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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#119 of 3,699 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Dessert, Barbecue, 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average

I did not like the BBQ sauce. It was too sweet. The pulled pork was dry. I would not go back a second time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Jill3399
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Syracuse, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Syracuse, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I did not like the BBQ sauce. It was too sweet. The pulled pork was dry. I would not go back a second time.

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Mableton, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you love bar-b-que, this is one place that you must visit. We went there on two different occasions. The first time we ordered the chicken. It was delicious!!! So we went back and tried the baby back ribs. They were a little tough, but still great. The sides were also awesome. We had corn on the cob, fried green... More 

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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Shorty's is an iconic Miami Bar-B-Que. Rustic setting with good food and the smell of burning hickory wafting throughout.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As always, good BBQ and good service. I will keep going back. I love the sauce and cole slaw the best. My husband's brisket was dry but they fixed it immediately.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped here for a quick last bite in Florida. It was okay, atmosphere was okay, food was okay, service was okay. I had the half rack of ribs and was annoyed when I tried to substitute the coleslaw for something else and was told I couldn't. I said i wouldn't mind paying extra and the waiter just said no,... More 

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Fenelon Falls/ON/Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Elian Gonzalez, remember him, Cuban boy saved by a dolphin and inner tube, the year 2000, that's when we were at this place. Forgot all about it, had a great time there, food was excellent,we had baby back ribs, and the beer was cold and cheap, and people just sat down beside you at the long tables and just started... More 

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Little Silver, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

With so many choices in Miami, and with all the apps to reserve a table - Shorty's is a breath of fresh air. Go ahead and wait on line - even if 20 people, takes only 10-15 minutes. Once inside, service is fast and friendly. Good cold beer and hot food come quickly. Enjoy!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Two of us visited Shorty's on a Friday night. Parking is tight but there was enough traffic that we found a spot right away. The wait to be seated was about ten minutes. Server was courteous and efficient throughout dinner. The food was delicious and the servings generous.The Texas Brisket is worth having. The full rack of ribs will feed... More 

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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Took a trip down memory lane with my dad. He went to U of M about 50 years ago! the line was long but it went fast. The seating is communal and the service could not have been better for being so busy. The brisket was a little fatty but the ribs and chicken were very tasty. We are from... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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, Dessert, Barbecue, 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?