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Shorty's Diner

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American, Diner
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627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
+1 757-603-6674
06:00 - 14:00
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New Jersey
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Being from New Jersey, the king of dinners, we rate them pretty hard. Shorty's can hang with most dinners we have been to! Breakfast was excellent and portions were big. My two pancakes were gigantic but still light and fluffy. My wife's omelette was large and cooked to... More 

Thank RpmorSm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

throw back ... they still make food the old way. Serve margarine and grape jelly with their biscuits! Sausage patty and omelette was good. We enjoyed it.

Thank Dan W
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found Shorty's highly recommended on Trip Advisor and came for a Sunday breakfast. As former NYers, we like to try finding "diners" when traveling and Shorty's did not disappoint. We were seated right away but a wait line formed before we had finished our meal. The decor is eclectic, the wait staff is friendly and attentive. I chose my... More 

Thank Patricia L
Newport News, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning with family visiting from out of town. Food was good and was brought to the table quickly. The pancakes are huge....they barely fit on the plates. Good alternative to the big breakfast chains.

Thank gonefishinobx
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw the Trip Advisor review and decided to take a short drive. I was greeted promptly and the staff was very friendly and professional. I ordered the Shorty's Breakfast Special with my eggs scrambled, Sausage Links, Hash Browns and Rye Toast. It literally took about 4 minutes to have it prepared and piping hot to my table. The server... More 

Thank Sandy R
yorktown, VA
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a late morning breakfast meal with friends. We each had something different and they were each served hot, quickly and delicious. My wife just wanted something light so she ordered the lite fare eggs and toast ... she enjoyed but it was far from small. The coffee and service is always good.

Thank johnthetraveler
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is always busy so have to get there early in order not to wait in line to be seated. Very small place. The food is very good and the service is always fast.

Thank Lilly E
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel we stayed at recommended this local diner for some great home cooked meals. We were very pleased with the atmosphere and hospitality and most of all the food. We went for breakfast and weren't disappointed. They serve a large amount of food for a great price. The owner greets every table and the waitresses were very friendly. Don't... More 

Thank Yonni15
Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shorty's is a local diner. Food is generally good but service can be ify at times. Noisy and crowded at peak hours for breakfast and lunch.

Thank eileenshafer
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A neighbor introduced me to this local favorite. The food was delicious and prices were great. I have returned for their breakfast potatoes, again and again.

Thank Anda W

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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, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-603-6674
We are a family owned and operated diner using our own family recipes, open daily from 6 AM - 2 PM. We offer homemade soups and salad dressings, fresh whipped cream on our French Toast and cakes and only the best quality meats and cheeses. Because we serve 100% all Beef hand pressed Burgers, our soon to be famous Shorty's fresh cut fries and Ms. Bonnie's special recipes, you're sure to see and taste the difference.Shorty's Sweet Side is now open daily from 3 PM - 9 PM. Enjoy soft serve ice cream, sno-balls, milkshakes, malts and more!

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