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Shorty's Lunch

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34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
724-228-9919
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 27
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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
Most recent review
The Best Doggies

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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Washington, Pennsylvania
2 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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19 reviews 19 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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5 reviews 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Washington, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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?