Shorty’s is a home-grown, family-owned and operated pizza place near Baylor Campus in Waco, TX. We specialize in New York-style pizza with fresh ingredients, including hand-tossed dough made from scratch daily, Shorty’s own marinara, and a whole milk mozzarella blend, served hot out of our brick oven.

We prepare all our toppings inhouse each and every day, from crisp vegetables to our special recipe hamburger and sausage toppings with no fillers or preservatives. Enjoy a Pizza Pillow® dipped in ranch or marinara, wings with housemade sauce, a side of cheesy garlic bread, or try a Shorty’s favorite—made to order fried pickles or mushrooms. Grab a cold beer at the bar or hang out with the kids on our huge covered patio.

Our History

1. 2010
On February 1, 2011, Ted “Shorty” Browning opened Shorty’s doors. Shorty, an Austin native, graduated from Baylor in 2001 and, to his mother’s dismay, got on a boat to Maui. While living the island life, he worked in restaurants and dreamed of opening a college hangout near his alma mater.
2. 2011
Back in Waco in 2010, he and his now-wife Randle started work on the Shorty’s you know today—welding tables, testing recipes, building fences, and everything in between. Inspired by his favorite dive bars on Maui and the sprawling patios in his hometown of Austin, Ted wanted Shorty’s to be the perfect place to kick back with a beer and a slice.
3. 2015
In 2015, Shorty’s childhood friend and fellow Baylor alum Kyle Ferguson and his wife Jaime joined the Shorty’s team so Shorty could see his wife sometimes while the sun is still out. Come by and say hey! Even Aggies are welcome.



Call to order or come by the shop to pick up custom Shorty’s T-shirts, hats, koozies, and gift cards.