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Shiver's Bar-B-Q

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Grill, Barbecue
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28001 S Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL 33033
13052482272
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Shiver's BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Homestead, Fl...
Shiver's BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Homestead, Fl. It has been serving authentic hickory smoked barbecue for over 50 years! Family generations have grown up eating here. Shiver's specializes in slow smoked meats such as baby back ribs, pork spare ribs, beef ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pork, and more. Many items, such as the pulled pork, have been smoked for 12 hours or more! This process ensures that each bite will be tasty and tender all the way through.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome BBQ!

Food here is amazing! Portions are extremely large and filling! The sides are worth the trip here on its on. The banana pudding was excellent. Only thing I would say is there isn't enough waitresses for the restaurant so they don't get to you right away. I would tell you to push through that & just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food here is amazing! Portions are extremely large and filling! The sides are worth the trip here on its on. The banana pudding was excellent. Only thing I would say is there isn't enough waitresses for the restaurant so they don't get to you right away. I would tell you to push through that & just enjoy the food. Totally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Don't be fooled by the inauspicious look of the outside. This place has outstanding food. We had the pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken. All three were fantastic. My husband loved the cole slaw. Save room for dessert. The banana pudding is heavenly and the chocolate caramel pie was a hit with my very picky son.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Shiver's is a SoFla ICON. I've had Texas BBQ (Dallas & San Antonio) and Tennessee BBQ (Memphis & Nashville). Shiver's is BETTER. Still my favorite. I've had practically every type of pork on their menu and it was all exceptional... The food is OUTSTANDING. The seating in the dining room is STRICTLY COMMUNAL (long picnic tables) and they do get... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I decided to give this place a go while we were on vacation this past weekend. The TA reviews had us convinced that we were in for a treat at this BBQ spot. We arrived on a Saturday night around 8pm and there was absolute chaos when you walk in the door. The wait staff is incredibly... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your negative experience at Shiver's. What pains me even more is that was born and raised in your neck of the woods in Columbia (also lived in Irmo and Chapin). It is true that we have been on vacation this past week. However, your server was misinformed of the circumstances surrounding that lack of food... More 

Homestead, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Live in the area, have been going to Shrivers for over 40 years. That alone should tell you something. Sonny's, Uncle Toms and others have come along over the years but the locals looking for GOOD ole fashioned bar-b-que still go to Shrivers. Baby Backs are yummy, chicken is wonderful and service is friendly and helpful. It's the very best... More 

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orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were large party that came in from the rain (18 people). The place was busy and had no where to stand. Servers immediately were rolling their eyes at us, announcing loudly not to stand here. When we asked where we should stand they shrugged their shoulders and did more eye rolling. It was so bad, I personally would've left,... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife and I were staying in Homestead for a night and I used TA to find a good local place. Without TA I doubt I would have found this place - it was off the main road and certainly doesn't look like much from the outside. It is for places like this that I love TA. Inside picnic table... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Hi there! We're glad you found us on TripAdvisor. It is a great tool and has been great for our business. We appreciate the review and hope to see you next time you're around. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60739-Homestead_Florida.html More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Shiver's is a classic. Old style long bench tables, beer and BBQ! Best in Miami...sorry Shortys and Uncle Tom.

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Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thank you Ana! You nailed it! And we are trying to be the best BBQ restaurant in South Florida. We have been working very hard over the years to improve taste, consistency, and server training. Thanks again! More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been coming here since I was a kid, and 30 years later it still impresses. Simple menu on the wall, community tables where you might have to make conversation with other bbq loving strangers, and a shared roll of paper towels as your napkins. The gals that take care of you appear to be seasoned professionals who know... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Love hearing people talk about eating at Shiver's as a kid! Thank you for your continued business! More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very good BBQ, my husband and I couldn't move when we had finished. The fried green tomatoes were excellent. We are not usually a fan of the family style seating however the food was so good we didn't care.

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Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Next time you feel you can't move, I'll pull out the hand truck from the back. :-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28001 S Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL 33033
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Homestead
  • Phone Number: 13052482272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Grill, Barbecue

Description

Shiver's BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Homestead, Fl. It has been serving authentic hickory smoked barbecue for over 50 years! Family generations have grown up eating here. Shiver's specializes in slow smoked meats such as baby back ribs, pork spare ribs, beef ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pork, and more. Many items, such as the pulled pork, have been smoked for 12 hours or more! This process ensures that each bite will be tasty and tender all the way through.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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