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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Very good diner

We went here on Christmas. The food was very good but I was impressed wih the friendliness of th staff. We will go back again when we are in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
John T
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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday breakfast at a diner is usually disappointing given the overflow of hungry church goers and overwhelmed diner staff- NOT THE CASE HERE! While the parking is a pain and very limited- the food and service completely outweighs it. The specials are always new and there are many healthy options (not just typical greasy diner food). Our service was timely... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, Samantha! It’s always a joy to have you dine with us, and we appreciate the kind words for the staff and compliments on our cuisine. Thank you again for the 5 Stars and the lovely review, and we look forward to seeing you again next Sunday! More 

Woodland Park, New Jersey
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We went here on Christmas. The food was very good but I was impressed wih the friendliness of th staff. We will go back again when we are in the area.

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Thank John T
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback, John! We are glad you enjoyed your meal and service, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We arrived late after a class reunion to have another mini reunion. The food was good and the staff very accomodating. I have eaten there prior to that, always good. Nice diner.

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

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Diane. It makes us very happy to hear that you and all of your old classmates gathered to dine with us, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Elmer's has consistently good food. I love their breakfast, especially. Elmer, the owner, is an incredibly nice and hard working man. His staff are well trained and attentive. I have never had anything other than excellent service here.

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Thank AmyBGS
Bristol, Connecticut
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I really like this diner! So many options on the menu! I ordered the breakfast quesadilla. It was so good and filling! The staff was very nice. Will be back next time I'm in Danbury!

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Thank chrissy0138
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear Chrissy, Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear that you loved your meal and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the area. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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129 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I mean that in a good way. Menu with like 200 items on it, fast service. Pretty inexpensive as well. A goto place when you don't know what you want to eat, because they have pretty much anything.

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Thank Reactor1966
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you loved the food and we hope to see you again the next time you are in the area, perhaps with some family or friends. We appreciate your business and your kind recommendation. More 

Bethel, Connecticut
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We tried Elmer's diner last weekend with our family after many years ago. We enjoyed our time together, the food was ok, the customer service was ok... All was well. Will we come back? Maybe in the near future.

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Thank CaVok8Fly
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love the breakfast here! Great service! Go for the Pan Cakes and Waffles! Try the Breakfast Combo - best of the lot!

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

Vishnu, Thank you so much for sharing your review with us. We are so happy to hear that you love our breakfast foods so much and hope to see you back here again in the future for more! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Always good food at a great price! Sometimes gets a little jammed, but worth the wait! Would definitely recommend the Tex Mex Menu.

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

Ryan, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our food so much, especially our Tex Mex dishes! We hope you visit us again soon. More 

Connecticut
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've driven by this place for quite awhile and never stopped in. I then learned that this restaurant is part of the American Airlines Dining Club so it was worth it for me to give this place a try. My wife and I are diner meatloaf fans so it was the meatloaf we wanted to try. We also got a... More 

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

Dear thegeekboy, Thank you for taking the time to give us the details of our experience along with the photos! We are so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit overall and we hope you will both be back again soon. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the soup! Perhaps next time, we can... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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