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Shorty's Steakhouse, Garrett, IN

Shorty's Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
189 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Shorty's Steakhouse is a unique dining experience. Established more than 20 years ago, along the historic Randolph Street in downtown Garrett, Indiana. Shorty's Executive Head Chef James Morrow has created & curated our menu over 10 years, carefully straddling the line of fine steakhouse dining, with small-town Indiana fare.

We are located in Garrett, Indiana, 10 minutes from the historic Auburn downtown and the ACD museum. Also, 20 minutes north of Fort Wayne, Indiana, 15 minutes from Kendallville, Indiana and 25 minutes south of Angola, Indiana. We love that we bring all these communities together at Shorty's.

Shorty's is proud to offer bar seating, family room seating and an outdoor patio we completed last year.
We are laid-back and believe our guests' enjoy the incredible service & food without having to "dress-up".
We embrace the great and growing community of Garrett, Indiana and love that we can share amazing cuisine in an unexpected location.

See you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (260) 357-5665
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Morrow
  • Neighborhood
    Garrett
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Wayne

    Best Food

  • Fort Wayne

    Best Service

  • Fort Wayne

    Good for groups

  • Fort Wayne

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fort Wayne

    Lively

189 Reviews
  1. Chubbs

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bone-in Ribeye feature & haddock finger appetizer were both fantastic. Try the Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned!

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  2. ToddC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently a great meal! Servers are knowledgeable and quick, kitchen performs flawlessly, and management is helping staff when needed and making sure the experience is wonderful.

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  3. TamiB

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always at Shorty’s, the food and service was excellent!

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  4. JoeA

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was outstanding Service was a little slow, we were always waiting on our drinks to be refilled. She brought out the bill after dinner and didn’t offer any dessert or more drinks, she just had our bill in her hand.

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  5. JulT

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great service! Looking forward to enjoying another meal there!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, food and service were excellent!!! Shorty’s is our “go to” for a special occasion. My wife had the “Almond Crusted Haddock” which is one of her favorites. She was not disappointed! I had the liver & onions with fried Brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes. It was fantastic!

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  7. DanaH

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our served Doreen was wonderful and the food was exceptional as always

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a birthday celebration. Food was served hot and service was excellent.

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  9. THitt

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good. Service could have been better. Appetizers did not come out but they did give them to us for no charge to take home. Took long periods of time for drinks and food. They were very busy. Would definitely go back.

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  10. TomD

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shorty's great food and service keeps us coming back.

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  11. DennisM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great steak and prime rib. Will be going back again.

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  12. TeresaH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent I noticed the menu has gotten smaller The Flatbread was to die for We will go back very soon My husband got the fish. He loved it too

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  13. lisab

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, good environment. Everyone very pleasant

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  14. JohnG

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Natalie was a great server & food was amazing! Drinks were really good as well.

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  15. Stephen

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute gem, service was wonderful, food was amazing and just a short drive from Fort Wayne!

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  16. Marcy

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved our server. She had a ready smile, talked positive about the restaurant and was knowledgeable on the food options. She was great!

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  17. SimonD

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is very good. Service was excellent a little slow and a little overpriced.

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  18. DebbieH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Good service as well. We went on a snowy evening. The place still had steady customers. Good Job!

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  19. MichaelP

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great dinner. Service was terrific and food was outstanding.

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  20. RonR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food is always good, depending on what you get it is pricey but well worth it

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  21. DarylS

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have never had a bad meal here. Staff is always friendly drinks are great.

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  22. KimS

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here for dinner, and it was an extreme let down. We have had a few people tell us to eat here so we decided to give it a try. The wait staff is amazing! The food is not. For the price it is sub par. I got a 8 oz prime rib tip. I got it with mashed potatoes and steak fries. The steak was supposed to be medium rare, and the first time it came out it was medium well, and cold. The mashed potatoes are instant! And the steak fries are way over seasoned. For 30$ I would at least expect real potatoes. This place is over priced and the food is not good. Not to mention that I had to watch my husband eat his food and then he had to watch me eat mine because it was not done right the first time. The only thing that I really enjoyed was our waitress, she was plesent and very nice about everything. The next day both my husband and I were sick. First and last time!

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  23. Opentablefriend

    Indiana

    370 reviews

    5.0

    370 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful new years. Great food amazing and kind service. Perfect!

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  24. ShannonS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks. We are NEVER disappointed at Shortys!

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  25. ShawnG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere were tremendous. Everyone in our party of 6 had a wonderful time.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a hidden gem. One of the best Old Fashions anywhere. And if you’re a fan of liver and onions (not many of us old schoolers out there) they make it exceptionally well. But they make everything very well. Reminds me of Mom’s that she use to cook up in her cast iron skillet. Give them a visit. You’ll be glad you did.

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  27. SteveR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We get the opportunity to dine at Shorty’s about 4 times a year when friends or relatives come to visit and on our anniversary. The staff, food and service is always excellent.

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  28. JasonW

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The creativity of the chefs is outstanding. We’ve always had a great meal, and love the selection of features they come up with !

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Shorty’s but the price’s have extremely increased. Can’t afford to eat there as often as we used to to.

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  30. ToddB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our meals, steaks and seafood great. Will be back soon.

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  31. NancyH

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak salad was delicious, but my husband’s ribeye steak was not worth the price. It’s a maybe on recommending the restaurant.

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  32. MitchK

    Indiana

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service! We highly recommend it!

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  33. Snowball

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The almond crusted Halibut was delicious. House Salad was fresh and colorful. Asiago grits were tasty. Service was friendly and prompt. It’s not cheap but neither is the food.

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  34. JimH

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, and good cocktails. Service was excellent .

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Asigo chicken pasta and it was excellent. My husband had the 8oz ball tip sirloin and although it was seasoned well, it was a little overcooked and not worth the $30. Overall, we had a good experience there and would definitely go back again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been to Shorty’s several times. It is somewhat frustrating when we make a reservation and are always put at terrible tables. We have asked each time to be moved. We get the same excuse each time. This is a nice restaurant in DeKalb county. I think we can do better. Somewhat disappointing.

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  37. VicL

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the ribeye that was presented at the top of the list. This typically means it is a signature dish. I thought the quality of the steak to be Logan Steak House’ish. The “bread” was straight out of a bag. Very disappointing.

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  38. LisaH

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fish dinner was great and plenty of it. My wife’s filet was tender and excellent!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food was amazing, service was great! Highly recommend!!

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  40. happyfood

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shorty's never disappoints us. The steaks have so much flavor and are cooked just right.

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FAQs

Shorty's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (260) 357-5665.

Shorty's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shorty's Steakhouse

127 N Randolph St, Garrett, IN 46738-1137

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Garrett
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Morrow
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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