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

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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
Friendly Diner

This is a friendly, neighborhood type of diner. They offer Mexican specialties in addition to the standard diner fare. Our place setting included complementary macaroni salad. Prices were fair and portions were large. The food was good and the service friendly and prompt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Floral Park, New York
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Floral Park, New York
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170 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a friendly, neighborhood type of diner. They offer Mexican specialties in addition to the standard diner fare. Our place setting included complementary macaroni salad. Prices were fair and portions were large. The food was good and the service friendly and prompt.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Elmer's is consistantly excellent with their food and their service. No matter what time of day, the staff are attentive to your needs. They will make anything you want anyway you want it.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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  • Address: 22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-731-2559

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  • Cuisine: American

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