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Shorty's Diner

627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
+1 757-603-6674
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (130 reviews)
“home fries” (41 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit Williamsburg yearly of late. Shorty's is a must do every trip. Just took some relatives for their first time... everybody cleaned their plate, it really is that good. Breakfast is where it's at here. Omelets are amazing! The new Cuban Omelet omg! Western,...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pros: Service, Food, Prices, Atmosphere, Must Try Breakfast Spot! Cons: Loud, Cleanliness during rush periods, Coffee My wife and I like to say we're fairly established when it comes to places to go and see in Williamsburg, having visited and vacationed countless times over the...More

Thank Jesse C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Showed up around 11 for a late breakfast/early lunch and just had 3 great meals. I had the country fried steak with home fries. The steak was so tender I didn't need a knife. My wife had the Rueben with hand cut FF and our...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pancakes are very big. But they were very good. Breakfast all day. I'm daughter had pancakes and I had the open faced turkey sandwich special. Definitely would come back

Thank willnik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a family of 8 for lunch. Kids loved their chicken tenders. Another got breakfast and he said the omelet was great. French toast had great flavor and was done perfectly. Chicken salad sandwich was delicious. BIG portions. Super fast service. Wait staff is...More

Thank 1,952,616
Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS IS A CLASSIC DINER. Great food at great prices with great service. Every dish looks great. Great atmosphere and generous portions.

Thank thelmantimestwo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shorty's is a local Mom & Pop owned diner which serves up great breakfast & Lunch favorites in a nice, friendly atmosphere with plentiful portions. Seems to be a happy place to work as the servers are notably glad to be there serving their customers.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe Shorty's is only open for breakfast and lunch. I have only been there for breakfast. Good portions and great prices. Wait staff are very friendly. Restaurant has a 50's theme.

Thank justusinWilliamsburg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a diner. If you like diners you will love Shorty's. Not much rom between tables and all the noise you'd expect from a room crammed with happy customers. We were here for breakfast and our family's orders ran the gamut. I had the...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast menu was diverse and everything was very tasty. Friendly wait staff and great value. Would highly recommend and we will return on our next trip.

Thank Mdwaugh2001
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Sally W
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Roger that - 2PM closing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 Merrimac Trl, James-York Plaza Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5320
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-603-6674
  • E-mail
We are a family owned and operated diner using our own family recipes, open daily from 6 AM - 2 PM. We offer homemade soups and salad dressings, fresh whipped cream on our French Toast and cakes and only the best quality meats and cheeses. Because we serve 100% all Beef hand pressed Burgers, our soon to be famous Shorty's fresh cut fries and Ms. Bonnie's special recipes, you're sure to see and taste the difference.Shorty's Sweet Side is now open daily from 3 PM - 9 PM. Enjoy soft serve ice cream, sno-balls, milkshakes, malts and more!
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