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Elmer's Restaurant - Boise

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1385 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83706-2926
+1 208-343-5714
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had one for lunch. Good salad, much like a cross between a chef's salad and a Cobb salad. Quite tasty and reasonable portion. Great service!

Thank James S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just enjoyed a very nice breakfast. Pancakes and omlettes were good. The coffee was very good and they kept your cup full. It was busy for a Saturday morning but we didn't feel rushed and service was fantastic. We will go back again.

Thank Melissa G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went to dinner at Elmer's Restaurant. It was really good. It had been a few years since I had last visited. The food was good and the service was excellent. I would recommend Elmer's to anyone.

Thank Maren M
Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We enjoyed our large breakfast with great choices at Elmers. Service was fast, food came out hot and flavorful. The inside could be any chain breakfast place but food was very good. This is a favorite of locals.

Thank FloridagirlP-cola
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty solid and the atmosphere was very "old timey" but priceless. I highly recommend to anyone who loves a traditional "greasy spoon".

Thank Christopher L
Richmond, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Utilizing local produce, Elmer's is a great place to stop in for breakfast in the morning. Offering a great selection of options from the menu; I don't think you can go wrong. Service was fast and attentive. Food was served fast, fresh and hot. Highly recommended.

Thank Jason B
Boise, Idaho, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Located centrally and very near Boise State University, this long time eatery remains superb and provides excellent food and service. The menu is extensive and varied with all of the usual breakfast offerings along with specialties like German pancakes. Service is friendly, fast and you are not kept waiting. The place is busy and has a noisy buzz which adds... More 

Thank James S
Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great service wide menu😀changes acceptable to cook staff, waitress very helpful food arrives quickly.. Separate area for meetings we meet monthly

Thank Bill P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Elmer's is a locally owned and operated restaurant that opened in 1960. They have a wide-range of items on their menu, and many items, like their German pancakes, you cannot find anywhere else. They have a very local following and are consistently good. When we ask anyone in downtown Boise where to get the best breakfast, the answer was always... More 

Thank Bigredmachine
Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We drove 10+ hours from Las Vegas to Boise just so, after a 25 year wait, I could have Elmer's famous pancakes once again. We arrived at 8 p.m., one hour before closing. Rocky greeted so welcomingly, seated us at once with menus and brought ice water immediately. It didn't take us long to decide and Rocky had our order... More 

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Boise, responded to this review

Morning Tana, We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you enjoyed your visit (after a 25 year wait!) to the Boise Elmer's. We love hearing from our Guests and we send each review directly to the restaurant management to be seen. We actually opened a restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ earlier this year! It's just under... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1385 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83706-2926
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-343-5714
A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?