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Elmer's Restaurant - Salem

Diner, American
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3950 Market Street NE, Salem, OR
+1 503-363-3950
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Davie, Florida
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to eat at a local eatery but all shops downtown and restaurants were closed for 4 days for July 4th celebrations. Only Elmer and a taco shop were open. Similar food to Dennys with friendly staff. Beef barley soup was very good.

Thank Weesethree
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great food. Can't say it enough. Breakfast menu is top three in Salem, probably nationwide. Fresh! Hot and tasty. Pancakes are absolutely delicious

Thank ChuckOregon
La Pine, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The restaurant was packed but it went smooth and we did not have much of a wait. You get plenty of food and the customer service is wonderful.

Thank GeeDix
Salem, Oregon
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The food is tasty and there's quite a bit of variety. I feel the quality and offerings are different and better quality than other breakfast chain restaurants in the area. It isn't fancy but the food is good and a reasonable value. They have adequate seating and parking. The location is good as well.

Thank heatha_blue
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a very homey and friendly atmosphere. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. This place is convenient to I-5 and easy to get to. The menu is outstanding in both volume and quality.

Thank justmesalem
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We came for breakfast and were disappointed. The service was slow, the food was ok at best. And it was way to expensive for cheap food. Won't be back.

Thank Jack O
Roanoke, Virginia
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188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Clean and comfortable. Friendly, efficient waitstaff. Good variety of good (mostly comfort) food. Fair price. What's not to like?

Thank Joe58156
Minden, NV
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440 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Although it was busy at 9 am on a Sunday, they found two tables for 6 each - right next to each other. Breakfast was good, although several requests (more milk for coffee and a couple of OJs) fell on deaf ears. Service was friendly, but as memtioned, not everything ordered was brought. Tried the Elmer's omlett (which was fairly... More 

Thank Sharron G
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You must try the German pancakes, they are excellent, as are all of the other items on the menu. The service is very good.

Thank 592gwenh
Danville, California
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I had the fish and chips and my wife had the the Alaskan cod. Both meals were good and the service was decent. This is a good restaurant for casual dining. They serve a variety of food choices, nothing fancy, but in a clean and friendly environment. Parking is plentiful and we ate here Oma Friday evening

Thank Callbob1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3950 Market Street NE, Salem, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-363-3950
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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