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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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for Breakfast

Shorty's is on the main drag in Hailey, so it is easy to find. It was built to look like an old diner and it succeeds. The juke boxes in the booth are filled with oldies from the 60's and early 70's. I don't know if they work or not. Breakfast was good. Generous portions and served piping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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Post Falls, Idaho
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90 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lots of nostalgia here in this diner. We enjoy stopping here for an afternoon lunch and one of their great shakes. The Philly steak sandwich is a winner for me and the wife has tried several different sandwiches. Portion size is good and the service is quick, polite, and clearly cares about the customer being satisfied We especially enjoy sitting... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Shorty's is on the main drag in Hailey, so it is easy to find. It was built to look like an old diner and it succeeds. The juke boxes in the booth are filled with oldies from the 60's and early 70's. I don't know if they work or not. Breakfast was good. Generous portions and served piping hot. There... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast on our way around Idaho. We like to visit local "mom and pop" type places instead of chain restaurants. Shorty's is a bright 60s vibe diner. It was pretty busy when we were there but we were seated and served promptly. Our breakfast was good not great, and I had to ask twice for coffee... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A fun time old school diner. food was great and the shake was even better! Service was fast and friendly.

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Hollis, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Hamburgers need improvement. Meat was good but needed to have a crust cooked on it, buns needed to be toasted, fries were frozen. The tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and pickles were fresh and cold. Nice atmosphere. With a few tweaks, this place could be very good.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Another place (like the Hailey Coffee Co.) we always make time whenever we are re-visiting the WR valley. Especially fond of their omelettes, scrambles and their sandwiches. And the diner's decor is Really Fantastic!! Hugs, Jeanine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Have eaten here every year for the last ten years. We drive up from Mtn Home,I'd to visit Ketchum and Sun Valley each year and stop here. Never a bad meal. Service always great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This place has great food, a fun wait staff, nice atmosphere! Breakfast food is good and lunch choices are unique and tasty. Wish they were open for dinner!

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The atmosphere of this diner is wonderful, you really step back into the past. While there was technically nothing wrong with the food, the burgers were nothing special, just pre-patty, no outstanding flavor for $10 for the burger. You do get a side but again, nothing to write home about. The service was excellent, so nothing to complain about at... More 

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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
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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