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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

Allapattah
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2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Being in South Florida-this will fix the BBQ itch

If you get tired of the seafood and or latin style foods, this place will cure your BBQ craving. It is not the best BBQ i have had but it was good. Picked up an order to go and ordered from the side window. Person serving me was friendly and helpful. I got the pork platter. Really wanted a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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  • Late Night
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DC
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250 reviews 250 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you get tired of the seafood and or latin style foods, this place will cure your BBQ craving. It is not the best BBQ i have had but it was good. Picked up an order to go and ordered from the side window. Person serving me was friendly and helpful. I got the pork platter. Really wanted a meat... More 

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Pugwash, Canada
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115 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

this was just down the street from our hotel. Nice spot, typical BBQ decor. We had a half chicken & a rack of short ribs. we found it to be a bit dry (both) but decently tasty. The highlight of the meal was the key lime pie. Apparently it's made in house.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Loved this place. Great service. The food was lovely. I must say the portions are plentiful. Had the baby back ribs with fries garlic bread and coleslaw home made. I thought I was hungry as I missed lunch but as much as I wanted to finish it all up I failed offered a doggie bag. The staff are great the... More 

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Nearby the Intercon hotel - food is average but good value. the ribs and fries are just OK - good for a quick dinner

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have been going to the original Shorty's since 1969 and it has been always great. Its probably my 4th time to this location in Doral and every time has been a step down. My last visit, yesterday was a definite NOT coming back to this one. They mistaken my order twice and the spare ribs where dry and chewy... More 

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good BBQ and the chocolate cake was a great finish to the meal. Waitress got us everything we ask for. Could have been a little quicker.

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Steyning
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The meal is a good size, the BBQ beans are great & the Corn On The Cob is fantastic. Fast service & just a great place to eat & cheap.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I grew up eating at Shorty's and have always loved their BBQ. So anytime I'm back visiting it's a must have stop! Great food, great value! Its true BBQ.

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miami
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had the chicken bbq with sweet potato and coleslaw. Bbq was very good. Was served at the right temp. Would go there again

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I like to come here for both dine in (although so crowded it's often noisy) and sometimes I will get take out. The pork chop is my favorite and I love the two BBQ sauces they offer. They will customize the sides for you so if you don't want fries you can get a side salad and they are usually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Allapattah
  • Neighborhood: Allapattah

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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