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Shiver's Bar-B-Q

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28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033-1308
+1 305-248-2272
11:00 - 21:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Read that this was No1 on Trip Advisor - it did not disappoint . Taste sensation . Beer Pitcher . Wagamama style tables (UK people know what I mean! ) . Brill !

1 Thank Colin F
Glasgow, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Grew up eating at Shivers. Throughout the years have always made it a point to eat there when I visit. Has it own charm. Long tables with benches for many to eat at. The mural on the wall has been there as long as I can remember (over 50 years). It has had its ups and downs but this year... More 

Thank Carol Chrycy M
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Shiver's is worth a road trip from Miami to Homestead because the food is unsurpassed. It is a BBQ with benches, paper towel napkins, and funny signs on the wall. Wear jeans - it is not fancy. But everything I have tried on the menu is delicious, even the fried pickles. The chicken wings are huge, the ribs tender, and... More 

Thank Molthan
Hjoerring, Denmark
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Best ribs ever, and good service, don't miss it out. I saw it on a top 10 list, and we just have to go there, and we are from Denmark, cool place.

Thank Bongo50000
Key Largo, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Ribs and chicken were amazing. Service were ok....I had to get up in order to get my own sauces and the food runner only delivered the food before my friends made a request....she took off running. I ordered the peach pie/ ice cream; it was horrible.....please take it off menu or improve recipe. But the real problem was the service;... More 

1 Thank Earl B
Key West, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

For as long as I can remember - which goes back to the early 80's - Shiver's has been the best BBQ in South Florida. It's a little out of the way unless you already live in Homestead or are on your way to/from the Keys, but it's worth the visit. The meat is perfectly seasoned and cooked, the sides... More 

Thank ChasKW
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

On our way from Key West en route to Jacksonville, we decided to get some lunch. This place had awesome food! All the apps were great, and the beef brisket was on point! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Shannon W
Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Shannon, Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your brisket. Hope to see you again when you're in the neighborhood! Thank you, Michael More 

Vincennes, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

After our tour of Coral Castle, we were referred to Shiver's. Amazing food. I had pulled pork and brisket with corn casserole and sweet potato fries. Wonderful and sinful!! Our waitress was very nice and kind. Our experience was great.

Thank janebridges26
Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Jane, Thank you for your review! Glad you got to visit the castle. Those people over there are great! More 

Weston, FL
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Shiver's has the look and feel of a real BBQ joint, except the BBQ fails. 6 of us visited Shiver's after returning from fishing in Key Largo, and were excited to sample the BBQ that had been recommended by both TripAdvisor, and a close friend. All 6 of our party scratched our heads about why this restaurant has such great... More 

1 Thank WestonFred
Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Fred, We're so sorry to her that you didn't enjoy your meals. We have worked very hard (for over 60 years) to create great BBQ for our guests and community. I'm not sure what happened on the day you were here but we can only hope that you'll give us another shot next time you're in town. My sincerest apologies,... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had the baby back ribs and 3 sides, bbq beans, sweet potato fries, and cornbread souffle. And the salted caramel cheesecake. All were very good, particularly the cheesecake. It's a typical mom-and-pop type, locally-owned restaurant. Comfort food and plenty of Americana at its best. Long, picnic table style seating puts you right next to someone you don't know if... More 

Thank Michael S
Michael C, Owner at Shiver's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Michael, We appreciate your review! Glad you had a chance to join us! Thank you, Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
American, Grill, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Homestead
  • Phone Number: +1 305-248-2272
Shiver's BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Homestead, Fl. It has been serving authentic hickory smoked barbecue for over 50 years! Family generations have grown up eating here. Shiver's specializes 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! This process ensures that each bite will be tasty and tender all the way through.

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