Southern Living

We poured through your more than 22,000 online votes to bring you the best-of-the-best Southern spots. Check out our roundup of the best restaurant, hotel, island, inn, resort, barbecue, bar, shop, museum, brewery, city, and tailgate in the South. Each of these Southern gems is absolutely worth the trip – from the picturesque views of the Outer Banks to the juicy pulled pork of Southern Soul Barbecue. Sip on a cold brew at Wicked Weed Brewery, have a nightcap at Callaghan's, or find your next heirloom at The Paris Market & Brocante. Take a vacation to Asheville to stay at the extravagant Inn on Biltmore Estate, or enjoy the picturesque history of Savannah at the charming Foley House Inn. If you're in town (or, making the trip!), stop in at one of these local favorites chosen by our readers.

View all of the South's Best 2017 winners here. 

SOUTH’S BEST BAR
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club; Mobile, AL

SOUTH’S BEST BARBECUE
Southern Soul Barbeque; St. Simons Island, GA

SOUTH’S BEST BREWERY
Wicked Weed Brewing; Asheville, NC

SOUTH’S BEST CITY
Charleston, SC

SOUTH’S BEST HOTEL
The Inn on Biltmore Estate; Asheville, NC

SOUTH’S BEST INN
Foley House Inn; Savannah, GA

SOUTH’S BEST ISLAND
Outer Banks, NC

SOUTH’S BEST MUSEUM
Smithsonian; Washington, D.C.

SOUTH’S BEST RESORT
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center; Nashville, TN

SOUTH’S BEST RESTAURANT
Commander’s Palace; New Orleans, LA

SOUTH’S BEST SHOP
The Paris Market and Brocante; Savannah, GA

SOUTH’S BEST SMALL TOWN
Beaufort, SC

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