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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
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Sylvania, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the family on a Sunday night. Had only a 20 minute wait. We got an order of BBQ nachos, I had the brisket and pulled pork and brisket combo. The food is pretty good, but to me it all kind of tasted the same. The brisket and pulled pork were flavored exactly the same. I have had BBQ everywhere... More 

Thank Potteae
Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here quite a few times and it never fails too impress. I don't think I've tried anything that hasn't been good. Try it out!

Thank Bcrots88
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mancy family is one of the best restaurantors in the area. As ll their establishments are a cut above, with great food and service. Shorty's is their casual BBQ joint with all kinds of slow smoked meats that are all delicious. BBQ is a unique product where everyone has their favorite. For me Shorty's is the best in Toledo.... More 

Thank lovetoeatmesomefood
Bowling Green, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cornbread is amazing! Everything there has been delicious. I recommend the brisket and mac and cheese. They get busy sometimes so try an early dinner late lunch...that has been the best for us.

Thank todaydreaming
Trenton, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was meh. It was crowded and LOUD. I guess people like mediocre food. I would never go back. The server was very nice though.

Thank Ruraldancer
Wooster, Ohio
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has a great ambience. Awesome good. Usually get the pick 2 to try everything. They get bbq right. Was surprised.

Thank splpizzaguy
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Shorty's tonight with my wife and another couple. We normally order the pulled pork, which is really good! Tonight I thought I would try the half rack of ribs. I was not impressed. Of course, we all have our preferences and I prefer ribs cooked so well that they almost "fall off the bone." Shorty's ribs do... More 

Thank Brian E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shorty's has excellent food. There catering prices are extremely reasonable. There is a patio area for private parties. You should definitely save room for dessert!

Thank Christina S
Deerfield, Illinois
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Family road trip headed from Chicago too Pittsburgh and saw this on Trip Advisor. Wow, great choice. A top ten for Toledo, well not a top ten restaurant in any big city, it is definitely a bbq place to put on your must stop at list. Beef ribs, can't get these many places, got to have them. Mac and cheese,... More 

Thank bgsu1980
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Business lunch at Shorty's today. I had the brisket salad. Very good meat, BBQ sauce and serving size was generous. My coworker had the salmon which she loves. Cornbread was tasty with a sweet Johnny-cake taste to it. I will go back to try the Pork at some point, soon.

Thank Adam M

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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?