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Elmer's Restaurant - Pocatello

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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851 S 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201
+1 208-232-9114
06:30 - 22:30
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Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, service and nice atmosphere for groups, families or single. Prices are average and great food.

Thank Sharon J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is very good. I really enjoy the breakfasts here. It is also a great location being across the street from ISU. The service is great. I could find nothing to complain about. It has been here for a long time and has had some ups and downs but I have been there twice recently and both times, the... More 

Thank Jeneane S
Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. It is really good for the chain type dinner.

Thank rda525
San Francisco, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Elmer's is a Pocatello go-to restaurant for mid-range prices and standard diner fare. In terms of diner chains, Elmer's is a step up from places like Denny's and IHOP. Some of its selections are scrumptious: I highly recommend the Tillamook Grilled Avocado and Swiss Cheese Sandwich. Keep an eye on the specials too -- they change with some frequency. The... More 

Thank Anna_E_Hiller
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The food was less than disappointing.. Everything was over cooked. Hashbrowns and bacon were burnt.. Huge waste of money. Service was awful.. To top it off they were slow 3 tables in the whole place.. This was not the 1st time we tried this place. Wont waste our time again...

Thank ChipnKandra
Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place was a staple when I was in college, the menu and food quality has changed a little bit over the years, but I still love eating breakfast here.

Thank Heather G
Little River
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Elmer's has an older diner atmosphere and a diner menu. The food was very good and filling. We had prime rib with mashed potatoes. Nice portions, cooked correctly, and tasty. Staff was OK, not too attentive, not terribly friendly, but served us well.

Thank ButterflyBusy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Kenzie is the Best waitress ever!!! It had been months since my friends and I had been to Elmer's but she remembered each of our little quirks and likes. She rocks!

Thank Becky N
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I really wanted to like this place. It looked "old school"and the staff was super helpful. Portions were large but the food was cold. I would have preferred smaller portions and better prepared food.

Thank Margaret S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Across from the college on the south end of town... it's not an easy off freeway stop like the IHOP or Denny's on the north side of town... but its my favorite breakfast place. Food is generous, real and includes seasonal fruits. My 103 year old grandmother likes to eat crepes here when we go out... but my husband goes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 851 S 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-232-9114
A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?