Shorty’s Pizza Shack: A Waco Favorite Serving New York-Style Pizza

Shorty’s Pizza Shack has been a beloved pizza place near the Baylor campus in Waco, Texas, for years. This family-owned and -operated establishment is renowned for its commitment to fresh ingredients, hand-tossed dough made daily, house-made marinara sauce, and mozzarella blend shredded right in the shop. Shorty’s is also known for its Pizza Pillows®, juicy wings smothered in house-made sauce, and fried pickles and mushrooms made to order.

Customers love the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of Shorty’s, where servers remember their names and everyone feels welcome. Shorty’s is the ideal spot for college students, families, and visitors looking for an authentic Waco experience.

The menu at Shorty’s features classic and specialty pizzas, including the Meat Lovers and The Works, made with fresh-ground beef and pork and no additives, artificial flavors, or preservatives. The pizza pies come in two sizes, 14” or 18”. Customers can also order Pizza Pillows® stuffed with toppings and cheese, wings, salads, and hot dogs topped with chili and shredded mozzarella.

Shorty’s serves locally brewed craft beers, sangria, and frozen margaritas. Customers can enjoy a cold one on the large covered patio, which is one of the biggest in town.

Shorty’s Pizza Shack has received glowing reviews on Facebook, with many customers raving about the delicious food, cold beer, and great atmosphere. The restaurant has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars with 863 reviews.

Shorty’s Pizza Shack is not stopping at one location. Building permit records reveal that the restaurant is building a second location on La Village Avenue. The new eatery will be close to 7,000 square feet with a maximum occupant capacity of 306 people.

Whether customers visit Shorty’s for a slice of New York-style pizza or to enjoy a cold beer on the covered patio, they are guaranteed a warm welcome and a satisfying meal.

Address: 1712 S 12th St, Waco, TX 76706 Phone: (254) 235-2646

You can also place an order online or contact them for catering through their website.

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