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Elmo's Diner

) #7 of 623 Restaurants in Durham $, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Diner
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. We waited about 10 minutes for a table during graduation weekend at high noon, I was so pleasantly surprised by the quick seating. I was so impressed that they could get us seated so fast. Waiter was excellent and very...More

Thank lmd48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our daughter attends NCSSM and recently we went over for a visit. Elmo' s is a great little diner her friends and her can walk to. Good food for inexpensive prices, and friendly staff. Safe area for kids to walk to from school. It's a...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

35 years ago was my first experience with Elmo's and I recall the quaint, easygoing feeling of the place and the diverse menu emphasizing healthy choices. It was reasonably priced and a good experience. Now-35 years later- I sit down with a daughter and see...More

Thank Grayendo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for late breakfast, place is very busy but they accommodated our party of 13. Service was good, food was average. Grits were just so-so, would expect better for being in the South. Prices are reasonable. Lots of college students here.

Thank pasherry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was decent and fairly priced. The service left a little to be desired but nothing to yell about.

Thank Logan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed in my most recent visit to Elmo's. I ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce - it was okay but not enough sauce. The dessert was really disappointing - they advertise it as 'mud' pie but it isn't a real mud pie -...More

Thank laurieinjeddah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a diner with breakfast all day - helpful when you are craving pancakes at noon. The service was good and the food is what you expect. It is slightly loud but we were there on a Saturday morning.

Thank toniszym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by for a late breakfast. It was a nice 30 minute stroll from the Marriott. A perfect diner. Quick service, good value simple food. I tried the biscuits with sausage gravy and a side of grits. All yum. My eggs were cooked perfectly....More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring the Duke Gardens in Durham, my wife and I decided to try Elmo's for lunch, based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed! Our server was very prompt and checked on us at just the right times. Our food was very tasty...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate dinner here tonight, found it on the internet, and checked it out at Tripadvisor. Write- ups were spot on ! Extremelly large varied menu from breakfast items, to salads, sandwiches, entrees, wraps, quiches, and so on. Complete children's menu on back. My wife was...More

Thank kingfather
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-3823
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