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Shorty's Diner

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126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8481
(208) 578-1293
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good service

The meals were good. The service was warm and friendly. The setup is nice as well. It looks like your average diner located in a nice town. Plenty of parking and lots of friendly people. Overall good experience which we intend to return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David R
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The meals were good. The service was warm and friendly. The setup is nice as well. It looks like your average diner located in a nice town. Plenty of parking and lots of friendly people. Overall good experience which we intend to return.

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Thank David R
Hailey, Idaho
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

He sold it to Jeanie and her husband about 15 years ago or longer. It is a great breakfast Their hours have changed but they served breakfast all day. It's always nice to see the same wait staff year after year so it says a lot about an owner. always good service and your coffee is always fresh.

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Thank beverley w
Nampa, Idaho
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Shorty's is always a wonderful breakfast experience. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Great food, and lots of it. Fun 50s and 60s memorabilia and music. Not yuppy food, a full on American breakfast! What's not to like?

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Thank K C
Hailey, Idaho
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A nice place to have lunch or breakfast - good family restaurant. Juke box music at booth. Corn cakes delicious.

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Thank william b
Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I was only in town for a couple hours and asked for a referral. This is the place said a local. It was a classic diner. Great food and service. The staff knows their customers by name The decor is bright sunny and right out of the '50s. If you are in Hailey be sure to stop here.

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Thank Don W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Shorty's is a friendly,clean and delightful eatery for breakfast and lunch. Lots of automobile memorabilia for decor, spacious counter with rotating stools for the kids, music boxes at each table and good old wholesome 50's menu selections. There is outside dining (weather permitting) but the inside has much more atmosphere. Service can be compromised if it is busy, but it... More 

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Thank Fred F
Ketchum
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

You want a diner you got it. This like the days gone by. They serve like a diner cook like a diner and price like a diner. All this means local spirit and friendly down home cooking. IE...Diner Very nice staff and good food.

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Thank sunvalley2015
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Really good breakfast, reasonably priced, darling location and great service. Glad we are here for a week and will be back for sure.

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Thank Carrie J
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We arrived in Hailey to early for lunch in Ketchum. We had not eaten at Shorty's for a few years. We had had good food and excellent service. I had a breakfast meal, and my wife had a lunch selection. We were there on a Sunday morning and the cafe was very busy. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank Stephen C
Post Falls, Idaho
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great breakfast at a good price. Food nicely prepared. Try the Shorty's Omelet! Wait staff very good, easy location right on hwy mid Hailey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8481
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Hailey
  • Phone Number: (208) 578-1293

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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