Southeast Georgia barbecue favorite Southern Soul Barbeque is also the favorite in all the South.

 

That’s according to Southern Living magazine, which ranked the St. Simons Island eatery No. 1 in its annual South’s Best 2017 list in the Best BBQ category.

The national attention, though, isn’t new for the restaurant, owned by Harrison Sapp and Griffin Bufkin and known for its ribs and pork butts.

In 2010, Southern Soul Barbecue was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives,” hosted by Guy Fieri on the Food Network. That same year, the restaurant was also featured on the TLC reality TV series, “BBQ Pitmasters.”


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Also on Southern Living’s list is 4 Rivers Smokehouse, the Central Florida-based barbecue restaurant with two locations in the Jacksonville area, 9220 Baymeadows Road and 220 Park Ave. in Orange Park.