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Elmo's Diner

4.5

776 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-3823
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Elmo's Diner

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Photo of Dr Lady Smith Dr Lady Smith
Jun 10, 2019 4

This is the first time I've ordered an omelette plate from this eatery. The omelette had spinach, bacon, onions and cheddar cheese. I also had a side of home fries and an English muffin with jelly. This plate was generous for the $10 I paid. The manager, Scott, was extremely nice and helpful. I would visit again, whenever I'm on this side of town.

Photo of Matt Piontkowski Matt Piontkowski
May 19, 2019 5

The best breakfast spot in Bull City. Hands down. They have something for everyone, and it's all good. The customer service is top notch. The food is amazing. The place is very clean. And the line moves quick.

Photo of Zach Boyd Zach Boyd
Jun 4, 2019 5

Got the biscuits and gravy. Very good but I’m picky with my biscuits. Service was great and interior was clean and well decorated. Much different than what I was expecting. Lots of locals present which is always a good sign.

Photo of Jennifer Duvroux Jennifer Duvroux
Jun 11, 2019 3

Service was good. Its a nice diner. Good ambiance. I ordered the special shrimp and avacodo quiche and soup. My husband had the blue cheese burger. The food was okay...just okay...Its wasn't great or special. I had high expectations from all the good things I hear about this place but sadly I was not impressed enough to return.

Photo of Craig Shapiro Craig Shapiro
Apr 17, 2019 5

Elmo's is a diner with great, consistent food and service. I have always had a very good experience there. They also have soy sausage, which is nice if you don't eat meat. Though I cannot recall her name, my server yesterday, April 16 around noon in the elevated seating area, was wonderful.

Photo of Victoria Grice Victoria Grice
Jun 30, 2019 5

We love Elmo's! Good food and lots of options. Waitstaff are all really great. This location is our favorite but we also like the Carrboro location. Prices are reasonable and when it's not too busy, it's a great place to relax with family and friends.

Photo of Matt Kollman Matt Kollman
Jun 25, 2019 5

Elmo's Diner somehow defies the old saying "speed, cost, quality: pick two". I don't understand how food that good comes out that fast and at a great price, but I'm not complaining. I usually get the vegetarian breakfast burrito, which I bet would silence meat eaters who complain of veg food not being filling. This past time I got blueberry pancakes with a side of soy sausage. They make their pancakes thinner than I usually like but they were some of the best I've ever had. I regret only getting two.

Photo of Laura Jenkins Laura Jenkins
Jun 25, 2019 5

Loved the feel of this place! The gumbo special with the cornbread (YUM) was great! They had coloring for the kids and the restaurant has a pleasant background talking noise that helped me feel comfortable being there with them.

Photo of Roy Schneider Roy Schneider
Sep 21, 2019 5

I really appreciate the resurgence of the diner. Elmo's is true to modern form. Delicious breakfast served anytime. Super friendly staff despite it being very busy. Lots of young families there. Very worthy of a visit.

Photo of Marcy Bilgrav Marcy Bilgrav
Aug 24, 2019 5

This diner was very well managed. The food was delicious! The waitress was on top of things and had a great personality. The place was packed but they got you in and out fast. It was a great experience.

Photo of Brian Pelton Brian Pelton
Aug 15, 2019 4

This place is a real diner. Big menu, breakfast all day, delicious specials, with fast and friendly service. Good for groups and families (with kids). There aren't very many true diners in the Triangle area so Elmo's is special. My family likes this place a lot and we go fairly often. Highly recommended.

Photo of Jamie Baldwin Jamie Baldwin
Sep 22, 2019 3

The salmon cake is always delicious and the dill sauce is yummy. But, my English muffin was burnt and hard as a rock. I have been there many times and enjoy it usually.

Photo of Dave Chen Dave Chen
Sep 16, 2019 4

the breakfast is as advertised and meets the reputation. tasty and ample. every possible item and they are super accommodating. the staff is excellent. fast and efficient.

Photo of Gina Boone Gina Boone
Oct 17, 2019 5

Great food and service! Depending on when you go there can be a significant wait time, but it's worth it. Good diner options.

Photo of Gerald Triplett Gerald Triplett
Nov 5, 2019 4

This was a great experience. The food was pretty good. I didn't really like the Mac n cheese, but the chicken and dumplings was awesome! The peach cobbler was also wonderful.

Photo of Nicole Ellis Nicole Ellis
Oct 27, 2019 5

Absolutely delicious!! Prices were very reasonable for how much food you get! We got the baked french toast with eggs and the homemade soy sausage!! It was so so good not to mention a lovely atmosphere and great service!

Photo of Nickie Nickie
Sep 29, 2019 4

I’ve been wanting to come here and finally got the chance, love it. Food was very good, Service was too. Great location. I had the Omelet and my friend had the meatloaf both were delicious.