Fodor's Expert Review Pit Bar-B-Q

$ Tamiami Trail Barbecue

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. Now spiffed up, this backwoods heritage vision remains a popular, affordable family option. Chow down inside or outdoors under chickees. Specialties include barbecued chicken and ribs with a tangy secret basting sauce, fries, coleslaw, and biscuits, plus burgers, fish sandwiches, and wings of fire. 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.

Barbecue Casual Lunch Dinner $ Family

Quick Facts

16400 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, Florida  33194, USA

305-226–2272

www.thepitbarbq.com

Known For:
  • Double-decker barbecue sandwiches
  • A few Latin specialties
  • Family-friendly atmosphere (with weekend pony rides)

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