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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 860
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  • 284
    Very good
  • 81
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  • 23
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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
A favorite with chopper pilots

The food at Southern soul is sooo good the military flies in just to eat there. Seriously, you can always see guys in flight suits enjoying a meal there. Army, Navy, Coast Guard make St Simons a destination for their helicopter training flights. YES the food is that good!

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The food at Southern soul is sooo good the military flies in just to eat there. Seriously, you can always see guys in flight suits enjoying a meal there. Army, Navy, Coast Guard make St Simons a destination for their helicopter training flights. YES the food is that good!

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Thank rgbga
Lake Mary, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our trip to Saint Simons was inspired by an episode of Diners, Dives, and Drive-ins featuring Southern Soul BBQ. After checking in at our hotel this was our first stop. Except for the brisket, which you needed a serrated knife to cut, the food was delicious. The turkey was tasty, not dry. The baked beans tasted like BBQ beans should... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have driven to Florida twice in the last 2 years from Canada. Found this place on the Diners, Drive Ins and Dives website the first year and gave it a try. Absolutely fantastic. Fun drive off the Interstate for a break. Ample parking. Went back the second year because it was so good. Small inside but great oversized picnic tables... More 

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Thank Tonkajoe
Griffin, Georgia
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate with friends there for dinner. You order at the counter and wait for your food to be delivered. Small amount of seating inside but plenty outside. The wait was not long. I ordered the Smoked Turkey plate with 2 sides. The sides were baked beans and potato salad. Everything was delicious. They have a large amount of draft... More 

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Macon, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A regular lunch stop for us when we're on the Island. Stopped by this time, and saw two chefs from Sea island eating lunch there (chefs know where to go, don't they?). Love the pulled pork and the ribs!

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Almonte, Canada
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140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our go to place for BBQ when we visit SSI every winter. The service is good, love the ambience and the food is delicious. Our favourites are the Beef Brisket sandwiches, Burnt Ends plate and fried green beens. Tuesday is burger day and my wife loves their burgers. Sit outside at the long tables, smell the smoke and... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled pork incredibly moist. Cole slaw and fries are great sides. Friendly service. Smoker working hard right by tables.

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Thank NancyErsk
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place reminds you of visiting long lost family! The staff is friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious. I had the turkey breast and tried three of the four housemade sauces offered on the table. My buddy had the bone in ribs which were fall off the bone tender and my other buddy had the sausage that was... More 

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Athens, GA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ pork was very clean and tasty with very little fat. The sides were also good and we will eat here again! Portions were also very good and we had two meals from our lunches.

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Thank Blueyesriding
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ah, it is amazing food. The sauces are awesome and you can buy them too! Never knew of this place before and how popular it was until I saw the pictures on the wall. Place was recommended by a friend.

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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: American, Barbecue

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?