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Uncle Tom's Barbecue

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3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
+1 305-445-0844
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Homestead, Florida
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went out of our way while in Miami to viist Uncle tom's again having had a good meal there before. This visit was disappointing. We started with the onion rings, which were the star of the meal. Hot, fresh, crisp, they were very good. I had the 1/4 chicken with while meat and my dining companion had ribs. The... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us went for dinner. The décor is rustic combined with sports bar.The menu was quite varied and we started with mozzarella sticks. The main was a compilation of brisket ,spare ribs and baby back ribs. All the food was tasty and reasonable in price. Worth a visit

Thank Stuart R
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area of little Havana by 8th Street, this is a must stop. Great barbecue in a casual atmosphere with great service and food! They have a small bar and outdoor seating too! The prices are very reasonable. Flat screens also inside the restaurant! Great spot to go watch sports and hang out with friends!

Thank Maria R
Davie, Florida
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350 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The place is there over 65 years. I've been going for 50 of those years. I don't live in Miami any more but business takes me there a lot so it's either the original Shorty's in South Miami or Uncle Tom's. I use to have an office a few blocks away and we would walk over. The only thing we... More 

Thank pat s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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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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134 restaurant reviews
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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 ".

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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: +1 305-445-0844

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