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Shorty's Diner

126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8481
(208) 578-1293
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Ranked #6 of 39 restaurants in Hailey
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Downtown Main St., Hailey, serves breakfast all day. Decor is 50s juke joint. Good burgers and milk shakes, plus a full American menu. They say Bruce Willis put it in to have a place for late night chow when his night club closed. New owners but the ambiance is the same. Popular with locals.

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Snohomish, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fun atmosphere and we love the breakfasts here. The banana or the cornmeal pancakes are pretty yummy. The only complaint I might make is that when we have been in with a large party, 6 or more, the service has seemed a tad slow. Not sure if we hit at a rare moment or not. Otherwise, one of our favorite... More

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The best place around for breakfast or lunch when you are having a non-ski day. Love the 50s decor and the availability of half sandwiches when you are not so hungry or are feeding kids. We go there at least once a week.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

we've only been here once but this seems like the kind of place that just has consistently authentic food. the chef made an exception and gave me a half sandwich on the tuna melt which they usually don't do. the price looks a tiny bit high at first but the food is so darn good you quickly know what you... More

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Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stopped in for breakfast on the way to the airport, large portions, good hot food. Tried the chorizo skillet. Friendly service. Will go again.

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Lehi, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It wouldn't be a visit to Hailey without a breakfast at Shorty's, one of the best breakfast places I have been, the country sausage is excellent, service is great. Seems a lot of the locals eat there in the morning as well.

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Nampa, ID
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Shorty's was not available for dinner, but we did have lunch there. The food was what I would describe as traditional diner food, good quality, decent quantity (not too huge, but plenty to fill). They did run out of some things - like the bread for French Dip sandwich. Prices are reasonable - considering it's in the high-dollar tourist area.... More

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Pasco, Washington
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

It wouldn't be a visit to Hailey without a breakfast at Shorty's. The food is consistently good with ample servings and reasonable prices. The fact that so many locals dine there is a true testament to the great quality and value. It is one of the few places in town with outside seating ...great for dog owners! If you are... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We've eaten at Shortys a few times and its always the same deal: the food is good with a few non standard menu items (corn cakes, yum!), the restaurant is 50's diner to the last detail, and it's always packed. This trip was no different. Despite the rude waitress who greeted us with "We're full, but if you REALLY want... More

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Hailey, Idaho
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Shorty's is your basic amped-up diner experience, with one exception… the Huevos Rancheros! It is truly the best I've ever had. Hands down. It think it's the spicy chorizo they use, or perhaps the layers of cheese, beans, meat, more cheese, eggs, green chills, cojito… it is just dang good! Otherwise, everything else is good, but what you would expect... More

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