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Shorty Small's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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11100 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212-4118
+1 501-224-3344
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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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 11 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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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 20 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
Little Rock, Arkansas
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598 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I took my family in for dinner. The restaurant was pretty empty for a Thursday night I thought. The happy hour specials were good. Service was very good. Our server was very friendly. He did a good job. The restaurant was clean. The food was good. Nothing great but it was good. The bill was a bit pricey I thought... More 

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Justin I, General Manager at Shorty Small's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again real soon. More 

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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
USD 8 - USD 19
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?