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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No frills, good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
roux85
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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77 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Now this is a good restaurant. The food was excellent. I ate here twice: lunch was a humongous sandwich with what appeared to be half a chicken and sixteen avocados. Breakfast was french toast with half a slab of bacon that was terrific. I'll go back. Oh, the prices were VERY reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good service..omelette was great...fresh.. Not greasy..lots of healthy options...we r from Big Island Hawaii

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Redlands, California
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31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Typical diner with better than average food and very good , efficient service. Bathrooms were not as clean as they should've been, but it was a busy Saturday morning so I gave them a pass on that.

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Oswego, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good service, and the location was good also. Good variety on the menu and breakfast is served all day long.

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Milwaukie,Oregon
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157 reviews 157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We found ourselves passing through Salem again and remembered how much we enjoyed Elmer's when we stopped two years ago. We are happy to report both the food and the service were still great. Obvious they have a significant local following (which is always a good thing!) and we were lucky enough to get in just before the lunch crowd.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Big time yum breakfast and better than Denny's that is for sure.Service was extremely attentive when we were there and loads of breakfast choices and continually paying attention the coffee refills.I would definitely come back here.There is also a lounge attached but I did not check it out.

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, 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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