If God intended for there to be another food group, He would just call it Shorty’s Diner. No, you didn’t read the first line incorrectly and yes, I stated an entire diner’s breakfast menu should be honored with its own food pyramid category.
I pity the fool who eats merely to live, for there’s absolutely no enjoyment in sustenance alone and, in which case, Shorty’s wouldn’t be the establishment for you. I relish in a great breakfast experience and this spot delivers just that, a family owned and operated pig-out spot that features blog worthy family recipes.
Hide your calorie calculator and get ready to give your taste buds a treat. Simply put, it’s homemade “foodie” goodness wrapped in a pretty bow, a must-stop-and-eat-til-I-drop experience while in Williamsburg, VA. How good, you ask? Delicious enough that my husband and I ducked in for two consecutive days of breakfast. Now, it’s highly unusual for us to visit the same restaurant back-to-back, especially while traveling. There are so many tempting eateries within every neighborhood that it’s criminal not to try as many as possible but Shorty’s, oh Shorty’s, you were worth a sinful, diet breaking double dip.
Expect friendly staff to dish out hearty homemade favorites served in extra large portions with a DEAL sticker for a price tag. It’s classic comfort food done right – close your eyes and smack your lips kinda good.
Taste Tested and Approved: Shorty’s Special, The Hangover Special, Corned Beef Hash, Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, Country Fried Steak, Pancakes, Bacon, Home Fries, Hashbrowns and Coffee.
5 Stars – The eggs were cooked exactly to order; sausage biscuits and gravy were gut-busting amazing and are worthy of a prisoner’s last meal … the biscuits, ohh those biscuits; pancakes were larger than the plate itself, light, fluffy and impossible to stop devouring; and homemade hashbrowns were done to golden brown deliciousness.
4 Stars – The country fried steak featured a well seasoned, light and crisp batter that was fried perfectly; the corned beef hash was right on point; and they served a good coffee that was piping hot.
3.7 Stars – The home fries were good, and obviously fresh cut, but lacked the flavor you expect when packing a homemade punch, especially since onions and peppers were included. In fairness, many restaurants hold the salt/seasoning so consumers can add at the table to reflect personal taste.
4.5 Stars Overall