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Shorty's Lunch

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34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
+1 724-228-9919
08:00 - 17:00
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ive been on the search for the perfect chili dog since Louie's Hotdogs closed in Wheeling, WV. So thankful Shorty's Lunch is only a hop and a skip. While slightly different than Louie's, they are fantastic. The staff has humor and patience and are friendly. The kind of place you feel like everybody knows your name even when they dont.... More 

Thank Judy M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been coming here since I was just a child and have always loved the hot dogs and gravy fries.

Thank leahkc17
Washington, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

we have been patrons at shorty's since we were in high school in the 1960's. you have go and try them, they are unbelievable. what ever you want on them. try them with everything on them!

Thank staso141
Washington, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Got there and placed my order and no more than 30 seconds later i had 3 chili dogs infront of me and had the best hot dogs ive ever had in my life. also the people there are amazing.

Thank drewcrick31
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Over the Christmas holidays when we travel to Washington, Pa, we always make Shorty's one of our stops - and sometimes twice. The speed of service is amazingly quick. With a simple menu, we order hot dogs, fries with gravy, and an open face roast beef sandwich... DELICIOUS! The servers are always the same people and they know the business... More 

Thank Denny D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The food isn't bad but the day and time you go WILL have an affect on the trip. Who the waiter is, who the cooks are and if it's packed to the point of a line all can be tricky. We've gone and loved it, we've gone and hated it and got food on the way home. It all depends

Thank Crosshairs86
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

They have been a staple for 70 years the still use the original cook top in the window. They do not try to be something they are not. They are cheap quick and good. Make sure you tip the waitress she was wonderful...

Thank Tim H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This location is a Washington icon. Great hotdogs, great chili and you have to get the loaded fries!! Everyone is very friendly. Great place to go for something different than the typical fast food.

Thank Tiffany P
King Prussia, United States
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place is raved about all the time by Washington residents, but I'm not sure why. It is very fast for sure, but nothing more than very average at best. Nothing special here, the hot dogs are the featured specialty, I find them to be bland and relatively tasteless. I've had way better. If you need a quick lunch it... More 

Thank Sean W
Washington, Pennsylvania
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319 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

You get what you pay for! Excellent service. On the expensive side but worth it. The restaurant was a good feel about it. Go. Enjoy!

Thank WashPA0214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 W Chestnut St, Washington, PA 15301-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 724-228-9919

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