From sweet and hot to cook-low and cook-slow, the best Miami ribs are the epitome of comfort food. Mouthfuls of ribs to savour are the norm here, and we can guarantee that you won’t ever leave a restaurant, diner or BBQ joint dissatisfied or (holy moly!) hungry.
Read our list of the top places to eat the best Miami ribs – it’s safe to say your stomach will be rumbling by the time number 7 pops up!
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When you think of BBQ, you likely automatically think of hometown, no-frills BBQ pit stops with smoke seeping out of the walls. And, while most of the best BBQ can be found at places like those, the best ribs in Miami are found in a bit of a more elegant establishment. At FINKA, you’ll want to try the sriracha-glazed pork ribs. They come with unique sides, such as potato wedges tossed in kimchee salt.
The ribs at this spot are so unique we guarantee you’ll never taste anything else like them. The ribs are doused in a special mustard BBQ sauce that turns the entire plate yellow in rich, tasty goodness. If it’s your first time here, start off with the short end rib sandwich and prepare to take your taste buds on a tantalising journey full of flavour that’s sure to blow your mind.
Shorty’s has been serving up world-class ‘cue to locals in Miami for over 68 years now. So, they’ve certainly had time to perfect their rub, their recipes, and their attention to detail when it comes to smoking the meat. And, boy, is it darn near perfect. Head to any one of the Miami locations to treat yourself to a BBQ Spare Rib Plate. It features hickory-smoked pork ribs that have been marinated in their own BBQ sauce.
Coral Gables locals will love and know the classic BBQ staple that is Original Uncle Tom’s. It’s been around for decades, which accounts for its well-earned following of fans. The genuine pit BBQ here is consistently mouthwatering, always sticking to tradition. From their spare ribs to the delectable and delicious baby back ribs, it’s all so irresistible we just know you’re going to have to visit more than once.
It doesn’t get much more authentic than this. Locals and travellers alike simply can’t get enough of the well-smoked meats at this smoker that’s parked literally just off I-95. The dedication to smoking shines through here. The owner lets the meat marinate in a tasty rub before smoking it for over 12 hours to yield the taste that has so many visitors heading back time and time again.
Similar to another spot on this list, BO LEGS B.B.Q. is all about the mustard sauce. Their specialty, in terms of ribs, are the smokey ribs that they smother in mustard sauce. It tastes as if it’s truly got soul. But, if you’re not a fan of mustard sauce, don’t worry. They’ve got other kinds of ribs to choose from. And, anything else on their menu is sure to delight, especially the sides!
The only reason we’ve saved this tasty spot for last is that it’s a bit further south than most travellers might deem feasible when visiting Miami for a foodie feast. Aside from that, however, Shiver’s BBQ serves up some of the tastiest, juiciest and most perfectly-smoked meat in the state. The ribs practically fall off the bone, and they’re packed full of flavour that’ll have you dreaming of the taste long after the last bite.
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