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Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma

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$$ - $$$
Diner, American
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7427 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1220
+1 253-473-0855
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Really nice servers. Big portions. Nice for a family meal without breaking the bank! We will be back!

Thank bgardner711
Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you enjoyed your visit to Elmer's. We love hearing from our Guests! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Woodinville, Washington
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Maybe we were expecting too much on an Easter noon brunch visit. We were hoping to eat promptly and get going on a road trip. We were seated promptly in the lounge. After being ignored for about 20 minutes--you know that feeling when you just can't establish eye contact--we finally caught the bartender's eye and she sent another server our... More 

Thank Anglophiles2008
Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Tacoma, responded to this review

Afternoon, We truly thank you for your feedback and we're frustrated that this is the type of experience you had at the Tacoma Elmer's. Your comment has been forwarded onto the restaurant and seen by management. They appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience. I spoke with their General Manager, Bill Maney, earlier today and he is extremely concerned... More 

North Pole, Alaska
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Have eaten breakfast and dinner here. Good variety of food offered. Will be eating here again the next time in town.

Thank tcreek
Puyallup, Washington
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We ate a late breakfast at 11:30am on March 2 after the morning rush, but nevertheless we had to wait until the hostess at the cash register processed a line of people before she had time to attend to us. She found an empty booth, but had to bus the dirty dishes herself before we could sit down. Half the... More 

Thank PacNWTraveler72
Prince George, Canada
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1,043 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Dined a few times for breakfast when staying at the hotel next door. Lots of room in the dining room. Fine strawberry waffles. Family friendly restaurant. Love Elmer the elephant for kids menus. Fine service.

Thank mariedesjardins
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Plenty of room for a large group. A variety of breakfast and supper foods. The pancakes and crepes were a favorite. Fact is, the blueberry pancakes was a meal in itself; eggs and sausages was actually too much unless you're a visiting Sumo wrestler from Japan, a left tackle on a pro football team or just want to gain a... More 

Thank sherlock63
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Slow service and waitress skipped around us and waited on everyone else. It was almost like we were in a dead zone. Finally got coffee when we were ready to leave

Thank patbeeman52
Galloway, New Jersey
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stopped here early for breakfast as we wanted a change from the hotel's continental breakfast. I had the Northwest Skillet which was awesome and more than I could eat. Slow getting seated but service was good. Came back 2 days later for dinner. I had a basket of fish and chips. Very good. Crispy and golden batter dipped fish was... More 

Thank hojonal354
Milwaukie, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food was great and a lot of it. The staff were friendly, helpful in getting me seated quickly, and very helpful in my special requests.

Thank Jerry M
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner. I had the fish with pilaf and fresh veggies. It was delicious. The waitress was great and friendly

Thank Petra D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Diner, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7427 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-473-0855
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?