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Elmo's Diner

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776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
919-416-3823
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 126
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  • 51
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  • 9
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Food was good, average breakfast, staff were very friendly and attentive. Delivery of food was slow. Family restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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  • Families with children
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Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was good, average breakfast, staff were very friendly and attentive. Delivery of food was slow. Family restaurant

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While I'm partial to the Elmo's in Carrboro for the old-mill atmosphere, the food and service at the Durham Elmo's is just as excellent. Highly recommend the greek grilled cheese with chicken!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good food and excellent friendly service. Our server, Annie, was a joy and enhanced our dining experience. The variety of menu options make this a great choice.

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a local restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is casual and family-friendly. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. Granddaughter routinely has tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich while we enjoy typical diner food, burgers, salads, etc.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited Elmo's Diner for dinner on a recent Thursday evening. Three of us arrived about 6 PM and were seated immediately. My husband loves breakfast for dinner so he was excited to discover that breakfast is served all day at Elmo's Diner. He ordered a California Omelet, that was actually a dinner special. It was a three egg omelet... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The pumpkin pancakes were light, fluffy and divine. Please do purchase the pure Vermont maple syrup, it's worth it!!! Delicious coffee, attentive staff. Menu offered something for everyone, and there was quite a line this Saturday morning. I highly recommend Elmo's for breakfast, friendly, home style comfort food and within walking distance to Duke.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Casual, fun place. Friendly staff and creative menu. For older and younger kids, they have Elmo's coloring sheet and crayons. Good food, served with a smile, no one is hurried out. Not too easy to park.

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Cary, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were looking for a place near Duke and NCSSM (North Carolina School of Science and Math) and settled on Elmo's Diner. Arriving on a Monday near 6 pm, we had no difficulty finding free street parking. Parking lots nearby were available for a fee as well. The menu has burgers, salads, diner fare and breakfast foods. We tried the... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

You may have to wait in line for a table but it is worth the wait, the service is fast and friendly and the menu is very broad, prices are conservative. We can only comment on the breakfast their because thats what we had both times we visited. The food was cooked perfectly and served hot. The coffee is gourmet... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I read the breakfast burrito was close to a breakfast burrito from the south west. Even though the burrito was good, it was nowhere near a classic southwest burrito. The service and the coffee was good though. I would recommend that you give Elmo's a visit.

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Additional Information about Elmo's Diner

Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
Phone Number: 919-416-3823
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-3823

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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