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214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
(919) 556-8026
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10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

It's the best hot dog in the area! The only way to go is "all the way." It's well worth the trip every time. You will not be disappointed!

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Wake Forest, NC
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We stopped in for their famous Shortys "All the way" Hot Dogs and some chili cheese fries. There was a long line, but they are very well organized and the line moved very quickly. The food is good, the service is good, and the prices are still very good. This place has been there for 100 years and the way... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

So here's the thing. Most people go to places and order what everyone else orders....the specialty that makes the place famous and then write the same review. So on my quick lunch visit to Wake Forest, I decided, after getting advice from a local, to head over the Shorty's hot dog place and and see what they were about. The... More 

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Thank DonDonPython
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is your old time counter service Coney and burger joint. Nothing, fancy just good affordable, comfort food that is served fast and hot. best for Lunch or breakfast...

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Thank JoCustomer
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

If you visit downtown Wake Forest you have to stop at Shorty's hotdogs and hamburgers. It's a throwback to the 50s. Arnold Palmer use to hang out here back when he was at Wake Forest college. Great fries and also large game room in the back. Highly recommend it!

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Thank jbgould369
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

When I asked my mom where she wanted to go for her 88th birthday she said a Shorty's hot dog would be good. So that's where we went for lunch on a hot July Saturday. Knowing how packed Shorty's gets on Saturday, we went at 11:00 to beat the crowds and the hot dogs and French fries were great as... More 

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Thank beachcomber1947
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Been going here for over 20 years, the best hot dogs in the Carolina's make sure you get one all the way

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Panama City Florida
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The place is great. It is liking stepping back in time. The chili dogs are just like I remember as a teenager growing up in Cleveland Ohio. So glad I went there. Staff was excellent & food and service great.

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Thank CathyT322
Louisburg
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The old fashioned ambience, the soda shop feel, the delicious hot dogs, the friendly staff and the sense of Main Street USA make this a must to experience

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Thank Nevin L
Garner, North Carolina
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This place hasn't changed in generations. Ask those who started going there while still in high school. Hand held comfort foot that has survived the ages.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: (919) 556-8026

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