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Elmer's Restaurant - Salem

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American, Pub, Family Fare
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Beaverton, Oregon
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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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Monroe, Oregon
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Service wasn't the best, but the food was warm and exactly what we ordered. I ordered eggs, hash browns, and ham, ate every last bite. The other guest ordered a hamburger and fries. The patty was a nice size and the friefries looked fresh cut. We both ate everything, aND the food was warm.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have traveled up & down I-5 many times but this is our first visit to the Salem Elmer's. Pretty much like most of them, very good for any meal. As seasoned travelers we do really like to stop at a Elmer's for a meal if timing is right. This store was also like most very clean & courteous servers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

They were not busy, our order took forever, we had to ask for coffee refills, both waitresses walked past us and ignored us as if we had the plague. For the price of our sandwich, we should gave had a small salad, but because it comes with "endless fries" ( again of which a member of my patty had to... More 

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The staff is polite and attentive, the food is good and the prices are reasonable. Elmers have always been a go to place for a good meal and a good time.

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Address: 3950 Market Street NE, Salem, OR
Phone Number: +1 503-363-3950
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: American, Pub, Family Fare

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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, Family Fare

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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