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11100 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212-4118
+1 501-224-3344
11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dillon is the best! He always takes care of us no matter who our server or bartender is even though he is the kitchen manager. Domestic pitchers were $6 on Sunday which was awesome. Food was great as always!

Thank Bonnie M
ShortySmallsOKC, Owner at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Hi Bonnie, We appreciate your business and feedback on your experience. Thank you for your accolades for Dillon - we will pass them along to him. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Shorty's Team More 

Benton, Arkansas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant that's been around for a while. Known for there cheese sticks which are actually more like logs. Nice food and drinks special for every day of the week. Nice decor and friendly staff. Haven't found anything on the menu yet that I don't like. You will enjoy.

Thank Gmbro
ShortySmallsOKC, Owner at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Shorty Small's! We are glad to hear that you enjoy our food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for your business. More 

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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and good service. My cheeseburger was so good I was tempted to order another to go. I was just disappointed they didn't have their house bean soup with the pulled pork that they used to make years ago, but the baked potato soup I had was a close second. The onion loaf is enough for 3-4... More 

Thank Parker B
ShortySmallsOKC, Owner at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Hi Parker, Thanks for stopping by Shorty's! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear how much you enjoyed our cheeseburgers! Sorry we did not have your favorite house bean soup with the pulse pork - but glad our baked potato soup was able to satisfy your craving. We hope to see you again soon. The Shorty Small's Team More 

Fort Smith, Arkansas
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ate at Shorty Small's this weekend because it was near our hotel and some friends from Little Rock liked it. The food was okay, but nothing special. It didn't seem anything beyond what you could get at an ordinary chain restaurant quality wise. It did have a few unusual offerings on the menu like fried chicken livers (the member... More 

Thank Melissa W
ShortySmallsOKC, Owner at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We would like to make it up to you. Can you please contact our manager Justin at 501-224-3344. The Shorty Small's Team More 

Conroe, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I had a quick meal, it has good atmosphere and was close to our hotel.....family style eating.

Thank 1pk2017
ShortySmallsOKC, Owner at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Shorty's. We are glad that you were able to visit us during your trip. We hope to see you again when you are back in town. More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Lunch at Shorty Smalls this week was horrible. I have eaten at this place off and on since it first opened nearly forty years ago. This was my worst experience ever. The music was blaring to the extent that conversation with my guest was impossible; and, the food was atrocious. I had the Swiss / Mushroom Burger and it was... More 

Thank John G
ShortySmallsOKC, Owner at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Hi John, We are so sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves in providing a great experience and great food and this is not acceptable. We would like to make it up to you. If you would contact our store manager, we would like to make this right. The Shorty Small's Team More 

Little Rock, AR
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We ordered take-out from here through Chef Shuttle. I don't know if they felt rushed to get it out the door, but our burgers were burned--we had ordered medium well. Also, I had ordered a swiss mushroom burger and could hardly find either ingredient on the sandwich. A couple of thin slices of mushroom and such a thin piece of... More 

Thank Catherine D
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Good tasty food. We shared a mixed plate of ribs, pulled pork & sausage with sides of fries, coleslaw & beans. All the meat was well cooked. The portions were large.

Thank Claint5
Benton, Arkansas
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on our way home and remembered they do brunch. I had Eggs Benedict and my wife the basic cheese burger. Service was great and food was quickly delivered. The only complaint was my food was not hot, just barely warm. I did not mention this to the server or Manager on duty as we were trying to... More 

Thank dwbpack
Little Rock, United States
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Shorty Small's has been around for a long time! That counts for something ~ and that something is consistency. If you're looking for a family atmosphere with southern style cuisine and few extras with huge portions ~ this is your place. We always get great service and good southern entrees.

Thank Kent L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11100 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212-4118
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-224-3344
Shorty Small's is located in West Little Rock at the corner of Rodney Parham and Shackleford/Arkansas Valley Drive. We have been a local favorite since 1980. Locally owned and managed for over 25 years!

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