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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“pancakes” (43 reviews)
Open Now
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 yesterday

Have been to Elmo's many times with friends and always enjoy sitting, talking, eating breakfast or dinner, and drinking coffee here. I love that you can get a lot or order just a small amount. I like their oatmeal the best. Great food and good...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a nice diner. I had a Cobb salad which was delicious. Loved the grilled chicken and avocado. The servers were really nice. They treat everyone like family. The only drawback to this place is the parking. Even with the parking lot there are not...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped at Elmo’s on a whim looking for breakfast. Was immediately greeted by the waitress to get us coffee (Counter Culture by the way - two thumbs up). They have an extensive menu, but nicely have a narrowed down breakfast menu pinned to the front....More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the area for a family issue. We went to a different place to eat before here. We left because of bad service. We had heard about this place from the staff at the hospital. The service was amazing and the food was...More

Thank smhdion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here, it is fresh, good portions, good atmosphere especially for students and has great service. What else would you need from a dinner.

Thank Lilivinu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Malted shakes are great. Breakfast is fantastic. Warm & welcoming staff. I had the beet & goat cheese salad once & it was really good.

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito. This was my first visit to Elmo's. We had good service and fairly quick service. Another party in my group had the Avacado Cucumber Soup and said it was delicious.

Thank susan s
Reviewed 3 May 2018

if you love home cooking, good service..>(GREAT service), Elmo's is the place for you. Consistent on everything. I have been eating here for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal or bad experience and we come multiple times a week. It's easier...More

Thank shawstein
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I don’t know how this restaurant gets such good reviews especially with the competition of truly amazing nearby restaurants. We have tried to go here several times. Breakfast was decent but lunch and dinner was awful. No seasoning and just all around bland food.

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is definitely a great place to meet up with friends and or family. I have always experienced good service and food. As a diner, you will not get a 4-star experience but you will get quality at a reasonable price.

Thank debbiekubiet1
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Beverly M
14 June 2018|
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Response from bmatda | Reviewed this property |
I think there was a kids menu. We weren't traveling with kids, but there were lots of kids in there when we were there. Seemed very family friend. Hope that helps.
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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