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Shorty's 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food is good here. Service is quick. Very busy place and usually a short wait to be seated. We enjoy coming here.

Thank Tommy D
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was cooked exactly to order (and my dining companions will be the first ones to tell you that I will send food back if it is not cooked properly, that never happens here!), came out quickly and service was pleasant. Bacon in particular was very good with lots of meat on it and crispy but not overdone. Can't... More 

Thank Kim C
United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to my fair share of breakfast restaurants in Williamsburg. Most are tasty (it's hard to screw breakfast up, let's be honest), but this one stands out. The pancakes were so tasty you didn't even need to add syrup, the eggs and the omelets were perfect. From seated to leaving was 30 minutes. Honestly I may have missed the... More 

Thank Vatonurse
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of things to look at, service was spot on, Food was prepared as ordered, plenty of parking and 50's music .

Thank jb2342017
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on a busy Saturday afternoon but got a seat within five minutes. The service was excellent and super quick to get whatever I needed. My food got to me within ten minutes after ordering and was way better then my expectations. I would most definitely go back if not become a regular. Some of the best diner food... More 

Thank Andrew S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

if your into seeing all the wait staff half dressed and leaning near you husband with her boobs hanging out then this place is for you!! but if your a decent person that would have thought this would have been like the old diners then your confused like we were, if our kids would have been with us we would... More 

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Harrisonburg, VA
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here looking for a cheap lunch with our kids. Good menu with a lot of variety. Our food was good and what we expected for diner style dining. If you want something fancy and gourmet, this isn't the place. If you want fairly inexpensive diner style food, it's a good place to go.

Thank forhym216
Hampton Bays, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast this morning and was glad we did. This is and old style diner in a new building. The service was was great and the food came out just the way we ordered it.

Thank robm47855
Kruger National Park
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attractive faux-retro diner. Solid menu. Excellent hash browns. Country ham. Did not offer to refill my coffee.

Thank Brian J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Cuban omelet which I would recommend and order again. It was a unique take on a Cubano with the omelet wrapped around ham, pickles, pickled red cabbage and drizzled with a dressing. My wife had biscuits and sausage gravy. It was heavy but that'd the nature of the dish. I thought it was the best sausage and... More 

Thank Robert B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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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