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Shorty's Lunch

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34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
+1 724-228-9919
Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Denny D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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Thank Crosshairs86
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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...

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Thank Tim H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Thank Tiffany P
King Prussia, United States
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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 

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Thank Sean W
Washington, Pennsylvania
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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!

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Thank WashPA0214
Marianna,PA
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22 reviews
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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.

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Thank Elizabeth C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 

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Thank michele0316
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Super fast service with good hot dogs! Limited menu but a local favorite. Great if you are in a hurry and great for kids and adult!

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Thank Sfeehan17
Washington, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is like going back in time. I have been coming here since I was a small child. The hot dogs are great. I cannot find another hot dog as good as this anywhere in the country

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?