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Shorty's Lunch

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34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have had shorty's hot dogs since I was a wee one. Moved away and when I return to visit family we always stop in for a shorty's hot dog; the best ever! Mom talked about walking there for lunch when she first started working out of high school, back in the early 1940's, getting a coke and hot dog for... More 

Thank michele0316
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super fast service with good hot dogs! Limited menu but a local favorite. Great if you are in a hurry and great for kids and adult!

Thank Sfeehan17
Washington, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is like going back in time. I have been coming here since I was a small child. The hot dogs are great. I cannot find another hot dog as good as this anywhere in the country

Thank Jackie B
Tallahassee, Florida
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting downtown. Can't understand the attraction unless it's the low prices, but here you get what you pay for. Hamburgers left on grill or hot dogs boiled and kept warm. The chili tasted exactly like it came from a can. Another reviewer said he takes home extra chili when he eats here. Why? Locals streamed in and... More 

Thank Texaholic2000
Cokeburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Jim n I love dropping in to Shorty's for our lunch when we can. We both love the hotdogs with everything n I add extra onion. Also get fries with gravy. We think the good is good n the value fits our wallet !!!

1 Thank Debby H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Best hotdogs and gravy fries in the world. I always get a Mountain Dew, 2 hotdogs with everything, and gravy fries.

Thank Mariah T
Chantilly, Virginia
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We adore these hotdogs, and the gravy fries are amazing. Good hometown goodness with classic charm. Clean, with very friendly and charming staff. Not to be missed. We always take a few pints of the chili home with us to try and recreate the experience, but nothing like being there.

Thank Lora M
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Quaint little diner in the heart of Washington, Pa. The hot dogs are amazing. Fries and gravy the best!! Need a quick lunch? in and out in no time at all.

Thank RhondaBEY
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

As far as hot dogs go, they are decently priced and, well, decent. As a Washington native, however, I really never understood what the big deal is. They're sufficient in terms of hot dogs, but nothing really to write home about.

Thank MrsExtraordinaire
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you want an extremely fast lunch, come here. The dogs are small, but a guilty pleasure. I am not normally a chili dog eater, but these are strangely irresistible. It fits in the "cheap eats" category, but I actually think it's overpriced. Do not have high expectations for the interior decor - but that adds to the flavor of... More 

Thank Sara K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: 724-228-9919

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