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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (16 reviews)
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for lunch after our tour of Duke. Saw Elmo's as we were driving down Ninth Street and I remembered having looked at it on TA. I'm glad we decided to stop and try it out. Saturday afternoon about 1:30 and the place...More

Thank bmatda
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for lunch/brunch on a Sunday. The portions are generous. Most in our party had breakfast. My pancakes with apple/cranberry/granola compote was delicious. Two people had biscuits and gravy; they said it was just okay. The parking lot was packed. We heard that the...More

Thank DawnAlba
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we’ve had large family get togethers, Elmo’s always has lots to choose from and a casual atmosphere for kids. Good food and nice friendly service.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit was very nice, and we will be back. Lunch is crowded and food was a little slow, but I think they were short-staffed that day. We had more of the lunch menu, but I'd like to try the breakfast food. For a diner,...More

Thank RRRice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily we got a table right away! I had California omelette which was a good size and full of avocado, next time I will ask for more cheese. Hubby had simple eggs and sausage and he enjoyed. We would go back again. Staff was very...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This atmosphere reminds me of some of the coffee shops I used to go to in NYC. It offers a variety of diner food; mostly what I would consider comfort food with a touch of class.

Thank colmant2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here for an early lunch so we were seated immediately. We missed the breakfast crowd. Had a friendly, helpful server and we all enjoyed our lunches. We are in town for medical reasons and will definitely come back to Elmos when we are...More

Thank MMTennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elmo’s has a fun vibe and fast service. The biscuits were amazing and breakfast items like French toast and waffles looked good. Sadly, I ordered an omelette and was disappointed to find cold vegetables added inside to folded eggs, and I took an unfortunate bite...More

Thank ttamnom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast there during a recent trip to RDU. We got there around 9:30am on a Sunday morning between the wave of people that are always there. When we left there was an hour wait. I had the corned beef hash breakfast with eggs. The...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a typical diner. Nothing fancy except good food, super service. The place is do popular, we waited 30 minutes for a table for breakfast. The food was well prepared and delicious. Our waitress Denise very attentive. This place is well known to locals...More

Thank WallyB47
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Gordon C
21 October 2017|
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Response from SCwinegirl | Reviewed this property |
Great! Had breakfast, lunch and dinner. My husband and I had different meals and all were great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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