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Southern Soul Barbecue

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 69
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  • 20
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  • 13
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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
Traditional BBQ

Fun restaurant serving lots of BBQ! Limited indoor air-conditioned seating, but lots of outdoor seating at picnic tables. Huge portions - depending on your appetite one order could be enough to share!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Fun restaurant serving lots of BBQ! Limited indoor air-conditioned seating, but lots of outdoor seating at picnic tables. Huge portions - depending on your appetite one order could be enough to share!

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Napa Valley, California
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A fun, funky environment, mostly outside tables. Staff is friendly and fun (but slammed). The food, though, is very smokey, and not in a good way, at least to our tastes. My ribs were tough. And there wasn't a lot of flavor outside the barbecue sauces. On a plus, the Stew was quite good. The restaurant is very popular, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this place, the food is excellent. Some of the best BBQ I have ever had. My first visit I had the three meat southern soul sampler, with pulled pork, brisket and chicken. Amazing. Second time the pulled pork, the third time, the ribs!! A must for any BBQ lover

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped one Sunday for lunch. The place was crowded. Stand in line to order and pay. Wait staff brings food to your table. Lots of picnic tables and people sitting outside. Also some inside seating. Food was very good. Baked beans were good, pulled pork was tasty, cole slaw was just OK. Nice portions, decent prices, good service. A good... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very small place but, upon first sight you can see that it is also an extremely popular one. And, for good reason because this is possibly the best barbecue I have ever had – I kid you not. I ordered the brisket platter and I really do not have adequate words to describe how tender and flavorful... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Add the slaw to your chopped bbq sandwich, as is quite proper in the south. Excellent food. We also had the Brunswick Stew and it too was very good. This placed is famous nationwide but don't let that encourage you to "over dress" for the occasion. It's as informal as it gets and I loved it that way. Reasonable prices... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hard to find parking - but food is excellent! Counterstaff is super friendly, and keeps the tea flowing. Sauces are great, and several choices - definitely a must in SSI.

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Cleveland, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Resturant is a small place. They have out door seats so room for all. Their lunch special is a great buy. The parking can be a little tight but go around back. You have to have it. Nothing fancy but some the best cooked right in front of the place for all to see and smell.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is always such a great place for barbecue. Laid back atmosphere may seem chaotic to some, but it was very relaxing for me. Had lunch with my oldest and his girlfriend as they visited from Charleston before college classes start back for him on Monday. It was great just getting to hang out and talk while enjoying some delicious... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoyed the BBQ here. Hubs got pulled pork, and I had turkey. The greens were average, but the potato salad was unique and yummy. He had beans and fries. Both were pretty good. We both did not care for the sauce. Wish there would have been a non-mustard based option. Even the sweet sauce had that vibe, so it was... 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: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?