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Best Barbecue Miami 2008 - Bar-B-Que Beach - CLOSED

Bar-B-Que Beach

Bar-B-Que Beach

1555 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-538-7201

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Hunks of meat wood-smoked slowly at low temperatures, so the fatty juiciness doesn't cook out, with enough natural smoky flavor cooked in that sauces are an enjoyable extra rather than a necessity: that's real barbecue. And that's hard to find in Miami, though our town is geographically about as Deep South as you can get. Though it seems especially unlikely that you'd find honest 'cue in South Beach, this joint has it. The brisket ($13) would be a contender even in Texas (where barbecue means beef), its flavorfully fatty succulence sinful enough to convert even hard-core pork fans. As for the latter, pulled pork won't have North Carolinians ready to surrender the crown, but it'll satisfy their homesick blues. Elephantine spare ribs, available either wet (sauce-basted) or dry-rubbed, are not the falling-off-the-bone kind — which are generally par-boiled flavorless to reach that state — but are boldly meaty specimens that are tender yet chewy enough to be interesting. Even the whole barbecue chickens are beautifully moist — and bargain-priced ($8.95). All platters come with two sides; choose creamy slaw and nut-studded sweet potato/banana mash, and throw in an à la carte order of deep-fried dill pickles, for a down-home meal that'll thrill all but your cardiologist.

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Mitchell
Mitchell

Went to Bar-B-Que Beach Bar & Restaurant yesterday using a discount coupon from Restaurant.com and was truly happy with our experience there. From the outside it looks like any other restaurant but when you step inside you feel like you are in the tropics. Beautiful theme restaurant. There are vines traversing all over the ceiling and walls with a life-like tree in the center of the restaurant. Some tables have a Tiki umbrella. A mural of a hurricane is painted on the ceiling in part of the restaurant. Several big screen TV's cover the large restaurant. The bathrooms are also in theme too. Feels like you are in the tropics in the restroom's. The food was fabulous. We ordered the boneless chicken with hot sauce. They give you 6 large boneless chicken pieces; dipped in a crisp batter with hot sauce and blue cheese and celery and carrot sticks. Great appetizer for two people. We also ordered the potato skins with bacon and pulled pork in each potato skin. Six pieces were given and we had enough to take home. The main course was a full rack of BBQ ribs without sauce. They give you on the table six squeeze bottles of different choice sauces ie....maple, sweet, and hot. The main course comes with 2 sides. We ordered the sweet potato mash with banana. Nice size portion for two people. Great taste with a lot of flavor. Also we ordered the spicy coleslaw; a great compliment with the meal. The drinks were served in large BALL jars. The service was great; friendly and helpful. Definitely a secret find in Miami Beach and reasonably priced. Great specials during the week. Plan on returning real soon!!!!

na
na

BBQ Beach ummmmmm, grose out. The meat is vary dry. the fried foods are extremly greesy and for lack of a better word the service sucked. the resturant look is pretty cool however id rather eat Mcdonalds before ever returning there!!!!!!!!!

Lola
Lola

Did they pay the staffers at New Times to pick them as the best BBQ? This restaurant is at best average. The food was OK. The service sucked.. for a minute there I thought you had to order your food at the register and bring it to the table. After an hour and a half of waiting and not drink refills or even a waiter to come to our table in a half empty restaurant we got our food. DO NOT order fried green tomatoes, they bring you RED RIPE/ROTTEN tomatoes fried in the greasiest batter in the world. Don't get me wrong, anything fried is good... but I was expecting green tomatoes. If you are in South Beach.. it's decent food, but I would not say is the best BBQ.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Peoples BBQ in overtown blows this place out of the water. Beach BBQ is _OK_ ... peoples BBQ is 20 times better.

Molly
Molly

BBQ Beach has great service (Ask for Oliver on the weekends) and awesome drink specials. The staff is really friendly and the food decent priced.

Julian
Julian

BBQ in Miami? What? I went to BBQ Beach looking for great ribs and brisket, and I wasn't fully satisfied. The meat was a little bit dry, lacking the juicy fat or any juice for that matter. On the up side, they did have several sauces, the portions were enormous, they also had several sides to enjoy your main dish, and the atmosphere was casual. All I have to say is that it was alright, and that I'll rather go to Mr. Moes in Coconut Grove. Forget Tony Roma's or Shorty's.

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