Miami certainly isn’t known as a barbecue town and our options show it. Sparky’s, however, is a rare exception and makes simple, tasty barbecue. This casual spot is really the only place in Downtown where you can order a beer and a plate of smoked or grilled meat. The St. Louis-style ribs are very tasty and they also have some Miami-specific barbecue takes - like their version of a vaca frita called the “fried cow,” which subs in pulled brisket for pork and is very good in sandwich-form.
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Big Mama’s BBQ
Big Mama's is an outdoor barbecue spot with some pretty good ribs - and even better sides.
Miami Smokers in Little Havana serves some of the best barbecue in Miami and also makes some awesome bacon.
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Kyu in Wynwood serves a mash up of modern American and Asian BBQ. It’s good for almost every occasion we can think of.
Hometown Barbecue in Allapattah serves Miami’s best barbecue, but there are other dishes here that are just as good.
Boss Cow is a Brickell seafood spot with raw bar options, ramen, lobster rolls, and more. It’s good for a date or dinner before a night out.
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