Georgia South Barbecue – Barnesville, GA – Martin Key

Georgia South Barbecue – Barnesville, GA

 

 Georgia South BBQ

 

I had the distinct privilege of kicking off my personal version of the BBQ tour this past weekend in the picturesque town of Barnesville, GA where I dined at Georgia South BBQ  .  Upon initial inspection, I was rather impressed by the overall atmosphere and décor.  The restaurant was furnished on the inside with picnic tables each with a rack of sauces to choose from.  I was a little disappointed by not being able to see where the smoking took place – usually, this adds to the feel as well as the confidence that this is freshly cooked Q.

 

Lori and I ordered pound of Q, fried okra, Brunswick stew and baked beans.  I was definitely disappointed to see that the Q had been generously pre-sauced.  This prevented me from getting a good read on the cooking skills involved.  I could not tell if the meat was dried out, smoke flavor in the meat, etc. for the meat alone.  I find this to be in integral part of judging Q – what does the plain meat taste like.  The sauce was a little sweet and too much tomatoy for my liking.  With the sauce, the meat seemed very tender and moist – it was shredded well (by hand).  The okra was good as were the baked beans, but the stew was just a little off.

 

I was impressed that my order, at around 5:30PM, took about 10 minutes to prepare.  This showed that at a minimum, they didn’t have a bunch of okra pre-cooked or all the sides pre-packaged.  As a score for the Q, I’m going to go with a 6.  Not a bad place if you are in Barnesville to grab a bit, but don’t go out of your way just to try it out.

 

Have you been to Georgia South BBQ…If so let us know!

3 Responses to “Georgia South Barbecue – Barnesville, GA – Martin Key”

  1. on 13 Aug 2009 at 2:31 pm communityradar.com

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    I had the distinct privilege of kicking off my personal version of the BBQ tour this past weekend in the picturesque town of Barnesville, GA where I dined at Georgia South BBQ  .  Upon initial inspection, I was rather impressed by the ov…

  2. on 24 Sep 2009 at 5:28 pm Wade

    I moved to Barnseville 5 years ago, and this was the first place that we went for a meal while deciding if we should relocate here. We were amazed at the quality of food, the down home feel, and the price. We both loved it!

    It played a major role in us moving here.

  3. on 03 Jan 2011 at 7:14 pm RAY

    I heard a lot of noise about Georgia South BBQ in Virginia Beach, VA. On my way to Macon, GA, I had to see this place and taste the food. I have one thing to say…….Excellent across the board. The food is outstanding and the customer service is excellent. The chef even came out and talked to us!!!!!! Keep up the awesome work Georgia South!!!!

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