The Picky Pizza-Eater's Review: Shorty's Pizza In Waco, TX
Start writing a post
food

The Picky Pizza-Eater's Complete Review Of Shorty's Pizza (Waco, TX)

Shorty's Pizza is everyone's favorite! Or is it?

74
pizza

Waco is home to many delicious restaurants, bakeries, eateries, and pizza places and Shorty's is one of Baylor's favorite pizza brands to serve. Some will say it's too greasy. Some will say it's the best pizza ever. What do your taste buds think?

The minute my friends and I walked into Shorty's Pizza Shack, we fell in love with its Italian aromas and inviting ambiance. In fact, Shorty's had the honor of being the location of my first food outing with friends while in college. My growling stomach and I had high expectations for this new and unfamiliar food stop. After all, several other students had referred to this place as the "Baylor pizza staple," so naturally, we had to see what all the fuss was about!

I am a picky pizza eater. By that, I mean I am not a fan of traditional, greasy pizza. Unfortunately, Shorty's pizza was not only greasy, it was also extremely oily. Not only did my slice of pizza leave a blotchy oil residue on my plate, but it left my fingers feeling like I had dipped them in a puddle of melted Vaseline. Plus, the pizza itself lacked a substantial sauce. Sure, there was enough cheese, but the small slather of sauce only left a sticky Parmesan taste in my mouth. My two slices of pizza were much too tasteless for my liking. I would've rather preferred for the pizza to have a balanced ratio of sauce to cheese. It did not help matters that the pizza's crust was tough and dry. It was not burnt, but the crust's dough didn't mimic the seamless tearing of slices like the appetizing pizza commercials one would see on television. After I had eaten the heart of the pizza, I took one bite of the crust and decided it was simply not worth the calories.

Although Shorty's pizza is somewhat bland, I will admit I am a fan of their fresh ingredients. Upon ordering their sausage and pepper pizza, I was delighted to find that the sausage bits were tasty and the crisp bell pepper was a vibrant green. Even the cheese on the classic pepperoni pizza was a mouthwatering combination of cheeses and had been melted to perfection. Best of all, our pizza was served to us fresh out of the oven and its blend of savory Italian fixings screamed, "Eat me!"

Furthermore, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating at Shorty's. As my friends and I were rocking out to our jukebox tunes, we noticed that a few of the staff members had joined in behind the counter! They were also very kind when delivering our pizza and freshening our drinks. They checked up on us a few times to make sure we were satisfied with our meal too. Before we left, they were considerate in giving each of us a sticker with a smiling, bald man (the Shorty's logo) for us to keep and treasure our memorable experience together.

Realistically, my friends and I will share many more pizza outings together because we are getting a bang for our buck at Shorty's. Not only do they have an extensive menu for a pizza place, but their prices are reasonable too. For a college student on a budget, I would highly recommend stopping by Shorty's for an exceptional value. Their slices are huge and well worth the money my friends and I paid for an eighteen-inch pizza. Additionally, their specials and deals are well worth checking out. Every Wednesday, Shorty's offers five dollars off of a fourteen-inch pizza purchase. That would mean you'd only pay around twelve dollars! Happy Hour on Fridays would also be well worth pursuing. Shorty's has many inviting deals that are kind to every college student's wallet.

Shorty's is an ideal restaurant to get your pizza fix.

Waco, Texas should consider itself lucky to be home to such a notable pizzeria.

Related Articles Around the Web
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

107522
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments