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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” (34 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (16 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Elmo's for Saturday brunch and enjoyed it overall. The place was packed but a 10-20 minute wait ended up being less than 10. Food was good, but not great. Prices were fair and the place had a good vibe so we would visit again!

Thank chaceifland
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was fabulous. Particularly what you would expect in the South at a neighborhood Diner. Biscuits were light and warm; the gravy was savory and smothering the biscuit. The cheesy baked spaghetti was delicious and tasted like mom had just brought it from your kitchen;...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love the atmosphere in this diner. THe wait staff are friendly, coffee is great, and he breakfast selections are wonderful. Love the different types of pancakes and waffles.

Thank April H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive and diverse menu. Quality fare. Fast, efficient, friendly service. Good value. Elmo's is a cut above and a solid choice no matter what you may have a hankering for. Breakfasts, burgers and salads are my personal faves but I've never had a bad meal...More

Thank vlblv
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Elmos for breakfast on Sunday morning. There was about a 15 minute wait which was not bad at all. The food was wonderful but even better was our waitress, Denise. She was extremely pleasant and made our day.

Thank rangers199409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my daughter this morning for brunch before a soccer game. Very busy restaurant but we grabbed a table immediately. I ordered the two eggs any style with the usual sausage, bacon and toast and my daughter went for the bagel,cream cheese and...More

Thank ian g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the vegetarian chili and salmon sandwich. Really nice diner with good variety for everyone. Can be a wait since it is very popular. Bathrooms could use attention. Would definitely eat there again, especially for breakfast.

Thank Lois S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly and honest and it's a great place to eat. I left my iphone on the table and they held it for me until I came back.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was like a revolving door, that squeeked. We waiting and were finally seated and were so pleased with the service. Our waiter was friendly and funny and was very knowledgeable. I order the shrimp and grits and it was good. Omelets were also good...More

Thank Newdoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch. Had the shrimp and avocado quiche. Wouldn't recommend it as it was very dry and only 3 small pieces of shrimp in it. The salad was good. My husband loved the burger and fries. The waiter Garrett was very friendly....More

Thank theholidaywife
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Gordon C
21 October 2017|
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Response from tracyf348 | Reviewed this property |
It is delicious I had breakfast and I would definitely go back.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 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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