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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#111 of 3,561 Restaurants in Miami
#124 of 3,788 Places to Eat in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
305 670 7732
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Old favorite

No frills, communal tables, fast service and great Ribs,Hamburgers. This is a place that time has Not passed by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Esther I
Coral Gables, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father used to take me here when I was a kid. Though we moved away, over the years I have returned again and again when in town and this place has never disappointed. Gone is the chicken wire (replaced with windows many years ago) but Shorty's still brings to the table what endeared it to me in the first... More 

Thank Tide2014
Coral Gables, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No frills, communal tables, fast service and great Ribs,Hamburgers. This is a place that time has Not passed by.

Thank Esther I
Panama City, Panama
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love the baked beans and BBQ ribs. Baked potatoes or fries with their coleslaw dressing is great to taste. Its Western simple decor adds authenticity to the restaurant.

Village Of Palmetto Bay
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always great BBQ, servers, and prices. Don't go there for the decor which could be a bit cleaner. Then again, I'm not sure I would trust a BBQ restaurant that was to clean!

Thank Brian S
Panama City, Panama
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I've been coming here for many years every time I visit Miami. The ribs and chicken are always great. Skip the french fries - they are awful. Try instead the green fried tomatoes or the onion rings. The full baby back ribs rack is enough for two normal appetite persons. Skip ordering beer. You'll get a small plastic cup of... More 

Thank Julio507
Miami, Florida
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We love this place and have been coming here for years. Everything is awesome. I would love it if every once in a while they tried serving something new. Like some healthier options? Or a funky appetizer or dessert? Regardless we still love it. Very family friendly!! Reasonable prices.

1 Thank C M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We started eating at this restaurant when we were in college and would go back every time we visited Miami. For fifty years the food was prepared exactly the same. Now--the beef is cut in thick slices and the MANAGEMENT said it is easier to cut that way and they will NOT ever go back to the way it use... More 

Thank Connie G
Miami, Florida
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Been coming to this restaurant for a long time. The service is fast, the menu is simple and the food is great. Try the back ribs with French fries with a corn on the cob as an "appetizer". If you want bbq this is your place.

Thank Gilberto O
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I hate to be harsh, but this is honestly the blandest, most tasteless bbq I've ever had. I remember coming here as a kid with my Dad and wanted to relive a bit of my youth- Big mistake! Haha. The brisket had zero flavor, the fries tasted like Ore Ida and the beans were tasteless as well. I think the... More 

Thank Jonathan P
Key Largo, Florida
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had lunch today at Shorty's BBQ in Miami. The Location near the Miami Airport. Shorty's has been in Miami for over 50 years. The original location on South Dixie Highway opened over 50 years ago, burned down and was rebuilt. Ask any old timer from Miami and they'll know Shorty's. We ordered brisket, ribs, a pulled pork sandwich and... 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?