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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue

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204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132-2504
12:00 pm - 9:30 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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Miami, Florida
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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9 reviews
6 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 reviews
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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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.

Thank Hewson01
Miami, FL
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Andymi
Coconut Creek, Florida
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank JiCiT
Miami, Florida
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank PJR42
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Mariana V

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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, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: 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?