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214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
+1 919-556-8026
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot dog” (16 reviews)
“chili” (12 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
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American, Fast food
214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great chili dogs, fries and very fast service. Employees treat you like family. It's definitely a place where locals go and if I lived in Wake Forest it would be on my "local" list.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten hot dogs from shortys since I was a kid. To be honest a dive that's been serving dogs since the 20's or 30's They must be doing something right. Best Hot dog chilli I've ever eaten. If you are in to southern...More

Thank maggiesfaja
Reviewed 10 July 2017

They keep it really simple yet tasty here. I had a hotdog with coleslaw, mustard and chili. Add to this a side of onion rings and you have a yummy lunch. Brought my whole team here, they loved it. Everybody loves that old hole in...More

Thank Claudette A
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Over 60 years open. Great hot dogs. This was the place That Arnold Palmer went to for lunch while he was in college. They are the ones that named a drink after him. Iconic

Thank vg1vg22017
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I love going to Shortys for hotdogs they have great food and the customer service is wonderful

Thank MitchPruitt
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you are in Wake Forest, Shorty's is a good option. The hot dogs are good, the prices are reasonable, and it is in a nice part of town. It is way better than a chain restaurant. I got there a little after eleven, and...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a real hole in the wall so don't go if you are looking for grand atmosphere. Front room is old booths and kitchen type chairs, bar stools at counter and back room w/pool tables & video games. Place has been there more years...More

Thank krwatts
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Hotdogs were good and the onion rings were excellent as well as the service. Will definitely visit and will eat in on my next visit

Thank Trojan2017
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Shorty's is located in the heart of downtown Wake Forest if I must say they serve the best hotdogs and hamburgers I have ever had and the price is very reasonable.

Thank jbadiam
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I've been a couple of times, long lines but good hot dog. Very small place, had to wait for a table but they turn over quickly

Thank nctraveler09Raleigh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2742
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 919-556-8026
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