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Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs

1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
+1 760-327-8419
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“german pancake” (229 reviews)
“pancakes” (221 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

We were on a road trip of West America and spent one night in Palm Springs, in the morning we wanted to find somewhere that served a traditional American Breakfast before we went Horse riding at the Smoke Tree Stables in Palm Springs. Unfortunately because...More

Thank Samantha Y
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I first had Elmer's German Pancake as a kid in the 1970s when visiting Palm Springs with my family to avoid Seattle's rain. Back then they were called "Flying Dutchman Pancakes." Although they've lost the poetic name, this is still one of the few places...More

Thank Daniell C
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a very busy place but we got there before the crowd. Got seated and served immediately. The food was very good. I had strawberry crepes and they were good. I wish they would use some fresh strawberries mixed with the frozen ones. It...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Ok, always busy so you know it's a great place to eat. Lots of variety to choose from for anything you're in the mood for. The service is fast and friendly.

Thank Cory L
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Stopped in for lunch (my wife had breakfast) and the food was excellent. The server was nice but after serving us didn't come back to refill coffee or waters until my wife stood up and called to him. Otherwise a great place.

Thank jimmy w
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We visited Elmer's on the first day of our 7 day visit to Palm Springs. Both of our breakfasts were excellent and we will return on another morning.

Thank Edwin H
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We had breakfast here 3 times on our vacation last week. The huge selection of breakfasts were hard to choose from - all seemed so good. We had something different each day - each was exceptional. The portions are very large and the prices are...More

Thank suetravel2015
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a breakfast in the way to golf. Great selection for everyone. Service was very friendly and fast. Reasonable priced as well.

Thank sf999
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Visited Elmer's on 03/01/17. Our food was yummy & the service was excellent! We had the Willamette Valley Omelet with fruit & the Lemon German Pancake Combo. Both were very tasty! The German Pancake was very light & fluffy. Since we added the butter &...More

Thank ABQJean
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch there with the kids and most of us really enjoyed our food. The kids meals were huge and very reasonably priced. The burger was cooked well and very yummy. Something for everyone with both breakfast and dinner dishes offered. It's a must visit...More

Thank Solovets
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Dennis S
October 12, 2015|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
Howdy & about $13 including taxes cheers Andrew
February 27, 2015|
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Response from Kolten L | Property representative |
We have two outside patios that accommodate pets. We also have pet dishes for water and give a treat to each pet. Our hours are 6a to 9p daily. Hope to see you soon! =)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-8419
Since 1960, Elmer's has been dedicated to providing quality food ingredients and personable, gracious service that make you feel at home. Built on the foundation of Walt Elmer's famous buttermilk pancakes, Elmer's offers seasonally fresh entrees and premium, made-from-scratch favorites in a warm comfortable and inviting family dining experience. With ample choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features an emphasis on fresh, Northwest ingredients and traditional flavors. Featured Northwest favorites include Boyd's Coffee, Oregon Marionberry syrup, Tillamook cheese, and sausages from Portland-based Zenner's Sausage Company. Many Guests happily enhance their morning meal with a refreshing Mimosa. While the food is a star in its own right, it's the service that makes customers smile. Led by local owner, Jacky Donnell, the genuine, friendly team at Palm Springs Elmer's delights in welcoming desert locals as well as Northwest snowbirds craving a taste of home. They are proud of the reputation they have built as a local favorite. In addition to local Best Breakfast awards, Guests at Palm Springs Elmer's rave about their experiences on Yelp! and TripAdvisor. Elmer's has also received national recognition in the category of Family Restaurants with high marks on four main attributes consisting of taste, value, service and mood. Elmer's takes pride in their surrounding communities and strives to be the restaurant of choice for families. Choose to dine indoors surrounded by historic and scenic Palm Springs photography or on the outdoor pet-friendly patio. Elmer's is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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