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Donna's Diner - CLOSED

148 Middle Ave, Elyria, OH 44035-5623
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible51%
25 Apr 2016
5 Apr 2015
“Pass on this one.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Diner
148 Middle Ave, Elyria, OH 44035-5623
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is nothing I can say about this place that is positive. The staff is not professional the food is not good and the place is dirty. That is all you need to know about Donna's Dinner!

Thank Mebucki
Reviewed 6 April 2015

They try to be a nice little diner, but just don't cut it. Servers can be rude and inattentive (and not dressed cleanly.) Food is average at best. In a great location on the square, but food quality is poor and prices kinda high. Poor...More

1  Thank Melody P
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

Yes, she made the NYT. The food is nothing special and the staff is rude. She blames the residents of Elyria for not supporting her, but I'm not supporting bad food served with a scowl. The interior is cutish with a lot of potential and...More

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I've been here several times and none of them were great. Service is slow to non-existent. Place is very dirty and you may not get what you ordered. I ordered a Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad. Without speaking to me, I got a salad with lettuce,...More

3  Thank legalree
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Brought to fame by a front-page series in the New York Times last fall, this great local diner serves classic American breakfasts with some interesting twists. We indulged in the pork-lover's omelette that included bacon, sausage, ham and god-knows what else from the pig. It...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I ordered the Greek Spinach Salad. The menu description said tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, black olives, etc. The salad was served with no tomatoes, two cucumber slices, no red onion, green olives, and romaine lettuce with a few baby spinach leaves on top. When I...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 23 November 2012 via mobile

Recently written up and a front page story In the New York Times, this quaint little family-owned restaurant is worth your time to go experience! Home cooked food that is delicious. Service that is very professional, prompt and very down-homey. All the stresses of the...More

Thank TDubbyaOh
Reviewed 23 October 2012

This diner was featured in a massive article in The New York Times about a week ago. As I was passing through the area I thought I'd stop in and check Donna's out. Three generations were working that day, and it was a pleasure chatting...More

1  Thank RoadTripToSFO
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Restaurant Details

American, Diner
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Middle Ave, Elyria, OH 44035-5623
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Elyria
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