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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Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill
Casablanca is a casual seafood spot on the Miami River. Most of the seating is outdoor waterfront tables, which is exactly why you come here.
Naoe in Brickell serves the most over-the-top (and expensive) sushi omakase in the city, and it’s worth every penny.
The Egg Spot
The Egg Spot is a casual breakfast place in Downtown that does a few different egg sandwiches, coffee, and mimosas.
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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.
Drinking Pig BBQ
Drinking Pig is a weekends-only barbecue pop-up run by three local chefs. You place an order via Instagram.
King Jerk is a food truck parked in Opa-locka. Stop by for some excellent chicken and mac and cheese.
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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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