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Old South Bar-B-Q

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601 Burbank Cir, Corner of Windy Hill Road and Burbank Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080
+1 770-435-4215
11:00 - 21:00
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Smyrna, Georgia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 to solve my stomach bacterial infection. I will never, ever eat there again.

Thank Amy N
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Dallas, Georgia
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This restaurant has been around for a long time. The workers and the place feel very homey. Although I have eaten in the restaurant, most of the time I pick up BBQ and bring it home. My family loves the smoky flavor of the meat. We frequently eat the chicken, pork and ribs. We also like the Brunswick stew and... More 

Thank Tallinside
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,111 reviews
890 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,024 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

that you are in for some really fine bbq. smell the smoke from a mile away, see it from nearly a quarter mile. park out back, see the stacked firewood, and the interior of your car will be painted with the scent. but they are all business inside. like a fine plate of bbq you gotta bare down onto meat... More 

Thank Bbqman3341
Tinley Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Flew to Atlanta for the weekend and decided to stop in for a bite. Service and food were awesome, and the hugs from our waitress were included at no extra charge. A definite "must stop in" place!

Thank Mlirvine
Columbus, Georgia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

In town for training was told this was a great spot for BBQ. This is real pit BBQ however it was not my favorite. The chopped pork tasted like yesterdays meat and the ribs were tough. Place was packed for lunch so I know this place has a big reputation for the area, just not my cup of tea. Place... More 

Thank Onelittlepig
Atlanta, Georgia
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365 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I use to come here for lunch while in the Marine Corp and stationed at Dobbins AFB. The first time would have been 1972! A long time ago and good memories. This time we came here with my grandaughter, daughter and son-n-law. First time for them! We all ordered 2 meat combo plates so we had a good selection to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
American, Barbecue
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
Good for
Cheap Eats
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, Corner of Windy Hill Road and Burbank Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Smyrna
  • Phone Number: +1 770-435-4215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?