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Shiver's Bar-B-Q

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American, Grill, Barbecue
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28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033-1308
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are locals and have eaten here over 10 times in the last year, each visit is a different experience. Sometimes the food is great and staff is pleasant and attentive- sometimes food is cold and staff was very helpful- another time food was great staff wasn't very attentive...Also go early as it has limited bench seating... so I guess... More 

Thank ChrisDMiami
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came up to Homestead for a little shopping and hit up Shivers and we were very happy we did!

Thank J P T
Spring Hill, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showed up at opening for the day and got to experience a fantastic meal. The brisket was so good, after my meal, I went into the kitchen to applaud the cooks. Had a great time and a great meal. Definitely, the best BBQ in South Florida. With no apologies.

Thank Frederick A
Miami, Florida
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there recently with friends. The food was very good, an excellent selection of sides and our waitress, Tabatha, was one of the best waitresses I've ever had anywhere.

Thank h44c
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took me two months to get the courage to try there BBQ. Finally took my wife and brother there. And was the food great!!. We all got the Ribs and Chicken combo. Best BBQ, period. Corn bread oh God. Have them on speed dial. Lol.

Thank winstonryan2016
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shiver's bbq has a cool atmosphere. It was a bit noisy, but we liked it. We liked also, that you sit on huge tables, next to others. The baby rips were just awesome. Try them. I tried both, the pulled pork and the rips.

1 Thank racetony
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining here for almost 20 yrs now and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal here. The food is superb and the ambiance is awesome, and the price is great. One thing you must know before you visit especially on the weekends, get there early or else you will wait to get... More 

1 Thank elmaje
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband wanted to try this place, (it's been around since 1950) so we stopped here on the way to the Keys. I really liked it, thought it topped Shorty's (my go to BBQ) on food, sides and prices. The only downside was the service. We weren't ready to order the first time the waitress came by and then she... More 

Thank Glee47
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't look like much but it's a BBQ joint so that's not a bad thing. Long tables make it feel like a family gathering. If you're looking for intimate dinning this isn't the place. They can be pretty busy too so bring your patience...it's worth it. The food is excellent. Down the road is a chain BBQ place and... More 

1 Thank Jeff K
Homestead, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty "meh" on this one. For one, it's pricey for what you get. The barbecue is OK. Side dishes, well, that's another story. Shiver's does pretty good business serving their canned black-eyed peas and canned turnip greens, but that's exactly how they taste: CANNED. Barbecue beans are also so-so ... no tang or zip. Hubby and I have eaten... More 

Thank mellywoodcock
Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Melly, Thank you for your honest opinion. My family and staff work very hard 362 days of the year (3 off for Holidays) to make sure that we bring the best barbecue to Homestead, Miami-Dade, and South Florida. We understand that we cannot please everyone, but we'll sure try! Just so you know, our collard greens are not canned and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
American, Grill, Barbecue
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Homestead
  • Phone Number: 13052482272
Shiver's BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Homestead, Fl. It has been serving authentic hickory smoked barbecue for over 50 years! Family generations have grown up eating here. Shiver's specializes in slow smoked meats such as baby back ribs, pork spare ribs, beef ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pork, and more. Many items, such as the pulled pork, have been smoked for 12 hours or more! This process ensures that each bite will be tasty and tender all the way through.

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