Whether you spell it barbeque, barbecue, or BBQ, it's one of the most acclaimed cooking practices in the world, and rightfully so. There’s nothing more delicious than marinated ribs, chicken, or steak slowly grilled to perfection and topped with tasty signature sauces that make taste buds explode. Plus, eating barbecue is a great way to spend time with friends and family if you want a more casual gathering. While Miami is well-known for its Cuban cuisine, the city also has its share of excellent barbecue joints, so keep on reading to find out where you can get the best barbecue food in Miami.
Since opening its doors in 2010, Sparky’s BBQ at 204 NE 1st St has been serving incredible barbecue and is actually one of the coolest hangout spots in Miami. The owners are passionate about the barbecue culture and only ask their customers to sit back and relax while enjoying everything their restaurant has to offer.
Get a taste of Argentina’s best cuts at Parrilla Liberty in Miami Beach. They serve a little bit of everything, but their churrascos and meats make this establishment one of the go-to barbecue places in the area. With locations in North Miami Beach and South Beach, you can't miss stopping by the restaurant and seeing what all the fuss is about.
Another Argentinian steakhouse, The Knife is an all-you-can-eat chain with establishments in Doral, Hallandale, Orlando, Sawgrass Mills, and Bayside Marketplace. Their buffet pricing includes beverages, appetizers, entrees, and even a dessert of your choosing. The standard price is $30, but If you stop by on weekdays from 11:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m, you get the same menu for just $21.95. It’s the perfect spot for weekly outings with a few of your hungriest friends!
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It’s strange to think that a food truck serves some of the best barbecue in Miami, but that’s exactly what Smokey Trails does. Greg Moody has perfected the slow-smoked barbecue as he marinates the meat and lets it "rest" for a couple of days before placing it on the smoker for nearly 12 hours. It’s a long process, but it totally pays off. The result: top-notch barbecue at a great price and probably the best briskets you’ll ever eat.
If you’re craving authentic Southern barbecue, then you have to head over to Bo Legs. A South Carolina native, Kevin “Bo Legs” Dority grew up learning how to make a mean barbecue before marrying his sweetheart and moving to Miami. After working in a few sports bars, Dority took the chance of opening his own restaurant at 250 NE 157th St. Today, Bo Legs BBQ stays busy throughout the week with customers that want a taste of Dority’s special recipes.
After taking a trip through the Southern states, feeding his BBQ obsession with knowledge and experience, Chef Essi decided to open up BBQ Rib Shack at 12101 NW 27th Avenue. If there’s anything that his culinary trips taught him is that the secret ingredient to a great barbecue is the sauce. Years of practicing and grilling have transformed Essi into a true barbecue master, and everyone gets to try out his skills by grabbing a bite at BBQ Rib Shack.
If you're craving a good steak, a rack of ribs, or pulled pork, then you won't miss Miami's best barbecue joints. If you like any of the places we mentioned, be sure to let us know by commenting below!
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