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Uncle Tom's Barbecue

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3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
305-445-0844
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old BBQ joint is back!

If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would be walking into Uncle Toms tonight and much less given them a 4-star rating, I would tell them they are insane. Yet here I am, praising this restaurant that used to scare me. Boy has this place changed! This major overhaul, my obsession... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
nbermond
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If someone would have told me 10 years ago that I would be walking into Uncle Toms tonight and much less given them a 4-star rating, I would tell them they are insane. Yet here I am, praising this restaurant that used to scare me. Boy has this place changed! This major overhaul, my obsession with BBQ, and the fact... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

loud, bad service, very tough and chewy ribs, and pork sandwich was not good. I don't think they really serve baby back ribs, very large and tough bad taste. What an unpleasant surprise. uncomfortable benches and loud. When I told the waitress that the food was bad she said awesome- does not listen...

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was our first visit to Uncle Tom's, but not the last! After passing the restaurant for years, we were feeling adventurous, and thrilled to report that dinner was sensational! THE SETTING The parking is easy, and the first impression excellent. We were greeted by some lively tunes featuring Bob Marely. The restaurant is very casual & rather small, with... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Overall cool little restaurant great service food was ok not great for the price brisket was very good ribs were dry not a lot of flavor. Was disappointed in the barbecue sauce tasted like it came from a jar pulled pork was nothing special. Make it consider returning to give them another shot but in no rush

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I must have came on the wrong day, but it horrible! I got a baked potato with chopped beef which was way over priced, but the meat was so dry and hard, a dog couldn't chew it! I don't know what kind of cheese that used but it was nasty! The potato must have been sitting under a heat lamp... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was at this place once before years ago and I loved it. Come to find out it's now under new ownership (guess a guy needs a break every 60yrs or so!) it's just as good as it was last time. Cool little neighborhood too. Loved the meat and their beans were awesome too! Couldn't give it a perfect score... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Tried the 3 Meat Platter, best way to try the trinity of BBQ . .. All I can say, it was GOOD, brisket could have had less sauce and a bit more slaw wouldn't hurt either. Wife ordered a salad and was satisfied with it. Let's hope they keep this quality going.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not since the historic Hitching Post BBQ restaurant on Okeechobee Road has Hialeah ever had a better quality of barbecue restaurant. We went there for the first time and were pleasantly greeted by what may have been one of the managers. He sat us down and went over the menu and spoke to us about their restaurant. Like the original... More 

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USVI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Uncle Toms may not look like much but don't let looks stop you from trying this BBQ joint. Brisket was delicious. Our table had chicken and ribs as well. Not one complaint. All said they would go back. We all agreed that this place gives you a great valued meal for the price.

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Webster Groves, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Good solid BBQ, I had the pulled pork platter and the pork was solid. The Pork and Beans was very good. My draft beer was not as cold as it should have been. I sat outside at a picnic table to catch the breeze and enjoyed the sunset.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-445-0844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?