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Elmer's Restaurant - Salem

$$ - $$$
Diner, American
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3950 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301-1940
+1 503-363-3950
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their blueberry pancakes are truly outstanding! You get 4 pancakes served on your own platter! Their blueberries are fresh and plump all year-round. Now, with those pancakes you get 2 eggs and your choice of meat. Add coffee..... 😀

Thank koffeekat1313
Salmon Arm, Canada
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271 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

When we arrived the restaurant had a waiting line but we asked for other seating options, and were directed to the lounge. The lounge is just fine with much less noise; and, has the same menu. Food arrived hot and in a timely matter. We both enjoyed our mid-day breakfast.

Thank TMLB
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254 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Plenty parking big enough for our RV. good selection of hearty breakfasts served friendly and quick. High quality. Way better than a diner, almost as good as a more expensive city restaurant. Had a decent and very filling crabocado omelette. Would do it again

Thank JambianiNeil
woodburn, or
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Frequent Elmer's often, all meals are served in good quantity and well prepared. The clam chowder is the best I have had in years Close to shopping and lodging.

Thank ken m
Salem, Oregon
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Location is pretty busy in traffic, but worth the effort in. So good! The customer service was prompt and our server and hostess was warm and kind. The atmosphere was nice. Bright, yet comfortable and clean. I ordered the Yukon Breakfast which was French toast topped with berries, whipped cream and powder sugar, came with ham and eggs (there are... More 

Thank ECastaneda
Kelowna, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Convenient. Clean. Reasonable service. Lots of parking. Home style cooking. Comfort food. Moderate portions. Limited drinks menu.

Thank Ronald M
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150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Although it took awhile to get our food we enjoyed our German pancakes, omelettes, crepes and French toast. All were cooked to perfection and nicely presented although not all orders were delivered as ordered - ham ordered but bacon delivered with one pancake. When we stopped in the bathroom just before leaving we had to downgrade our opinion of this... More 

Thank Jammaco
Santa Rosa
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great breakfast food, very tasty, hot/bottomless coffee, good portions. Prices are mid range but service was slow which I couldn't understand as they were not that busy when we were here. Would come back however.

Thank hook026
Davie, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to eat at a local eatery but all shops downtown and restaurants were closed for 4 days for July 4th celebrations. Only Elmer and a taco shop were open. Similar food to Dennys with friendly staff. Beef barley soup was very good.

Thank Weesethree
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Great food. Can't say it enough. Breakfast menu is top three in Salem, probably nationwide. Fresh! Hot and tasty. Pancakes are absolutely delicious

Thank ChuckOregon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3950 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301-1940
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-363-3950
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?