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C$3 - C$34
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked in on a Saturday night to an excellent old school blues band, missed the name. The crowd was having drinks and enjoying the music. Personally I had an excellent craft beer.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed May 25, 2022

Don't bother to show up if you're hungry. I came here and waited three minutes, then when I asked for a menu she told me the kitchen is closed, and the only food they serve is an occasional clam chowder and one other item that...now escapes me. After my vacation ended, I checked the website and there's still a full menu. Taking it down shouldn't be tougher than cooking without an oven. This shouldn't be listed under restaurants.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

Our friends took us here to one of their favorite local hang out's. It did not dissapoint with it's relaxed atmosphere, plentiful drinks and local karaoke singers. We had fun here and wanted to stop on our return to the airport but time didn't allow.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 1, 2022

If you like clam chowder, Shorty's is the place to go on a Saturday. Home made, reasonable and oh do good.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

The place really looked cool from the outside. My wife and I were starving and stopped for a late lunch. Menu was limited to about 10 items that were all sandwiches. We got 2 draft beers and ordered brats sandwiches. Bartender said they ran out...of brat buns and we would have to use hot dog rolls. OK. We finished our drafts and watched 2 rounds of national trivia and still had no food. Bartender finally came over and said she gave our food to somebody else and ours will be up shortly. The brats were good but the rolls were super super dry and crumbly. We ordered another round of drafts and she gave us 1 free beer. I dont recommend you go unless you live there.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

We always have a good time at Shorty's. We feel like family. The bartenders, Brandy and Jane have always been good to us and we so enjoy playing trivia or listening to music. There may not be many good karoke singers around but they all...have fun.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021

This was the only place we could find open late after we came to town. Everyone was smoking, inside and out. The place looked so dirty I was afraid to order anything to eat. The following night we drove by and it looked like it...was a bikers bar. The parking lot was filled with motorcycles. I have nothing against bikers, but I am not one and this was just not the place for me.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 21, 2021

sit by the bay having a few cold drinks and some good lunch while overlooking the bay between Punta Gorda and port Charlotte, quick service even though lunch time was busy

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 29, 2021

I met a friend at Shorty's Place yesterday. I admit, it's been a while since I visited, with Covid and all that. The new lunch menu had many appealing options including tacos, sandwiches, soup, salad and flatbread pizza. My friend had the chicken philly steak...and I had a vegetarian flatbread pizza. Those who follow my reviews know I sometimes have trouble finding vegetarian options so I was relieved to see a few things on this menu to try. But of course, we met at Shorty's Place more for the comfortable outdoor ambiance in historic downtown Punta Gorda and the liquid libations. I love their extensive variety of craft beers and my friend enjoys Bloody Mary's. Service by Heather was excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

I Love this bar! It is by its very nature a true and must stop destination while visiting Punta Gorda. It is a constant. A place that visitors and locals alike can always find a cold libation and a friendly conversation. This truly unique and...last of the Mohican “Dive Bars” attracts almost every kind of patron and all are welcome. The service is top notch and the establishment lively. They have regular entertainment and karaoke several times per week. Additionally, there is a pool room with free pool. The food menu is limited and service for food hours vary. People come here for fun and if that’s your goal, you will also Love This Bar!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020

Yep, that's right! Hubby has taken a "hankering" to Shorty's! Far from being a fancy place, he just loves the down-home atmosphere in the outside bar area, and the feeling you can be all alone, have a private conversation, or join in the activity around...you. It's a neighborhood bar that even non-drinkers (like us) can relax and enjoy. We're not night owls, so our time there has been for lunch or late afternoon. Much of the food is simple, home-made, well prepared, and tasty! The hamburgers and scratch soups are great!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

If you want to kick up your heels, and consume more than one fairly-priced bottles of beer, Shorty's Place is for you. Although they have limited seating inside of the bar, the outside parking lot (dotted with tables and umbrellas) is where the action is....And few bars can match the action in that parking lot, when Shorty's Place brings in a live band. Bucket of beer flowing in and out of the door give you an indication that this is an action-packed stop (with or without your motorcycle). Rumor also has it that Shorty's puts out a great hamburger; but a full dinner menu it is not. Try this one on for size, if you want to "get down and dirty"...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

No bucket specials etc. Drink prices went up without warning when music started. This doesn't happen at competitors.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

A good spot for the boys to have a few beers and enjoy the afternoon. I won’t call it a dive bar, but I will say it is short on extravagance. Today they had entertainment and had the place opened up to the parking lot....Dropped in before with another couple over a weekend in Punta Gorda and enjoyed ourselves.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

Friendly bar where locals stop in. We shared the nachos, which were really good. Just a great place to stop in for a cold beverage. We like it so we’ll, we stopped here a few times.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Shorty's Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4