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“Loved it!”
Review of Shorty's Bar B Que

Shorty's Bar B Que
Ranked #6 of 703 Restaurants in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Wadsworth, Ohio
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was our first visit to Toledo, and we make it a point to try the local BBQ when we travel. We saw the ad for Shorty's in the phone book at the hotel. It did not disappoint! I highly recommend the BBQ egg rolls- they are to die for! I had a steak salad and was shocked at how much steak was on it! My husband had the brisket and loved it! If we come within 50 miles of Toledo, we will make a point to stop to eat at Shorty's!

  • Visited August 2013
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Midwest-USA
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“Really Enjoyed Shorty's Experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Friends recommended going to Shorty's for lunch one weekend. Had never even heard of it before. Liked the casual interior immediately upon entering the restaurant. Was seated right away and received our beverages from a pleasant waiter. She brought to our table some warm and very tasty cornmeal muffins and butter. Between the four of us, we ordered the ribs and the brisket sandwich. It included our choice of two sides, like macaroni and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, and green beans. Our food came in a timely manner, and everyone liked what they had ordered. The meats were tender and flavorful, and the sides were all tasty. We thought the quantity of the sides were on the small side, but after eating everything, we were all more than full and satisfied. We also thought that the prices were reasonable ($8.99 for lunch). Will definitely return to try more of their selections. Was also surprised to learn they are part of the well-known Mancy's restaurant family that is so well-known in the Toledo area.

  • Visited July 2013
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illinois
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Outstanding BBQ!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Read the reviews here - and when we are out of town we try to find the best BBQ around. Shorty's did not come up short - actually it exceeded our expectations on all counts! The smells of smoking BBQ hit you right when you step out of the car, and we could hardly stop drooling! We had a large party of 12 for lunch with 4 seperate bills - all handled by our server perfectly! I had the Rib plus 1 with pulled pork and mac and cheese. Really fantastic! We are used to good southern BBQ and I can tell you it does not get much better than this! Wonderful clean and comfortable atmosphere, great service, in town location - all great - wish we had one here in Illinois - I would visit weekly!

  • Visited June 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Real St. Louis style BBQ”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Stopped here from returning from a week long fishing trip up north. This place really hit the spot, The taste of the ribs is one of the best bar nine. I tried them in many places but this is the best yet.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Great BBQ in Toledo OH!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We chose Shorty's based on trip advisor reviews. We went on a Saturday night around 7:30 and had about a 30 minute wait to be seated. We ordered the pulled pork BBQ nachos as a starter and loved them. Pulled pork platter was very good. Sides were ok. Service was just ok, probably because our server was very busy. I really wanted to try some dessert but was way too full after my meal. I would come back to Shorty's if ever in Toledo again.

  • Visited July 2013
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