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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#25 of 3,333 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
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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Miami, Florida
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125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always like to visit this restaurant when I'm in the area, however, this time my order did not taste as good as always. The corn-on-the-cob was great! The ribs brisket plate was just ok, not so soft as usual. The fried potatoes were not crunch and the cole slaw did not have carrots. Service was very good!

Thank DeniseEhl
Miami, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're in Miami and you want ribs there's only One place, Shorty's. They've been around forever. When you go to the restaurant you'll feel like you're in 1965 Miami. Wooden picnic tables and the best servers in town. You have corn, beans, onion rings, potato, sweet potato, French fries and the best Cole slaw in town. Bay backs ribs,... More 

Thank Raul A M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I go to Shorty's every time I am in town visiting family, which is at least 4 times a year. The Kendall location is my favorite. Ribs are nicely smoked and tender. The warm barbecue sauce mixed with the drippings is great, along with the sweet sauce. Onion rings are great also. Staff is fun and friendly. Great place to... More 

Thank Dwun4fun
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144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shorty's was a very brief walk from our hotel. Definitely the kind of hole-in-wall that I love. Paper towels and paper bags (for the bones) at every table. Not the best I've ever had but certainly very good. Don't expect any privacy--the whole pace is filled with long wooden tables and benches. There was a steady flow of customers at... More 

Thank dmark521
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311 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs and skirt are cold, the final result was bad. Wasn't my first visit but by far the worst. Need to care about the food temperature urgent.

Thank Andre O
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best ribs I have ever had. Corn is amazing, and ribs are great. Cool atmosphere and great service.

Thank KNYX
Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally, after 13 years of living in Miami, I made it to Shorty's. And it did not disappoint! I had an order of the baby back ribs, with side orders of fried okra and corn on the cob. Bliss! The corn was fat and full-flavored, dripping in butter, but somehow not greasy. The fried okra was some of the best... More 

Thank SanFran332014
Miami, Florida
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97 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want fancy plates and individual place settings in a quiet secluded alcove go elsewhere. Here you get good smokey bbq served in plastic and paper. Corn is really good as is the brisket.

Thank Garethsc
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original Shorty's with the wait for a table (literally a table and bench) is worth the visit for good times and BBQ! On US with good parking, check it out when in the area or just passing through to the Keys! Ribs, Chicken, Pork Oh My....All good...

Thank Joseph S
South Miami
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not my type of food, but I was hungry for some good barbecued meat. If you love RIBS and big noise then this is for you. The French fries were too big and not quite cooked. Fast food have better French fries! It grosses me out just to think about this place and it's extremely busy with tons of family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: 305 670 7732

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?