We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Uncle Tom's Barbecue

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
+1 305-445-0844
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 67: English reviews
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area of little Havana by 8th Street, this is a must stop. Great barbecue in a casual atmosphere with great service and food! They have a small bar and outdoor seating too! The prices are very reasonable. Flat screens also inside the restaurant! Great spot to go watch sports and hang out with friends!

Thank Maria R
Davie, Florida
Level Contributor
350 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is there over 65 years. I've been going for 50 of those years. I don't live in Miami any more but business takes me there a lot so it's either the original Shorty's in South Miami or Uncle Tom's. I use to have an office a few blocks away and we would walk over. The only thing we... More 

Thank pat s
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times in the past and the food has never ceased to amaze, had the Brisket Baby Combo which is so tender and juicy. Love this place

Thank Michel C
Coral Gables, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have been here several times in past. My wife and I and another couple stopped in on a Saturday night, Food was o.k. but not sufficient to encourage a return. Service was great but it seemed to me that the ribs were overcooked and dry.

Thank Jim R
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Level Contributor
386 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Everything about Uncle Tom's screams classic BBQ. As soon as you pull into the parking lot, you can smell the amazing cooking meats. Unfortunately, on the day that we went, they had no brisket which was super disappointing. But, the really helpful and friendly staff helped us select replacement items. The pulled pork and baby back ribs were both fantastic.... More 

Thank JSTrip_77
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I've lived in South Florida all my life and had yet to stop at this landmark ribs joint built in 1948. I ordered two dishes. What I got was what you'd expect at any bar. Standard commercial fries, very greasy meat and mediocre chicken. The ambiance is good and the interior is clean. Service was very good. Moderately priced. The... More 

Thank Delatorrellc
Level Contributor
264 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went with some friends as a last minute g.t. On a Saturday night. With no reservations, our choices were limited. Someone mentioned bbq, so we gave it a shot. Good news was that there was no wait - bad news is there was a good reason. First the good part- cheap beer $3 to $5 incl Blue Moon, my fave.... More 

1 Thank twhite4809
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I went because I bought a groupon. They did not honor it when it was time to pay. They claim that there is a front door sign that says groupons are honored M-Th. The groupon says it is good 7 days in the dining room. Never going back---I hate "baiters ".

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

They take your order and tell you one thing then when you get the food you get something else. Meat tuff, bean watery. Pure waste of time and money. I was very disappointed because Imtook my time to my sure that they understood what I wanted.,the ribs were the worst ribs I ever had in my life. My family really... More 

Thank patriciagordon470
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Since they opened the one on US1 my hubby wanted to go and I am glad we did for his birthday, the food was really good and well priced, awesome and friendly service

Thank dabella2015

Travellers who viewed Uncle Tom's Barbecue also viewed


Been to Uncle Tom's Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 12
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3988 SW 8th St, Coral Gables, FL 33134-2948
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: +1 305-445-0844

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Uncle Tom's Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?