Old South Bar-B-Q

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Smyrna’s Old South Bar-B-Q is a family eatery that has built a solid reputation for smoke-cooked pork, beef, chicken and ribs, as well as a quite amazing barbecue salad. That’s a plate of cold, crisp lettuce and grated orange cheese topped with pork (pulled, chopped, or sliced), beef brisket (chopped or sliced) or chicken, the whole meal-on-a-plate accompanied by your choice of sauce and salad dressing. Pour or dip: it’s up to you. Purely speaking, it’s neither salad nor barbecue. But what it is, is weirdly satisfying.

What to Eat
Pulled Pork Plate
Must-Try
Old South Bar-B-Q, Brunswick Stew
Brunswick Stew
Must-Try
The Brunswick stew, seen here as part of a pulled pork sandwich plate, was heavier on the meat and lighter on the vegetables than I am accustomed. That is definitely not a complaint!
Pork on Garlic Toast
Must-Try
Old South Bar-B-Q, Chef’s Bar-B-Q Salad
Chef’s Bar-B-Q Salad
Must-Try
If you order the bar-b-q salad, you have some decisions to make, such as: do you want pork, chicken or beef? What style (chopped, sliced, or pulled)? Which salad dressing? You also get your choice of BBQ sauces. This plate shows chopped pork, honey mustard dressing, and sweet BBQ sauce, which proved to be a delicious combination!
Old South Bar-B-Q, Sweet Tea
Sweet Tea
Powerfully strong, super-sweet, and loaded with ice, this is one of the better sweet teas we have had in a while.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11 am - 8 pm
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday11 am - 8 pm
Thursday11 am - 8 pm
Friday11 am - 9 pm
Saturday11 am - 9 pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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