Shorty's Bar-B-Q Catering


Neighborhoods: Pinecrest
Cuisine: Barbecue, BBQ

Shorty's Bar-B-Q Catering is a Barbecue and BBQ restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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 Miami, FL

BBQ Legend

Rumor is that this place has been serving up BBQ in So Florida for about 60 years so we had to go check this one out for ourselves. This is definitely a place for carnivores since vegetarians have very little to chose from. The ribs were overcooked where the sauce was burnt and meat was tough but the waiter was great to quickly bring us a new plate of ribs that were cooked just right and delicious! If the food is not great the first time, give them a chance to make it right!


First plate of ribs that arrived were overdone and the sauce burnt but the second plate of ribs that arrived were tender and delicious.

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 Miami, FL

The "Original " Shorty's Bar -BB Q

I started eating at the original Shortys in 1970 when it was owned by Peggy and Shorty Allen. The ribs were much better than they are today. They used to be able to cook them with a certain wood, not sure, think it was Oak, but then they had to change and the ribs were never the same !! They were fabulous when they owned the original on Dixie Hwy in S. Miami !!

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 Miami, FL

Best of Limited BBQ Choices in Miami

Let’s face it, there aren’t tons of barbecue joints in Miami from which to choose. Shorty’s is a local tradition and, as one reviewer pointed it out, it’s not as good as it used to be, but it still isn’t bad and I agree that if you politely point out that something isn’t up to par, the servers are happy to make it right.

If you’re not familiar with Shorty’s, expect to sit at long picnic table, possibly with strangers. It’s just the way it is at Shorty’s. You’re not going to get a table for four because there are no separate tables.

What you will get is pretty consistently good barbecue…not great, but good. When you’re in the mood for that flavor that you could get in your own backyard, but aren’t willing to invest the hours that it would take to make it happen, stop by Shorty’s.

I’m a fan of the spare ribs, which you can’t get everywhere. They’ve got baby back ribs as well, and brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. They also have corn on the cob, which has always been a favorite among my clan. The one thing Shorty’s does better, to my taste, than anyone else is their coleslaw. I think it has celery seed in it and it’s DELICIOUS!

I recently went to another BBQ restaurant up in north Florida. There were six choices of barbecue sauce and not one of them was worth a darn, in my opinion. Shorty’s has two choices and both are good…just depends on whether you like it sweet or tangy. I’m partial to the tangy flavor…hmmm…i’m thinking i need some Shorty’s for lunch!

The service is good; the prices are reasonable; and parking has never been a problem.

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Shorty's Bar-B-Q Catering is located near the cities of Brickell, Little Havana, Pequena Habana, and Allapattah.
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