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11100 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212-4118
+1 501-224-3344
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Dayton, Ohio
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at a Short Small's in Little Rock AR. The beer was cheap and very cold. We both ordered the ribs and did not regret our decision. The ribs were meaty and it fell off the bones. The sauce was flavorful, not too sweet but a little tangy. My husband had their catfish too but felt like it was... More 

Thank MariS45419
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food was ok at best. Be prepared- if you're paying with a credit card they will charge you the fee the credit card company charges them, increasing your overall cheque. We won't be back. No wonder Shorty Smalls is slowly disappearing.

Thank Jody B
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We weren't ready to go back to our hotel after the comedy club, so we wound up at Shorty Smalls for a nightcap. Nice restaurant /karaoke bar (not me!). The bartender was very personable and knows how to mix a drink! The chips and nacho dip was the best we've had for a while.

Thank LaJuania D
Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I've reviewed this restaurant before, so I just wanted to say that it's still very good and the server's are excellent. My friend and I did not feel rushed and enjoyed our lunch. (We were catching up and were there for about 2 hours!) Once our server learned that we weren't in a hurry she came back just a couple... More 

Thank Fern1234
Benton, Arkansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Food was good and arrived quickly. Place seemed a little dated or unkept, but not so much as to prevent a repeat visit!

Thank Gregdeb30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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 landmark since 1980.

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