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Shorty's True American Roadhouse

5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623-3452
+1 419-841-9505
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cornbread” (37 reviews)
“pulled pork” (59 reviews)
“ribs” (84 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623-3452
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After leaving Cedar Point and heading towards Chicago, we decided to stop at Shorty’s. We sat at a high-top table in the bar area, and greeted immediately by the bartender/waitress. We ordered a pulled pork platter and a Brisket Platter. Each came with Cornbread and...More

1  Thank CoolCop47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry for some BBQ on our trip home and stopped by here on our way through Toledo. It was very busy so we decided to sit at the bar. The service was good but I'm sure they are at the mercy of the...More

Thank deride
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here twice. The first time I had the salad, this time I had the chicken. All was great. I love the bbq sauce options. They are all good depending on what you're in the mood for. Service is good even when they are...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great bar-b-que chicken and ribs. Tender and flavorful and you can add extra sauce with different strengths of heat. Good side options: slaw, macaroni and cheese, beans, baked or french fry potatoes. And a corn muffin comes too! Good, fast service. Carry-out easy breezy.

Thank desdim1
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately quality, taste and portions have been slowly eroding like a beach over the years. The ribs the last 3 visits have been tough, and certainly not fall off the bone tender. The Mac & chz side was a thimble sized portion, and the loaded...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Shorty's Back 40 was the perfect wedding reception venue! We absolutely loved everything about our experience working with Nick and the Shorty's Back 40 staff. The planning process was stress free and easy. Nick was great to work with! He made himself available to answer...More

Thank Corri H
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

A great venue for our 40 year reunion We had 80-100 people and had a good bbq dinner , cash bar and nice place right off Monroe street near Talmadge in Toledo

Thank tenantrep
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Whether you eat in or take out, Shorty's True American Roadhouse has the best brisket in Toledo. On this most recent occasion I called and ordered two pounds of beef brisket to take up to Michigan to celebrate our grandson's 15th birthday. The Mancy Family...More

Thank jameswY2813UV
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a business trip and were glad we did. Friendly and fast service. Great brisket and baked potato all washed down with a cold beer. What else can you ask for, give it a go!

Thank iipuffs
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Service was great -friendly with a smile. The Brisket- melt in your mouth ❤️ room for a group or big family.

Thank Jim G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623-3452
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: +1 419-841-9505
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