Old South Barbecue

★★★★★
  • 601 Burbank Cir SE

    Smyrna, GA 30080

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  • 770-435-4215

About Old South Barbecue

Hours
Sun 11am-8pm, Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
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I would not feed a dog what they feed me,it was chicken breast sliced very dry and old and gross. I was up all night with food poison. Do not ever eat at this place.

3
★★★★★

I would not feed a dog what they feed me,it was chicken breast sliced very dry and old and gross. I was up all night with food poison. Do not ever eat at this place.

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If you really want barbeque then the place to go is Old South. From the minute you get out of your car the aroma just takes you over. When you open the door you are Welcomed as an old friend by Joy. The brunswick stew is the very best

3
★★★★★

If you really want barbeque then the place to go is Old South. From the minute you get out of your car the aroma just takes you over. When you open the door you are Welcomed as an old friend by Joy. The brunswick stew is the very best

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This is my favorite barbeque joint on the west side of Atlanta. Why that's where I live. I been in Atlanta for 12 years, and have eaten at many places that serve barbeque, most with better decor. Its decor gives it that folksy feel, some it may make run out the door. Some of the side items are just so so, but if you like barbeque, Old South is the joint. Sometimes I just get the barbeque sandwich to go. Sure it costs more than a Big Mac, but it tastes a lot better and probably won't kill you as fast :-) Try them out...

Pros: Large variety of BBQ sauces, Friendly
Cons: Small parking lot

2
★★★★☆

This is my favorite barbeque joint on the west side of Atlanta. Why that's where I live. I been in Atlanta for 12 years, and have eaten at many places that serve barbeque, most with better decor. Its decor gives it that folksy feel, some it may make run out the door. Some of the side items are just so so, but if you like barbeque, Old South is the joint. Sometimes I just get the barbeque sandwich to go. Sure it costs more than a Big Mac, but it tastes a lot better and probably won't kill you as fast :-) Try them out...

Pros: Large variety of BBQ sauces, Friendly
Cons: Small parking lot

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This little family owned and operated BBQ cabin has the best tasting BBQ I have ever eaten. Simple, quality BBQ with a taste that makes me want to drive the four hours just to visit. I have eaten alot of BBQ and Old Souths is just simple and good. No overpowering sauces or spices just pork that stands on its own flavor. The prices are a little high and portions could be a bit larger - but the taste is spot on. The place is not fancy and has stood the test of time but after all I am there for the food not the frills. I had the pulled BBQ pork sandwich that was excellent. Definitely worth the off the beaten path drive from the interstate - your mouth will thank you.

2
★★★★★

This little family owned and operated BBQ cabin has the best tasting BBQ I have ever eaten. Simple, quality BBQ with a taste that makes me want to drive the four hours just to visit. I have eaten alot of BBQ and Old Souths is just simple and good. No overpowering sauces or spices just pork that stands on its own flavor. The prices are a little high and portions could be a bit larger - but the taste is spot on. The place is not fancy and has stood the test of time but after all I am there for the food not the frills. I had the pulled BBQ pork sandwich that was excellent. Definitely worth the off the beaten path drive from the interstate - your mouth will thank you.

Pros: Pure taste! No pretentiousness here.

Cons: Little pricey for portion size.

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An Atlanta Institution. When you look up the word consistency in the dictionary they should have a picture of Old South. We have been eating here since the 70's and have never had a bad experience here. The pork and beef are outstanding, with just the right amount of hickory flavor. You can have them chopped, sliced or pulled. The sandwiches are great and you can even have them on their garlic toast. Sides include the Best Brunswick Stew anywhere, Coleslaw with a non-mayo dressing, delicious BBQ beans, fried okra, seasoned green beans and excellent Sweet Ice Tea. Family owned & operated with True Southern Hospitality. If you're from the south and you love BBQ it worth the drive to Smyrna.

2
★★★★★

An Atlanta Institution. When you look up the word consistency in the dictionary they should have a picture of Old South. We have been eating here since the 70's and have never had a bad experience here. The pork and beef are outstanding, with just the right amount of hickory flavor. You can have them chopped, sliced or pulled. The sandwiches are great and you can even have them on their garlic toast. Sides include the Best Brunswick Stew anywhere, Coleslaw with a non-mayo dressing, delicious BBQ beans, fried okra, seasoned green beans and excellent Sweet Ice Tea. Family owned & operated with True Southern Hospitality. If you're from the south and you love BBQ it worth the drive to Smyrna.

Pros: Great meats & outstanding Brunswick Stew

Cons: Small parking lot, closed on Mondays

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This place is a joke with owners laughing all the way to the bank, I'm sure. Folksy BBQ joint feel is merely a stage-set for simply awful dining. The real shame is that the BBQ isn't bad, though I saw them trasfer the pulled from a plastic storage bag to an aluminum tray for service from the kitchen. And the sauces are all vinegar-based, really not many people's favorite, right? No disrespect to Memphis. But the SIDES OMGosh! Owner admitted green beans are straight from a can, and while claiming that they gussy-up the "BBQ baked beans" they taste like cheap straight-from-the-can beans. Owner stated they do not make the potato salad. Coleslaw without mayonnaise or dressing (!) is, basically, $2 for a tiny bowl of shreaded cabbage. Hush puppies only so-so. The onion rings are so-so, not bad.

I've been there twice, to give them a chance, and both times I was, as a paying diner, really completely insulted. This is food I wouldn't eat at home, leave alone pay pretty high restaurant prices for.

They're getting by on their a-hug-for-every-customer gimmick. I'm not buying. And there's a little sign posted on the cash register (appropriate location for it) about how you don't get a hug at Williamson Brothers. OMGosh! Dissing the finest BBQ joint in the state!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a joke with owners laughing all the way to the bank, I'm sure. Folksy BBQ joint feel is merely a stage-set for simply awful dining. The real shame is that the BBQ isn't bad, though I saw them trasfer the pulled from a plastic storage bag to an aluminum tray for service from the kitchen. And the sauces are all vinegar-based, really not many people's favorite, right? No disrespect to Memphis. But the SIDES OMGosh! Owner admitted green beans are straight from a can, and while claiming that they gussy-up the "BBQ baked beans" they taste like cheap straight-from-the-can beans. Owner stated they do not make the potato salad. Coleslaw without mayonnaise or dressing (!) is, basically, $2 for a tiny bowl of shreaded cabbage. Hush puppies only so-so. The onion rings are so-so, not bad.

I've been there twice, to give them a chance, and both times I was, as a paying diner, really completely insulted. This is food I wouldn't eat at home, leave alone pay pretty high restaurant prices for.

They're getting by on their a-hug-for-every-customer gimmick. I'm not buying. And there's a little sign posted on the cash register (appropriate location for it) about how you don't get a hug at Williamson Brothers. OMGosh! Dissing the finest BBQ joint in the state!

Pros: Surreal experience you will not forget.

Cons: Too many to list here, see below.

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Good not great. Friendly staff in fact a little too friendly. Don't go if bieng hugged by a stranger bothers you. It is not the citys best but it is good.

2
★★★★☆

Good not great. Friendly staff in fact a little too friendly. Don't go if bieng hugged by a stranger bothers you. It is not the citys best but it is good.

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if you like traditional barbecue there is no other place in smyrna to go. this business has been here forever and if you just follow your nose, your mouth will thank you.

4
★★★★☆

if you like traditional barbecue there is no other place in smyrna to go. this business has been here forever and if you just follow your nose, your mouth will thank you.

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Old South is a Smyrna classic. People have coming here for years to eat their delicious barbecue , Brunswick stew , and more ! You can dine in or get it to go. They also can help you feed a large group.

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★★★★☆

Old South is a Smyrna classic. People have coming here for years to eat their delicious barbecue , Brunswick stew , and more ! You can dine in or get it to go. They also can help you feed a large group.

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Great bar b que. I remember waiting for an hour for a table years ago when there were not as many resteraunts around, Now you usually can walk in and sit down and get full of the best que around. Must have is the brunswick stew!!! Great tea, also!

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★★★★★

Great bar b que. I remember waiting for an hour for a table years ago when there were not as many resteraunts around, Now you usually can walk in and sit down and get full of the best que around. Must have is the brunswick stew!!! Great tea, also!

Pros: Stew

Cons: needs facelift

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This small, family-owned barbeque restaurant offers a big eating adventure. Everything here is delicious. The decor is basically nonexistant (the building used to be a home,) but you'll be too busy enjoying the food to care.

PROS: great food, good value for the price
CONS: small, limited seating

4
★★★★☆

This small, family-owned barbeque restaurant offers a big eating adventure. Everything here is delicious. The decor is basically nonexistant (the building used to be a home,) but you'll be too busy enjoying the food to care.

PROS: great food, good value for the price
CONS: small, limited seating

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The food is great!!! Well, what I really love about this place is the lovely Joy. She's an exquisite beauty... if only she didn't have a boyfriend! Darn! Well, try the the food anyway, it's some of the best!!!

Larry

(Gave her a rose...)

2
★★★★★

The food is great!!! Well, what I really love about this place is the lovely Joy. She's an exquisite beauty... if only she didn't have a boyfriend! Darn! Well, try the the food anyway, it's some of the best!!!

Larry

(Gave her a rose...)

Pros: You get to feast your eyes on Joy!

Cons: She's got a boyfriend...

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You simply must try the brunserwick stew. It's funny how the older I get, the more I need to eat bread with it. Not for the lighthearted bbq eater. It is serious about warming your internal organs. GREAT STUFF! Every time I go home to Atlanta, I bring a gallon back to Houston.

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★★★★★

You simply must try the brunserwick stew. It's funny how the older I get, the more I need to eat bread with it. Not for the lighthearted bbq eater. It is serious about warming your internal organs. GREAT STUFF! Every time I go home to Atlanta, I bring a gallon back to Houston.

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Old South is a small out of the way place off Windy Hill Road. The food is absolutely terrific, the prices cheap and the waitressess charming. Finally the search for the perfect BBQ place is over. Forget the big name guys and come check out this place!!

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★★★★★

Old South is a small out of the way place off Windy Hill Road. The food is absolutely terrific, the prices cheap and the waitressess charming. Finally the search for the perfect BBQ place is over. Forget the big name guys and come check out this place!!

Pros: tasty, inexpensive, speedy service

Cons: very small, little parking

 

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