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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good all day breakfast diner

The food is tasty and there's quite a bit of variety. I feel the quality and offerings are different and better quality than other breakfast chain restaurants in the area. It isn't fancy but the food is good and a reasonable value. They have adequate seating and parking. The location is good as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
heatha_blue
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is tasty and there's quite a bit of variety. I feel the quality and offerings are different and better quality than other breakfast chain restaurants in the area. It isn't fancy but the food is good and a reasonable value. They have adequate seating and parking. The location is good as well.

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Thank heatha_blue
salem
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a very homey and friendly atmosphere. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. This place is convenient to I-5 and easy to get to. The menu is outstanding in both volume and quality.

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Thank justmesalem
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We came for breakfast and were disappointed. The service was slow, the food was ok at best. And it was way to expensive for cheap food. Won't be back.

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Thank Jack O
Roanoke, Virginia
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Clean and comfortable. Friendly, efficient waitstaff. Good variety of good (mostly comfort) food. Fair price. What's not to like?

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Thank Joe58156
Minden, NV
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338 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Although it was busy at 9 am on a Sunday, they found two tables for 6 each - right next to each other. Breakfast was good, although several requests (more milk for coffee and a couple of OJs) fell on deaf ears. Service was friendly, but as memtioned, not everything ordered was brought. Tried the Elmer's omlett (which was fairly... More 

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Thank Sharron G
Maumelle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You must try the German pancakes, they are excellent, as are all of the other items on the menu. The service is very good.

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Thank 592gwenh
Danville, California
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I had the fish and chips and my wife had the the Alaskan cod. Both meals were good and the service was decent. This is a good restaurant for casual dining. They serve a variety of food choices, nothing fancy, but in a clean and friendly environment. Parking is plentiful and we ate here Oma Friday evening

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Thank Callbob1
Arizona
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Very average American food with a typical 2 star menu. Service was particularly good in the bar, but it's still the same old average food. If you can't find a Denny's, this will do.

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Thank AZGulliver
Omaha, Nebraska
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank burnsomaha
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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