Shorty’s Barbecue is a Miami institution. It all began in 1951 and has thrived ever since. If you’re in the mood for barbecue, head over to Shorty’s and they’ll treat you right. Try one of their barbecue platter specialties of spare ribs, pork steak, pulled pork, sliced beef, or franks and beans—each comes, of course, loaded with french fries, cole slaw, and bread. It doesn’t stop there! Shorty’s serves brisket, burgers, and a full battalion of side dishes such as onion rings, sweet potato, corn on the cob, and fried okra. Finish it all off with a slice of pecan pie or carrot cake! This is down truly down-home cooking at Shorty’s, and ain’t it good?
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Woodys Bar-B-Q, a down-home barbecue joint in Miami.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Woodys Bar-B-Q, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Woodys Bar-B-Q's drink list.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Woodys Bar-B-Q, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Woodys Bar-B-Q can easily accommodate large groups or parties.
For the tastes of Woodys Bar-B-Q from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
If time is of the essence, Woodys Bar-B-Q's take-out option may be a better fit.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Meals at Woodys Bar-B-Q are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
"We just catered a 1939 high school reunion the other day, and you should have heard the stories," Norma Sanchez, Shorty's catering manager, told the Miami New Times in 2013. "These old-timers were talking about how they used to skip school to go eat at Shorty's." And today, patrons can eat food much like what those teens of yesteryear ate. That's because Shorty's recipes, from its spice rubs to its sauces, haven't really changed from when E.L. "Shorty" Allen opened his first location: a log cabin with screen windows, picnic tables, and cement floors. What started as a humble eatery has overcome fires and hurricanes to grow into five locations spread throughout South Florida. At each, groups still gather around picnic tables to dig into baby-back ribs, barbecue chicken, and the ever-popular coleslaw while washing bites down down with draft beers, wine, or glasses of melted ice if they're patient.
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.
Soul food - southern style - is what People’s Barbecue brings to Miami. Classic American dishes such as macaroni and cheese, fried fish and fries, meatloaf and, of course, barbecue, are flavorfully served on Styrofoam plates. For an authentic experience, try their conch dishes with a side of okra. It is all about the food at People’s. The atmosphere is casual and friendly - sort of like what you would expect at a neighborhood cookout. Their restaurant is clean and busy (especially during lunch time), but they will serve you quickly. Grab a plate for take-out and enjoy authentic, southern-style cooking.
A sizzling smoke pit ensures Fuego Lento BBQ's meats are tender, from its St. Louis-style ribs and Texas beef brisket to its Carolina pulled pork. But diners shouldn't be fooled: even though Fuego Lento's food is associated with different parts of the U.S., it still relies on family recipes that have passed through six generations of oven mitts. The result is a menu packed with classic down-home eats, including such fixings as baked beans and bacon mac 'n cheese.