Southern Soul BBQ on St Simon's Island would also give Arch the opportunity to try some real southern barbecue.
The restaurant is the dominating presence on a traffic circle as you enter the shopping area on St Simon's Island. And very hard to miss. It is not very big, but had great street presence with several picnic-style tables outside.
There were several people sitting here when we arrived but all were gone when we left. It was a chilly day. Beside this patio were the wood smokers which the chef was just warming up.
The restaurant itself really is what I imagine a BBQ joint should look like. Small and narrow, you order at the cash register, take a seat at one of the 6 tables or a stool at the counter, they call your name when the food is ready, and deliver to your table. Tables are to the left of the counter, a large screen TV at the other end.
|The woman in the blue jacket is standing in front of the door|
The wall decor consisted of tongue-in-cheek photos, taken in the area.
Incidentally, hot boiled peanuts are a very popular delicacy here and you can buy them everywhere. They are made by placing unshelled raw peanuts and a spiced water in a slow cooker and cooking on low over night. They are not to our taste but, if you would like to try them, you will find a recipe here.
Arch had the ribs. Not the best he has had - those were the ones he purchased from a road side vendor at the Heritage Days Cultural Festival on St Helena Island in South Carolina - but these were a very close second.
All in all, an interesting, fun experience.