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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Fast Simple Lunch

I wanted to try it for the atmosphere. The place is like stepping back in time. Hotdogs better be what you want when you go here. The works is Chili mustard and onions. They had our order to the table in two minutes flat, and the fries were fresh cooked and hot. Take my advice and order two dogs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
08harleyglide
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Nolensville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank MrsExtraordinaire
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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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 

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Thank Sara K
Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you travel to Washington, Shortys is a must! Best hot dogs and fries with gravy. Reasonably priced. Kid friendly. A real icon!

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Thank louann575
Nolensville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I wanted to try it for the atmosphere. The place is like stepping back in time. Hotdogs better be what you want when you go here. The works is Chili mustard and onions. They had our order to the table in two minutes flat, and the fries were fresh cooked and hot. Take my advice and order two dogs because... More 

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Thank 08harleyglide
Olyphant, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

If you like boiled hotdogs with bland chili and cheap buns this is the place for you.. The gravy fries I was reading the reviews about are good to drive out of your way, think twice and the guy behind the grill touching each and everyone with his hands after touching everything else...

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1 Thank dean029
Washington, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I'm not sure what the draw is to Shorty's. It's very popular with the locals. Food is not worth the money in my opinion. I can make better hot dogs and chili at home so save your time and money.

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2 Thank Marsha B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Walking into Shortys is like stepping back in time 50 years, which makes sense because they have been around about 50-60 years. Clean shop that can serve up hot dogs as fast as you can order them. Good chili and good dogs make for a happy fat kid! Three of us are here and with two drinks, 3 chili dogs,... More 

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Thank fatkidlikesfood
Washington, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The hot dog shop is just what it is suppose to be - nothing fancy but enjoyable. When people come back home (Washington) they must come to Shorty's.... There fries and gravy are great.

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Thank JoyceWashington_Pa_
Washington, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Shorty's has been a Washington staple for many, many years for a reason. Great hot dogs and fries! It's what an old time lunch shop was and IS.

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Thank Chico5118
Short Hills, New Jersey
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Going to school two blocks down meant having little money, but wanting to go out to eat. This was a fun way to get out and spend little to no money on a lunch.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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?