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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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Prince George, Canada
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933 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined a few times for breakfast when staying at the hotel next door. Lots of room in the dining room. Fine strawberry waffles. Family friendly restaurant. Love Elmer the elephant for kids menus. Fine service.

Thank mariedesjardins
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Plenty of room for a large group. A variety of breakfast and supper foods. The pancakes and crepes were a favorite. Fact is, the blueberry pancakes was a meal in itself; eggs and sausages was actually too much unless you're a visiting Sumo wrestler from Japan, a left tackle on a pro football team or just want to gain a... More 

Thank sherlock63
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Slow service and waitress skipped around us and waited on everyone else. It was almost like we were in a dead zone. Finally got coffee when we were ready to leave

Thank patbeeman52
Galloway, New Jersey
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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235 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
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?