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Shorty's Diner

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American, 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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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed most of our breakfast items, but family members agreed our eggs were drowned by oil. Waitresses cheerful but found their tight "Shorty" T-shirts akin to Hooters attire.

Thank mollymccue123
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Before our bad dinner experience @the Lodge we ran the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot then went to Shorty s for breakfast. Every visit to williamsburg I try to get to Shortys. Awesome experience, got the 50s diner style feel. Great food, excellent service!!! From the huge, yummy pancakes to the corn beef hash, to the ultimate hang over. Shortys is always... More 

Thank J4922DImichaeld
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I've been here. It's been right on both times. Busy place but the food comes quickly and is hot. Don't miss this place.

Thank bsedor
virginia beach
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast! The service was great.Large portions with decent prices.The lunch menu was pretty impressive too. We will definitely eat there again.

Thank evelynd11
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shorty's is a cool diner where everyone is friendly & pleasant. Seated right away, no wait. Missed the breakfast crowd. Had a great meal. Eggs potatoes ham & toast. Order came out fast & hot. Definitely would recommend others give it a try.

Thank nanaflash
Vinton, Virginia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, HUGE portions, great atmosphere, fast service and friendly service. We will definitely plan on eating hear again.

Thank Kim F
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first day we went it was Halloween - the staff were all dressed in costume. So right off the bat we were having fun. The staff and the owner were all friendly, fun and efficient. The food was excellent. So good that we went back a second time on our trip.

Thank ScenicRt
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was prompt, the food was really good and the prices are great compared to the overpriced pancake houses all over. It is an old pizza hut building and just a cool environment!

Thank Stephanie L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good the wife enjoyed the shortys special. I had the sampler, I will say the pancake was awesome however be careful when asking for crispy shredded hash browns I think they left mine in the fryer a bit to long.

Thank tony w
Sun City Center, Florida
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal, served by a friendly and attentive waitress. The food was good and the servings were generous. We came back for more!

Thank Linda J

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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