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Elmo's Diner

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American, 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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Most recent review
Great diner

Breakfast is served all day, which worked out for us since we like to sleep late. They also serve a regular lunch and dinner menu as well. Food was great and delicious! We ordered omelettes, waffles, biscuits, bacon, pancakes, etc. The biscuits were amazing!!! We will definitely be returning!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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sofla954
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Breakfast is served all day, which worked out for us since we like to sleep late. They also serve a regular lunch and dinner menu as well. Food was great and delicious! We ordered omelettes, waffles, biscuits, bacon, pancakes, etc. The biscuits were amazing!!! We will definitely be returning!

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Mebane, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This diner is nestled on a Durham street adjacent to some university housing construction. We almost missed it and boy, are we glad we didn't. Split pea with ham soup was creamy with bits of ham included. You wouldn't think a diner was a place to get Spinach Enchiladas (one of their daily specials) but they were excellent -- a... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A local favorite with excellent food and service. Fun, up staff that makes you want to come back. Very kid friendly... and they tolerate adults, too.

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denver
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265 reviews 265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I usually have breakfast at Elmos every time I am in Durham. We had a great breakfast this morning with the family. I had turkey sausage and eggs and toast, two of us had blueberry pancakes which they both loved, and two omelets with hot salsa. Not a speck of food left on any of our plates. All quite tasty... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went here on a Saturday late afternoon. Typical diner fare with something for everyone. This would be a good place to bring small children as breakfast is served anytime and the atmosphere is fairly loud.

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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303 reviews 303 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Located on 9th St by the Duke East Campus, an artsy/funky/bohemian Durham neighborhood. Decent off street parking. The interior is spartan, exposed brick, formica tables, vinyl seat covers. We went early for breakfast Saturday around 8 am. The restaurant was empty enough at that hour that when we drove past, my first impression was that they were closed; by the... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great little diner. Food was fresh with more than sufficient amounts of food. Staff very courteous. Waitress was very pleasant.

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It is just an average diner.nothing special,ok food,a bit overpriced for a diner.the breakfast dishes are better than lunch and dinner.ok service.slow at times.been there twice,won't go back.there are better options in the area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Love eating here especially during week days! Great specials and great food! Very kid friendly and breakfast all day! Friendly staff and small town feel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Fun diner that takes you back in time. Good food, good service, clean restrooms.Daily specials. Fun family place but I also bring my senior citizen mom here as it reminds her of diners from years ago.

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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 1 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?