SOUTH MIAMI, FL. – One the last American-style, western-theme restaurants in the city, Shorty’s BBQ continues to spice the palates of locals and travelers alike. I had 48-hours left in Miami and I couldn’t leave without tasting that famous homemade BBQ sauce of theirs.I went cruising down South Dixie Highway at high noon, when I saw their iconic flagship store with its bright red neon lights that read “SHORTY’S.” Just then, I flashed back in time. Edward Louis “Shorty” Allen, who started the business back in 1951 from a barbecue stand, passed away in 2013 at the age of 104 (Woah!) But he left a legacy that it is unique to South Florida and its community.I parked my car, went in and sat down. “I’ll have the beef brisket, ma’am – with ice tea” I said. When I tried it was a bit heavy on the pepper seasoning, but overall an excellent choice.Aside from their nostalgic décor, the true star of the restaurant is their slow cooked baby back ribs with that famous sauce only found at Shorty’s. Other items on the menu include the beef spare ribs, chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, and of course their delicious coleslaw which is always chock full of celery salt which gives it a great tasted and creaminess at the same time. The corn on the cob is sweet, perfectly cooked and drenched in butter – the way it’s meant to be eaten. And a small side or BBQ baked beans makes this dish complete.#ShortysBBQSouthMiami #bbqpit #pork #chicken #beef #bbqrestaurant #westernrestaurant #miamirestaurant #americanrestaurantsinmiami #foodnearme #likealocal #localguides
Seated quickly on a Saturday night at 7:45pm which was both a good sign and bad sign. Why is there no one here? Andrea, our awesome server, approached us quickly and was very attentive throughout the entire dining experience. We started with a pitcher of a specialty brew which was my favorite item of the entire meal. Our appetizer arrived promptly which was the recommended nachos.. Awesome! Wish it was a little more hearty but great regardless. Our main courses outside of the crawfish were horrible. My blackened catfish po boy was disgusting. No amount of salt or bbq sauce could make this edible. Being hungry, and being inthebiz, I washed it down with beer, as well as the twice cooked and burnt sweet potato fries. We tried the shrimp which we were very excited about and quickly decided to bring it home and season it ourselves (we are hoping the back of the house forgot to season this dish, and it normally isn't served as bland). Second time coming here, first time was a miss on both service and food. This time at least we are happy to report that we had a great server, kudos to you Andrea. I just hope everyone ackwnlowdges that you don't cook the food, and to tip you according to service, not food quality. We are not planning on giving this place a third shot, unless it is strictly to make a stop by the bar, since the neighboring establishments are always slammed. If this post is grammatically or structurally incorrect, I apologize. As I said earlier, the beer was very good.
waited so impatiently for this location to open. my husband & I watched the fudds be built almost 30 years ago on S>W> 104 st. we went there almost every weekend.we have been to the new Kendall location 16 times since 6.3 14/1st visit was pretty good with the exception burgers were over cooked,but good. most of the additional visits have been call in to pick up. employees are not trained properly, don't know what soup they have, don't know what is in the soup,don't know they have two kinds of chilli.or how to ring it, have spoken to a manager on 3 different occasions, no change... last night was the straw,over charged me then,ordered chicken noodle soup 2 cups, got home 1 had no noodles, the other had 2 noodles.this was a $6+ purchase. returned to get more soup or a refund, was not offered more soup .not even an apology. we have spent over a year bragging on this place to all of our friends. don't even think we will go back.makes us sad we really used to LOVE this place SOOOOOO sad
All the menu is GF. I'm not allergic to gluten but I eat NonGMo and they also are 100% non gmo.Including the meats and eggs, plus organic. The place is not expensive as it has items for 1.50 .I order the carrot soup, yummy. Just like the name velvety carrot soup, it truly was. Then I had the bagel sandwich, couldn't believe it was GF. The bagel was tender, wow! They gave me tastings of gelato, wow! Very creamy. Full of flavor. They told me everything is made in house. You can see the kitchen while eating or stand and take a peek inside , since it is open concept, beautiful and clean. Plus they got free Wifi. Only downside, parking was full and someone park too close to my car. I'm glad I can eat here just like I eat at home, no additives, no gmo. I will come back