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Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma

7427 So. Hosmer, Tacoma, WA 98408
+1 253-473-0855
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Ranked #125 of 645 restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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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English first
Dupont, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Went at 5 pm and there was no wait to be seated. The dining room was mostly empty yet it took quite a while to get our food. About 30 minutes after we ordered, the server brought out some rolls. About 15 minutes after that he brought out the dinner salad. And finally after nearly an hour of waiting, the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I am on a business trip, and traveling solo, saw this place from the highway, so took the exit. Hungry like crazy I was thrilled to be greeted and seated quickly, although it was about 10 pm. The waitress was great at getting my soup and tea out quickly. The good things about Elmer's, it was open late, the service... More

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Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Stopped for breakfast, ordered French Toast with Fruit Combo. The coffee was good. My order came out quickly. It was well prepared and just what I asked for. Looking at the bill now, I notice they didn't charge me for the extra fruit I requested. A lot of four tops with big window views. All the staff were pleasant, aimed... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Having never been to the Northwest, I want familiar with this chain - I didn't even know it was a chain at first. I just saw it was crowded the first time I passed it on the way to my hotel, so I came by my second night in town to try it out. I was excited at first at... More

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Seattle
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138 reviews 138 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have dined at many Elmer's restaurants in their Oregon and Washington locations. While the menus are pretty much the same, the food quality is pretty consistent, but the quality of service, however, varies between stores. In general, the staff members at the Tacoma location, while nice and friendly, are pretty slow. If you're in a hurry, then this is... More

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Tacoma
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I have dined at Elmer's many times over the years. The staff members are mostly young and tend to be "task" oriented, and always in too big a hurry to take a minute to visit with customers. If this is supposed to be a fast food restaurant why have a bar and advertise as a sit down restaurant. I believe... More

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Hereford, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a great family oriented chain that is consistently good. I have eaten there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on numerous occasions. My particular favorite is the Dutch Baby, a golden puffy skillet pancake that is like eating Cloud 9. Definitely something not found on everyone's menu. Scrumptious!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Elmer's is one of the local restaurants in the area. They have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with varied American fare. The food was nicely prepared, good portion sizes, reasonable prices, nice staff. I ate there several times and never had a bad meal.

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Olympia WA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you in Tacoma, you have to visit Elmer's for breakfast. The meals are large and filling. The Dutch baby is the best. Prices are reasonable. Service is typically slow, so be prepared to spend some time, but it is worth it.

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Lampasas, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Elmer's is a wonderful place to eat! Nothing fancy, but good "home cooking" with a very nice selection at a VERY reasonable price. The service was "home town" and sincerely dedicated to your enjoyment.. The manager on duty was a wonderful woman who was very pleasant and professional. Our waitress treated us like "family".

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