Florida isn’t the first state I think of when it comes to BBQ, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some seriously kickin plates in the state. When in the Miami area Shiver’s BBQ [28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033] is an institution for the cuisine.
It gets packed at dinner time so expect a wait, and seating is communal at picnic tables. We decided to just grab our food to go, so I can’t speak to the service. The chicken was tender and moist with great seasoning, excellent execution for Jeff’s brisket. However, the shining star of the show were the out of this world sides! I mean these were incredible and worth going for alone. Collards and BBQ beans were PERFECT, the cornbread soufflé and sweet potato soufflé were INSANE.
I’ve never had anything like the latter two sides, buttery, sweet, velvety, smooth. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it. PS if you’re a cat lover, don’t forget to drive around back.
This place is the cat’s meow.