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Shorty's Diner

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American, Diner
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126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8433
(208) 578-1293
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Went there with family an hour before they closed. She had cleaned up the ice cream Machine by the time we sat down so no milkshakes (which they're famous for). She said she would start it back up but obviously I felt bad since she had stated she'd already finished cleaning it. We placed our order; food was delicious as... More 

Thank Olivia D
Bayside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great 50's diner decor, aqua and white, vintage pictures and 45 rpm records on the wall...with jukeboxes at each table! I was expecting Fonzi to walk in at any moment! The classic club sandwich was very good, my husband enjoyed his burger and sweet potato fries, but yet again, what's up with the bottled ranch dressing? Does anybody make it... More 

Thank Nancy H
Hailey, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Shorty's has the diner standards, eggs, pankakes, milkshakes & burgers in a diner atmosphere. Yes, there is a jukebox at each booth.

Thank singinrich
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105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Went with a party of 7 on a busy Sunday morning, a cool morning forced us inside, but the seating outside looked very nice. We were seated in a reasonable time and served promptly. As were were a bit later in the morning, some of us chose breakfast and others lunch...the food was diner food, but good portions and we... More 

Thank Altagold
Wendell, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I admit I'm a little biased. I went there when they first opened so I'm comparing what used to be. It didnt really have the energy or the fun feel like it did 20 years ago. Service was fine but not outstanding, food was good and fairly priced for the area but it was lacking something. Overall, it was fine.... More 

Thank kindapicky97
Hailey, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Shorty's is fun and very retro! Just like eating out in my youth, juke box selection at the booths, of course. The food is varied and delicious!

Thank owscanlon
Schleswig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I had a wonderful burger and sweet potato fries, My mom had the asian salad. Quick service and tasty food, I would go there again!

Thank Katherine K
Hailey, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I recently met a senior citizen for lunch at Shorty's. This friend had gone through some health issues and I was concerned that she may have forgotten. It was a full house on a week day---filled with locals of all ages. When seated near the door I asked for a middle booth instead so this friend wouldn't get cold. The... More 

Thank Olivekat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

The meals were good. The service was warm and friendly. The setup is nice as well. It looks like your average diner located in a nice town. Plenty of parking and lots of friendly people. Overall good experience which we intend to return.

Thank David R
Hailey, Idaho
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

He sold it to Jeanie and her husband about 15 years ago or longer. It is a great breakfast Their hours have changed but they served breakfast all day. It's always nice to see the same wait staff year after year so it says a lot about an owner. always good service and your coffee is always fresh.

Thank beverley w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8433
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Hailey
  • Phone Number: (208) 578-1293

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?