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“Great old-fashioned breakfast joint”

Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs
Ranked #11 of 333 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
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 November 14, 2013

My husband and I ate here a few times for breakfast, and really enjoyed it. It is a great value, service is attentive and food comes out fast and just how you like it. Biscuits are perfect, and the Saturday Market Skillet really hit the spot. If you are hungry, don't want a long wait, and just want a guaranteed great breakfast, go here. It isn't fancy, but it's good.

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2  Thank Emery M
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We usually eat breakfast here and the omelets are perfect. They are open for 3 meals a day and are always full. That speaks volumes about them.

1  Thank POat
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

What can one say about this iconic restaurant ... except ... don't miss it when you are in Palm Springs!
We have never been unhappy with the food, the service, the surroundings ... it is just a happy, somewhat noisy place to have really good food in a bright setting ...
Whether it is breakfast or lunch, you can't miss. The menu is huge ... and fully loaded with everything you would want. And ... in the tradition of a true coffee shop ... you can have anything you want at any time ...
Breakfasts are their busiest times ... tables filled with families, kids, tourists, locals ... and friendly, professional waiters who know everything about the menu. Most of them have been there for years ... I like that in a place!
The walls are adorned with blown up photos of days gone by ... Frank and Sammy, many Presidents, Sonny Bono and Frank Bogert ... Einstein! Worth your time just to drop in for a cup of coffee to look at those photos.
And as busy as it is, there is not much of a wait, either for a table or for your food. Well run machine!
Try the chicken fried steak ... and the biscuits ... and the bacon ... oh, the bacon!! I really think you could close your eyes and just point to anything on the menu and you would be happy.
I can hardly wait to go back ... this weekend, for sure!

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2  Thank BornInHawaii
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a breakfast spot in Palm Springs! A casual family spot restaurant with the biggest pancakes I ever saw. It comes with your choice of fruit in it and syrup including cocunut. The pancakes are not your average american look. They are said to be german, add chicken sausage and hashbrown with the veggies you have a feast. Also open for lunch and dinner. A german twist at it's best.

2  Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We always eat here a few times during our month stay in PS.
Great value. Don't understand why some reviewers described this long established place as plain average. Sure you could find better places but probably at twice the price .

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