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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
+1 208-578-1293
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wendell, Idaho
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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117 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Nampa, Idaho
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131 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Shorty's is always a wonderful breakfast experience. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Great food, and lots of it. Fun 50s and 60s memorabilia and music. Not yuppy food, a full on American breakfast! What's not to like?

Thank K C
Hailey, Idaho
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2015

A nice place to have lunch or breakfast - good family restaurant. Juke box music at booth. Corn cakes delicious.

Thank william b
Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I was only in town for a couple hours and asked for a referral. This is the place said a local. It was a classic diner. Great food and service. The staff knows their customers by name The decor is bright sunny and right out of the '50s. If you are in Hailey be sure to stop here.

Thank Don W
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Shorty's is a friendly,clean and delightful eatery for breakfast and lunch. Lots of automobile memorabilia for decor, spacious counter with rotating stools for the kids, music boxes at each table and good old wholesome 50's menu selections. There is outside dining (weather permitting) but the inside has much more atmosphere. Service can be compromised if it is busy, but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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: +1 208-578-1293

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