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“A casual dining experience ...”

Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma
Ranked #31 of 764 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have dined at many Elmer's restaurants in their Oregon and Washington locations. While the menus are pretty much the same, the food quality is pretty consistent, but the quality of service, however, varies between stores.

In general, the staff members at the Tacoma location, while nice and friendly, are pretty slow. If you're in a hurry, then this is not the place for you ... a meal can take almost an hour of your time.

Having said all that, I do enjoy coming to this restaurant because I rarely have to wait to be seated, the servers are friendly, the quality of food is generally pretty good, the food is not fancy and the prices are reasonable.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

I have dined at Elmer's many times over the years. The staff members are mostly young and tend to be "task" oriented, and always in too big a hurry to take a minute to visit with customers.
If this is supposed to be a fast food restaurant why have a bar and advertise as a sit down restaurant. I believe they need to teach customer kindness, get to know customers by name, and develop repeat business based on their good food (which is very good) and friendship and remembering the customer when they come in again and again. Still a great restaurant but noise level is also pretty high from the kitchen at times. Rate it a 7 out of 10

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a great family oriented chain that is consistently good. I have eaten there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on numerous occasions. My particular favorite is the Dutch Baby, a golden puffy skillet pancake that is like eating Cloud 9. Definitely something not found on everyone's menu. Scrumptious!

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Thank bvz3
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Elmer's is one of the local restaurants in the area. They have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with varied American fare. The food was nicely prepared, good portion sizes, reasonable prices, nice staff. I ate there several times and never had a bad meal.

Thank Beej1207
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

If you in Tacoma, you have to visit Elmer's for breakfast. The meals are large and filling. The Dutch baby is the best. Prices are reasonable. Service is typically slow, so be prepared to spend some time, but it is worth it.

Thank Linda S
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