Sure, Miami is probably most known for its seafood. It’s a coastal city with some really great waterfront restaurants and super fresh catches. That’s undeniable. But it’s also home to lots of other cultures and types of food, and that doesn’t exclude barbecue. Miami may not be “The South” we’ve all come to understand, but it offers BBQ that can compete with the rest of ‘em.
Don’t just take our word for it though. Try some of these places yourself.
Here’s some of the best BBQ restaurants in Miami. Dig in!
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
10071 W. Flagler Street, Suite C110
Dickey’s is a known establishment and for good reason. Whether you’re going on a date, going with a group of friends or stopping by for a quick lunch, you know what to expect and what you’re going to get. Try any of their specialized tacos like the chicken spinach taco, the brisket mac taco or the fancy pork taco. Pair them with sides like creamed spinach, jalapeno beans or a Caesar salad if you want to go light.
Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue
204 NE 1st Street
Sparky’s sits in the heart of downtown Miami, so you can get a solid BBQ meal and explore the sights at the same time. They offer classic barbecue dishes along with craft beer to complete the meal. Go light with their chopped salad or go big with their guava habanero baby back ribs. You have your choice of two accompanying sides like mashed potatoes, collard greens or corn on the cob.
Harvey’s Smokehouse BBQ
20218 Old Cutler Road
Harvey’s prides itself on making classic and true barbecue. They even describe it as an art form. They’ve been providing good food to South Florida for nearly a decade now, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. They offer signature sandwiches like a steak wrap and a BBQ chicken wrap along with combo meals where you can get your fill of all the chicken and pulled pork you can handle. They offer signature sauces like their Harvey’s original and their spicy red, which has elements of chipotle, jalapeno and hot sauce.
9200 South Dixie Highway
Shorty’s is another one of those known barbecue spots that has firmly established itself in the food industry. They have four South Florida locations, ranging from South Miami to Doral, which happens to be near our affordable Doral hotel. You can go at it alone and indulge with chicken wings or a burger, or you can take the whole family out for a good meal. Their family platters include options like ribs, chicken, pork, cole slaw, fries, and of course, corn on the cob. For dessert, they have homemade treats like key lime pie and hot apple cobbler.
Miami, is your mouth watering yet?!
Grab your stretchy pants and get ready for some solid comfort food. You won’t regret it!