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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#116 of 3,449 Restaurants in Miami
#130 of 3,760 Places to Eat in Miami
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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, Takeout

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  • 187
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    Very good
  • 62
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  • 21
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best hamburger south of Broward Country. You heard me, HAMBURGER.

If you seek reviews about the BBQ ribs or pulled pork at Shorty's, read elsewhere. I'm here to tell you about their hamburger. My husband and I have been spoiled, and no other burger ever compares. We never eat the BBQ (which we hear is amazing!). This glorious masterpiece takes 25 minutes to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Bea L
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Miami, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came for the ribs but fell in love with the pulled pork. Very tasty and one portion was more than enough for me!

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Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'll admit it.. Shorty's produces good, meaty, saucy, tender ribs. Incredible. But what's going on with the restaurant set up and cleanliness? It just doesn't match the tasty ribs and really needs a lot of work.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you seek reviews about the BBQ ribs or pulled pork at Shorty's, read elsewhere. I'm here to tell you about their hamburger. My husband and I have been spoiled, and no other burger ever compares. We never eat the BBQ (which we hear is amazing!). This glorious masterpiece takes 25 minutes to prepare, and the server will inform upon... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Shorty's was around when I was a kid growing up in South Miami. Just went there while visiting a dear friend who still lives in South Miami. Wow! We both had the excellent baby back ribs and double cole slaw. Both were so good! The tangy sauce they bring to the table, hot, in shaker top glass bottles (like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Don't miss this experience! The food is cheap and soooo good! They have recently replaced the plastic cutlery with metal which I warmly welcome! My secret hope for my next visit: that they will start serving beer in glasses instead of plastic cups...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mmmmmmmm Yummy. as a start, you have to order The corn in a cob, and be careful because it comes very very hot. Then I ordered The brisket, lovely and really Good fries. The attention perfect.

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Cutler Bay, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Coming from Texas, I truly don't see the hype about this place. There are a couple of better places down south on US1.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is an institution rather like Catfish Dewey's in Fort Lauderdale! With the bench tyle tables and wooden floor you feel like you're at a barn dance, but the food is great!! The ribs in particular are amazing.

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Grand Turk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Shorty's BBQ has been located in the heart of Kendall for over 30 years. The laid back atmosphere of this eatery has long family style picnic benches, with sweet smoke billowing throughout. Grab a cold beer, plenty of napkins and go straight into their pulled pork, bbq chicken, beans and corn on the cobb. Simply the best BBQ.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was firs introduced to this restaurant over 9 year ago by a client. I was unsatisified then . I gave it a second chance years later with frien again disappointed in the flavor of the BBQ and the chicke was rubbery Again when I had kids and visited the area I gave it another chance. My kids did not... More 

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Additional Information about Shorty's Bar-B-Q

Address: 9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
Phone Number: 305 670 7732
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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
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?