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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
305 670 7732
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Ranked #122 of 3,622 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Dessert, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Miami
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ok it might not be the best meal I ever had but it is the one place in Miami that is a must go to place. Recent reviews seem like it has changed but I don't think so...it is still a Miami classic. A reasonable priced meal that you can take your family to and be a part of "old... More

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Casper
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188 reviews 188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

baby back ribs should NOT require a steak knife to get the dried meat off the bone, Maria the waitress teiwd her hardest to make it right, even after the 2nd trip BACK to the kitchen with HARD rib meat .....Maria was the ONLY thing that keeps shortys at 3 stars. The brisket? Fricking awesome! The rest? Eh......

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Vienna, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I used to go to Shorty's since my college years (1985), and it was a place to go and have a GREAT BBQ at least once a week. But that has changed since two years ago. In the last 2 years I kept on giving them the benefit of doubt of some mistakes due to lack of the chef or... More

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One wouldn't think that passing by Shorty's Barbeque on South Dixie Highway in South Miami that you would expect much, but guess again. This place is all about, down south, down right good food. Who needs a 3 or 4 star restaurant when you get your fingers, as well as your face messy, (don't worry, lots of wet naps to... More

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you want try one American way restaurant you need to go and visit this place. Perfect food, the price is unbelievable, very very cheap.

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to Shorty's since I was a little girl and it has been the standard for any and all BBQ. Love the simplicity of the surroundings as it makes you feel like you are on the ranch. Corn on the cob is mouth-watering and the best I have ever eaten. My favorite is just the basic sliced... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Your spareribs are exceptional, your food in general are outstanding, however not your services. It is not consistent. Upon my arrival to your restaurant a Afro-American person want to seat me against the wall (went you arrived to the left) went their was table where my wife and I can be in front each other. My complaint is not against... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Shorty's is a Miami classic, serving top BBQ Pork Ribs. They have been cooking them consistently for at least the past 20 years. The decor is very rustic, and you can do take out. Their onion rings are large and crispy, and the corn cobs are tasty. Top choices are the spare ribs ( without BBQ sauce ) and baby... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

whenever we are in miami, this is an obligatory stop when around dadeland. there are others, but this is the original restaurant and has an authentic dumpy charm. the baby rack ribs, as well as the coleslaw are delicious. i prefer Gates BBQ sauce,having lived in Kansas City, where BBQ is King, as shorty's is a tad too smoky for... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Shorty's is back ! Have had lunch a few times at the Miami Shorty's on South Dixie Highway and also at the Davie Shorty's. They have an expanded menu of items including a grilled chicken breast platter, salads and sandwiches. As always their hot house barbecue sauce is delicious on everything and their coleslaw is the best. You can get... More

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