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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%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (11 reviews)
“home fries” (15 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 4 days ago

Elmo's must be currently the most popular place in town for Sunday Brunch! Even before the 'church crowd' lets out, there is a 30 minute wait. The menu is satisfying; the price is right...but this weekend the wait staff left a lot to be desired....More

Thank carolinanorte
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many local families dining the night we were there. Cool decor (ie old school diner). Menu is expansive. Looking around, several tables had a mix of breakfast orders and dinner items. We had a taco salad and one of the specials- black bean and sweet...More

Thank becca83-TN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for families with children and for anyone else just wanting a simple breakfast, brunch or supper. It is a diner with some specials that are appealing.

Thank tigerwf
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a kid friendly local diner restaurant that offers great value. The very extensive menu has something for everyone. They don't accept reservations and the wait can be long especially on weekends. However, the food and the service are worth it.

Thank Signe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice older restaurant with the diner feel. Service was good. Food was very good and filling with a nice price.

Thank kimberlymae1007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had breakfast here recently. It was early and not busy. I hostess didn't give me a menu and after a while a waiter appeared at my table to take my order. I asked for a menu. He returned and didn't show up back for...More

Thank Herbert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best diner food I've ever had..! Nice atmosphere and lots of friendly people..And it's family friendly

Thank Diamond A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a casual place to eat and Elmo's had good reviews. I can see why. The food was great, reasonably priced and pleasant atmosphere. Not fancy by any means, but good food and a good price with a varied...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience is perfect for a diner. The prices are on point. Our waitress (Megan) was very attentive. The manager (Scott) was very accommodating. I definitely plan to come back!

2  Thank auswes11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and vibe at Elmo's. The servers treat you like family. Great place to hit up on a lazy Saturday morning!

Thank Randy M
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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