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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#21 of 3,358 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156-2930
+1 305-670-7732
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is all a low key dinner is supposed to be!! Great service and amazing food! The corn on the cob is to die for!!

Thank AmandaMM0405
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 27-years in the Air Force and have had BBQ all over the world! None compare to Shorty's BBQ . . . especially the original (yes, burned down in 70s but rebuilt and better) on US1 at the end of Metrorail near Dadeland. The BBQ beef sandwich with requisite warm Shorty's sauce in a bottle, fries (smothered in same... More 

Thank Chris M
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Miami and was raised on Shortys. Moved away many years ago but always stop in anytime I am in town. Over 64 years and still the BEST!

Thank _drprint
Miami, Florida
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place have the best corn in town. The rest of the food is great too. Awesome ribs and brisket. Well price also.

Thank Daivira
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I always come here when I feel like some good b-b-q ribs, and don't feel like eating in. I have always done take-out so I can really dig-in and enjoy in the comfort of my own place. This is what I consider "comfort food". I have patronized here at least 4 times in the last four months, or everytime I'm... More 

Thank 791elainee
Raleigh, North Carolina
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

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
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

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 September 22, 2016 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

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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, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: +1 305-670-7732

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