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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
919-416-3823
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English first
Scarsdale, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food prepared with fabulous ingredients, in a wonderful way! Tasty, healthy, unique meals for breakfast,lunch and dinner.Elmo's has that "homey" friendly atmosphere with food prepared like mama would want to give to us, if mama was a great cook! Their home made deserts are top of the line! A must experience if in the Durham area.

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Oxford, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have been here numerous times over the past few years. Always great food - creative omelettes and other tasty entrees Service staff are friendly and trendy.

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Freedom, Oklahoma
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Elmo's has been one of my most favorite restaurants over the past 10 years but it isn't what it used to be. Last night I ate there with my kids and it felt more like "Elmo's after dark." Our waiter very affectively communicated to us and everyone around that he was gay, especailly when he started flirting with the men... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great service, varied menu, reliably great food. Mix of families business and student diners. Breakfast served all day plus lunch and dinner items

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great service. Impressive selection. Everything was very good. Have been back many times.often recommend it to visitors due to convenient location to Duke Hospital, consistent quality of food and service.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've eaten at Elmo's (Carrboro & Durham locations), and they have never let me down. It's not gourmet, but it's consistently good. I appreciate that they serve breakfast all day. Also, on the weekends they have fabulous specials. My favorite is the vegetarian southwest cheese grits. If you get a chance-- have a biscuit. They are incredibly good (and big),... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are two Elmo's diners--one in Durham, which I am reviewing here, and one in Carrboro. Both are fun places. I find that Carrboro location to be loud and prefer the Durham one. Both have good, diner-style food. The Durham location has a wide range of clientele, from Duke University students, to retirees, to families with young kids. There are... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Elmo's is a Durham classic! Good food, good people, nice interior that has that classic family dinner feel. We love Elmo's and are regulars! The shrimp and grits are yummy, and my husband loves the burgers.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love the food. It is great for vegetarians and omnivores alike. It is very cozy and comfortable, and everything is delicious, even the healthier options. Try something new each time you come!

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stopped here for dinner. They have a wide selection on the menu. All food was good and tasted fresh. You can even order a beer. We would like to stop here for breakfast sometime as that looked delicious. Watch your parking as other restaurants will tow your car if you eat at Elmo's .

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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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Diner

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