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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504 (Downtown)
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Ranked #96 of 3,622 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
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
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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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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The food was great and it's a great little place to go to hang out for a while, and you might even be able to take in a sporting event. Like the BBQ a lot and exploring the neighborhood.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went here on Saturday afternoon. Place is a small southerly type of place in downtown miami. Food was good the sandwiches where great. Ask for them NOT to put season salt on fries it was a little overboard. Brisket was great. Highly recommend

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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