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“Typical American Diner but not part of a large chain.”

Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs
Ranked #10 of 328 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Pleasant welcome on arrival and a cheerful waitress. Food was served reasonably quickly with good sized portions. There was a regular turnover of customers but the restaurant was not busy. My wife ended up with an upset stomach later that night. That was the only food she has eaten or drunk since lunch time so whilst we cannot say the problem came from here the suggestion was that this was quite likely. With that in mind we ate elsewhere whilst in Palm Springs.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The apple crepes here are amazing. You will find it to be busy and there is a good reason for the hordes. Amazing meals! Nice servers and a good variety of choices.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

From the time we were greeted to the time we had finished our meal the wait staff including the owner, Fred treated us more like family than a paying customer. Then top that with a great meal & you have a winner.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We are impressed by the generous servings and the freshness of ingredients. Every member of the wait staff wore a genuine smile and made dining there a pleasure.

Thank JoAnne M
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a great breakfast here. The bagel benedict and blueberry pancakes were both very good. They serve a great cup of never empty coffee ....need I say more?!

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