Family Style Steakhouse

Since 1945!

Our Location

Where to Find Us


7901 U.S. 181
Falls City, TX, 78117


Tues-Sun – 11AM-9PM


(830) 254-3322

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Searching for the Best Food in Falls City?

For over 75 years, and through multiple owners, Shorty’s Place has been a Karnes County tradition serving up comfort foods like chicken-fried steak, burgers, steaks, fried okra, and an array of fresh-baked desserts.

Since late 2018, the restaurant has been owned by Chris McCombs, who grew up in Corpus Christi and previously worked as a caterer in Dallas. Although Chef Chris has a background preparing more upscale cuisine and taught at the Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Dallas, he has made sure that Shorty’s hasn’t strayed far from its roots.

Now that You Found Us

Come and Get Some!

Great Food!

We’ve got something for everyone. We offer delicious dishes, including unique creations you’ll only find here, made from scratch in our kitchen.

Friendly Service!

We’ll treat you like family! Enjoy a warm and welcoming dining experience. Be sure to ask about our daily and seasonal specials.

Book A Room

Do you have an event coming up? We have a banquet room that seats 85 people! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, let us cater for you!

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Fresh Out of the Kitchen!

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Banquet Room!

Our banquet room seats 85. Book it for your next meeting or event, breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Discover What All the Buzz is About!

Customer Reviews

“Texas steaks like I remember from my youth. Huge, juicy, tender, and that taste only fresh Texas beef has.”

“Worth a trip of more than 50 miles!

This little spot is a comfort food oasis on highway 181 between San Antonio and Corpus Christi.”

“I had a hamburger with onion rings. The hamburger was old-fashioned, like homemade. The food was served hot and was excellent.”

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