Old South operates in a quaint by the side of the road stand-alone building. They take their food seriously and are proud to display a local publication's determination that Old South served the best barbecue in Cobb County in 1995. Opposite the medal, signed photographs of a local Ms. Teen winner and an Elvis lookalike might be well positioned to subliminally suggest that their barbecue is good enough for a king and a queen.
Old South's open pit is visible to customers once they enter the main dining room, and I was rather surprised by the lack of organization of the meats on the racks. I presumed that the smoked meats would be organized by cuts, keeping the juices from each cut separated from its peers. I took a seat at a table, took in the sites and sounds of the place, and got excited for my order of one rib, a pulled pork sandwich, and a cup of Brunswick Stew. I anticipated that sides would definitely out of the question as I'd have a strenuous day ahead of me stuffing my face with barbecue.