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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#24 of 3,354 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
305 670 7732
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The BBQ aroma is the first sense of a great experience, visual next, as the log cabin style landmark appears on US1. Always seems to be busy and for good reason. From the moment I called to place order I was greeted enthusiastically. Furthermore I was advised how to order to save a couple of dollars off my original order... More 

Thank Foodiepaul
Leland, North Carolina
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were raised in the Miami area and grew up being very familiar with Shorty's. We happened to be in the area again and decided to go down nostalgia lane. Unfortunately, the place was not as we remembered. We got takeout to feed 4. The chicken was very dry as was the pork in the sandwiches. The... More 

Thank michael_s_nc
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch hour September 26th, 2016. We had a wonderful meal. My wife had visited before 20 or so years back and was introducing the restaurant to me. I am legally blind and hard of hearing. We were stuck for 24 hours with luggage waiting for a flight to Philadelphia. The restaurant does not have internet access, so the waiter (British... More 

Thank ElroyNumber2
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't been here in a decade, and frequented it over 20 years ago... but our recent visit was fantastic! After all these years, the place is enclosed and air conditioned, but has exactly the same charm and down-home service. Excellent food, the ribs and chicken are every bit as good as we remember them... and the SAUCE! Go with... More 

Thank HDrahos
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend going there if you want ribs or burger they're amazing and have no words for the taste of the ribs

Thank David G
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I can't say that I tried all the bbq places in Miami nut this one has to be one of the best. It has the right atmosphere and the food is to die for. Had the ribs and then I had the ribs again just because they were simply amazing.

Thank John C
Melbourne, Florida
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A must do if in the area of Dadeland in Miami! This place is the real deal and dates back to the early 50's, burned down and was rebuilt I believe around 50 years ago, so there's lots of fun history and nick-naks inside to look at. Bench seating provides a good family gathering type feel and the food is... More 

Thank Karen M
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

a very loud but cosy restaurant, I loved the experience. Food was great and had a very good taste and service was fast.

Thank neddy25
Kendall, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Have been going to Shorty's since 1959, when my parents would take us down. Great food. North Carolina style barbecue. Generous portions. Great service. Outstanding "Shorty's" sauce. A must stop. Picnic table seating so don't get dressed up. Take it from a Miami native, Shorty's is at the top of the barbecue list, only other that comes close is Shiver's... More 

Thank JamesCox54
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family in August 2016 after recommendations. We arrived roughly two hours before closing, so with plenty of time without seeming last minute. The service was fine and efficient with our order being taken promptly on arrival. We ordered two lots of chicken and two brisket sandwiches. The meal arrived and smelt absolutely wonderful! However, the chicken was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: 305 670 7732

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