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214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
+1 919-556-8026
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chili dog” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
“hot fries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 19:00All hours
American, Fast food
214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This hotdog / burger place has been in Wake Forest for years! The decor is old school cool and the food is prepared right in from of you! Its dinner and a show. During lunch and special events in town be ready to stand in...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs is 101 years old this year!! Jesse Jones red Hot Dogs are served quickly and all the way is Mustard, Onions, And Chili. They are very good but as I've stated before any Carolina Hot Dog joint that charges extra for...More

Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 2 October 2017

No glits here just good old tasty franks the way you like them. Lined up on the grill you select the frank you want, as done as like with a soft drink at reasonable prices and sit down to a taste in an environment you...More

Thank B8591JWroyh
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great chili dogs, fries and very fast service. Employees treat you like family. It's definitely a place where locals go and if I lived in Wake Forest it would be on my "local" list.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten hot dogs from shortys since I was a kid. To be honest a dive that's been serving dogs since the 20's or 30's They must be doing something right. Best Hot dog chilli I've ever eaten. If you are in to southern...More

Thank maggiesfaja
Reviewed 10 July 2017

They keep it really simple yet tasty here. I had a hotdog with coleslaw, mustard and chili. Add to this a side of onion rings and you have a yummy lunch. Brought my whole team here, they loved it. Everybody loves that old hole in...More

Thank Claudette A
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Over 60 years open. Great hot dogs. This was the place That Arnold Palmer went to for lunch while he was in college. They are the ones that named a drink after him. Iconic

Thank vg1vg22017
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I love going to Shortys for hotdogs they have great food and the customer service is wonderful

Thank MitchPruitt
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are in Wake Forest, Shorty's is a good option. The hot dogs are good, the prices are reasonable, and it is in a nice part of town. It is way better than a chain restaurant. I got there a little after eleven, and...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a real hole in the wall so don't go if you are looking for grand atmosphere. Front room is old booths and kitchen type chairs, bar stools at counter and back room w/pool tables & video games. Place has been there more years...More

Thank krwatts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 919-556-8026
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