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About Bulldog Barbecue
Located on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami, Bulldog Barbecue is a no frills barbecue joint boasting treats so tasty your glands will salivate, all cooked up by our celebrity chef/owner Howie "Bulldog" Kleinberg. Acquired during his stint on Top Chef Miami where his bold – to put it nicely – attitude earned him the nickname, the Bulldog namesake stuck, and our restaurant concept was born. Our star Bulldog fell hard for barbecue after spending summers in North Carolina as a pup. He now enhances the down-to-earth fare with a few of the hautey tautey cooking techniques and ingredients he picked up cooking alongside some the nation's best chefs. After the Top Chef competition, Howie set his mind to pursue his culinary dream. In February 2009, just under two years later, we opened our doors and have been smokin' ever since.
North Miami, FL 33160
Barbecue, American, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday - Sunday: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Got a party you want to invite the Bulldog to? Check out our catering menu to add a bite to any event!
Private Party Contact:
Howard Kleinberg: (305) 940-9655
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Bulldog Barbecue Ratings and Reviews
This is the second time that I have taken my group to this wonderful place. Daniella is an excellent server and she has not ever failed me with her excellence. I really have developed a love for the place and it looks like we will be back in January.
My experience here was great, albeit a little skewed as I had 16 guests.
Service was quite good for a group of such size, however, we did have one menu item come out considerably late. They comped the meal and apologized, so I think they might have just been having a bit of trouble keeping up with 16 full orders. at a single table.
The food was perfect, and the burger I ordered was definitely what I expected, Juicy and Flavorful.
The Beer selection is small, but there were a couple decent brews worth going for such as the La Trappe Quad I had.
Overall Spectacular experience, would go again anytime!
The pulled chicken sandwich was 👍🏿 along with the house honey mustard and barbecue sauce. The ice tea-Wow. Ask for liquid house sweetener on the side. Had a hint of lemon. Awesome. You're in control. Burger was huge, fresh and delicious. A nice casual atmosphere. Shout out to our waitress Michelle. Very pleasant and accommodating!!
We had a nice time and enjoyed a killer burger, a great hot dog and a very good old fashioned bbq chicken. The deserts were also really good; the s'mores and apple pie were really yamieee.... My son enjoyed very much his cookies and milk :) the little one loved his kiddy hot dog!
Our waiter was very nice and helpful. I can see this place as somewhere you take your friends or family any night to have a laid back all American diner.
It's hard to find good BBQ in Miami but Bulldog BBQ was just what we were looking for. Wings were great and the real winner was the BBQ brisket. The only just okay item was the burger which was good enough but nothing to cross town for.
Anyways, the place was fun, our waitress was great and the brisket was the best I've had outside of Texas.
We loved everything we got! Started with pigs in a blanket... amazing.
Husband said it may just be the best brisket he's ever had, I'm inclined to agree.
BBQ sauce was a tad on the sweeter side but there was a nice spice that came through after, which I personally love. They do have a mustard based sauce as well, you know, if you're into that sort of thing. And the mac n cheese was just good ol' southern mac n cheese. Can't go wrong with that!
The smoked turkey was swimming in liquid. it appeared as if it had been on a steam table, a fact denied by the manager. "We heat it in a broth" was his explanation. Unfortunately the Turkey must have stewed in the broth rather than steamed. The process deprived the meat of all of the smoked flavor. Use of the barbecue sauces did not help.
Barbeque sauces are vinegar based, not the spicy or sweet usually found in South Florida BBQ restaurants.
My dining partner looked for baby back ribs but settled on an acceptable hamburger.
Not planning on returning anytime soon.
Bulldog BBQ is a solid option in an otherwise fair-to-poor 'cue scene in southeastern Florida. Good job at working in modern techniques and trends into the fare, which gives it a sense of authenticity, homemade-ness and quality. A little disappointed that we didn't try the pulled pork.
Out of 5:
Brisket: 3 - no discernible smoke ring; properly cut; lacked flavor and authenticity; looked like it had been smoked, chilled and reheated
Mac & Cheese: 4 - good; more cheesiness - portion size with the 3&2 for 2 was tiny.
Burnt-end beans: 4 - can't complain... didn't see any burnt ends though.
They need a wider variety of sauces. Especially something hot that isn't Sriracha...
Atmosphere and service was great - however ribs were totally overcooked and were very tough - probaley had been sitting in the bain marie after cooking -sauce that came with the ribs was very good. My father in law thought he was going to lose his false teeth! It is a pity as he is from Germany and specifically picked the Restaurant for the ribs which were anything but falling off the bone. There was a great selection of draft beer and our waitress was smart, switched on and personable. There was also a bus boy
from Jamaica who was also very entertaining.
I discovered this resto on open table and it's definitely worth a try. Everything we ordered was tasty and good (hamburger, brisket, veggie burger etc...). It's a very casual place which is great for kids and large groups. It doesn't have much ambiance but we weren't going for that so it didn't make a difference. Service was good - the waiter went out of his way to make sure everyone was happy. I recommend it and would return!
We ordered various dishes and every single one was spectacular in taste.
Their Famous Burger
Burger lettuce wraps
Every dish was properly prepared; our server was kind and attentive; even other waiters came by to check on us and comment on the heat game we were watching.
Everything good you've heard is confirmed...check them out!
After driving 19 hours from NJ , we checked into our hotel , rested a bit then started thinking about dinner. Last time we were in the area we picked up food from bulldog based on the fact it was Top Chef affiliated. Chef Howie didn't disappoint then or now.
Loved the creamy Mac and cheese and the pulled pork , both on my sampler platter. BBQ chicken pieces not as large as I expected, but still tasty and moist. S'mores pie for dessert was too sweet for one person in one sitting so I took half home. Looking forward to returning the next time we are in the north Miami area.
The photo of the place does not fit how it looks like. This place is a very simple restaurant with a very cold atmosphere. The ribs were dry and it felt like everything we ate were old and re-prepared. We were five people and I took my family there after hearing about it on Public Radio. Four of us got stomach issues afterwards. So no.... I can not recommend this place.
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