Best of City Search 2006 & 2004: BEST BARBEQUE FOOD
The Lilaguide: Baby-Friendly Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, 2005: "Incredible bar-b-q beef sandwiches...tasty sauces...we always end up well-fed and happy... you can get as dirty as you want and nobody minds...totally casual."
AOL City's Best 2004 & 2005: BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
Street Elite 2003 WINNER: "Better Than the Best" Barbeque
ZAGAT Survey: "Yee-haw!” holler born-again hillbillies when they dig into the heavenly ribs with thick, smoky sweet sauce and butter-drenched corn on the cob served at this legendary local BBQ trio with a Broward branch. All sport the same fun Western decor as the circa-1951 South Miami original in which you'll dine on communal picnic tables equipped with rolls of paper towels, and though they ain't fancy, the vittles sure are affordable.”
Channel 7 News: The best of South Florida BEST BARBEQUE: "If you want to pick up the best barbeque in South Florida, then you have to try Shorty's on South Dixie Highway."
Gourmet Magazine: AMERICA'S BEST RESTAURANTS, October 2000
Miami Specialties: BEST FAMILY DINING: "Shorty's is an ancient outpost of Texas-style barbeque."