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“All American Food - Better parking lot needed!”
Review of Elmo's Diner

Elmo's Diner
Ranked #16 of 769 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 May 2021 via mobile

Good All American food at a reasonable price. Our party all at from the lunch items. Wife had the chicken salad that she said was a little dry and bland. Son had the BBQ chicken sandwich which he rated 3 stars. I went the bacon cheeseburger which was tasty on the fresh bun. We also had an order of cheese fries which would have better with bacon along with the sour cream and chives.

Our biggest complaint is the lack of handicapped parking (only ONE space) and the fact the parking lot is unpaved. This makes it very difficult for patrons like our son-in-law a wheelchair to access the diner easily.

Bottom line, it would be worthwhile for Elmo’s to pave their parking lot

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank DrJBerry
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Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

Just a nice solid restaurant offering a good breakfast. Was very busy but service was good. Food was above average but not spectacular.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

We eat here every time we are in town!! This is our absolute favorite breakfast stop!!! This is worth every bite!!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Thank KaitlynH134
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Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

Elmo is a treasure and tradition in Durham. Basically a diner, they have an extensive menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available all day.
Service is always pleasant and accurate. Food good quality with some innovative spins. There is not pretense here. Just a tasty solid meal at a fair price.
Elmos was the first place we went back to eating inside during Covid. They are committed to safety.
We have been interested to note that in all the times we’ve been to Elmos we have never been able to figure out who the manager is - everyone works as a team and the results show.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Louise833
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

We stopped at Elmo's Diner for lunch. They were busy but efficient in handling the crowd. They had social distancing and protections in place. Service was great the hostess she made sure we knew where to strand and was very helpful. Our server was pleasant and quick. The food was great and reasonably priced. They have parking available on site which is not easy in a city environment. Elmo's is very close to the Duke campus. We will be back.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Thank Scott G
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