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“Good BBQ for the Island” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Southern Soul Barbecue

Southern Soul Barbecue
2020 Demere Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
912 638 SOUL
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Brunswick, Georgia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good BBQ for the Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very good Q for the Island. With so many great restaurants on SSI it was nice to discover this old gas station was a good place for good food. We had the ribs and stew. Sat outside and right after noon were served quickly even though they were busy. The smoker is outside and the staff friendly.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Simons Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Soul Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Good, down home southern food. Excellent barbecue with great choice of sauces. Great smokey taste- done the way it should be done. Worth the visit. Quite busy on the weekends

Visited December 2012
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Dunkirk, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Our new choice for "Q"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Had two occasions to visit SSBBQ on a recent trip to St Simons Island. Both were outstanding experiences. The place is hugely busy and one of trips was during a UGA football game that had the place even more crowded than usual. Prepare for longish waits if they are busy. Remember that each order is created individually on order and not sitting under a heat lamp for hours. These are some hard working folk!!. My favorite is still the brisket although the rest of the family really loves the pulled pork. We all enjoy the variety of sauces ranging from hot to mild available at the family style picnic tables outside or the small ones inside. The whole menu can be had "to-go" if desired. The scenic view is the undersides of the airplanes landing or taking off from McKinnon Airport! :) Parking can be a nightmare, but be persistent.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went with the family and was a great place, starting with the other customers who were apparently regulars and recognized 1st timers They were friendly and made several suggestions that proved to be spot on. Our group had the pulled pork, brisket sandwich,prime rib sandwich (only on Fri) fried green beans, fried okra, mac n cheese and the slaw, all was excellent. Son and I split a hot dog with every thing on it and it was really good!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Late lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Very popular place.,was very crowded the day of our visit Took about 30 min. to get our orders but then again everything is made to order. very good selection of beers and the girls behind the counter really hustle to place orders and serve. My brisket was excellent my sides of mac and cheese and fries were so so. My wife ordered 1/2 rack of ribs that were fantastic and she knows a thing or two about ribs. Next time i would definitely try the fried Okra.

Visited November 2012
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