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Elmer's Restaurant - Salem

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3950 Market Street NE, Salem, OR
+1 503-363-3950
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants...
A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I stopped for lunch since the I-5 was backed up. Had a hankerin for breakfast so got their Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict with Northwest Hash Browns. Restaurant is a bit dated, but that's fine with me. Service was fine. Food arrived in decent amount of time. Hash browns were great. Eggs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I stopped for lunch since the I-5 was backed up. Had a hankerin for breakfast so got their Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict with Northwest Hash Browns. Restaurant is a bit dated, but that's fine with me. Service was fine. Food arrived in decent amount of time. Hash browns were great. Eggs Benedict was just so-so - a bit cold in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

As i said really good food , but the wait times are a little long and the wait staff act like they don't want to be there . If not for those 2 things would have gave 5 stars . I will be back but not soon .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The lady we had was nice to the older people next to us but seemed in a "hurry" when it came to giving us the same customer service. I ordered a country fried steak skillet and the potatoes peppers and onions were still raw. I politely asked if the pepper and onions were supposed to be just barely cooked. She... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I ordered a country breakfast. The biscuits and eggs were cold. The hashbrowns were overcooked. The bacon came out so burnt that waitress (who shouldn't have even served it to me in the first place) apologized for it as she was setting it down in front of me. She took it back to the kitchen and came back out 30... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Always good food and great service. We eat at Elmer's all over the state and have never been disappointed.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Elmer's has improved a lot in the last year - and this location is no exception - good service, pretty good food for the price, and lots of options for sides. It was great to be able to get cottage cheese instead of fries. I arrived for a late lunch with several other parties and the lone waitress did a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For those not local, Elmer's is an Oregon chain, similar to Denny's, but better. Their German pancakes are especially delicious. This isn't the best example of the chain, though. They really want to turn over your table as quickly as possible and you can feel it. However, this is one of my go-to breakfast joints when I am visiting Salem.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The food was just ok but as we ate and looked around I noticed just how dirty this place was... we will NEVER be back!!! They have fake plants ALL over that are COVERED in about an inch of dust... These plants hang over the tables as they are on ledges in the wall. I'm shocked that they are still... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

All the other places were jammed and this place wasn't--we found out why. The food was average at best and overpriced for what you receive.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This Elmer's in Salem has 2 new Breakfast items that I had not seen before. The 1st was a 3 types of sausage omelet that also had peppers & onions inside. A very good "meat eaters" kind of breakfast accompanied with hash browns. The 2nd item was a Spring version of eggs Benedict. It included bacon, spinach & mushrooms. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3950 Market Street NE, Salem, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-363-3950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Description

A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.

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