Shabo’s Barbecue

4.5
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Fresh and bursting with flavor food is what SHABO'S Mediterranean Barbecue has to offer. Serving in the downtown of Hollywood, FL for 8 years we provide great tasting Middle Eastern Fusion Cuisine with American Barbecue twist. All dishes are prepared fresh using the highest quality of ingredients. All meat we serve is HALAL and Grass-Fed. Our various self-created menu will satisfy the biggest foodies, no matter You looking for: tender slow-cooked beef ribs or grilled kebabs, healthy vegetarian, vegan or/and gluten-free items are available and marked on the menu by special icons, whole fruit smoothies, home-made pastries (available gluten-free deserts) and don't forget to end up Your meal with aromatic Arabic or Italian coffee or with a large assortment of loose leaf teas. Ful Bar and Signature hand-crafted cocktails. Happy hours every day 3-6 pm 2 for 1.
Beautiful spacios patio with Young Circle Park View.
Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey at SHABO'S Barbecue!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 76 people are saying
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vipEdV4
Fort Lauderdale
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I felt I was way overcharged for the wine, it retails at Total wine for $8,97 a bottle and I was charged $50,00 even though it said $45,00 on the wine list, that is a mark up of 5 times cost, a bit of an outrage.

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ripp
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

this is the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had.

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trishl
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

food was just ok...they charge 6$ for sides . They have annoying disco lights! Please get rid of them!!! They kill the dining experience. Soup was great! Rice needs some vegetables...carrots,peas anything.

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LuisT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. There was so much food, we couldn’t eat it all. Definitely will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Fresh, authentic and delicious

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vipilan1
Fort Lauderdale
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were pretty good. Chairs must be replaced! The chairs looks like they were taken from kindergarten...for kids. Normal sized man feels very uncomfortable.
Everything else was very good.

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vipdineoutalot
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was tasty, but the metal chairs very uncomfortable. Not conducive to want to stay long.
There was live music, way too loud. We asked to have the musician tone it down, but it was ignored.
Would I go back? Not for the time being.
It is a neighborhood restaurant, but I would need to check on the music and if the chairs have been replaced.
Too bad, because the food was very good.

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vipMirtaM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family Reunion, great service, amazing food

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Selective305
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is very good. The staff was a bit slow but it was Valentines Day. Very nice and professional when they got to us. I would go back.

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Jonathan
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly, good service, and good food. We had a nice time and no problem getting a table or eating outside for an early evening New Year's Eve dinner with kids, outside ambience could be a bit better, but we enjoyed the night out on Harrison Street.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our best meal of our week in Hollywood. Great food, excellent service, fast food arrival. Kid friendly. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot with great food!

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vipDebra
Fort Lauderdale
107 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A friend and I shared the beet and walnut salad which was superb. We had to ask for pita bread for it. We noticed every other table had a basket of pita bread brought over by their servers. We shared the mixed grill. It came with a choice of fries and some grilled vegetables on the side. The vegetables were barely cooked and hard. The lamb was all fat; The meat was all grizzly. The shrimp were not cooked enough. The only thing edible was the chicken. We were very disappointed and probably will not be returning. When I told the server about the lamb and the meat he smiled and said, “ yes, I will tell Chef.”.

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vipAlanG
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying in the area and found the restaurant on Open Table so decided to try it. All the reviews were spot on! Great service, great meal and great hospitality. We had the BBQ beef ribs and veal shank. Another table near us had several appetizers and they were in heaven. Would definitely recommend going there.

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jmk7
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Moroccan food. Order anything not-American. Barbecue chicken charred and dry. Palatable with extra barbecue sauce. But the tajine chicken and olive, couscus and other authentic entrees just phenomenal.

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Hans
West Palm Beach
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mediterranean Dishes served with a smile

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NYCTechnochic
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ll be back. Friendly service, paid special attention to our guest with allergies. Felt no rush to leave and food was very good. Made me miss Egypt.

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AbdulM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came all the way from canada and were recommended their steak.

They didn't have it available that day for some reason...it would have been nice if they offered something on the house....

It was more of a 'oh sorry...comeback next time '

Otherwise it was good food.

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Hans
West Palm Beach
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great authentic food served with a smile

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SumTingWong
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with outstanding food. Thank you very much for a lovely experience. We enjoyed everything. Also, thank you for having numerous gluten free options as well. We will be back!

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idografx
West Palm Beach
49 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I am doing the KETO eating plan, my husband doesn't eat red meats, and our guests were Vegetarian...we were ALL happy!

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JS123
West Palm Beach
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with friends. We shared appetizers and some plates. Really tasty food, always delicious.

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DallasG
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay service was good but I thought it was a bit pricey I would rate it three stars.

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StevenN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. And it was quiet enough so our group of 6 could hear each other. We questioned why it wasn't crowded. We can only figure that being one block off the main restuarant drive hurt it. We will be back!

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AndreaS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance..quaint and a bit romantic. The food was fabulous except for one of our dishes; the Chicken Tagine. The chicken was overcooked and dry but the sauce was delish. Two of us had the lamb shank which was a 10+. Fall off the bone and flavorful. The couscous was filled with potatoes, raisins and wonderful aromatic spices. We ordered the hummus platter and chicken livers for appetizers. All were great. Can't wait to go back !

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idografx
West Palm Beach
49 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I adore this restaurant! The menu is great. There are dishes for every style of eating or diet. If you aren’t in a diet...leave room for THE BEST baklava!

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vipBrendaB
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Meat on Kebabs was tough. Ambiance was lacking (very simple decor, no music or entertainment). Restaurant was empty on a Saturday night, perhaps that was a sign?

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vipBeth
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Overall poor experience

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vipBrendaB
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go I enjoy my food so much, this time had pomegranate mimosas..the best, everyone there is lovely the food is great and the place is cozy and just right, must have the baklava!

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Ballasteer
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food, All the meats were flavorful and juicy. CousCous was a bit dry. Nicely presented in a wood cutting board. I would certainly return.

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idografx
West Palm Beach
49 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My newest favorite restaurant! The food is delicious, and represents classic Middle Eastern cuisine.

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vipTyTy81
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food . Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with fantastic flavors. The Moroccan dishes were fabulous. We were delighted to find this place! It's a bit if a drive for us, but we'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the hummus dish, which was plentiful, for the appetizer and the beef shawarma platter for dinner. Both tasted amazing and were good sized portions. Shabo's nailed it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed experiencing Shabo’s. We reserved a table on Open Table and they had the table ready when we arrived. The restaurant was quiet, which we love! It’s nice to hear a conversation. We had the massive platter. All the meat was prepared as we had asked, very tender, and delicious. The couscous was great as well. Although the massive platter fed all five us just fine— I expected a little more for the price. Other than that, it was very good!

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Doubletake
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

February 2, 2018, was our first time eating at Shabo’s. The food was great - a great change of pace from the everyday American cuisine. After recently completing the Master Cleanse, we were looking to eat as clean as possible and remembered Shabo’s! Had the lentil soup with the hummus platter as appetizers. Main courses were falafel platter, salmon platters, and an extra lentil soup (yes, it was just that good) with the Mediterranean salad. To wash it down, the homemade lemonade😊

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LauraA
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

6 of us had dinner there on a Saturday night. The menu is Egyptian, as is Shabo, the owner.
We ordered from their extensive menu and chose a variety of lamb, chicken and beef entrees. We ordered Cous Cous, which was delicious and ate saffron rice, as well as sweet potatoes, which in truth were the least appetizing. Shabo came to greet us toward the end of dinner and was very gracious. I hear their brunch is delicious so we plan to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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LoveSushi2Much
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decided to come here last minute for Mother’s Day dinner and enjoyed ourselves. All of the adults got the Chefs Special which included a lamb kebob, two sides, an appetizer and a glass of beer or wine for $25. It was a great deal and everything was delicious. The hummus and falafel were especially good, as were the couscous and salad and fries. I brought my kids who can be kind of picky but there are enough American dishes on the menu for kids or finicky adults. My son had the Philly Cheesesteak which he loved and a side portion of grilled lamb with fries was the perfect size for my 6-year-old for dinner. There are so many options in Hollywood but we enjoyed the food and thought it was a great deal for the price.

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You can order delivery directly from Shabo’s Barbecue using the Order Online button. Shabo’s Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 559-6164.

Shabo’s Barbecue is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.