Checking Out Southern Soul Barbeque

I’m going to approach this restaurant review a little different.  A lot of times I will go on and on and on into great elaborate detail about a restaurant.  This one, however, I will keep short and sweet.  Because, quite frankly, pictures speak more than words…

A coworker and I took a short-notice trip this weekend from Charlotte to Tampa to attend SQL Saturday and made a little detour over to St. Simons Island, GA, to hit up Southern Soul Barbeque.  If you’re familiar with Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives or BBQ Pitmasters Season 2, you’ll recognize this place.  And we arrived there just in time!

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I admit it – I pigged out.  I ordered the ribs & brisket combo plate with mac & cheese and Brunswick stew.  And then I saw the burnt end sandwich.  Had to get that too!  (No, I didn’t eat it all) My coworker order the pulled pork with mac & cheese and cornbread.

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Overall observations are as follows:

  • Ribs were quite tasty!  They were sweet with a balancing chili/cumin flavor. 
  • Brisket was a lean brisket.  Cooked quite nicely.  Not too dry at all!  Very similar to what I have tasted on the KCBS competition circuit.
  • The burnt end sandwich was amazing!  Totally worth the drive. 
  • The mac & cheese was just okay.  Not terrible, but nothing really noteworthy.
  • Brunswick stew was really yummy!  Very fresh tasting with some sweetness added in.

I hope that my coworker will chime in and comment on his thoughts about his meal, but it sure looked really good!  They also have a wide range of sauces available for purchase (also available for purchase online). 

Information on Southern Soul Barbeque

More photos from this visit are available on the Facebook page for Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog.

  • OshawaOgre

    Great pics Wayne, I love this joint, as you know I have made 2 visits. Did you get the chance to meat any of the owners? Harrison, his wife Kitty or Griffin? Great folk!.

    I just recently found out from Kevin’s BBQ Joints that they will have a second Southern Soul location.
    The Oshawa Ogre!

  • Grafixgibbs

    That looks AWESOME!

  • http://twitter.com/huckjr huckjr

    This looks like a “must visit” for me. Nice write up!!

  • http://www.ssideals.com/ bradsellsssi

    There fried okra, fried green beans, bread pudding and fried oreo cookies are all very special and tasty. My favorite is the Monday Marley (only on Monday’s) and the Soul-bowl, which they’ve just recently added to the menu

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