- $30 Worth of Classic American Cuisine
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Shorty’s story begins back in 1888, when his father started the business as a small town cook focused on pancakes and breakfast food. When Shorty grew up and inherited the family business, he got rid of all that breakfast nonsense and started making some delicious lunches, and dinners. Shorty Smalls is passionate about serving some of the most memorable and tempting dishes this side of the Mississippi River.
The enormous menu at Shorty Small's is home to a whole array of Southern-inspired comfort food, but what they're perhaps best known for is barbecue. Piled high with seasoned fries, baked beans, a cheesy biscuit, and slaw, plates crowd with tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs or marinated pulled pork topped with tangy barbecue sauce. Shorty Small's also has a full selection of imported and domestic beers, as well as wine by the glass and nonalcoholic beverages for shorties.