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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504 (Downtown)
305-377-2877
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Ranked #89 of 3,624 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beef Brisket, St Louis Style Ribs, Southern Fried Smoked Chicken. All tender, juicy and very flavorful. Mash potatoes, Baked Beans, Macaroni & Cheese all perfectly cook sides. Robust list of craft beers from several good local breweries and out of State. Small but cozy atmosphere that fill real quickly with the lunch crowd. Service was super fast and friendly. It's... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I live in Kendall and I try to find any reason to go downtown so that I can eat at Sparky's. I love the pulled pork plate and the catfish. My daughters love the fries and my oldest can't get enough of the jerk chicken. That is saying a lot because she is picky. Beer and BBQ, can't ever go... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Small family run type resturant in central Miami, but nice welcome and good food Sweet potato fries as a starter followed by Pulled pork and Brisket and pork combo as mains with Coleslaw side, Soft drinks and a couple of beers Weather closed in (rain and Thunder / Lightning( as we were finnishing but happy to stay and talk with... More

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Miami, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Yummy! Very good Baby Back Ribs! Lot of BBQ sauce. You get your money's worth. The sides were good too but the best are the ribs. It's nice to have a BBQ place right in Miami and not have to drive for miles. We'll ne going back!

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Florida
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192 reviews 192 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

For a couple of years I disregarded this place because its location is not one when I would expect any decent restaurant. But I finally decided to give it a try and must say that the baby back ribs are pretty darn good, better than most known places like Shorty's and Sonny's. The ribs are prepared with quite a bit... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had birthday dinner here. GREAT service ,FOOD and location.quick stop on our way to turk islands.Not a fancy place or atmosphere but the food was worth it and we got right in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Came in by myself after wandering the streets downtown looking for some food. What good fortune! Had the combo beef/pulled pork sandwich platter. Beautiful! Try all the sauces. Beer selection outstanding. Great atmosphere and the service, ... Well they made me feel right at home! Great place. Will be there again soon to further explore the menu. Can't go wrong... More

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Nottingham, UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband and I walked here from the Hotel Beaux Arts a few streets over. It was still early, around 7, but dark. I did not feel safe. The restaurant was very quiet when we were there, with only a couple of customers. I think we must have been a little early. The decor was sort of earthy, but I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here on our last trip to Miami. We got there just before noon and we are glad we did because this place fills up fast. We took this to be a good sign and we were not wrong! We started with the deep fried pickles - a favourite of ours! We would rate these... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place is a home run. I was in Miami on business and stumbled upon this place while exploring one Friday night. The place was packed, yet somehow the incredibly friendly staff took care of me immediately. I ordered the brisket to go but after observing their surprisingly robust craft beer selection, decided to stay for a pint. After all... More

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