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Elmo's Diner

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776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Elmo's Diner is one place that my whole family can agree on: vegetarians, parents of toddlers, college students, and elderly. The food is great, and consistently good. They are surprisingly good at all kinds of food: Mexican, Italian, BBQ, and their specialty Carolina Country foods. The service is great despite the fact that the place is always packed. You may... More 

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Thank Alisa K B
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elmo's never disappoints. Great breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and home made soups. It's a go to place.

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Thank Kathleen M
Durham, North Carolina
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elmo's has been around a long time, and everyone in town goes there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served all day. All their dishes are great. They are simple but have a different twist with their ingredients. Service is quick. The servers are often Duke students because it is very close to East Campus. Children love it. They... More 

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Thank Nikkisams
Coleville, North Carolina, United States
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love breakfast joints and this one is a notch above for diner food. Interesting that the Elmo's in Carrboro is a separate entity under a different owner but they both execute their vision pretty well.

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Thank Be C
Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Want breakfast? Elmo's is the place to go. Want lunch or dinner? Elmo's is still the place to go. Want pie with ice cream? Elmo's is definitely the place to go. All different parts of the menu are delicious and the specials are not to be missed. It's also budget friendly, so great for everyone. Just be warned, they are... More 

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Thank cealtest
Zagreb, Croatia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were starving.. had delightful waiter, quick perfect, non-intrusive.. quickly had sparkling champagne, quiche, yummy grits..... coffee...eggs, Huge servings, yummy hot...Tomato basil soup delicious...( only thing is biscuits were mostly like bread... that was only thing) As a Louisiana girl... grits great......even had food to take home.....

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Thank Susan C
Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of Durham's long time establishments, Elmo's is always good. They get really busy on the weekends, so plan accordingly.

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Thank ksjpwilliams
Raleigh, North Carolina
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is all american diner food. I decided to try it out because I'd heard so much about it over the years. Had the quiche and salad. It was good. Nothing out of the ordinary or extraordinary.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food was excellent; although the parking is horrible and the wait can be long. The staff was very friendly too which is always a plus ... .would definately go back!

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Thank kimseesyou
Hendersonville, NC
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had lunch here on Thursday right before Christmas and am glad we stopped. They were busy but the staff was very efficient and friendly. We ordered two items off their daily special list, and food came very quickly. Nice variety of items on the menu, from breakfast to salads and sandwiches to full meals. Portions were generous, food was well-prepared.... More 

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Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-3823

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?