance like Beyoncé" The portions are very large, the prices are low, and... More 

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Gainesville, Ga
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We often see places taking shortcuts to smoke the meat. Not this place as we saw a large outdoor smoker running with a wonderful smell of hickory. Got the sampler plate and all the meats were cooked just right. The only thing I did not care... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband, adult daughters and our granddaughter tried Southern Soul for the first time last week. The food was Great! We each tried something different and none of us was disappointed. The service was great and the staff was so friendly. We would definitely recommend this place!

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Michigan
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171 reviews 171 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a classic BBQ joint. It's all about the food. Be smart and visit off hours (although it's busy all day). Have a relaxed attitude and share a spot at a one if the park benches outside. We loved the ribs, pulled pork, fried okra - awesome, beans. The staff was pleasant and the food crisis out fairly quickly.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting this historic restaurant. My husband had a sample platter and I had ribs. We tried collards and okra. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed. Maybe our expectations were too high. We didn't care for sweet collards and there is too much breading on the okra.. The meats were good, but nothing special.

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Bradenton, Florida
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90 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This converted gas station serves outstanding pulled pork with lots of other southern and BBQ dishes. I thought the sides were pretty ordinary, but the pork was some of the best I've had. They had big meaty chunks well charred on the edges. It was moist and tasty. The seating is mostly outdoors at "picnic" style tables, so pick a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Played golf and decided to stop by for a pork sandwich to take back to hotel. Sign said place order here so I stood there 5 minutes and all the employees acted like I was invisible. The bar tender was stocking up her mixers for the night but never acknowledged my presents. I just left maybe great but I will... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's easy to believe a place like this is just over-hyped what with the whole Guy Fieri TV coverage. But the food is truly delicious. The barbecue is perfectly prepared--never dry. The fries and okra are crispy and delicious. The baked beans could be a meal by themselves. And the guys who own and run it are real, regular guys.... More 

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Orient, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A friend suggested this place and I am so glad that I went. This is the best BBQ I have ever had. I will drive out of my way just to get a pulled pork sandwich with a variety of sauces. Also, liked the smoked chocolate cake. Yummy. Do yourself a favor and stop in if you are in the... More 

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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?