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Top Barbecue In South Florida

It's the sauces, it's the smoke and its the different deep colors of brown, red and black that make mouths water when looking at barbecued meats and dishes. The customer's taste buds send a message to the brain and eyes that it was everything expected and more. Pulled pork, brisket, wet rubbed or dry rubbed meat, after eating barbecue, the customer decides that they never wants to eat anything else again. Memphis, Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis are meccas for barbecue but South Floridians should feel proud to have these five barbecue restaurants in their backyard.
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Sparky's Roadside Barbecue
204 N.E. 1st St.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 377-2877

This place is on NE 1st Avenue, in the heart of downtown and its a place that is open after 6 p.m. when all the professionals are commuting back west. Take a walk through the beauty of Downtown's skyscrapers after eating some of Sparky's delicious menu items. Grab some cornbread to start, fried pickles with ranch dressing, a half-pound Angus Beef burger along with macaroni & cheese side and side salad.

Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Craft Bar & Q
350 N.E. 24th St, Suite 109
Miami, FL 33137

In the Edgewater neighborhood, Craft Bar & Q assaults taste buds with its menu selections with Chipotle sauces in baked beans and meats along with a wide ranging barbecue menu. They have customer wash down the barbecued goodness with a great selection of craft beers. Customers will have to be rolled out of the establishment because they will want to order half the menu.

Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Harvey's Smokehouse BBQ
20218 Old Cutler Road
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
(305) 233-1227

For natives and tourists who don't venture far from their homes, Greater Miami has wonderful communities with their own personalities. Cutler Bay is one of them and while touring places like the Deering Estate, stop off at Harvey's Smokehouse for lunch. During the week, a pulled chicken or pork sandwich plus fries is only $5. The menu also offers a Pollo Tropical-like family sized order for three, four or 6 people.

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Tom Jenkins B-B-Q
1236 S. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 522-5046

A signature piece of Ft. Lauderdale is Tom Jenkins B-B-Q and tourists and natives alike must sit down and eat some barbecued meats there. There are spare ribs, baby back ribs, chopped beef brisket or pork, chicken, along with Mississippi catfish and pork wing. Created by Harry Harrell and Gary Torrence, Tom Jenkins started as a food truck and since its been widely recognized by publications of having the best barbecue in South Florida.

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Blue Willy's Barbecue
1386 S. Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 224-6120

Up the road from Tom Jenkins is Blue Willy's where the sign in the front can be deceptive. It simply reads "Barbecue" and that is all. There are no bright neon signs or anything ostentatious. The proof though is in the meat and the following of customers who love eating at the locale. The menu is handwritten and additions may be also. Its a straight, to the point, barbecue establishment and customers are satisfied with that.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on


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