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Shorty's Diner

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627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
+1 757-603-6674
06:00 - 14:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was good just don't know why all the waitress look like Hooders girls. Had a good meal and will be back. Food was very fast and great waitress

Thank Gina M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so yummy. The food portion s were huge, quality was superb, and prices were definitely budget friendly. All the staff was super friendly our waitress was so great. She gave us great suggestions for the food and they were on point. Would definitely visit again

Thank Britt G
Vero Beach, Florida
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Diner is a busy production machine that serves hundreds their daily fix of real cooked great food. The owners are in the kitchen and on site creating every dish to exacting orders. The breakfast was great, tasty, abundant, and most of all served by great staff. This is a definite repeat eat. This is simply foood done right every... More 

Thank milring
Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute diner in a former Pizza Hut building. Clean, attractive, friendly, quick service. Good was great - properly prepared. Best sausage gravy and biscuits I've ever eaten. Reasonably priced.

Thank Marietta64
Vienna, Virginia
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198 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bit of a rocky start to the experience. When we walked in there was no real indication of a hostess booth, there are two doors that guests can actually enter. There are benches as a small waiting area but we didn't really know who to talk to in order to get seated so that was confusing. Once... More 

Thank grapeeape
New Egypt, New Jersey
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast/lunch while we were in Williamsburg. I had the catfish special. The dish was good but only had 3 small pieces of fish. The potato salad and cole slaw were tasty. My granddaughter was not thrilled with her hotdog. My husband said the pancakes were light and fluffy and he really enjoyed them. My son cleaned his... More 

Thank razz96
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation in the area and some dear friends recommended this place. It is a 50's burger joint. The coleslaw is homemade and the burgers 1/4 or 1/2 are so yummy. My children were so happy with the food and gobbled it down. Our waitress was super chirpy and excellent with our children. She engaged in meaningful conversation... More 

Thank Loulou S
Zuni, VA
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend took me to lunch here. The food was fresh and obviously home made. Very family friendly atmosphere. The staff was responsive and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Very friendly place. REally good food. Breakfast served until 2 PM.

Thank ZuniLady
DFW, Texas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was simple and great. Service was exceptional, fast and friendly. We had breakfast. We really liked the sausage, more than the ham or the bacon. Loved the big fluffy biscuits. The pancake was good but we aren't big pancake fans. It was all very speedy and everyone there was very friendly. We plan to eat breakfast here every day... More 

Thank monte54
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shortys is a classic diner, very busy and amazing food, cheap prices for the quality and quantity of food ! Liz was our server and very sweet! 4 of us had to take 4 boxes home as the portions are HUGE! gotta stop by this place if your ever in the "burg"!

Thank Tinabuzzy

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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, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-603-6674
We are a family owned and operated diner using our own family recipes, open daily from 6 AM - 2 PM. We offer homemade soups and salad dressings, fresh whipped cream on our French Toast and cakes and only the best quality meats and cheeses. Because we serve 100% all Beef hand pressed Burgers, our soon to be famous Shorty's fresh cut fries and Ms. Bonnie's special recipes, you're sure to see and taste the difference.Shorty's Sweet Side is now open daily from 3 PM - 9 PM. Enjoy soft serve ice cream, sno-balls, milkshakes, malts and more!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?