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Elmer's Diner

22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
203-731-2559
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Shenandoah, NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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
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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been going to Elmer's for several years now starting when they first built and opened this very clean and airy diner. The breakfast selection is very good, with a couple of pages of specialty plates that are beyond your typical diner selections. The servers are friendly and attentive, and the coffee cups are always full. If you want... More 

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

Dear zensations, Thanks for the review! We are glad that you always enjoy your experience with us. Thank you for your regular business. We will see you again soon. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is a Danbury institution. This reminds me of a typical diner on Long Island. Great selection of food, reasonable prices, great family feel. LOVE coming here!

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

Sammwolf – Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments. We love to read that our customers appreciate our diner and the dishes we offer. The fact that you mention that you love coming here means the world to us! We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was here on this past sunday of Memorial Day weekend. UGh so gross, Me and my boyfriend both got omelet's and they we're blahh....The dumb waitress asked if I wanted cheese in my eastern omelet, I said no and what came in my omelet when she brought it???....CHEESEEE! Yay lol My god...and the home fries were so bland, hard, no... More 

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

Angela – Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent experience. We are sorry to hear that the food you ordered was not up to par and that we did not get your order right. Each of our customers are important to us, and so we would like to discuss this matter with you further. Please... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Easy access to the highway is the best part. The food and portions are nothing special and it is by no means inexpensive for a diner. Service was fine and they have free internet access. I would not go out of my way but if you are on Rt. 84 and need a place to stop it is not bad.

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

John – Thank you for taking the time to share your honest opinion, we value feedback like yours to help us determine what we need to focus on to improve customer satisfaction in the future. We hope you decide to stop in again and give our diner another shot. More 

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

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