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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
305 670 7732
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Ranked #125 of 3,621 restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Dessert, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Your spareribs are exceptional, your food in general are outstanding, however not your services. It is not consistent. Upon my arrival to your restaurant a Afro-American person want to seat me against the wall (went you arrived to the left) went their was table where my wife and I can be in front each other. My complaint is not against... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Shorty's is a Miami classic, serving top BBQ Pork Ribs. They have been cooking them consistently for at least the past 20 years. The decor is very rustic, and you can do take out. Their onion rings are large and crispy, and the corn cobs are tasty. Top choices are the spare ribs ( without BBQ sauce ) and baby... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

whenever we are in miami, this is an obligatory stop when around dadeland. there are others, but this is the original restaurant and has an authentic dumpy charm. the baby rack ribs, as well as the coleslaw are delicious. i prefer Gates BBQ sauce,having lived in Kansas City, where BBQ is King, as shorty's is a tad too smoky for... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Shorty's is back ! Have had lunch a few times at the Miami Shorty's on South Dixie Highway and also at the Davie Shorty's. They have an expanded menu of items including a grilled chicken breast platter, salads and sandwiches. As always their hot house barbecue sauce is delicious on everything and their coleslaw is the best. You can get... More

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Doral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Being a local I have been going to Shorty's for many years. You get fast service, in a picnic themed atmosphere, delicious food at affordable prices. Their ribs (spare and baby backs) are amazing. What makes it so great is not just the grilling method but their house BBQ Sauce. It's smokey and tangy and just right. Shorty's has 3... More

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Ossining, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I know this place gets great reviews but I must say it's just okay. We were there last year and I recall it being much better. Had the bbq chicken dinner and the chicken was dry. My husband seemed to enjoy his ribs. Hard to locate our server and took some time to get our food which was odd since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It now a family tradition, we rent a car in the airport and go directly for the baby back ribs before we leave our stuff home.

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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Im a Miami native and ive driven past this place since i was a baby but I've never tired it out. I finally did on a recent business trip back to Miami. The baby back ribs are extremely flavorful and tender. The fried green tomatoes are also to die for, as well as the wings. I ordered the baby back... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very good barbecue food in a friendly, casual setting. Service is very good, courteous staff. Tasty food

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Shorty's has been around for decades and has expanded ever-so-slightly around South Florida over the past 60+ years....Their BBQ is truly UNMATCHED! If you want ribs the baby back are tender and juicy & seem to have a wet sauce lightly applied when grilled; the beef spare ribs are slightly larger, also very lean & tender & have more of... More

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