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Elmo's Diner


776 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-3823
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Photo of Shannon Goad Shannon Goad
Nov 1, 2023 5

Great local diner for all sorts of breakfast, brunch, and lunch! The omelettes are great and the biscuits are phenomenal. The service is also very friendly and outstanding! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone as there’s a large variety of options. It is very busy!

Photo of Rosalyn Smith Rosalyn Smith
Oct 30, 2023 5

Me and my hubby were at IHOP today but they were a little understaffed, so while waiting we decided to leave and see what was close and Elmo's Diner popped up and we went. They were staffed properly and we were seated quickly and the food was quick and it was delicious. I'm quite sure we will be back but we are going on a Saturday so we can try the shrimp and grits. The price was fantastic because paying for good food isn't a problem but when the meal is at an unexpectedly fantastic price we should let the people know. Grits, eggs, salmon, biscuit and cantaloupe and a price of $10.95 and my hubby had the Omelet with grits and a biscuit for $10.25. P.S. The coffee is good too for all you coffee drinkers! And please leave a good tip because they do deserve it. No more IHOP for a very long time!

Photo of C Powell C Powell
Oct 7, 2023 5

This place is always great. I went with a customized Huevos Rancheros. The service is always good.  Yet,  it's is usually busy. However, they move pretty quick. Highly recommend.

Photo of Michelle W. Michelle W.
Oct 1, 2023 5

Loved this place! Fast, friendly service with delicious food and really good coffee. I had the Ham, Bacon, & Swiss Quiche....WOW! SO good! My son really enjoyed his Huevos Rancheros.

Photo of Mallary Meyer Mallary Meyer
Jul 19, 2023 5

Great place for breakfast! Service was quick, food was great, and coffee was delicious. We ordered the create your own omelettes and my sister ordered their Santa Fe breakfast bowl and loved it. If the parking lot is full don't be discouraged. The place has plenty of seating and got us right in.

Photo of k Caudle k Caudle
Jun 1, 2023 3

...Not what I expected or remembered. It was just okay. I chose the salmon cakes and they were extremely fishy tasting. And I love salmon. The eggs Florentine, the sauce tasted like powdered cheese. It was extremely grainy. Biscuits were dry. Still enjoy the Durham atmosphere.

Photo of Himani Vejandla Himani Vejandla
Apr 14, 2023 5

Our first time at Elmo’s and didn’t disappoint. The place was packed on a Thursday afternoon but our wait time was 2min and food came in less than five. Our favorites were onion rings. Fries can use a bit more seasoning for our palates. Waffle was hearty and I loved the blueberry compote.

Photo of Jennifer Dyer Jennifer Dyer
Apr 6, 2023 5

Great place for breakfast lunch. Very reasonable prices and a lot of vegetarian options which we really appreciated. They have mimosas for under $7 and a selection of beers. Did was very fresh and flavorfull. Has a lot of authentic Mexican breakfast items which is a nice change from the regular breakfast food you see in most diners

Photo of Dame Wilkerson Dame Wilkerson
Mar 19, 2023 3

Howdy guys! While in the area, we were craving breakfast and decided to give this place a try. Firstly, let me say this place is the truth with moving folks in and out! We were told it would be a 15-25 min wait, we probably waited all of 10 mins that’s a plus!!!! Secondly the vibe/atmosphere here is great, staffing very friendly and knowledgeable. Only reason for the two star deduction, my salmon patties were fried a little hard and very bland. In addition, my home fries were also fried very hard. Long story short, I’d give this place another shot. probably not around rush hour, but for sure worth another visit. Now let me no what you think, JUST GO &. GIVE THEM A SHOT! Thank me later ✌🏽

Photo of Tiauna Wilson Tiauna Wilson
Jan 25, 2023 5

The food here was very good! My mom had the Santa Fe special which was delicious! My waffle was blueberry compote was really good as well along with a Mexican omlete. I say this place is a must try! On a side note it seemed the restaurant was a bit short staffed so it took a little bit to place an order but the server was very friendly and accommodating!