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“Did not match the hype”
Review of Elmo's Diner

Elmo's Diner
Ranked #7 of 782 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was in Durham and a friend recommended Elmo's. We arrived for breakfast and the place was closed. It was 10am and some cars were in the lot waiting so we assumed it had to be great. Wait staff was friendly but seemed disorganized and the food was good but we just weren't overly impressed. Good little local joint though!

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Thank J D
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

Not only did this place have an incredibly large menu, they had an incredibly great tasting menu. Our table of 6 ordered everything from pancakes to burritos to a clubhouse to a vegatarian chili. We came here after touring Duke's campus and loved it. Only complaint was our server seemed less than enthused to be working that day.

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Thank andyarms
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

I wanted to wait to write a review until we had more than one experience with Elmo's. I can now say that both times were very good. The prices are excellent. The choices were very good and the food was good as well. I like the fact that there are lots of selections on the menu. We have two people who are eating gluten free. They have options for them as well. Not a huge selection for them, but enough that they felt like they had choices. Both times I had the spaghetti with meat sauce which I thoroughly enjoyed. One person had a burger, another had a turkey burger and they said it was excellent. Someone else had a salad and said it was great too. The desserts are fabulous. Both times we had excellent service. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank AngD1968
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went to eat at this place Sunday for lunch; this little diner had people waiting outside. Inside is homey and pleasant; our waitress was all smiles and very patient with us. I think the food was pretty good. It was a nice experience overall.

Thank Coleen2012
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

While visiting Duke, this is the friendly neighborhood restaurant to take the family to. After all, it's a Duke tradition! It's good comfort diner food with super friendly service.

Thank MacinMac
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