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Old South Bar-B-Q

) #25 of 166 Restaurants in Smyrna ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
601 Burbank Cir SE, Corner of Windy Hill Road and Burbank Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080-1819
+1 770-435-4215
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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601 Burbank Cir SE, Corner of Windy Hill Road and Burbank Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080-1819
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Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best bar-b-cue around. Love the pork plate and sweet sauce. They have a wonderful potatoe salad as well as beans as a side. Always packed. Will come here over and over again .

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old BBQ joint that's been around since before Smyrna was a big deal. The BBQ is good and the sides are good also. This is pretty much what you would expect from a basic, old school BBQ place. The pulled pork is...More

Thank gadaddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing like getting a big hug before ordering your BBQ lunch! Be ready for it. I love Old South. I had the pulled pork BBQ sandwich with their sweet BBQ sauce and had a side order of the Brunswick Stew with a Sweet...More

Thank ken711
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Stopped here yet again for lunch, and had to do another review since it has been several years since my last review. We are from Michigan and every trip to Marietta includes a stop at Old South. Title says it best: best barbque ever. I...More

Thank Wrightbythesand
Reviewed 1 April 2017

There may be as good as ribs around Atlanta, but there is none better than here! Ms llouellan has passed, but her family still cooks great ribs. In my opinion, as good as Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, and as good as Corky's or RB's in Memphis....More

Thank wecwec
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in years. We decided to see if it was still great. Not surprised, it was! The meat was so tender and tasty and everyone was very helpful. We will definitely return to get our dinner soon.

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The place was dirty. There was a customer/employee (?) throwing up in the bathroom. The waitress delivered my plate with her thumb in my food. I ordered the chicken and had to go on antibiotics to combat whatever I picked up at Old South BBQ...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest restaurant in Smyrna. They do barbecue right, nothing too fancy just right. You can see the pit inside and the wood pile outside, unlike some chain restaurants. Support local, you won't regret it!

Thank Michael B
Marsha B, General Manager at Old South Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thank you Marsha! The restaurants now have laws where they can not have open pits like we do! We are Grandfathered in from our opening in 1968!

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great family environment with good BBQ. Waitresses are known to give hugs and you feel very welcome. Food was very good, basic atmosphere. Will return.

Thank Gertper
Reviewed 3 October 2016

You really do feel like you are eating at your grandma's house back in the old days. The staff were really friendly and made you feel welcome. The food was pretty good, but not the best I have ever eaten.

Thank matt d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Burbank Cir SE, Corner of Windy Hill Road and Burbank Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Smyrna
  • Phone Number: +1 770-435-4215
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