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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

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5989 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328-6113
+1 954-680-9900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You sit at picnic tables with paper towel rolls on the table. Its not a first date place, but it is a place for great ribs.

Thank Jason K
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After we were seated we were approached by a friendly and very professional server. She brought our delicious food promptly and came back twice to see that all was satisfactory.

Thank readcompdoc
Cooper City, Florida
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166 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our choice for bbq in the area. Everything is good, but my personal favorite is their skirt steak. Another menu item worth mentioning are the fried green tomatoes. My kid wouldn't forgive me if I didn't mention that their mac and cheese is really good. This place is well managed, and service is always efficient and friendly.

Thank Aworkingmommy
South Florida, Florida
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special about this place, nor the ambient nor the food. It is a chain restaurant after all. There are better BBQ places in the area

Thank oscari995
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ordered the Ribs. She had the baby backs and I had the spare ribs. They were both cooked to perfection. We tried the smiley BBQ sauce but prefer the sweet. The corn on the cob was oh so good. Next time we go we will definitely try the award winning brisket. The only drawback was our... More 

1 Thank Rachel N Joe M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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325 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Sad to say that my favorite BBQ place is no longer Shorty's. I left there disappointed for the last time. I was told that we could not order ribs a-la-carte unless we also ordered a meal (which made no sense) so we ordered a Rib combo platter and for the first time did not finish it. We have to return... More 

Thank BC0313
Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Went for a weekday lunch after an agonizingly long ordering snafu at a nearby Home Depot. We opted for a pitcher of beer to accompany my $7.99 BBQ rib lunch special, and my friend's $6.99 BBQ chicken lunch special. They were both very good, plenty to eat for a lunch (we ended up not even eating that night for dinner).... More 

1 Thank Legstrat
North Miami Beach, Florida
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309 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

If you have been to a Sonny's Barbecue, Shorty's probably will seem not unlike that. I was seated quickly and had an efficient server. The pulled pork plate was good and a generous serving.

Thank Bruce M
Davie, Florida
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

place was slammed however it was less than a 10min. wait. Service was friendly, we had the onion rings for appetizer. We ordered the full rack baby back ribs with the mac n cheese. I found the mac n cheese to be a bit bland however the baby back ribs were on point. My wife and I shared the plate... More 

1 Thank garcipe
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ive loved this place ever since I was a kid. Best ribs in town! Absolutely love it. Whether I sit inside or order take it, always a treat! Thank you!!!!

1 Thank David T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5989 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328-6113
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Davie
  • Phone Number: +1 954-680-9900

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