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Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Diner, American
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7427 So. Hosmer, Tacoma, WA 98408
+1 253-473-0855
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Galloway, New Jersey
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here early for breakfast as we wanted a change from the hotel's continental breakfast. I had the Northwest Skillet which was awesome and more than I could eat. Slow getting seated but service was good. Came back 2 days later for dinner. I had a basket of fish and chips. Very good. Crispy and golden batter dipped fish was... More 

Thank hojonal354
Milwaukie, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and a lot of it. The staff were friendly, helpful in getting me seated quickly, and very helpful in my special requests.

Thank Jerry M
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner. I had the fish with pilaf and fresh veggies. It was delicious. The waitress was great and friendly

Thank Petra D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Elmer's has quickly become one of my favorite spots for breakfast. I absolutely love the German Pancakes and crave them often. Diner is sometimes very busy but the wait is truly not too long. Hey they have good food, no wonder there can be a wait. The burgers are good, omelets too. Honestly, I have never not liked anything that... More 

Thank glovebug253
Martinez, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went for dinner and the food was excellent. Well prepared and reasonably priced. Service was quick and efficient. Breakfast was another matter. Took forever to get in. Longer to get service. Food was so-so and service was slow and inconsistent. Go for dinner. Stay away from breakfast!

Thank Bill B
Berlin, Germany
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229 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely nice to see a non chain with local stuff. Traditional and more interesting stuff on the menu. Worth the stop. Wait time on Saturday morning about 15 minutes.

Thank justinehresman
Odenton, Maryland
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I liked the appearance of this restaurant. It looks really appealing. When I walked in, there was a strong smell of stale house, like rotting wood or something. I was about to walk out but looked at my phone for ratings and it seemed ok. So in the end, we sat down (still smelling the smell), ordered a nice prime-rib... More 

Thank Mikeleemon
Tacoma, Washington
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times for breakfast with my motorcycle club. This is a step up from Dennys . The service is very good and fast. The price is good and the food is what you would expect for a decent breakfast.

Thank Lynn F
Grapevine, Texas
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Elmers is a great breakfast place. Lots of good choices. I had blueberry pancakes, they were really great, chock full of blueberries. Fun for children, very family oriented. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Julie C
Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The staff is always extremely friendly and curteous. The food was once again, exactly what and how I ordered it. The only draw back is a little bit selfish, the oj glasses can never be big enough. Just bring the machine out to the table, I love it. Brenda, was on top of everything and we never needed to ask.

Thank MIKE M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7427 So. Hosmer, Tacoma, WA 98408
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-473-0855
A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?