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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

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204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
305-377-2877
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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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Jimmy G
Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Barbara3052013
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a local place which would have wings. Luckily came across this place via TA reviews. Great food, wings and mac&cheese are AMAZING! Service was fast Only complaint is the AC is not the best. Would recommend this for lunch for anyone in the area.

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Thank Hewson01
Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Been going there since it opened. Good southern bar-b-Que in downtown Miami. Kind of unexpected, but the food is really good. Personally my only complaint is that I would like a chicken sandwich offering. They have a chopped chicken sandwich, but it is not the same. This is a great place to eat. Lunch during hte week kind be kind... More 

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Thank Andymi
Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch / early dinner prior to a concert at Bayfront Park. The prices seemed a little high, but I'm assuming they're on par for the area. The service was, frankly, a little better than expected. The food, however, was *outstanding*. I was surprised by the authenticity. The craft beer selection is also pretty good.... More 

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Thank JiCiT
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Not a lot of bbq places in Downtown anymore, but Sparky's has succeeded and it is consistently good. Not the best bbq you will ever have, but it's pretty good and in Downtown it's about you're only option. The pulled pork sandwich is good. If you want smokey bbq, then this is not it, but it is good quality bbq... More 

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Thank PJR42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I work close to Sparkys I usually go at least once a week I love it the pulled pork sandwich is great and so are the burgers. Service is always good the waitress even knows my name by what I order. Great place

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Thank Mariana V
Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Since I am a big fan of pulled pork sandwiches figured we would give it a try since it always looked packed at lunch..found out why..it was great sandwich and not being a french fries person..these were exceptional...atmosphere basic for bbq. Service was above average friendly polite and always checking if we needed anything else. Nice to be someplace where... More 

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Thank palacemama
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I stopped there for dinner tonight and it was pretty empty. I got a pulled pork plate with some sides, all of which were decent. I've had better though. The pecan pie I had for dessert was pretty good. All of my food came out really quickly. The atmosphere was pretty typical for bbq joint and the service was good.... More 

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Thank aquapong
Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Large assortment of craft beers and great sides add to the fare. Black-eyed peas, collards, corn bread and mashed sweets make lunch for vegetarians, too! Service is great, especially given the big crowds at lunchtime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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: 305-377-2877

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