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Shorty's Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8481
+1 208-578-1293
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Hailey, Idaho
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Leatherette booths and retro appointments; Bruce Willis opened the restaurant as a place for a relaxing breakfast or lunch in a unique setting.

Thank Paradox1234
Meridian, Idaho
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice large restaurant. Great staff! Food was Awesome!! it was very busy when we arrived at 10:30. People were lining up to come in. We were greeted and seated quickly. We ordered and served quickly. Food was accurate. The place was very clean. What more can you ask for. We will be back!!

Thank 42tammyr
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a salmon omelette. It was super delicious, the waitress was pleasant but she kept starring at me weird as if I was going to leave without paying. You don't see too many black folks around here, besides that awkward encounter with her the fool was delicious and price well :)

Thank Travelnaddict F
Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went for breakfast and they did not have several of the traditional menu items... No orange juice and they were also out of several of the traditional items on a regular business morning. We left after the waitress did not seem to care about serving us.

Thank ginastern
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Went there with family an hour before they closed. She had cleaned up the ice cream Machine by the time we sat down so no milkshakes (which they're famous for). She said she would start it back up but obviously I felt bad since she had stated she'd already finished cleaning it. We placed our order; food was delicious as... More 

Thank Olivia D
Bayside, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great 50's diner decor, aqua and white, vintage pictures and 45 rpm records on the wall...with jukeboxes at each table! I was expecting Fonzi to walk in at any moment! The classic club sandwich was very good, my husband enjoyed his burger and sweet potato fries, but yet again, what's up with the bottled ranch dressing? Does anybody make it... More 

Thank Nancy H
Hailey, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Shorty's has the diner standards, eggs, pankakes, milkshakes & burgers in a diner atmosphere. Yes, there is a jukebox at each booth.

Thank singinrich
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200 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went with a party of 7 on a busy Sunday morning, a cool morning forced us inside, but the seating outside looked very nice. We were seated in a reasonable time and served promptly. As were were a bit later in the morning, some of us chose breakfast and others lunch...the food was diner food, but good portions and we... More 

Thank Altagold
Wendell, Idaho
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I admit I'm a little biased. I went there when they first opened so I'm comparing what used to be. It didnt really have the energy or the fun feel like it did 20 years ago. Service was fine but not outstanding, food was good and fairly priced for the area but it was lacking something. Overall, it was fine.... More 

Thank kindapicky97
Hailey, Idaho
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Shorty's is fun and very retro! Just like eating out in my youth, juke box selection at the booths, of course. The food is varied and delicious!

Thank owscanlon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 S Main St, Hailey, ID 83333-8481
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Hailey
  • Phone Number: +1 208-578-1293

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