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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday Breakfast

Hubby and I wanted to try something new so, we decided to try Elmo's Diner!! Great value for your dollar. The large portions which made my hubby happy but, I could not clean my plate. The employees were very nice and we will return for another meal or two!! If you are in the Durham area, Please... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Bardstown, KY
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stop here for great food. Dont judge from the outside. The best chicken wrap Ive ever had. My husband was at Duke and we choose to eat here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hubby and I wanted to try something new so, we decided to try Elmo's Diner!! Great value for your dollar. The large portions which made my hubby happy but, I could not clean my plate. The employees were very nice and we will return for another meal or two!! If you are in the Durham area, Please make your way... More 

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Mebane, NC
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a relative hospitalized at Duke and she wanted a milkshake, so we did an internet search and found Elmo's. This is a fun place to go. We ordered 3 different flavors and each of us enjoyed the shake. We noticed the restaurant was voted as a best place for breakfast, so we went there on Sunday morning and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We noticed that Elmo's was voted "Best of the Triangle," but we did not find it so. Instead, we would have voted for "Average of the Triangle." The food, service, and atmosphere did not meet our expectations, although everything was OK. Before we return there, we plan to take advantage of a lot of other restaurant options, as many as... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Elmo's is pretty good, but not worth the wait or the hype. I tried this place twice and ordered two different breakfast plates to make sure that I just didn't order something average.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Fun and great food. It's our go to restaurant. We will even drive the extra distance from Raleigh to eat at Elmo's!

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Growing up in New York, when I moved to the south I really missed dinners! There was no place to get just some decent food any time of day. Elmo's isn't really a NY diner, but it's a great place to get some good, healthy food any time of day. Now that my husband and I are flying solo, we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fun, casual place that seems to be quite popular with the Durham brunch crowd. Good variety of 'home-cooked' dishes.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We are diner lovers and often frequented old style diners up north when we lived in Philly. While this is no silver bullet diner (like old timer diners) it does carry some of the atmosphere and serves the kind of food we have come to love from Diners. Breakfast is out standing at Elmo's -- we love the food, the... More 

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North Carolina
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast on the weekend can be a challenge to get a table, but the food is always great the service is always good and as long as you're not dying of starvation it's worth the wait. My personal favorite is the breakfast burrito which is chockablock full of goodies, it comes with a side of black beans, which is very... More 

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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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