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The Everglades Restaurants

Pit Bar-B-Q

Updated 05/09/2014

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This old-fashioned roadside eatery along Tamiami Trail near Krome Avenue was launched in 1965 by the late Tommy Little, who wanted to provide easy access to cold drinks and rib-sticking fare for folks heading into or out of the Everglades. This recently spiffed up backwood heritage vision remains a popular, affordable family option. Order at the counter, grab your food, and eat at picnic tables on the screened porch or outdoors. Specialties include barbecued chicken and

ribs with a tangy sauce, fries, coleslaw, and a fried biscuit, plus burgers and fish sandwiches. The whopping double-decker beef or pork sandwich with slaw requires multiple napkins. Latin specialties include deep-fried pork and fried green plantains. Beer is by the bottle or pitcher. Locals flock here with kids on weekends for pony rides.

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16400 S.W. 8th St., 5 mi west of Florida's Turnpike, Miami, Florida, 33194, USA

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Updated 05/09/2014


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By Traci

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Oct 11, 2005

The name of the restaurant should be the perfect BAR-B-Q

while on our vacation in miami a few years ago we stopped for some good barbq and thats exactly what we got. Everything was soooo good, the chicken and corn and ribs were to die for. We are coming to florida this october 2005 and we plan on stopping again. We cannot wait! our mouths are watering now for some good barbq eatin'.

By Ken

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Jun 26, 2005

The Pit

I've been going to The Pit for decades and it's never failed me. Great BBQ in a time warp.

By Sandra

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Feb 14, 2004

Pit BBQ rules

The best BBQ in the galaxy. Great atmosphere. Perfection.

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