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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (11 reviews)
“home fries” (13 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

We had breakfast on a Saturday morning. It was worth the 30 minute wait. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was served quickly. The flaky biscuit was freshly made in house. The California omelette was loaded with ingredients. The sunflower toast was a nice...More

Thank family0f6traveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When's place has a line out the door, you can usually predict good quality food. Such is the case here, though the wait was not long. The sausage gravy had wonderful flavor and the biscuits were good. The cherry cobbler was first rate- with fresh...More

Thank zrib
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for a standard, hometown diner, you've found it in Elmo's. Standard breakfast food with the option of adding non-traditional diner extras like an omelette with avocados and salsa. Great place to color with crayons and plot schemes over a refillable mug of...More

Thank Durhambat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Breakfast with family group of 8. They were very nice and made a table for all of us to sit together. I had the biscuit and gravy special which was 2 eggs, biscuit with gravy, bacon and grits. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere is...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 days ago

He wanted to eat here. I didn't. Because this wifey doesn't always get her way, we ate here. He ordered pancakes with a mixture of finely-chopped apples, pecans + cranberries, with a bowl of oatmeal on the side. I ordered the french toast. He says...More

Thank IAmEve7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I go to Elmo's frequently and I always enjoy it. You can order breakfast at any time. I recently tried a new item - the shrimp burger. It was different that most shrimp burgers but very good. My favorite is their breakfast menu.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch. Had a BLT. Wasn't overly impressed. Kind scant on the bacon but it had good flavor. Wife had the chef salad. Again, it was ok. Nothing special. Service was ok. Too much casual conversation amongst the servers in ear shot of the...More

Thank Rockystheman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have an extensive menu and I'm sure you will not have a problem finding something to eat for breakfast (all day), lunch, or dinner. Unfortunately the bad service moved what would have been a 5 star meal down to an average experience (their service...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried the Italian Meatloaf and it had a good spicy kick to it. Definitely not like your mother's traditional meatloaf. All other menu items are what you might expect at a diner, but they also have daily specials worth checking out. Elmo's would do...More

Thank T-Bone_Steaks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and great selection. Staff is nice and food is fresh. Sometimes a wait for Sunday brunch but it is worth it.

Thank rosel261
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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