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Elmer's Diner

22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
+1 203-731-2559
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had many dishes at Elmer's Diner but the best by far are their waffles. They are true Belgian style that is light a fluffy but not too heavy. They make some great egg dishes that include rice and beans in some. The burgers...More

Thank mcjaeger68
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear that you always love your meal. We appreciate your business and your kind words.

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Frequenting the area on recent business trips with colleagues, we tend to try different establishments in the area. This has been my second time dining at Elmer's and will definitely be my last. Besides the barely warmed beans that were served with the breakfast platter,...More

Thank jlarue44
Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

We’re sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your meal during your recent visit. We can assure you that the experience you described does not reflect the standards we set for our team or food. we believe in offering nothing but the...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Danbury, and I have seen a lot of diners come and go. I maybe visit once a year or so, and Elmer's is the best diner left standing! I stopped for breakfast with my family. I had an excellent omelette, home...More

Thank Amber T
Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Amber, Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear that you loved your meal and we hope to serve you again soon. Thank you for your business and your compliments. It is a pleasure to serve you.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We've been coming here for while now and Elmer's is everything you expect in a diner. They have the specials of the day on a board in the entryway and they are also printed inside the menu. The menu is quite large and can be...More

1  Thank connecticut_lady
Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate your loyalty, and are glad you have enjoyed many delicious meals with us. We are sorry to hear that you did not care for the spinach pie, but we do greatly appreciate your recommendation of sampling the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

The food and establishment are very good. Service is also very good. The portions are nice sized and the choices are extensive. Good place for any meal of the day from breakfast to dinner!

Thank TazRon
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you, TazRon! We’re so glad you enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Met a friend for Saturday brunch and was looking forward to breakfast. I've been there once before and found the food to be just what you expect for a diner. I was impressed that we were seated right away as the parking lot was filled...More

Thank whmtnhiker
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

We’re so sorry to hear about your recent experience. Customer satisfaction is the top priority of our entire team, and we apologize that you did not have the opportunity to experience that first-hand. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Elmer's many times over the years. It is a very solid diner with a wonderful staff. Elmer out one of his family will greet you with a smile, the pastries and desserts are made in premises, there are plenty of tables and...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly the best diner I've been to in the greater Danbury area. Unbelievable service and food that tastes like you made at home. Elmer runs a very efficient kitchen and his team always super friendly

Thank jjcajohn
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your loyalty and always enjoy seeing you here. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast . Placenproydky adveryised using healthy oils such as olive oil. After tasting my home fries and eggs I quickly caught on they were using the chemically enhanced butter flavored oil called " phase". It tastes terribly artificial and not healthy. Shame...More

Thank jonathan G
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My friend & I had lunch there. The owner greeted us with a big smile and then seated us. We were brought a salad, complimentary, while we looked over the menu. Good food, good value.

Thank Phyllis B
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Dear Phyllis, Thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear that you and your friend loved your lunch. Stop back in again sometime soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-731-2559
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This is a 24 hour diner and we serve anything that is on your mind for an American Italian Mexican Greek and anything that is available for you just let us know and would be more than happy to accommodate the way you Like YOir meal. You happiness it is our graders reward. Enjoy!! Elmer
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