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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
+1 305-377-2877
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (25 reviews)
“pecan pie” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends here. Tasted a few beers (good range!). The place is cosy and seems to be popular with the locals. Menu is meet-focused. The waiters were attentive and service was fast.

Thank CZEkki
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Decided to come here based off of Trip-advisor reviews and wasn't disappointed. Very small place, but the pulled pork was stellar even at an off time. Returned the next day, and once again, the food was great, but this time we had brisket. Didn't see...More

Thank JTran97
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

First off I have to say the service was great, very attentive. Unfortunately though the food was just average, it came out lukewarm not hot. Pity as I love American BBQ’s and only visit the USA once a year so don’t get many chances.

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Went here twice during our last trip and loved the food on both occasions! We had the pulled pork sandwich, beef brisket & ribs all of which were delicious. Service is good and both times the food was served quickly. Well worth the drive from...More

Thank DD_Switzerland
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I didn’t know Sparky’s existed till I started looking for a place near the arena downtown. What a find! Walked in and immediately smelled the aroma of smoked meat. After a friendly greeting from a staff ember we sat down and started enjoying the classic...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Went there thanks to Tripadvisor.Wouldn't have found this place otherwise. You should definitely go there,delicous food and great homemade sauces. The staff was super friendly also. A laid back place that we can highly recommend. I only wished I had a place like this at...More

Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is an awesome find - right off the Metromover 1st, you can’t go wrong. Food is great, service is great, and I can’t get it at home (my rule for eating out when away).

Thank Belle S
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

I am originally from Ohio and Sparky’s made me feel more at home than anything else. The was the absolute best and the service was even better! Highly recommend this place

Thank Cassie F
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Sparky’s Is hands down the best barbecue we have ever had. We are from Connecticut and went to Sparky’s on a recommendation from our son in law. Two of us had the pulled pork sandwich and two of us had Tyler’s pressed sandwich. All four...More

Thank jmfarrside
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We walked around the block twice before finding this hidden gem!! The food was better than we imagined! The serving sizes were great and nothing was disappointing. The staff were friendly and made sure we didn't want for anything! Make sure you try the Key...More

Thank mom_of_a_creative
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April 20, 2018|
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Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. St. Louis Style ribs. Also Baby Back ribs with Guava/Habanero Sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-377-2877
  • E-mail
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