I love Elmer's Restaurants and have had a couple of good meals at this one, but our last visit will definitely be the last one. The meal was one of the worst I've ever experienced anywhere, and was capped off when I used the restroom on the way out. The guy coming out of the stall I was waiting for was dressed in an employee's uniform and walked straight from the stall back to work without even glancing at the sink. I didn't see him when I left the restroom, so I hope he was heading home after his shift. I'm afraid maybe he went straight back to work in the kitchen.
Beyond that, nothing went right on this Sunday afternoon. When we entered about eight employees were having a bull session by the front counter. One of them seated us at a table, though we wanted a booth. There were plenty of open booths, but the employees were closing off sections of the restaurant to clean up. Actually, they were cleaning up all around us while we were trying to eat too. I thought I was going to have to pick up my feet to let the guy vacuum under our table.
I ordered my favorite, the grilled turkey and cheddar cheese sandwich, but instead of being crisp and buttery, the bread was cold and dry. The french fries were simply cold limp earthworms. I intended to ask for fresh ones when our waitress came back, but no one ever asked us if everything was all right. To be fair, my wife's omelet was great. I just hope it wasn't cooked by the guy who never washes his hands. The employees' only concern seemed to be to getting back to their bull session. This was not typical of Elmer's in general or this location in particular, but I wouldn't risk going back.