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Best Barbecue Miami 2011 - The Pit

The Pit

The Pit

16400 SW 8th St.

West Dade, FL 33194

305-226-2272

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Sometimes you have to ask yourself the important questions, like "Sauce or no sauce?" and "Ribs or chicken?" Your answer will likely depend on several factors, including ethnicity, geographic location, and your BBQ: bare-fisted barbecue quotient. Those who tip the scale at barbecue genius have been frequenting the Pit on Calle Ocho for eons. Whether you make a scheduled stop on your way to the Shark Valley entrance to Everglades National Park or just drive there on a whim, you won't be disappointed. Aside from standard American barbecue fare, you can also sate your inner carnivore by feasting on tender, perfectly cooked churrasco. Prices are reasonable too. Less than $10 will buy you a fine meal. Driving out to the Pit is a bit of a trek even for those who live in the southwest corner of Miami, but you and your loved ones will be treated to some of the meatiest sauceless barbecue ribs anyone has seen since The Flintstones. Even Fred would be jealous.
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steviewonder77
steviewonder77

This is a sham of a restaurant compared to what it was under the prior owner. THE PIT epitomizes the axiom about restaurants: the quality of the food is inversely proportional to the amount of money spent on renovations and expanasion. What was an excellent out of this world barbecue joint has become a has been, undercooked, often cold, barbecue restaurant. I used to stop here when I'd go bike riding in Shark Valley. Now I just shake my head everytime I drive by and think what it once was. Awful.

Quickpick1224
Quickpick1224

The Pit has kept the flavor of PURE SMOKE and plenty of food at a reasonable price! The place is CLEAN and invites you to dine outdoors to enjoy Florida living. Today everyone is welcome!!! The only thing that bothers some people is the fact that today The Pit belongs to Cuban Americans and may I say BLONDE and BLUE eyes!!! For those that want to experience what Florida use to be and what HOME cooking is all about drive WEST on 8 Street and find THE PIT BBQ you will enjoy the FOOD and the Trip!!

Brautigan
Brautigan

It never ceases to to amaze me what passes as good, or even edible, barbecue in Miami. The Pit is simply terrible. Like Canes78 said - it used to be very good, but that's simply not true anymore. Best stick to Peoples, Mama Lucies, or find out where James is parking is cue wagon.

Canes78
Canes78

Have you actually been there in the last couple of years? It used to be the best, but it has changed hands and sadly gone downhill.

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