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Uncle Tom's Barbecue

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3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times in the past and the food has never ceased to amaze, had the Brisket Baby Combo which is so tender and juicy. Love this place

Thank Michel C
Coral Gables, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been here several times in past. My wife and I and another couple stopped in on a Saturday night, Food was o.k. but not sufficient to encourage a return. Service was great but it seemed to me that the ribs were overcooked and dry.

Thank Jim R
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about Uncle Tom's screams classic BBQ. As soon as you pull into the parking lot, you can smell the amazing cooking meats. Unfortunately, on the day that we went, they had no brisket which was super disappointing. But, the really helpful and friendly staff helped us select replacement items. The pulled pork and baby back ribs were both fantastic.... More 

Thank JSTrip_77
Miami, Florida
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in South Florida all my life and had yet to stop at this landmark ribs joint built in 1948. I ordered two dishes. What I got was what you'd expect at any bar. Standard commercial fries, very greasy meat and mediocre chicken. The ambiance is good and the interior is clean. Service was very good. Moderately priced. The... More 

Thank Delatorrellc
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Went with some friends as a last minute g.t. On a Saturday night. With no reservations, our choices were limited. Someone mentioned bbq, so we gave it a shot. Good news was that there was no wait - bad news is there was a good reason. First the good part- cheap beer $3 to $5 incl Blue Moon, my fave.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I went because I bought a groupon. They did not honor it when it was time to pay. They claim that there is a front door sign that says groupons are honored M-Th. The groupon says it is good 7 days in the dining room. Never going back---I hate "baiters ".

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

They take your order and tell you one thing then when you get the food you get something else. Meat tuff, bean watery. Pure waste of time and money. I was very disappointed because Imtook my time to my sure that they understood what I wanted.,the ribs were the worst ribs I ever had in my life. My family really... More 

Thank patriciagordon470
Miami, Florida
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Since they opened the one on US1 my hubby wanted to go and I am glad we did for his birthday, the food was really good and well priced, awesome and friendly service

Thank dabella2015
Delray Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

I don't know if I have ever eaten at a restaurant this bad for food quality. Beyond the cold ice water, the service was the only thing acceptable. Ribs were nasty! Chicken was awful! Beef was disgusting! Nine members in our party and no one could say anything good. We were totally embarrassed. My son ate here a year ago... More 

Thank sandysilvers
Marathon, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

First on the tour and did not disappoint! Meaty, moist ribs, great sauce. Cole slaw good. Beer cold. Atmosphere laid back, wait staff attentive. What more could you ask for on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

Thank Jujiigirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $12
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-445-0844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?