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Elmer's Diner

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22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
203-731-2559
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly, food was fine

This is a real "diner" experience. Great waitress, Edith, friendly manager, clean, tasty food. I enjoyed myself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Brian N
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a real "diner" experience. Great waitress, Edith, friendly manager, clean, tasty food. I enjoyed myself.

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Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Brain, it’s so great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We pride ourselves in giving our customers a real diner experience and are glad you felt it. Please come see us again in the future. More 

Redding, CT, USA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Always good service. Usually go for a hearty breakfast. I can't complain at the price. I will return.

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Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience as our guest Amanda. We love reading reviews like the one you've written and look forward to your next visit. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Huge portions could better prepared. The Moussaka was good but had little too much oil for our tast. The Mahi Mahi special was also good.Service was good as it was Christmas Eve and the Diner was not crowded. Will have to try again later due to other not so great reviews.

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Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed the Mahi Mahi special. We do hope you visit us again soon! More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've heard some good things about this diner so I finally decided to give it a try. Totally disappointing! The food was not good! I had to send my cheese omelet back because it was so slimy and oozing with uncooked egg! The waitress took it back and came with another one a few mins later. It was thoroughly cooked... More 

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Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear customer, we are so sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with your food. We would like to talk to you further about this matter. Please contact Elmer at elmerp@sbcglobal.net at your earliest convenience, thank you. More 

Shenandoah, NY
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Elmer's Diner was quite a disappointment. We were there on a Sunday around noon. Big mistake. They were very busy, which in and of itself is not a problem. But parking is a nightmare. They have two lots. The lower lot, closest to the diner has just one way in and the same way going out, so if you pull... More 

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Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear customer, I’m so sorry to hear about your negative experience with us. We aim to give our customer’s the best dining experience possible and we are so sorry you didn’t receive that. Please contact Elmer at elmerp@sbcglobal.net at your earliest convenience so we can discuss this matter further. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This is the worst Connecticutt diner we have experienced. We sat so long we had to ask the hostess about the waitress. When the waitress came, the coffee was burnt. Juice came a considerable time later. We asked for the check as that took even more. Total time for coffee and juice: 30 minutes. Total price: 10 bucks. Enough said.

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Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Brenda, I am very surprised to hear this because this is not up to our standards. As soon as a customer sits down they get a cup of coffee. I am very sorry to hear about this inconvenience that you have described. If you will visit us again I will be more than happy to speak with you. More 

Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a family reunion in Danbury CT, and tried to find a budget friendly place for dinner for 13 adults and 6 children. I called Elmer's the night before, and a lovely man named Alex said they would handle everything. On Sat. evening we arrived and a beautiful table was set up for all of us with a bowl... More 

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Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear customer, so happy to hear our restaurant could create memories for you and your family. We appreciate all the kind words and would love to have your family back for the next reunion. More 

Cary, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a nice after church meal there with family. Very friendly staff and Elmer himself came out to greet us as be knew my cousin. Food was good but basic. Menu was on steroids though. Way too many options for a small diner. You can't do them all well. Pare it down to the items you do best!

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Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

No frills but very clean. It serves some Central American dishes but mainly basic diner fare. The staff is very friendly and the owner,Elmer is generally there to greet you.

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We met Elmer of Elmer's Diner fame when he was in Ridgefield. We enjoyed him so much, that when he opened his own place a few years ago, we make it a point to pop in whenever we're in the area. If we're lucky, Elmer is in the diner when we are. He is a wonderful human being, so please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-731-2559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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