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Shorty's Bar B Que

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5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623-3429
+1 419-841-9505
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Petersburg, Michigan
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ran a few errands on this very busy Black Friday shopping day, but our primary goal was to eat out at our favorite bar-b-que rib place: Shorty's This is part of a local collection of specialty restaurants, and it is the best bar-b-que in the Toledo area. The ribs are excellent, but one can't go wrong... More 

Thank pnedry
Noblesville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son Loves barbecue and my daughter hates barbeque. They both agreed that this was the BEST smoked food they had ever eaten. I called ahead to ask if the meals could be served without sauce. All the barbecue selections were available without the sauce. We ordered the onion rings as an appetizer and they were light and crispy. The... More 

Thank susanlW1062HD
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Shorty's a few times in the past month... and I can't wait to go again! This is a very laid back and friendly place. I have tried the Pulled Pork and the Brisket and both were amazing. I love the way the pulled pork is served on top of a piece of toast. They have two house... More 

Thank Marty V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best place for a soup and salad lunch. Very fresh and filling! Wonderful service, prices, and atmosphere.

Thank Carol M
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Party in Shorty's Back Forty. The buffet was delicious from the barbecued pork and chicken sliders to the mac and cheese. Good cole slaw as well. Nice selection of sauces. Wish we lived in Toledo so we could dine at the restaurant often.

Thank marcia1214
Sylvania Ohio USA
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We have eaten there several times an the food is always well prepared and always fresh off Grill or Griddle. We take visiting family and friends and they find something tasty.

Thank Cajon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Love eating here. Their ribs are amazing. The menu has a great selection. The rolls are so yummy like cake. Their drinks are good also. Love the area by the fire pit. Very cozy atmosphere. Never a bad experience. Guaranteed awesome good.

Thank ashleysuet
Ottawa Lake, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have visited this restraunt on multiple occasions the food and service have always been very good. It can be very busy early so we normally go after 8. Only complaint is the cost of drinks.

Thank SnoRenegade
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After a trip to the zoo we heading here after a family member who lives locally recommended it to us. When we got there the only seat available was a high top in the bar area other wise there was15 might n wait. We sat at the high top and was waiting on within minutes. After we ordered we had... More 

Thank carolo276
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Shorty's is truly a great place with really good fall off the bones ribs. We had the sampler for 2 and what a feast it was. Fall off the bone ribs, tender brisket, pulled pork, half a chicken all very good. Sides of fresh greenbeans, baked beans, potato salad, and corn bread that tasted like sweet cake. They even have... More 

Thank Durlene J

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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, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623-3429
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: +1 419-841-9505

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