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Elmer's Restaurant - Mill Plain

Certificate of Excellence
Diner, American
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11310 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684-5044
+1 360-256-0808
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver, Washington
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352 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor of this restaurant needs a makeover - not very 'bright & cheerful' inside; which turns into a deem start when stopping for lunch. Large menu, but we found the food only average - looks like we will be sticking to some of the other diners in town.

Thank oldranger81
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast, efficient, friendly service and the breakfast was excellent. I tried the potato/Tillamook cheese pancakes with eggs & bacon. The potato pancakes were absolutely delicious. Such large portions that we could have split this entree with an extra side of toast and been perfectly happy. Good coffee also.

Thank Eleanor L
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here recently. This was our first trip to the area, and didn't know about any of the restaurants. We're glad we picked Elmer's for our breakfast! Our meals were prepared perfectly, and the food was delicious. We also had excellent service from our waitress, Wynter. It was a great start to our day of exploring... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chain of about twenty restaurants but has a down home mom and pop type feel. Very friendly staff. Ordered the bartered fish and chips lighter portion. Comes with fries or slaw. Also ordered a side cup of Ivar's clam chowder. Chowder was very thick and excellent. Fish and chips were just ok and the slaw was very common.

Thank Dhplad1
orange county
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delivered quickly to our table by "rockstar waitress" Caitlyn. Wow, this young lady was buzzing around and taking care of everyone. Happy and smiling, she was the best waitress we encountered on our road trip. She brought me a thick, crispy chicken fried steak sandwich, oozing juicy goodness.. Yum. Had some of their awesome chowder too. My better half Cookielee... More 

Thank ragsdad
Concord, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here before hitting the road. Large selection (including crepes...my fave), and everything was great, coffee too. A must stop!

Thank blroth54
Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We. Stopped here based on good reviews and were very disappointed. The staff was good and our clam chowder was pretty good all other dishes were terrible resulting in bad digestive reactions. Did notice most entries were go breakfast. Maybe it it a breakfast only place.

Thank DCMahan
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Love their breakfasts, especially since they serve it all day. The German pancake is fantastic. Super friendly service. A very consistent chain.

Thank Sandra G
Spokane, Washington
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I have always enjoyed coming to Elmers. Nice menu choices with everything from oatmeal to crepes. Whenever I come here I order some form of crepes, today loganberry. They were great. Vancouver is a very historic place. If you're looking for something to do be sure to see the old Fort Vancouver, which was named after Captain George Vancouver. The... More 

Thank Gewehrsmann
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place, good food and prices, outstanding staff! My wife and I frequently eat here for a quality meal at a fair price. Everyone at Elmer's is extremely welcoming and quick to get you anything you need. The dining area has a great home feeling that is quite comfortable.

Thank Len R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11310 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684-5044
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 360-256-0808
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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