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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (157 reviews)
“home fries” (45 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here for lunch on our last day in WIlliamsburg. Large menu with lots of options. Think 50's style diner with lots of sandwiches, burgers, breakfast served all day. Can't remember if there were dinner entrees. I was there with my husband and two teenage...More

Thank Sheryl N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a cute place. The decor was very home and wait staff was friendly. Food was very good. We went for breakfast but the special of fried chicken livers was calling our name as well. Yes you can get that at 10 am. Everything was...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After two mornings of average breakfasts, at National Chain Restaurants, used Trip Advisor to find a local alternative. Selected "Shorty's Dinner in Williamsburg. Excellent food - great service - and a reasonable price. Had a Short wait because it as Saturday Morning and all the...More

Thank HarryKidd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have two places in Williamsburg that I frequent for breakfast. This is one of them and the best. This is as close to a true diner as you can get in the area. Saturday mornings are busy and the owner makes sure there are...More

Thank Foodiein757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for breakfast and it was very tasty and very quick. The diner setting is very cute. The staff was excellent and the price couldn’t be beat. We hand omelettes and corned beef hash. All were excellent.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, on Thursday I had lunch there, left my glasses and ate breakfast Saturday morning. I had the 1/2 pound hamburger and fries on Thursday. The burger was good and the fries excellent. The service was great! Saturday I had the 3 egg, sausage (links),...More

Thank JayB1r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at a Colonial Williamsburg hotel and were shocked at the hotel breakfast prices. We quickly found Shorty's about a mile away and figured we would give it a try. It was good! I ate an omelette and my husband had biscuits and...More

Thank Amg523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No trip to Williamsburg is complete for my family without at least one breakfast at Shorty's. The staff is always friendly, the food is hot and delicious and the service is quick. Their sausage gravy is phenomenal! I like that our waitress this trip took...More

Thank Mallowpufft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here - food was excellent. Service was remarkably fast without feeling rushed. Friendly staff. Ordered I second serving of sausage after we had started eating, and the manager brought it out more quickly than I thought the waitress had time to get to...More

Thank JackiefromDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. This place is located away from tourist hell, which is on the other side of campus. Seemed like locals and people affiliated with the College. Outstanding food and service at a reasonable price. Place was jumping. Egg...More

Thank xylograph
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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