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Elmer's Diner

22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
203-731-2559
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Ranked #54 of 250 restaurants in Danbury
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Bethel, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Elmer's is one of those places that you just know is going to be good. You walk in and the place is spotless, you are invited to go inspect the kitchen and the owner is fiercely fanatical about good service, good value and good food. Our family enjoys going there since we can always get exactly what we want. My... More

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

Dear Mary Jo, Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family always have great experiences which as you well know is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Danbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Quick service, standard diner food, and too many options. I'd steer clear of anything outside of breakfast food or the Greeek dishes such as gyros, as everything else tends to be pretty mediocre. Staff here is hilarious, so sit at the counter and shoot the breeze with them if your in a small group. Ample parking and open all night.

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

Dear Tripping434, We are glad that you enjoyed your all around experience. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Thank you for the review! More

Enfield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stopped here for lunch after reading several fabulous reviews. I ordered the Elmer's Panini, a cup of bean soup and a side of onion rings. The soup came out and it was luke warm. It had little taste and I was disappointed. The panini came out with the onion rings. The onion rings were hot but obviously pre frozen... More

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Sonny S, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, We are so sorry for the food not being up to par with not only our expectations but with our normal standards. Usually our customers are very pleased with their meals. Next time you come in we will be sure to make it up to you. Be sure to let us know you are here. Thank you for... More

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