We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Uncle Tom's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
305-445-0844
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Haven't been here in years, it has gotten much better!

The Original Tom's was terrific. They changed hands a few times. Looks like the new owners are doing a very good job. I stopped in for lunch today and they were busy. The old owners didn't have this type of crowd. The service was very good and the BBQ beef sandwich was very good. I'll be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
pat s
,
Davie, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Dolgeville, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was awesome service was excellent couldn't ask for a better place to eat! Will be going back. They have a nice outdoor deck in on a night and on a sunny day you can sit out there and eat drink and have a lot of fun.

Helpful?
Thank 20tina27
Davie, Florida
Level Contributor
185 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Original Tom's was terrific. They changed hands a few times. Looks like the new owners are doing a very good job. I stopped in for lunch today and they were busy. The old owners didn't have this type of crowd. The service was very good and the BBQ beef sandwich was very good. I'll be stopping in more often... More 

Helpful?
Thank pat s
mckerrow
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Miami to pouring rain. we were tired and had to walk to find something to eat. We came across Uncle Tom's, and were pleasantly surprised. My husband had ribs and I had the stacked chicken sandwich with cole slaw. Awesome! We spoke to Servers who were very nice, informative and helpful. I would definately eat here again!!

Helpful?
Thank angelina j
Jacksonville, FL
Level Contributor
243 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were having a hellish weekend in Miami. We were in town for a graduation and were looking to celebrate, but until we stumbled into Uncle Tom's the stars just were not in our favor. This place was like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day! It was well after 9p and I needed comfort - comfort FOOD! I... More 

Helpful?
Thank rfuchs0917
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a sampler platter and split it amongst three of us. It was plenty of food to share. It was good smoked barbecue. We sat outside to eat and enjoyed the nice weather. Easy in, easy out. Great find!

Helpful?
Thank Sn20145
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
175 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I haven't seen so little meat on ribs since watching The Mechanic with Christian Bale. I could live with that were it not for them being incredibly dry. Needed extra bbq sauce just to be able to swallow each bite. Generic cole slaw and a piece of bread accompanied the ribs. The Mac and cheese recipe must have been swiped... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SHFT54
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank nbermond
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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...

Helpful?
Thank Mel P
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
463 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 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 

Helpful?
Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Jason F

Travelers who viewed Uncle Tom's Barbecue also viewed

 

Been to Uncle Tom's Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Barbecue, American, Steakhouse
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Uncle Tom's Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?