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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (16 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast before a Duke game. The service was friendly and swift. Christine our waitress was sweet and gave us pointers for the Duke game. My husband had an omelette with all of the fixings. I had shrimp and...More

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even look at the menu any more - huevos rancheros spicy with a side of avocado and I'm happy for the day! For the eating experience, this place is not fancy schmancy but it's really cute, the service is unbeatable, the order comes...More

1  Thank candy w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here before a Dukes Women’s game on Friday night. We got here just in time. We were seated right away and the food came out the quickest I have ever seen. Good quality is great. Great small diner experience. When we left the...More

Thank richk623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We keep coming back to Elmo's for great breakfast and brunch. I'm not a huge fan of their lunch and dinner options, however there are a few good things.

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast is their specialty. Mornings are always crowded. Food is good. Choices of tea are very limited. Busy restaurant but they have gluten free options. Prices a bit on the high side.

Thank Cooksuite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this spot after a night shift alone early Saturday morning around 7:30ish. Food arrived fast and fresh. I had the pancakes with a cranberry and apple compote... delicious! It was recommended by the wait staff Hannah... (also great server), eggs and bacon with...More

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a fun place to have a late breakfast before we attended the Florida State-Duke game and we found it at Elmo’s. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. We had about a 10 minute wait to be seated. Would definitely return!

Thank dboone17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elmo's has a very diverse menu with dozens of food choices (including vegetarian and healthy options), friendly and attentive service, a relaxed atmosphere with predominantly local clientele, and excellent prices for the quality and quantity of food served. We ate here just a couple of...More

Thank JMinNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious breakfast food. Biscuits with gravy were very tasty, omelettes were perfect, and the service was exceptional. Refilled water and coffee with a smile.

Thank gus c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Elmo's Diner for the first time on Christmas Eve for Lunch/Brunch. There was a good crowd waiting when we arrived, but the wait was short and made tolerable with coffee in mugs available. My companion had salmon and eggs which were well-presented and...More

Thank wbschamp
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Gordon C
21 October 2017|
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Response from tracyf348 | Reviewed this property |
It is delicious I had breakfast and I would definitely go back.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-3823
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