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Shorty's - 23 Reviews - 576 9th Ave, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 967-3055


576 9th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 967-3055
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Shorty's - New York, NY


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Really good food - i use to visit the one over by Madison Ave and E28th Street now that i'm mid town and there's one near by i'll continue to support this place.


DON'T BOTHER getting this delivered. I placed an order and did not receive it until an hour later and it was awful; the order was wrong, the fries and cheese were cold and the bre...

Editorial review from GrubHub 10/2/2013

Really good food - i use to visit the one over by Madison Ave and E28th Street now that i'm mid town and there's one near by i'll continue to support this place. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/27/2013

by Kate at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Very decent for the price. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/17/2013

by ryan at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
~~>>ITS THE SO GOOD!!<<~~ more

AWFUL! 9/1/2011

DON'T BOTHER getting this delivered. I placed an order and did not receive it until an hour later and it was awful; the order was wrong, the fries and cheese were cold and the bread was soggy. (Too soggy to even cut in half, everything just fell apart.) When I called to complain, the woman said they would not reimburse me but would replace the order. I asked that it be delivered as soon as possible since I had already waited an hour. She told me it would arrive ""between 10-15 minutes"". When the order arrived over thirty minutes later, it was incorrect again. I called to let them know. THEN ten minutes later the woman called back to tell me that my original order would not be reimbursed because I did not send back the original order. I did send back the original order and after she confirmed with the delivery man, she hung up on me. Absolutely ridiculous. How are these people even in business? more

Meat and toppings = Win; Rolls = fail 6/4/2010

Close to ""Authentic,"" but not quite. As a transplant from Philly to NYC, I have been grossly disappointed with what local bars advertise as ""Philly"" cheesesteaks. My fianc? decided to take me to Shorty's last night b/c I recently had yet another bad cheesesteak experience and was craving something like home. While the meat and cheese were great and very reminiscent of home, the roll was not even close. Anyone who does even the tiniest bit of research, e.g. ask ONE person from Philly, will quickly learn that a true Philly cheesesteak is always, always, always, served on a very soft roll (many in Philly tend to favor an Amoroso). The rolls are advertised as being fresh baked from Philly, so I had to ask ... ""What bakery are they from?"" The answer is none. The bartender told me that they get them from Le Bus, a 1-off restaurant in Manayunk -- a cool, but very hipster town outside of the city. Needless to say, they are not experts on a true Philly cheesesteak (think South Philly), so why get your rolls there? After all, you are SO CLOSE to leaving everyone else in your dust, and the roll is unquestionably the single most vital part of a Philly sandwich. Conclusion: The closest thing to a ""Philly"" cheesesteak I've had so far in NYC, but still a bit of a miss. Shorty's ... while your meat and toppings are delish, start serving them on soft rolls, true to Philly style, and this review will quickly change to a 5-star. Pros: Overall good food, great beer selection Cons: Rolls created a ""miss"" for me more

Good Philly Cheesesteak & Bar 5/22/2010

I have been wanting to come here to try out their Cheesesteak. Somehow, I feel that only Pat's in Philly can deliver quality cheesesteak sandwiches. However, I am willing to give Shorty's a chance since it is right by my work. I ordered the Chicken pizza cheesesteak in Shortys size, which costs $7. It took a while because there were a lot of people at the bar but our waitress was very attentive. We did get the Mozzarella triangles for appetizer and gosh it was great! I wish there were more! When I got my sandwich, it was warm and full of pizza sauce. The chicken was surprisingly tender and juicy. I got the sharp provolone with it and it was definitely pretty strong. I think I had food coma for the rest of the time at work after that!! I will definitely come try their real cheesesteak next time. Pros: Friendly service and good Philly hoagies more

Forget Philly 4/8/2010

Who says you have to duplicate the Philly cheese steak to make it great? Instead of the puffed up, tasteless white bread roll of Geno and Jim's, this one comes on a cruncher, more baguette-like roll that adds a nice crustiness to the meat, onions, and cheese wiz. And it's around the corner from Port Authority Bus Station, so you can digest all the way home. Pros: great cheese steaks, wings Cons: don't expect atmosphere more

Solid Whiz Wit' 10/30/2008

I'm a Philly native and this place does the south philly cheesesteak justice. The key to a great steak is the roll, which can NOT be soggy or soft. A hard italian roll is a must in my opinion, and I do not like the steak chopped too finely or too large. more

A must stop in Manhattan - strong bet you'll be back 8/28/2008

One of my favorite joints in NY. I go there or order them 1-2 times a week and I always bring my visitors to NY there as well (which has been many times and they all loved it too). They have quite a few healthy options (my favorite is broccoli rabe), as well as the unbelieveable cheese steaks, great wings, ridiculous Italian fries, and the addictive Mozzarella Triangles. To me, Philly cheese steaks are like NY pizza in that if you have had either of them in their home city you are always looking for that same pizza/cheese steak score you had burned in your brain that first time - that said, this place is the best cheese steak place outside of Philly, by far (and right up there with the Philly places). Evan (the owner) and his staff are friendly, accomodating, and fun. Good atmosphere. I can't say enough about this place. Pros: Great food and service, awesome staff more

This saved my life 8/26/2008

The first time I had shorty's was during the inventory week at my job. It was either our usual or trying to see what else they had in the area. And it was so good. We order from there every week but unfortunately we haven't been to the resturaunt itself. But even the guy that takes the phone orders is a sweetheart. We get our food fast and their fries are the ""truth"" They have so many things to try and if you are someone that is very particular about portions ( which I am not) you can order a shorty which is a half of a cheese steak and it will fill you up the same. All in all the menu sits at the top of the pile at our store. Pros: bread is baked fresh daily Cons: none here more

so good. 2/14/2008

I love this place. everything is great. the bread, the steaks, the onion rings, the fries, the beer, the name it. I crave it often and could eat there more than once a week if i allowed myself! Pros: bread and beer Cons: none. more

This Philly guy knows best! 6/6/2007

I grew up in center city Philadelphia. I even had a summer job at Pat's King of Steaks when I was in high school. Shorty's is by far and away the closest thing to a real deal cheese steak that NYC has to offer. The ONLY ingredient that makes a cheese steak sandwich authentic is the bread, which Shorty's imports from a bakery in Philly and bakes in their own bread oven. Case closed. I am also a huge fan of their roast pork sandwich, which is also a South Philly staple. That said, I would find it amazing for someone to sink their teeth into a Shorty's cheese steak with wiz (my favorite) , american, or provolone cheese and not freak out over how good it is. I know cheese steaks and these guys do it all right...and the beer selection rocks. more

Great place to eat if you like prison slop 6/6/2007

I love cheese steaks to the extent that I will randomly road trip to Philly just to get one from Jim's. When this place first moved into town as Tony Luke's I rushed over to try it. The cheese steak was about as bland as a boiled sand. I decided a 2nd visit was not needed. After many Tony Luke's fans informed me, its all about the roast pork sandwich. Last night on a drunk walk home, I decided it was time to try the roast pork. I ordered a shorty with roast pork and sharp provolone. The guy confirmed with me THREE TIMES that I did NOT want broccoli rabe on the sandwich. When I got home and opended the sandwich, guess what I found on it? Broccoli rabe. I pulled it all off and off with it came the cheese. I took 2 bites and tossed the sandwich in the trash. If you have no respect for cheese steaks or your taste buds, eat em' up. Otherwise take yourself to Carl's or 99 Miles to Philly for cheese steaks in NYC . more

New name, same great food 2/21/2007

Having eaten there several times before with my fiancee we were very nervous to see the name had changed. That is the only thing that has, fans of the food will not be disapointed still great food and service. Got to love those cheesesteaks!!! Pros: Cheesesteak, fries and beer more

perfect place to chill, eat & drown out your work blues 2/12/2007

i try and NEVER venture above 14th street for anything except work, but someone took me to this place the other night and we had *such* a fun time. the staff is friendly, the vibe is chill and cool with the perfect balance between pub & restaurant, the jukebox is great (who doesn't love to hear songs they've chosen themselves?!) and the food is ridiculously delicious. our table ordered cheesesteaks, fries and burgers and everything was perfectly done. definitely going back soon!! more

Somewhat disappointed 1/10/2007

This joint definitely has a decent cheesesteak sandwhich. It's far better than anything else north of Philly. However, I was somewhat underwhelmed with the flavor of the basic hoagie. Really the fault lies with the preparation. The ingredients were all of high quality, but the meat needs to be seasoned--a little salt and pepper go a long way. In all honesty, I think I made a better cheesesteak at home, following a Food Network recipe. It was far less greasy, but even more flavorful. Come on guys--pick up that salt and pepper. Pros: Fantastic hero roll. Fast service. Cons: Needs more seasoning. Poor Grease to Flavor quotient more

It's what you'd expect 10/30/2006

Let's not kid ourselves; this place makes a damn fine cheese steak. Really, the addition of the broccoli rabe is amazing. But let's also not kid ourselves on the other point. You could scrape a spoon across the bread and come up with enough oil to fry a chicken in. If you don't mind sucking down a bottle of canola oil with your food, this place is awesome. Oh yeah, try the fries too. more

Best Cheesesteak in NY & NJ!!!!! 10/11/2006

I was on my my way to Port Authority and starving. I stumbled upon Tony Luke's and was blown away with the service and the food. I have not had a cheesesteak that I considered great until today. Absolutely the best I have had in 10 years!!! Pros: food, booze (as the sign says) service, portion size more


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  • The Scene
    Don't be surprised to hear South Philly accents echoing in the box-like waiting area that serves as the pick-up point for the restaurant's gigantic sandwiches. Stools line the...

  • 2/7/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am-2am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Garment District