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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Shorty's Lunch

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
+1 724-228-9919
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 78: English reviews
Washington, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we have been patrons at shorty's since we were in high school in the 1960's. you have go and try them, they are unbelievable. what ever you want on them. try them with everything on them!

Thank staso141
Washington, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got there and placed my order and no more than 30 seconds later i had 3 chili dogs infront of me and had the best hot dogs ive ever had in my life. also the people there are amazing.

Thank drewcrick31
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Over the Christmas holidays when we travel to Washington, Pa, we always make Shorty's one of our stops - and sometimes twice. The speed of service is amazingly quick. With a simple menu, we order hot dogs, fries with gravy, and an open face roast beef sandwich... DELICIOUS! The servers are always the same people and they know the business... More 

Thank Denny D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The food isn't bad but the day and time you go WILL have an affect on the trip. Who the waiter is, who the cooks are and if it's packed to the point of a line all can be tricky. We've gone and loved it, we've gone and hated it and got food on the way home. It all depends

Thank Crosshairs86
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

They have been a staple for 70 years the still use the original cook top in the window. They do not try to be something they are not. They are cheap quick and good. Make sure you tip the waitress she was wonderful...

Thank Tim H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This location is a Washington icon. Great hotdogs, great chili and you have to get the loaded fries!! Everyone is very friendly. Great place to go for something different than the typical fast food.

Thank Tiffany P
King Prussia, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place is raved about all the time by Washington residents, but I'm not sure why. It is very fast for sure, but nothing more than very average at best. Nothing special here, the hot dogs are the featured specialty, I find them to be bland and relatively tasteless. I've had way better. If you need a quick lunch it... More 

Thank Sean W
Washington, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
312 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

You get what you pay for! Excellent service. On the expensive side but worth it. The restaurant was a good feel about it. Go. Enjoy!

Thank WashPA0214
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

An icon in Washington, people from far and wide come to eat at Shorty's. People who have left get it sent to them!! The best hot dogs and chili for miles around. The authentic restaurant is an eye catcher. I have been going there since I was a child. The atmosphere is quaint but buzzing with people.

Thank Elizabeth C
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have had shorty's hot dogs since I was a wee one. Moved away and when I return to visit family we always stop in for a shorty's hot dog; the best ever! Mom talked about walking there for lunch when she first started working out of high school, back in the early 1940's, getting a coke and hot dog for... More 

Thank michele0316

Travellers who viewed Shorty's Lunch also viewed


Been to Shorty's Lunch? Share your experiences!

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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 724-228-9919

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shorty's Lunch 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?