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The 17 Top Barbecue Spots in South Florida

Tasty ‘cue can be found all over South Florida

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Few things are more comforting than some good ol' barbecue. No matter if the craving is for the more traditional stuff — a la ribs and pork — or a little something more non-traditional, like alligator ribs, here are 12 places throughout South Florida to get a 'cue fix.

Editor’s Note: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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1. Park Avenue BBQ Grille

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4796 N Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
(561) 357-7427
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For three decades Park Avenue BBQ Grille has served mountains of slow-cooked barbecue pork, chicken, ribs, more. Try it on a platter with two homestyle sides, or even piled high on top of a seasonal salad. Don’t forget to order the fried pickles.

2. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

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2660 N University Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(844) 474-8377
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This family-owned barbecue joint started out in a garage in Winter Park, Florida and has made its way to South Florida. Smoked meats are all the rage at 4 Rivers. The burnt ends are smothered in homemade barbecue sauce, while the tri-tip is served with chimichurri. Order the Smokehouse 2x2 and choose two meats and two sides or go with the Happy Herd and feed a family of four.

3. Tom Jenkins

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1236 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 522-5046

Started by two friends who just wanted to create some barbecue sauce, this South Florida restaurant has quickly become one of the most beloved barbecue joints around. Bring the family and order the sampler that feeds up to six people and offers just about every meat on the menu.

4. Georgia Pig

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1285 S State Road 7
Davie, FL 33317
(954) 587-4420

For more than 50 years Georgia pig has been serving up some barbecue delights like its cult favorite barbecue sandwich tossed in a mustard based sauce along with dishes like barbecue chicken, smoked ham, and fried shrimp. (Cash only.)

5. Saint City Coffee Shop

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3600 NW 183rd St
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 624-3528

No, this barbecue doesn't serve coffee so don't be fooled by the name. Located at a church, it serves plenty of soul food along with barbecue classics like rib sandwiches and smoked chicken. (Cash only.)

6. Bo Legs BBQ

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250 NE 167th St
Miami, FL 33162

Served out of a trailer across from a laundromat, this no frills barbecue spot serves up smokey ribs doused in mustard sauce, jerk chicken, sausage and a silky sweet potato pie sold by the slice.

7. Drinking Pig BBQ

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845 NE 151st St
Miami, FL 33162
(954) 589-3759

This weekend only barbecue spot, by KYU alums, boasts some of the best barbecue in the Magic City. Utilizing traditional techniques alongside Caribbean flavors, hungry diners can order items like brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. Make sure to order in advance as this spot has been known to sell out.

8. La Traila Barbecue

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8030 NW 154th St
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
(786) 703-6197
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This Texas-style barbecue outpost by Austin native and pit master Mel Rodriguez and Miami native and Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Isaiah McKenzie, originally debuted as a pop-up in the summer of 2020 and quickly grew a following. The counter service style eatery serves up items like the Brisket Sundae made with a mac and cheese base then layered with baked beans and cream corn then topped with smoked brisket, cotija cheese, crema and house sauce; platters and meat by the pound like smoked pulled pork, smoked sausage, pork spare ribs and Texas style brisket; and for some Miami and Texas fusion: brisket y queso empanadas and smoked pork rib croquettes.

9. Bar-B-Que Ribs Chicken & Jerk Shack

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12101 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33167

Be prepared for generous portions of just off-the-grill barbecue ribs, served with even larger portions of sides like mac n' cheese and cornbread.

10. Society BBQ

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Buena Vista Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-8096
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Richard Hales’ barbecue hotspot in Midtown Miami serves up everything a proper ‘cue spot should: fall off the bone beef ribs, tender pulled pork, smokey brisket, and more, along with meats carved by the pound, decadent sides, and even vegan “burnt ends.”

11. Gorilla City Meats & Sandwiches

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2685 NW 105th Ave
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 773-1045
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Located inside Tripping Animals Brewery, it offers meats by the pound like smoked pulled pork and brisket burnt ends, hearty sandwiches, classic barbecue sides like baked beans and potato salad, that pair perfectly with the brewery’s signature beers.

12. Hometown Barbecue

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1200 NW 22nd St #100
Miami, FL 33142
(305) 396-4551
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This New York City import has already made its impression on Miami’s barbecue scene. Every day it offers all its favorites like pork ribs, brisket, smoked wings, and homemade sausage, alongside an eclectic variety of wines and beers in a chic-yet-cozy space in the Allapattah neighborhood.

13. Sparky's Roadside BBQ

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204 NE 1st St
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 377-2877
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While Sparky's does serve all the traditional barbecue fare on might expect to see like ribs, sweet potatoes and corn, the real stars of its menu are its sandwiches. Opt for the Tyler's Pressed Sandwich filled with both brisket and pulled pork and melted cheese.

14. Shorty's Bar-B-Q

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9200 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670-7732
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Eat with the locals and get some good cheap que’ at Miami’s Shorty's. The pulled pork sandwiches and sweet tea have been a favorite in the area for 65 years.

15. Pig Floyd's BBQ

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7271 SW 168th St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
(305) 298-7572
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This South Dade eatery has become a go-to spot for family friendly barbecue. The eclectic outdoor space boasts a large dome covering with smokers in the back cooking up dishes like ribs, pulled pork, beef ribs, brisket, and more.

16. Harvey's Smokehouse BBQ

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20218 Old Cutler Rd
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
(305) 233-1227
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This longtime South Dade favorite serves up a bevy of barbecue dishes for all tastes and appetites ranging from smoked wings, to pulled pork sandwiches, to a “Brontosaurus” beef short rib and even a salad or two for the health-inclined diner.

17. Shiver's Bar-B-Q

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28001 S Dixie Hwy
Homestead, FL 33033
(305) 248-9475
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Barbecue cheese fries, fried mac ‘n cheese, fried okra are just a few of the things found at this classic Miami spot in Homestead. Don't miss the pulled pork combo, cornbread soufflé and deep fried corn on the cob.

1. Park Avenue BBQ Grille

4796 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

For three decades Park Avenue BBQ Grille has served mountains of slow-cooked barbecue pork, chicken, ribs, more. Try it on a platter with two homestyle sides, or even piled high on top of a seasonal salad. Don’t forget to order the fried pickles.

4796 N Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

2. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

2660 N University Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065

This family-owned barbecue joint started out in a garage in Winter Park, Florida and has made its way to South Florida. Smoked meats are all the rage at 4 Rivers. The burnt ends are smothered in homemade barbecue sauce, while the tri-tip is served with chimichurri. Order the Smokehouse 2x2 and choose two meats and two sides or go with the Happy Herd and feed a family of four.

2660 N University Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065

3. Tom Jenkins

1236 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Started by two friends who just wanted to create some barbecue sauce, this South Florida restaurant has quickly become one of the most beloved barbecue joints around. Bring the family and order the sampler that feeds up to six people and offers just about every meat on the menu.

1236 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

4. Georgia Pig

1285 S State Road 7, Davie, FL 33317

For more than 50 years Georgia pig has been serving up some barbecue delights like its cult favorite barbecue sandwich tossed in a mustard based sauce along with dishes like barbecue chicken, smoked ham, and fried shrimp. (Cash only.)

1285 S State Road 7
Davie, FL 33317

5. Saint City Coffee Shop

3600 NW 183rd St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

No, this barbecue doesn't serve coffee so don't be fooled by the name. Located at a church, it serves plenty of soul food along with barbecue classics like rib sandwiches and smoked chicken. (Cash only.)

3600 NW 183rd St
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

6. Bo Legs BBQ

250 NE 167th St, Miami, FL 33162

Served out of a trailer across from a laundromat, this no frills barbecue spot serves up smokey ribs doused in mustard sauce, jerk chicken, sausage and a silky sweet potato pie sold by the slice.

250 NE 167th St
Miami, FL 33162

7. Drinking Pig BBQ

845 NE 151st St, Miami, FL 33162

This weekend only barbecue spot, by KYU alums, boasts some of the best barbecue in the Magic City. Utilizing traditional techniques alongside Caribbean flavors, hungry diners can order items like brisket, pulled pork, and chicken. Make sure to order in advance as this spot has been known to sell out.

845 NE 151st St
Miami, FL 33162

8. La Traila Barbecue

8030 NW 154th St, Miami Lakes, FL 33016

This Texas-style barbecue outpost by Austin native and pit master Mel Rodriguez and Miami native and Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Isaiah McKenzie, originally debuted as a pop-up in the summer of 2020 and quickly grew a following. The counter service style eatery serves up items like the Brisket Sundae made with a mac and cheese base then layered with baked beans and cream corn then topped with smoked brisket, cotija cheese, crema and house sauce; platters and meat by the pound like smoked pulled pork, smoked sausage, pork spare ribs and Texas style brisket; and for some Miami and Texas fusion: brisket y queso empanadas and smoked pork rib croquettes.

8030 NW 154th St
Miami Lakes, FL 33016

9. Bar-B-Que Ribs Chicken & Jerk Shack

12101 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167

Be prepared for generous portions of just off-the-grill barbecue ribs, served with even larger portions of sides like mac n' cheese and cornbread.

12101 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33167

10. Society BBQ

Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33137

Richard Hales’ barbecue hotspot in Midtown Miami serves up everything a proper ‘cue spot should: fall off the bone beef ribs, tender pulled pork, smokey brisket, and more, along with meats carved by the pound, decadent sides, and even vegan “burnt ends.”

Buena Vista Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

11. Gorilla City Meats & Sandwiches

2685 NW 105th Ave, Doral, FL 33172

Located inside Tripping Animals Brewery, it offers meats by the pound like smoked pulled pork and brisket burnt ends, hearty sandwiches, classic barbecue sides like baked beans and potato salad, that pair perfectly with the brewery’s signature beers.

2685 NW 105th Ave
Doral, FL 33172

12. Hometown Barbecue

1200 NW 22nd St #100, Miami, FL 33142

This New York City import has already made its impression on Miami’s barbecue scene. Every day it offers all its favorites like pork ribs, brisket, smoked wings, and homemade sausage, alongside an eclectic variety of wines and beers in a chic-yet-cozy space in the Allapattah neighborhood.

1200 NW 22nd St #100
Miami, FL 33142

13. Sparky's Roadside BBQ

204 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132

While Sparky's does serve all the traditional barbecue fare on might expect to see like ribs, sweet potatoes and corn, the real stars of its menu are its sandwiches. Opt for the Tyler's Pressed Sandwich filled with both brisket and pulled pork and melted cheese.

204 NE 1st St
Miami, FL 33132

14. Shorty's Bar-B-Q

9200 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156

Eat with the locals and get some good cheap que’ at Miami’s Shorty's. The pulled pork sandwiches and sweet tea have been a favorite in the area for 65 years.

9200 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156

15. Pig Floyd's BBQ

7271 SW 168th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

This South Dade eatery has become a go-to spot for family friendly barbecue. The eclectic outdoor space boasts a large dome covering with smokers in the back cooking up dishes like ribs, pulled pork, beef ribs, brisket, and more.

7271 SW 168th St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

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16. Harvey's Smokehouse BBQ

20218 Old Cutler Rd, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

This longtime South Dade favorite serves up a bevy of barbecue dishes for all tastes and appetites ranging from smoked wings, to pulled pork sandwiches, to a “Brontosaurus” beef short rib and even a salad or two for the health-inclined diner.

20218 Old Cutler Rd
Cutler Bay, FL 33189

17. Shiver's Bar-B-Q

28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033

Barbecue cheese fries, fried mac ‘n cheese, fried okra are just a few of the things found at this classic Miami spot in Homestead. Don't miss the pulled pork combo, cornbread soufflé and deep fried corn on the cob.

28001 S Dixie Hwy
Homestead, FL 33033

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