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Shorty's Diner

627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
+1 757-603-6674
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (144 reviews)
“home fries” (43 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Shorty's Diner was recommend to us by some locals we met. They were right, Shorty's was a great place to eat. Only open to 2 pm for breakfast and lunch, but what a great meal you will have. As soon as you walk in you...More

Thank robertmZ6713BW
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was very good and well seasoned. Service was fantastic. The atmosphere is great and comfortable. Don’t miss an opportunity to eat breakfast here!!

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a nice breakfast on our last day in Williamsburg. This small retro diner serves up great food and a nice setting. Don’t miss it.

Thank gfguntli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Diner Style place to eat good home cooking meals. They open for breakfast and lunch only. Family Friendly

Thank Mikey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owner came around and greeted everyone, the waitress was fantastic as the service was. The big disappointment was the food. Biscuits were very good but the home fries and omelet were so greasy that neither of us came close to finishing. We left 70% of...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local favorite with that 60's flair! Doesn't matter what time of the day you go expect it to be busy. Shorty's is popular with the young and old, and has a great selection of breakfast or whatever you're hungry for. My standby is the...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not elegant but it sure is fun. I like that you can get lunch foods at breakfast. Service was quick. My father got pancakes which were huge. They have a bunch of memorabilia like Hess trucks which is cute. I would come...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bustling, energetic place, Shorty's is not far out of Williamsburg and worth the drive. Always a sucker for good corn beef hash, we were not disappointed. Tyke staff are busy, focused and pleasant and happy to adjust eggs for fussy Australians. good food. good...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast, great service, very reasonably priced… Convenient parking..Convenient to colonial Williamsburg.

Thank BonVoyage555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a simple meal. Found Shorty's Diner. Quent 60s diner. Food was very good. Server Lauren was very friendly. Prices reasonable. Only open for breakfast and lunch 6 am to 2 pm. Will come back when again in Williamsburg.

Thank Lee R
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Sally W
30 June 2016|
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Response from jim_aldredge | Reviewed this property |
Roger that - 2PM closing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
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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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