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Southern Soul Barbecue

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Sandwiches, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 639
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 61
    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
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This is one of those "local favorites" you have to go to if you're ever in the area. This place always seems to be crowded. If you drive up to it and you see a large crowd, don't let that discourage you. The food is definitely worth the wait. The Soul Sampler (3 meats) is more than enough for 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of those "local favorites" you have to go to if you're ever in the area. This place always seems to be crowded. If you drive up to it and you see a large crowd, don't let that discourage you. The food is definitely worth the wait. The Soul Sampler (3 meats) is more than enough for 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great, my wife and I are moving to the area and we will be back!!! Also a great value. We each could not eat it all.

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Jupiter, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My review is only based on the turkey sandwich, cole slaw and hush puppies. The turkey was moist but not heavily smoked which I would have preferred. Nice portion. The slaw was ok could have used s little more seasoning and the hush puppies were yummy. Great happy hour on draft beer. They rotate them and at least he time... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Parking is shared by a strip center, which seemed to do a lot of business so very limited parking out front. Good BBQ though, meat piled high on the sandwiches, the fries though were like popcorn shrimp, not hardly long enough to dip in ketchup. Service was good though, order takers were friendly. Most of the dinning area is outside,... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place has trhe best bbq in Georgia. If you are going to go there for lunch my suggestion is that you get there at 11 AM when the doors open up as you will be waiting for a long time in line. Everything is good and it is well worth the fact that you have to eat outside.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love the pulled pork and ribs; always the best, eat in or take out. We pick up to take to family living away from home as a special treat. And they catered our daughter's rehearsal dinner...yummo!!

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St. Simons Island, GA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Killer burgers. Thursday special-smoked pastrami Reuben is always good. Specials are definitely worth trying.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great BBQ, fun atmosphere, line was out the door when we arrived but the service was helpful and efficient. The wait was not overwhelming at all and the food is excellent!!

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Brunswick, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

you can't beat this place. Seating is at a premium and you will wait a while for a to-go order. But it is well worth it. Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives even visited. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

I never expected to have barbeque this good in a coastal town but wow, this was impressive! The smoked turkey is the best I've ever had. They were out of burnt ends but we stopped in right before close so its to be expected. I bought a bottle of the Sweet Ga Soul sauce - it was that good. This... 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

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?