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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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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel we stayed at recommended this local diner for some great home cooked meals. We were very pleased with the atmosphere and hospitality and most of all the food. We went for breakfast and weren't disappointed. They serve a large amount of food for a great price. The owner greets every table and the waitresses were very friendly. Don't... More 

Thank Yonni15
Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shorty's is a local diner. Food is generally good but service can be ify at times. Noisy and crowded at peak hours for breakfast and lunch.

Thank eileenshafer
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A neighbor introduced me to this local favorite. The food was delicious and prices were great. I have returned for their breakfast potatoes, again and again.

Thank Anda W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like diner food (especially biscuits and gravy) you have to stop by Shorty's Diner. Their fast and friendly service combined with huge portion sizes make for a must eat at experience. We've been there several times and when friends and family come to town they always ask to go to Shorty's. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Joel H
Khartoum, Sudan
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558 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My folks are frequent diners at Shorty's and I went with them several times and really enjoyed the food. It's fast, tasty, and good quality.

Thank JCW703
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greasy spoon. Fast service good price. Cute decor. The food was decent but I wasn't blown away. The staff was friendly. The home fries are more like scalloped potatoes with onions. The sausage gravy is on point..definitely the way to go.

Thank Dana K
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a bit noisy due to post New Year's Eve crowds, the diner atmosphere was cute, but the breakfast food was even better. I'm not a huge fan of sausage gravy, but it came on the platter I ordered and I figured it was worth a try. It was delicious, full of sausage, definitely homemade. My husband and I both... More 

Thank rosmcbride
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside, it is a repurposed Pizza Hut. Inside, it is a 1950's diner. It should be located in a silver trailer. :-) The breakfast menu is what you'd expect in a diner -- pancakes, eggs, etc. The portions are also what you'd expect -- huge. The number of people waiting to get in is also huge. The wait, however, is... More 

Thank FrequentSleeper11
Little Mountain, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical diner selections which where good and filling. However, only open only for Breakfast and Lunch.

Thank Michael C
TN and MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boy oh boy, talk about large pancakes.I ordered a blueberry and it was LOADED with fresh berries, had blueberry topping and 2 pancakes the size of my plate. My husband ordered a traditional bkf and said it was great and ate my other pancake. Tthen we didn't need to eat again until evening. Delicious food, good coffee. A bit noisy... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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