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22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
203-731-2559
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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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

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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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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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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