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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL (Allapattah)
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Ranked #295 of 3,610 restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: Allapattah
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Neighborhood: Allapattah
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Returning from Mexico I was craving some good ole fashioned BBQ. I heard about Shorty's and I was off! Nice place, casual sort of Texas style atmosphere and you can smell the BBQ cookin' before you enter the door - my kind of place! I tried the beef brisket platter on my first visit and the ribs on my second... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you want basic BBQ here is your place, service is great, easy parking and your in and out fast. I would visit once or twice a month and really never had a bad meal but it was never over the top either.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the place when only real good comfort food will do! Lots of collectable antiques on the walls to look at along with happy families stuffing there bellies. Happy people working the tables and takeout food just as good as sit in. Lunch time expect the place to be packed, however the good food is worth a little patience.

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Ciudad de Buenos Aires
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

They have excellent food: I tried their ribs and steak but the place is a bit dirty and some of the servers are not very kind... While the waitress are. The tables and seats could be uncomfortable for young children as they don't have blackest nor you can move the chairs close to the table so they can fall either... More

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Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Ribs, Ribs, ribs. And the cole slaw is awesome as well. Corn on the cob...like a little piece of heaven. I love eating with my hands versus forks and knives...if you´re into that as well, Shorty´s is the place to go.

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Charlottetown, PEI
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216 reviews 216 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Perfect hostess to make you feel welcome. We went twice over a three week period and each time she greeted us like family. We ate in the bar area as the restaurant was busy. We enjoyed our chicken wings and the brisket sandwich but the real treat was the Key Lime Pie. The second time we visited was just for... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I went in for a casual dinner with my wife, and normally we have an OK experience. This time the food was extremely over cooked, cold and dry. The portions were small and it seemed like the stuff that stays on the BBQ too long was served to us. Very inconsistent service and food. We overheard others at the neighboring... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

My favorite place in Miami. Great portions, fare prices. Service is fast and the food is excelent! Babyback ribs are just perfect! My wife loved the salad too. Burger and fries also amazing! Must go!

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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nice food. The pulled pork and the chicken are very tasty. Servers are very friendly. On weekends the place is packed.

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Dallas, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

First trip to Miami and first time to Shorty's. Got the pulled pork sandwich. While the pork may not be as good as some of the places I have eaten at, it was certainly better than many of them. The sandwich was huge and the fries were warm and crispy. The slaw was actually very good. Overall, I enjoyed it... More

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