Taste Tuesdays – People’s BBQ in Overtown [UPDATED]


Note: Please read the entire article including the article update at the end, as the restaurant literally may have been shut down as the article went live.

People’s BBQ is literally one of my favorite spots here in Miami. I was put on to them by the homie Danny from Shoe Gallery a couple years back. And I think I may have mentioned them on The305 once or maybe on our Twitter account.

Its in Overtown and has some of the best soul/southern food ever. At least to my standards of course. The menu is extensive, the prices are decent, but the portions are incredible. Any given meal feeds two people. The above photo shows their BBQ Ribs with extra sauce, Peas & Rice, Mac & Cheese, and their amazing cornbread which is always served warm. Their homemade lemonade is also good, just be fair-warned that it usually has extra sugar to pack that extra punch. So you might want to get a water or a regular fountain drink.

All in all, this Overtown staple as been in business for decades and will most definitely stay open for more to come. Oh and the service has definitely been great every time I’ve gone in. Whether big group or small, they take care of you and make you feel at home.

People’s BBQ (Overtown)
360 Northwest 8th Street
Miami, FL 33136-3312
(305) 373-8080

UPDATE 8/25/2010: Ironically, news broke almost exactly as I wrote this article. Major coincidence but  it seems that People’s BBQ is either closed or temporarily closed due to inspection issues. Reports on NBC6 from yesterday (courtesy of the comment below) have them saying that the restaurant is closed due to 20 violations and etc, including a complaint of maggots in some lady’s chicken. I called at 8PM last night and the employee at People’s said they were still open till 9PM even and this was after NBC’s article came out. Not sure what to say, but that I know they’re still open. Bad timing for my article I guess. Violation or not, their food is usually official, even Dwayne Wade thinks so. I’ll keep you posted.

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