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“Best breakfast choice”

Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs
Ranked #11 of 319 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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.
Sacramento CA Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Best breakfast choice”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Big portions prepared well with old fashioned tastes. Service is attentive and professional. We had Tony and Marvin waiting on us with everything we asked for they provided, quickly and efficiently. The food was fun and tasty. We shared the German pancakes, don't bother with the fruit unless they serve it on the side because the pancake is not the same without the powered sugar, lots of lemon and butter slathered all over. Both are, however, served with eggs and sausage patties (or bacon, ham, links, chicken sausage) we also split a shrimp and crab omelet that came with 3 6inch pancakes. Enough for everyone. Great choice and reasonably priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast - Pancakes were the best!”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

We enjoyed Saturday breakfast with mimosas, pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy! The restaraunt looks like an old VI however, the food is incredible. We shared the Hazelnut Pancakes and the Country Syle Benedict. A perfect pancake, tasty gravy, juicy sausage...The serving sizes are big so come hungry. The pitcher of mimosa was cheaper than by the glass. there were 4 of us and it was enough for 1.5 each.

We did call ahead seating as they do get busy. The service was outstanding and attentive. The restaurant is a little loud just because of the design. It didn't bother us - just don't expect a quiet table! It also looked like they had a patio although we sat inside. We will be back!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank MeGolf2
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great old-fashioned breakfast joint”
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.

  • Visited November 2013
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Nebo, North Carolina
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“greeat bargain and wonderful food”
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.

Visited October 2013
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“Feels and looks like a coffee shop ... eats like a four star!”
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!

  • Visited October 2013
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