Digest Miami is putting together a pretty cool online voting contest called “GAME OF BONES”….(game of thrones get it?). It has about 16 barbeque restaurants listed for foodies all over Dade County to vote on which is the best. There’s even a little incentive to win a $75 gift card to your favorite restaurant of choice.
But at worst case, and the real reason I’m writing this, its a pretty good list of restaurants to definitely use next time you’re trying to catch some BBQ in Miami.
And a little background info on the competition. This is the second annual edition of the Game of Bones competition presented by Digest Miami. And the deadline to vote is July 31st. Last year’s defending champion Bulldog Barbeque & Burger is back on the list as well.
So click below to vote for your favorite…
VOTE NOW for Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
900 S. Miami Avenue
Miami , FL
Brother Jimmy’s has celebrated over 20 years of legendary North Carolina, slow-smokin’ barbeque. As suggested by the restaurant’s slogan – “Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth” – Brother Jimmy’s mission was, and still is, to bring “down ¬home” cooking, hospitality and merriment to the heart of the Northeast.
VOTE NOW for Bulldog Barbecue and Burger
15400 Biscayne Boulevard
North Miami, FL
A lot of restaurants in South Florida do baby back ribs but Bulldog BBQ makes St. Louis style ribs, which is the favorite of barbecue aficionados. St. Louis style ribs are fattier, meatier and really hold the smoke well. Their process is also unique as they smoke over hardwood charcoal and this creates a competition style smoke-ring.
VOTE NOW for Craft Bar & Q
350 NE 24th Street
This new-kid-on-the-block launched in Edgewater on April 1st this year! The locals are already buzzing about their Texas-style brisket and the excellent choices of Craft Beer and nine gourmet sodas from Sprecher Brewery to pair with their delicious BBQ.
VOTE NOW for Harvey’s Smokehouse BBQ
20218 Old Cutler Rd
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Winner of many local BBQ competitions. Harvey’s Smokehouse BBQ offers traditional BBQ favorites – pulled pork, ribs and beef brisket. Stop in and meet the Chef!
VOTE NOW for McCray’s II Backyard BBQ
1198 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
McCray’s Backyard BBQ ribs are cooked the old fashioned way, over an open pit. McCray’s Backyard BBQ only uses natural wood. The type of ribs cooked at McCray’s Backyard BBQ is spare ribs. The special sauce is the “Twist Sauce” which is a combination of mild and sweet barbecue sauce ‘twisted’ together on top of the meat.
VOTE NOW for The Pit Bar-B-Q
16400 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33194
New owners, Sonia & Michael Gonzalez are making every effort to continue Tommy Little’s legacy, which is to make this a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy delicious food and have a great time. They continue working hard to preserve the authenticity and originality that made The Pit Bar B Q what it is today with a little Latin flavor added to the mix!
VOTE NOW for Pride and Joy
2800 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Chef/Partner Myron Mixon brings his three-time award winning barbecue to the heart of Wynwood. Known as a down-home laid back BBQ, Draft House and Honky Tonk joint. They use custom-made smokers and Mixon’s own line of sauces and spices!
VOTE NOW for Scruby’s
251 N University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL
What gives Scruby’s baby back ribs and pulled pork that delicious smoked BBQ flavor? There are many reasons including having the same Pit Master since 1995!/p>
VOTE NOW for Shorty’s Bar-B-Q
9200 South Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156
Although “Shorty” Allen passed away earlier this year at 104, Shorty’s has been a local Miami landmark since 1951 satisfying appetites with their famous ribs, chicken, homemade sauce, creamy cole slaw, and of course our delicious corn on the cob.
VOTE NOW for Shiver’s Bar-B-Q
28001 S Dixie Highway
Homestead, FL 33033
A family-owned and operated restaurant in Homestead, Shiver’s has been serving authentic hickory smoked barbecue for over 50 years! They specialize in slow-smoked meats such as baby back ribs, pork spare ribs, beef ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pork, and more. Many items, such as the pulled pork, have been smoked for 12 hours or more!
VOTE NOW for Sonny’s BBQ
33505 S Dixie HWY
Florida City, FL 33034
Sonny’s has been smokin’ up BBQ since 1968, so these guys know what they’re doing! Their amazing pulled pork & beef brisket are slow-smoked over oak for up to 12 hours, the signature Sonny’s way!
VOTE NOW for Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue
204 NE 1st St
Miami, FL 33131
Established in 2010 Sparky’s is a collaboration of two friends who loved barbecue. They don’t claim any specific region of American Barbecue, but you’ll love their version of all styles. They even have a Smoker on premises and everything is made from scratch except the ketchup and waffle fries.
VOTE NOW for T & W BBQ
18683 S. Dixie HWY
Cutler Nay, FL 33157
All smoked everything at T & W! The friendly staff at this Cutler Bay BBQ establishment are ALMOST as sweet as the food! Try their home-made Tom’s Sauce on their delicious brisket, pulled-pork or dip your fries right in it, you won’t be disappointed!
VOTE NOW for Tom Jenkins Barbeque
1236 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Harry Harrell and Gary Torrence passion for cooking led to the creation of their secret BBQ Sauce and eventually the local restaurant that is now Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Q. The restaurant has a “Mom and Pop” comfort and features home cooked southern dishes such as BBQ ribs, collard greens and macaroni and cheese. Since its opening, it has become a staple in the community and is a favorite spot to get great tasting home cooking.
VOTE NOW for Uncle Tom’s BBQ
3988 SW 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Uncle Tom’s made a comeback to Miami! A lot has changed since 1948, but their food remains pure BBQ greatness! This genuine pit-bbq offers hungry guests their special sauce along with their famous Brisket Baby Back combo served with fries & Texas Toast!
VOTE NOW for Woody’s
16367 SW 88th Street
Miami, FL 33196
Woody’s BBQ has been a BBQ staple for over 30 years! Their recipes from scratch and authentic BBQ flavors keep customers coming back for more. Their signature bany back ribs, Texas beef brisket and Carolina pulled pork please guests every time!