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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 #169 of 3,671 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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Big Pine Key, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

1st off, very good BBQ. Had a brisket sand. Very good flavor large portion. Fries thin, crunchy, artificially flavored. Price normal for the area. Location small fairly crowded and Busy, but then it was lunch hour. Wait staff friendly. Would recommend and go back

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great source for bbq in downtown Miami. Very authentic. Good prices. close to metro mover stop. I suggest going for take-out.

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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really .... I don't know what kind of deals the people giving this place a good review have gotten BUT, this is by far one of the worst "Barbecue" place I have been to, after living in Texas for over 10 years and traveled to more than 40 states I think I know what to expect and get , as... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not just your average barbecue joint. This place has so much to choose from whether it's traditional or unusual such as barbecued duck with hoisin sauce, to die for. Friendly place though a bit hectic, parking in this area is also difficult, but worth the trouble.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Horrible food! No BBQ flavor at all! Ribs cool, chicken wings taste like from 3 days! People go to real BBQ places before come here.

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Bear River, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

stumbled across this unassuming diner while walking around the downtown area. Decided to try it out and pleased we did. Excellent draft beers and pulled pork sandwich and burger. Very good service and prices.

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San Leandro, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I asked the bellmen for a local lunch spot . Sparky's Roadside BBQ , a few blocks from our hotel , one of those hole in the wall diners , where one goes for comfort food . We shared a combo plate , some local beer and key lime pie , very good food and value.

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant is not part of a South Florida chain like Shorty's or Flannigan's which is what makes it special. It is located in Downtown, evidence if how Miami is changing (for the better!). The St. Louis ribs tasted excellent as they became a messy mess on my plate. The Sweet Potato was AWESOME! And to finish it off....try the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

OK, we are from the Midwest which is known for great Kansas City BBQ. Didn't expect to find this three blocks away from our downtown Miami hotel. Greta pork and the standout were the boneless smoked chicken thighs. service was fantastic

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I don't usually eat BBQ but I had the best pulled pork sandwich ever!!! The service is great, everything I ate was delicious! Try the mac and cheese too! Soooo good! Definitely going back

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Additional Information about Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

Address: 204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
Phone Number: 305-377-2877
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: Barbecue

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