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Shorty's Bar-B-Q

#128 of 3,403 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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2255 NW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL
+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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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605 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Mikeworld
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Carminecolarusso
seattle, wa
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I feel like I'd never eaten BBQ before, but that is not the case: I just had never eaten at Shorty's before!

2 Thank Deedles807
Miami, Florida
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

first time went there and was really good. All foos prepared well and portions are generous. Sure will go again.

2 Thank BenGiu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I went with a friend who loves meat, but I am vegetarian. My friend had the ribs and he liked them so much. I got a fish and it was very good. (If you pick this one, ask for the one filet, cause the two fillets are too much for one person).

2 Thank Angel H
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Always great atmosphere, great ambiance and the original flavor of southern cuisine. I highly recommend the full back B-B-Q ribs, the corn on the cob and the Key Lime Pie.

2 Thank Carminecolarusso

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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?