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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#125 of 3,425 Restaurants in Miami
#138 of 3,728 Places to Eat in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Allapattah
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2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tender & Juicy Ribs

I had a plate with their specialties: ribs, chicken, coleslaw, and french fries, everything was fresh and nice, satisfying meal. Relaxed atmosphere, a la cowboy, I went alone, but must be nice for groups and family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
AnaCastelazo
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This shorties (87av) is not like the other shortys, food is not as tasty, service not as friendly and portions not as big. If you can, to the Shortys in 40St and 117 av. even the slopy joes are better. Makes no sense, than been the same chain there is so much difference among them

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had a plate with their specialties: ribs, chicken, coleslaw, and french fries, everything was fresh and nice, satisfying meal. Relaxed atmosphere, a la cowboy, I went alone, but must be nice for groups and family.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I heard so many things about this place I just had to go being someone who loves BBQ ribs I was so excited....place was very rustic but comfortable...we ordered a plate for 2 which was huge alot of food my husband, me and my 2 kids ate from this plate and still had leftovers...the corn was good, garlic bread too... More 

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DC
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254 reviews 254 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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146 reviews 146 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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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