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Shorty's Lunch

Hot Dogs
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34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
724-228-9919
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always an enjoyment

If you enjoy a good hot dog with chili, mustard and onions, you will be hard pressed to top the ones served here at Shorty's. Add an order of gravy fries and you will be ready to head down the highway. If you appreciate a great hotdog, you owe it to yourself to stop by. If you aren't a hotdog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Stryker, Ohio
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Stryker, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy a good hot dog with chili, mustard and onions, you will be hard pressed to top the ones served here at Shorty's. Add an order of gravy fries and you will be ready to head down the highway. If you appreciate a great hotdog, you owe it to yourself to stop by. If you aren't a hotdog... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have been eating Shorty's hot dogs my entire life. They are the best hot dogs anywhere. You have to get the fries with gravy when you visit. They are always consistent and fast! This is the best place to grab a quick and tasty lunch.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic! Hasn't been touched since the '20's or '30's and I hope it never is! Original floors, bar stools and booths. Do yourself a favor if you're in Washington, PA and bring cash to Shorty's. Order 2 with everything and gravy fries. You get 2 hot dogs with chili, mustard and onion that are delicious. Gravy fries... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to taste the best hot dogs ever: just come to 34 West Chestnut Street in Washington to a nostalgic, wonderful aroma, great down to earth folks--- order 2 with everything- large fries with gravy--and an orange drink!!!!! Boy are you gonna be HAPPY and SATISFIED!! You will do as I have done for the last 57 years,... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It don't get any better than this for hot dogs and fries. Shorty"s has been open for as long as I can remember and I hope for many more years

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Venetia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I grew up in Washington, PA and remember always having lunch at Shortys with my mom and dad. I'm 67 now and have eaten hot dogs all over the world and NONE compare to Shortys

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Northwood
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we ate ate the shortys in Wolfdale just out of Washington on Rt 844. The hot dogs are the specialty, but the fries served with gravy are THE best.But gotta have at least a couple dogs to make the meal!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very limited menu, hamburgers, hot dogs, mashed and gravy, fries. There was nothing made fresh or freshly made. Hamburgers cooked earlier and than sitting in beef broth. We ordered hamburgers and the first bite told use what we feared when we saw the steam table, awful taste, rubbery consistency. But customers came in steadily. They must have stomachs of steel.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

...then head to Shorty's. A simple menu with hot dogs, hamburgers, and fries are the mainstay of the lunchtime crowd. This place is a fixture in Washington. If you want a fancy decor, this place isn't for you. However, if you're in the mood for a hot dog and some fries, then put Shorty's on your list for a quick... More 

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Bardstown, KY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This should be on Diners, Drive-in and Dives. Could almost fit all three. Be sure you are eating at the Shorty's on West Chestnut. DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY SURROUNDING PLACES. Been there since the 1930's and owned by same family. You have to try the hot dog with everything and don't forget the fries with gravy. Yes fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: 724-228-9919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?