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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#173 of 3,447 Restaurants in Miami
#192 of 3,758 Places to Eat in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Allapattah
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2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL
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  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The environment is great, the wood smells all over the place, nice dining room with large tables. We ordered a sample with chicken and ribs, the chicken was overcooked and dry, the ribs were delicious, they offer corn, cole slaw, beans, fries and garlic bread, the beans and the bread is awesome. Stay away from the fries, not crunchy enough.... More 

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North Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I can't tell you how many times I have ordered various ribs here, mostly baby-back and most recently pork/spare ribs. I would say, 80% of the time, the ribs are very much overcooked. I love ribs, and this is the neighborhood Bar-B-Q go-to place for me, but I just cannot recommend even taking a chance on ribs from here ...... More 

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

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  • 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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