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Shorty's Lunch

34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
724-228-9919
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Shorty's seemingly has been around for ever. The rustic charm of the downtown location is exemplified by the booths that are likely 50 years old and the waitress calling out of your order to the cooks. Although they serve other food, everyone goes for the hotdogs and the fries with gravy. The kids just love to go here for lunch!... More

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Knoxville Tn
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have been eating as Shorty's for as long as I can remember. Shorty's has been around longer than me. Since I moved away from Washington, I have made a special trip to Shorty's each time I'm in the area. This time I was disappointed. They have cut down on the chili on the hot dogs, the dogs don't have... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm from TN and was visiting the area with a friend who came from there. She raved about the hot dogs at Shorty's so she had to take me. Talk about disappointment. To call the hot dog mediocre would be kind. It had no taste. The fries taste like those you buy frozen and bake in your oven. McDonald's fries... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Inexpensive delicious empty calories. Not an item on the menu with one iota of nutritional value, & that is a wonderful thing. 2 chili dogs with a side of fries served in a lunch sized brown paper bag. Take it out and sit outside on the street side benches.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is definitely a hometown place...it's a real meeting place. These hotdogs are the best bar none!!!!!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I understand that this has been a neighborhood favorite for decades, but where are all of the options? Would it hurt to have chili and cheese as a hot dog topping, or is it just mustard and ketchup? The prices are cheap and they have a quick turn-around. Atmosphere could use some updating.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I took my husband there as one of his gifts for our 14 Days of Love leading up to Valentine's Day. He loves hot dogs and I've heard from so many local people that Shorty's is the place to go. I'm not a big hot dog person so I got the hamburger-big mistake. It wasn't very good but I did... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

If u want a boiled hotdog then this is your place. Small menu. Dirty dirty dirty old building. When we moved here everyone said to go there and I'm shocked anyone would ever reccomend this place... The chilli looked awful and it was. Very unprofessional presentation. Will never go here again.

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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

As a child, I fondly remember my dad or grandfather taking me to the Washington Mall or downtown to Shorty's. I remember the hamburgers and they tasted so good, and recently I visited again and they still tasted as good. I have lived in every corner of this country and have had Nathans, Dodger Dogs, Chicago dogs and everything in... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I grew up in Washington and always took Shorty's for granted. When I went away to college I started to crave their hot dogs. Now that I live 1,500 miles away, I can't wait to go back home so I can get some Shorty's. Their other location in Wolfdale is open on weekends and easier to get to (if you... More

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