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Elmer's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Diner, American
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290 West Appleway Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 665-7148
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Brevard, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I haven't been to this location in decades.Last time I dined here, it was a Perkins Restaurant. It doesn't look like much from the outside but you go in, and it's fresh and clean- nicely updated. The food and service were outstanding. I love the use of Tillamook cheese and avocados. It was slightly expensive for what it was, but... More 

Thank withoutdevices
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've gone there twice while visiting, outstanding experience both times. We go for breakfast, which is excellent, and there's always someone who orders a burger and fries. Makes no difference, we're all served at the same time and the food is always done to perfection. Great prices, large portions, extensive menu, and the entire staff is friendly and cheerful. Management... More 

Thank pelegone
Barstow, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good service, big menu. I wish there these restaurants in California. a real treat to dine at when I'm out of state

Thank BuserHyman
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has changed, and not for the better. The food is at best just above average and the service is below average. The salad bar is just bad !

Thank US N
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We know we can rely on Elmer's wherever we see it. No problem with substitutions and never let my coffee cup get low.

Thank Katy P
Post Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

my meal was a turn around in 3 minutes,the food was nuked,bacon,tomatoes were old,fish was not fresh

Thank Annette C
Post Falls, Idaho
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I had been taking my Mother here to eat weekly. She now has late stage dementia so, we don't go as often. Their food is great and the servers are AWESOME!!! Great folks & food here

Thank Kathy M
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My favorite breakfast is the German (crepe-like) pancake breakfast with eggs and Elmer's delicious bacon. Good coffee. Attentive service. Mimosas for special occasions.

Thank Kim J
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Being from the northeast, this restaurant reminded me of a Perkins or Ihop, except this had a more hometown feel. The food was very good and you get plenty of food. the server was very nice and very friendly.

Thank Jenn R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This place has a huge menu of foods to choose from. Loved there fish and chips with a bowl of clam chowder. They have a wonderful and calm atmosphere inside as well.

Thank Robert M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 West Appleway Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: (208) 665-7148
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?