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“Classic South Miami BBQ”
Review of Shorty's Bar-B-Q

Shorty's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #27 of 4,282 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

A classic South Miami institution, best BBQ chicken in town. Great cole slaw and crinkle cut French fries, I love this place.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

It's an institution!!!
I felt like ribs...googled best ribs in Miami and Shorty's came. We were in Coconut Grove, and Shorty's being in Kendall was a short drive away. I called ahead and was told no reservations needed, but an average of 10min wait to be seated. Obviously the smaller the group the quicker the seating.
Shorty's is a rustic, bench like seating restaurant. No bar to wait, but you get seated really quickly.
Once seated you are surrounded by your necessities...kitchen roll (you'll know why when you eat there), bbq sauce, condiments, brown paper bags and a great buzzy atmosphere.
We ordered the Baby Back Ribs which were yummy, basted in bbq sauce and could be cut with a plastic knife...yes that's how tender they were!!! We also had half rack Spare Ribs, which were meatier but not as gooey as the Baby-backs...these too were divine!!
The plates come with their famous slaw, french fries (can be swapped with sweet potat with sugar and butter optional) and garlic bread.
I ordered the corn on the cob...presented in a dish of lovely melted butter!!
The food was delicious...but not forgetting the service...
Service was great! Special mention to Audie...he was witty, attentive, fast and did it all with a smile!!
Loved Shorty's...will be going back for their famous Brisket.
Great for casual dinner...families...kid friendly...and the Prices, Excellent!!
Enjoy!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The food over there is very good, the style is like old western very fun...
Food outstanding the service is very efficient, little far from b harbour but its totally worth the trip!

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Thank Hidetake A
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Surprise! The real bbq sandwich I used to get for years is now super sweet pulled pork, not bbq pork. Basically out of a can. RIP Shortys.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The very first time I at this Shorty's was in the '60s! It was built to resemble a log cabin, all wood, the open pit, etc. Then it burned down and was rebuilt in the same location, but with updated codes, etc. On a recent trip to Miami, I made it a point to find this place and savor their unwavering great bar-b-que. Eating is fun at the family style tables, with rolls of paper towels for napkins, etc. You can choose from sliced pork, sliced beef, chicken, pulled pork, sandwiches, ribs, platters, corn, etc. Service is quick and courteous. I am partial to Eastern North Carolina style bar-b-que, but this will certainly hold me until that is available.

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