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214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
(919) 556-8026
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Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Wake Forest
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Family Fare
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East Moline, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Was visiting my son and he said we have to go to Shorty's. What a neat little place! The hotdogs are very tasty!! A must try when in Wake Forest NC.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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161 reviews 161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We love coming to Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs! They are famous, after all. Family-run establishment and well known throughout the state. I love their cheeseburgers and their meatloaf burgers. Mmmmmm mmmm. Their chili-cheese fries are worth the future heart clog...WAY yummy.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Step back in time! It's been here since the 20's, including golf great Jack Nicholas, when he was at Wake Forest University-- now the seminary! Best ever dogs and burgers---

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

crinkle cut French fries are hot and crispy, chicken salad is darn good, hot dogs are hot and rolls are fresh. cute old-timey 50's atmosphere. a bit pricy.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Shortys has served downtown Wake Forest for almost a hundred years! It was a Wake Forest College favorite when it was located here, and is a well known favorite spot among the locals. Their hot dogs ate the best...order one all the way with mustard, secret homemade chili, & fresh onions...none better!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you LOVE hot dogs, you've got to go! Best place in the surrounding area to grab some cheap, delicious & amazing grub. Locals swarm this place. It's not usual to see a line out the door during lunch. It's so worth the wait.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great little spot to get some hot dogs and fries. We always get all beef, so I don't know about the other choices. Love mine topped with slaw. My kids love it and beg us to go.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Maybe it's a southern thing. Red hotdogs can't be good for you. You smell like the place when you leave!

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Cary, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The chili dogs are the best! The hot dogs are the ol fashioned red kind. The place isn't fancy or decorated nicely, but the food makes up for it.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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378 reviews 378 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This has been one of my very favorite hot dog joints for years The dog is a classic Southern chili dog, with a soft bun, and thick, meaty chili that will stand up to onions or slaw, or both. The dog is the the red Southern classic. The burgers and fries are not nearly as good, and I always stick... More 

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Additional Information about Shortys

Address: 214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
Phone Number: (919) 556-8026
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Family Fare

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