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Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs

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1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
+1 760-327-8419
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Canmore, Canada
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219 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious and reasonable, good variety of everything! We enjoyed breakfast Benny's in full and half orders, real ingredients, real crab. Service was friendly and efficient. Endless cup of good coffee. Saw the German pancakes, fresh fruit looked good but too big for "seniors"! Would definitely try another meal there.

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Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever I'm in Palm Springs, no trip is complete without a visit to Elmer's for the German pancake - so yummy. The place is like a very nice Coco's but the staff is so much nicer and friendly. It's a great place - go!!!

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you've enjoyed your visits to Elmer's. We love hearing from our Guests! Hope to see you again next time you're in the area! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic Dungeness egg Benny's. My friends omelette looked very delectable as well. On the weekends you can count on quite a wait as this a very popular restaurant just a five minute drive from downtown Palm Springs. The coffee is a little weak but drinkable. The staff are friendly and attentive.

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you enjoyed your visit to Elmer's. We love hearing from our Guests! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Sonoma County, California
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended this for breakfast. It was packed yet had little wait thanks to well trained staff. I had crepes with fruit, which included eggs and meat side. My husband had eggs over, properly done, with sides. We both gave the food an A. Despite the crowd, we were never rushed and noise was not a problem. Best of... More 

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you enjoyed your visit to Elmer's. We love hearing from our Guests! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a PS classic, seems to have been here forever. Good, standard, comfort food served by a warm and friendly staff. Try the German Pancakes. Plenty of parking.

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you've enjoyed your visits to Elmer's. We love hearing from our Guests! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Elmers has the best breakfast served all day. We eat there often. Great place, great service and good deal for your money.

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you've enjoyed your visits to Elmer’s. We love hearing from our Guests and we send each review directly to the restaurant management to be seen. Hope to see you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Elmer's is always outstanding and bring your appetite because servings are large. German pancakes and stuffed hash browns are yummy. Service is good and fast

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you enjoyed your visit to Elmer’s. We love hearing from our Guests and we send each review directly to the restaurant management to be seen. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Brea, CA
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very popular, but don't be discouraged by the crowds waiting to be seated. They are well organized and able to move diners through quickly and efficiently.

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you enjoyed your visit to Elmer’s. We love hearing from our Guests and we send each review directly to the restaurant management to be seen. Hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a long-established, traditional American eatery: and if you love this sort of food it is a good place to visit and deserves a four star rating. However, if you happen to be a vegetarian or have less catholic tastes then the menu is limiting and the food is average. There was nothing wrong with what we got -... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant attracts both the locals AND the tourists because of its reasonable prices, outstanding service, and an EXTENSIVE menu. It is always busy, but the service remains top notch no matter when you dine there. It's also very conveniently located near many of the hotels and motels along East Palm Canyon Drive, but that never stops the locals from... More 

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Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you've enjoyed your visits to Elmer’s. We love hearing from our Guests and we send each review directly to the restaurant management to be seen. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-8419
Description
Since 1960, Elmer's has been dedicated to providing quality food ingredients and personable, gracious service that make you feel at home. Built on the foundation of Walt Elmer's famous buttermilk pancakes, Elmer's offers seasonally fresh entrees and premium, made-from-scratch favorites in a warm comfortable and inviting family dining experience. With ample choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features an emphasis on fresh, Northwest ingredients and traditional flavors. Featured Northwest favorites include Boyd's Coffee, Oregon Marionberry syrup, Tillamook cheese, and sausages from Portland-based Zenner's Sausage Company. Many Guests happily enhance their morning meal with a refreshing Mimosa. While the food is a star in its own right, it's the service that makes customers smile. Led by local owner, Jacky Donnell, the genuine, friendly team at Palm Springs Elmer's delights in welcoming desert locals as well as Northwest snowbirds craving a taste of home. They are proud of the reputation they have built as a local favorite. In addition to local Best Breakfast awards, Guests at Palm Springs Elmer's rave about their experiences on Yelp! and TripAdvisor. Elmer's has also received national recognition in the category of Family Restaurants with high marks on four main attributes consisting of taste, value, service and mood. Elmer's takes pride in their surrounding communities and strives to be the restaurant of choice for families. Choose to dine indoors surrounded by historic and scenic Palm Springs photography or on the outdoor pet-friendly patio. Elmer's is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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