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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#116 of 3,424 Restaurants in Miami
#128 of 3,727 Places to Eat 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 171
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still great after all these years

Still the best BBQ chicken with coleslaw, fries , iced tea and beans. Good service and good down to the earth food. The portions are huge and we always leave with a doggy bag. The key lime pie, which is made on the premises is the greatest. Good value, good food , good service and mmm the pie !.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
seapoint99
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Still the best BBQ chicken with coleslaw, fries , iced tea and beans. Good service and good down to the earth food. The portions are huge and we always leave with a doggy bag. The key lime pie, which is made on the premises is the greatest. Good value, good food , good service and mmm the pie !.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great and authentic barbacue place. the ribs are great. Avoid lunch and dinner rush hours because there is long lines.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great BBQ restaurant. The smoky sauce is the best the BBQ platters will make your mouth water. We come here as much as we can.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was born and raised I'm Miami but now live out of state. But when I do come back it is always my first stop!!! Always consistent quality and service. corn on the cob and cole slaw are awesome and the BBQ sauce is one of a kind. See you next trip!!!!!!!!!

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Family run restaurant with excellent meats cooked to perfection. the ribs and steaks are superb. Nice friendly & fast service. Very enjoyable and really worth going to.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went to Shorty's on Bird Rd. to grab a quick bite to eat...well, that didn't work out so well. It took someone 5-7 minutes to even come to my table to take a drink order and I ordered when my server came back several minutes later. It took nearly 30-35 minutes for my order to come up and when... More 

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atlanta
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53 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped here on way to airport - used to eat here as newlyweds in 1979 so recalled very fondly. I am a south FL raised gal so I'm familiar with the "local wildlife" but I don't like it - especially when I'm eating. Noticed an elderly gentleman at another table swatting at something on his neck & jumping. Then... More 

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Miami
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Always consistently good BBQ. Not award winning but always satisfying. Picnic style eating where you and strangers share a table. You don't have to interact with them but you may ask them for their world famous BBQ sauce. It's a vinegar base and I'm not usually a fan of vinegar but Shortys has done it right.

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Disappointing. Both catering and take out order. When I ordered Catering, I was indicated 2 ribs and 1 quarter of a chicken per person plus 2 side orders. When the catering order arrived, everyone was served in this manner, yet after carefully reviewing the left overs, we found out it was 3 ribs per person, not 2. Although one may... More 

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Santa Cruz
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The best ribs i have ever tríed!! I went to the dadeland shortys because of a friend, i discover a very good "American Style" restaurant with the original BBQ flavor, the corn with butter were delicius! If you are in southflorida and want to try the best ribs and burguers in town, don't hesitate to go to shortys

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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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?