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Elmo's Diner


776 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-3823
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Elmo’s Diner has been a local Durham favorite for more than twenty years, with the vast majority of visitors coming back over and over again for classic, tried-and-true diner food and a family-friendly atmosphere. Treat your kids to french toast with whipped cream or any other tasty item on the menu.

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Photo of Madhu Madhu
Dec 10, 2023 5

I had omelette with sunflower bread and french toast, french fries and my friends had custom made omelette. We enjoyed the food and environment is good and we came early at around 8 am. so we had a quick bite otherwise need to wait for your turn. It’s worth waiting.

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.