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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#123 of 3,717 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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 166
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  • 176
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 20
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been eating there since 1971...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
traveler9360
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Miami
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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atlanta
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139 reviews 139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Brazil
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had lunch here with family. Very casual setting, good service and the best BBQ in town! Highly recommend the BBQ ribs / rack to anyone serious about their BBQ!!!

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Inverness, Florida
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79 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were here at about 3pm on a Saturday with our niece. She told us that the lines might be long, but we decided to do a drive by and check. We got lucky. No lines, and we were seated right away. Our waitress could not have been nicer. She was attentive and informative. We ordered fried green tomatoes, and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?