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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#133 of 3,447 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172-2413
+1 305-471-5554
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ordered the onion rings which were very very hard. Couldn't finish. All four people ordered ribs and chicken. Ribs were very very greasy chicken was very dry. French fries from a bag????

Thank PeggybNewfoundland
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ meals in the menu. Price is good. Nice promotions on beers. Try the RIBs and the Onion Rings, really good.

1 Thank Cszepak
Eagan, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Excellent Barbecue, generous servings, reasonably priced, good service, & family friendly. Our group had a variety of items off the menu & everything was very good.

1 Thank lmathews2016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The food here is amazing. Great BBQ, we had Brisket, ribs, chicken and all the fixings. The corn bread is sensational, I would have eaten it all vacation long. We downloaded coupons online- but were'nt allowed to use them in store which didnt make sense.

2 Thank TravelGirlChronicles
Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The chicken was unseasoned, raw and without colour. There was no attractive presentation of the meal. The service was not good. This was my experience in April 2015 not 2016 but there is no field for the year 2015 .

Thank demerittee
Bayley R, Guest Relations Manager at Shorty's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Hi Demeritee - I am sorry to hear about your experience in 2015. We would appreciate the opportunity to make this right and invite you back for a better experience. Would you mind contacting us to make this right? bayley@shortys.com More 

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143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On February 11th I was at Shorty's with a group of friends in their "Party Room". Great idea when a large group wants to eat together and there is no worrying pushing tables together. I had never been to a Shortys before and was relying on tips from people in my company. I had the "Half Rack" of ribs which... More 

1 Thank flame01
Atlanta, Georgia
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618 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Business meeting of three at lunch. The menu had a good and healthy sounding grilled chicken salad but the waiter sold against it claiming prep would take 30 minutes. Since we could not wait ordered the pulled pork plate with coleslaw (good) and a choice of fries, baked potato or double slaw. The baked potato was small but well cooked.... More 

Thank James C
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255 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great ribs in this friendly restaurant. prices are quite OK for the quality. A good moment. Thye small beer pitchers are a plus.

2 Thank Mikeworld
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The best, simply the best local BBQ Rib and burgers. Been coming to Shorty's since 1984. Always great always great service

2 Thank Carminecolarusso
seattle, wa
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154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here two nights, so far, and the ribs, sauce, coleslaw, beans and sweet potato were excellent. Not a fan of boiled rather than roasted corn but it was ok. The service was good and the general ambiance was people relaxed and having a great time. Bar served up tasty and stiff drinks. Great. The second night my partner had... More 

2 Thank fredSeattle_Wa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172-2413
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Allapattah
  • Neighbourhood: Allapattah
  • Phone Number: +1 305-471-5554

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