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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#112 of 3,689 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Barbecue, Dessert, Hamburgers
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9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
305 670 7732
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food plain Jane setting

One of the tastiest briskets I have ever had the ribs were probably in the top ten ever, This place has been around a while take your seat at a picnic table for twelve and meet your new friends. The Key Lime Pie was the best I have ever had. Service is quick and all the food was fantastic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jim M
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Winchester, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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408 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Winchester, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

One of the tastiest briskets I have ever had the ribs were probably in the top ten ever, This place has been around a while take your seat at a picnic table for twelve and meet your new friends. The Key Lime Pie was the best I have ever had. Service is quick and all the food was fantastic.

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Puerto Rico
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is to die for. I ordered the brisket plate and it was great in all aspects. Giant service, spectacular cuts of meat and great Flavors. I don't use any sauces because I love the taste of the meat only. If you are in the area and are looking for a great BBQ meat, this... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Isn't it great when you crave something nostalgic... and it turns out to be as good or better than ever?!?! Welcome back to Shorty's. I make the pilgrimage every time I'm back in the area... and rarely disappointed! This time, we had the ribs, pulled pork, and chicken -- all fab. Enjoy.

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Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nobody does BBQ like Texas but nevertheless had a great lunch (rib special) at Shorty's. Ribs were good. Disappointed there was no sausage items on the menu but that was just a small hiccup on the overall meal. Only complaint is our server was suffering from flu/cold symptoms and was medicating herself by the drink machine. Not a pretty sight... More 

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North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We happened upon this jewel as we were heading to the Keys on vacation. It was lip smacking good ! We had the brisket, ribs and chicken and all of them got an A+ rating from us !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We enjoyed Shorty's several times over the years. We try to visit whenever in South Miami and will go out of our way to do so.

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Long Key, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

visit here. Very good Texas stye Barbecue. I speak from experience as i spent my teen and college years in Texas and ate all kinds of Texas Barbeque. Shorty's is just really, really good barbeque cooked and served in the classic smoked and then sauced style. Excellent. The best part, besides the brisket, of my last visit was the speed... More 

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Shorty's has been home to Miami's best barbecue since 1951. Their meaty short ribs fall off the bone. Their pulled pork sandwich is one of my favorites. Add some onion rings or fried okra and you will be full and satisfied for hours. They have several locations, but this one is the best. Give it a try.

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Rensselaer IN
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We got layed over in miami so after spending the afternoon running around we stopped here for a bite. The inside of this place is pretty cool with all kinds of knick knacks.. The food was average for a bbq place. We all have our own taste. I ordered the chicken and ribs, the chicken was excellent. The ribs in... More 

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Miami
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178 reviews 178 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As someone who has lived in Miami almost my whole life, every now and then I just need to get my Shorty's fix. This is a no-frills barbecue joint, with picnic tables, take out and seasoned waitresses. There is often a line outside, but it goes quickly. The corn is yummy, soft, buttery and salty and sitting in butter. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: 305 670 7732

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Dessert, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?