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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

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204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
+1 305-377-2877
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say? Sparky' Sri s were the best. The staff is attentive and helpful, the sauces are tangy and the beans wee close to perfect. Best of all, Sparky is a charming host. Definitely going back on my next trip to Miami.

Thank Mark P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from the UK and have seen many episodes of Man versus Food and DDD. The food meets expectations from watching those progammes and more. Service is excellent. I can't wait to return. I docked a point for pricing - I feel this meal is overpriced given the lack of formality which comes with the dining experience.

Thank EndodocLondon
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awesome! The Tyler sandwich is a must have if you can't decided between the pulled pork or beef brisket. Also, the Jamaican Jerk wings have amazing flavor! Another person in our party had the cheeseburger. I was told that was really good as well. We will go back for the Tyler and because I need to try their... More 

Thank Dolly0024
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

I'm not even a big BBQ fan and this place basically conveyed me. I love their wings all flavors are good. The best part is the size on those wings! Fries and craft beers are just the cherry on top!

Thank Jessica S
Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I loved the pulled pork sandwiches and the homemade sauces - just delicious. Great value, easy to reach and pleasant service. Will come back for sure the next time I am in Miami and have recommended it already

Thank Alexander D
Miami, Florida
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I had the BBQ, Southern Fried Chix sandwich which was really terrible. The french fries were stale and extremely salty. I threw out the entire order of fries (something I never do). My co-worker's liked their sandwiches which was the pulled pork and sirloin burger. Over priced for such bad food. Very disappointed.

Thank slinky58
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Jeans and a t-shirt would be over dressing for this small casual restaurant in the middle of a happening part of Miami. It's within a short walk to Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park Amphitheater and ample parking. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich. I wanted a side of cole slaw, but they were all out! A barbecue place out of... More 

Thank Christina C
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Been my go to ever since The Filling Station closed a few years ago. Great beer selection with quick service. Excellent chicken wings and hot bbq style sandwiches. Larger platers are also creative and good. Gets very busy at lunch so be there by noon for larger groups. Bar style seating also available. All first come first serve

Thank Max P
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I have been looking for a great BBQ place in Miami for years. We saw this place on a local TV show called "Check Please" (I think that's the name). Its small with limited seating. Gets full so you may have to wait for a seat buts its worth it. Took the kids, which are picky eaters and we all... More 

Thank Jimmy G
Miami Beach, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We had dinner at Sparky's yesterday, and the fact that only two tables were occupied on a Saturday night was per se not a good indication. It is supposed to be a barbecue place but upon entering you don't smell the meat roasting, and you don't feel or see the grills. Our food arrived 35 minutes after we ordered, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?