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Shorty's Lunch

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34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
+1 724-228-9919
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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...

Thank Tim H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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297 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank WashPA0214
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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
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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
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank Sfeehan17
Washington, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank Jackie B
Tallahassee, Florida
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting downtown. Can't understand the attraction unless it's the low prices, but here you get what you pay for. Hamburgers left on grill or hot dogs boiled and kept warm. The chili tasted exactly like it came from a can. Another reviewer said he takes home extra chili when he eats here. Why? Locals streamed in and... More 

Thank Texaholic2000
Cokeburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Jim n I love dropping in to Shorty's for our lunch when we can. We both love the hotdogs with everything n I add extra onion. Also get fries with gravy. We think the good is good n the value fits our wallet !!!

1 Thank Debby H

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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, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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

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