BBQ Restaurants in Miami

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Chefs at High Steaks BBQ prepare barbecue classics from across the south. They expertly slice some cuts into brisket before slowly smoke roasting them in a red wine and BBQ spice marmalade; others they grill into juicy ribeyes. There’s Carolina-style barbecue pork—which chefs slow-smoke and hand chop from the bone—and Memphis-style ribs rubbed with natural spices and kissed by Elvis’s ghost. Drawing inspiration from the Lone Star State, the chefs also smoke-roast certified Angus brisket in a spiced red-wine marmalade. Organic-cornmeal hush puppies and a handful of homemade desserts round out each meal.

High Steaks BBQ accommodates guests in their main dining room or 60-seat private dining room, where visitors can watch the game on a high-definition TV or ritually torch the opposing team’s jerseys in the brick fireplace.

57 NW 37th Ave
Miami,
FL
US

The greatest of meats are paired with sauce sidekicks, slaying the bland and defending the savory. Q's meats are prepared in an authentic Texas-built Bewley pit roaster or infused with woody goodness in an on-site smoker. Pay tribute by plunging face first into a platter of pulled pork with Texas toast, cole slaw, and beans ($16.95), or by cracking open the crispy skin of a brined, glazed whole chicken ($18), topped against every law of decency with sides such as fried okra and cheese grits (both $6). Tip back a three-bourbon Qhattan with cherry and vermouth ($9) or a 13-ounce glass of Shiner Bock ($7) amid the pleasant aural aroma of live tunes on the weekend, or sneak to the back for a wee dessert of buttermilk shortcakes ($7) and a full rack of dry-rubbed pork spare ribs ($24).

4029 N Miami Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Thirty years ago, a mother, a son, and his wife joined forces to create their own barbecue restaurant, starting with family-inspired, made-from-scratch recipes. They formula proved to be a success, and Woody’s Bar-B-Q now dishes the same quality eats from locations in six states. The restaurant’s defining secret sauce decorates baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and roasted half-chickens at each location.

16367 SW 88th St
Miami,
FL
US

Starting off as a single, modest establishment over 60 years ago, Shorty’s Bar and BBQ Restaurant has tenaciously climbed the rungs of the restaurant ladder to become a five-store chain with locations sprinkled all throughout Florida. They boast some of the best BBQ in all of Florida- serving beef, chicken and pork that’s boldly-spiced and slow-cooked to perfection. Their sweet, wholesome corn on the cob is grilled to a crispy, golden goodness and is served alongside a special sauce that magically transforms this simple side dish into a feast fit for kings. In addition to their dine-in venues, Shorty’s BBQ catering services for parties and business events are a guaranteed to leave your guests raving about the magnificent quality of the food.

9200 S Dixie Hwy
Miami,
FL
US

Quality barbecue in Miami is just a quick drive away! Take a bite out of some original Latin sides including the gator bites and frog legs. If you’ve got a group, consider a rack of the baby back ribs or an entire barbecued chicken to conquer your hunger. The outdoor seating is great for taking in the perfect southern Florida weather, and the decorations on the wall will give you a glimpse into the history of the restaurant. Try the pulled pork sandwich for a taste of real southern barbecue flavor, and don’t forget the sides. If you’d like a beer, the condensed menu is offered at low prices to compliment your grilled feast.

16400 SW 8th St
Miami,
FL
US

The specialty at this Latin-inspired eatery is tostones, thick slices of fresh plantain that chefs fry twice to produce a warm, crisp flavor. This is just one of the traditional recipes they perfect, in addition to sizzling shrimp fajitas and skewers of seared churrasco-style beef. If you can't make up your mind, try the appetizer combo that includes a tasty assortment of plantains, quesadillas, and sausage, or combos with two types of protein. The desserts also draw inspiration from Latin tradition. Diners can satisfy their sweet tooth with syrup-sweet caramel flan or a spicy rum cake topped with custard.

8239 West Flagler St.
Miami,
FL
US