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Elsie's Diner

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Elsie's Diner is a 50's style licensed full service 64 seat diner incorporating the 50's style in both decor as well as food selection. Our diner provides old fashioned home style meals using fresh local ingredients for eat in or take out. From the moment you enter Elsie's Diner you feel like you are stepping back in time. Customers can sit in a booth or a stool at the counter, enjoy our great 50's music and order a meal that they know is made fresh in our kitchen using local ingredients. Our menu includes many old fashioned favorites like mac and cheese, meatloaf and burgers as well as floats, malt shakes and banana splits. There are plenty of nostalgic signs and memorabilia to look at
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent. However, still serving plastic straws. Switch to paper would be more authentic for a fifties diner and environmental friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Lots to look at and reminisce about in this 50's diner! This place is always busy...and for good reason! The food is excellent! The staff work quickly to get you seated and ready to order. Our children love going here for breakfast!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GrandTour06903707181
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great local favourite for Breakfast, Lunch or Supper. Good quality home cooking prepared promptly. Heathy portion sizes. A great spot.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I had researched places to eat in Owen Sound and saw Elsie's Diner mentioned. Say no more my husband and I love diners! When I saw the pictures I personally thought no place can look that shiny and clean. Well Elsie's Diner does. The red...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chillmyway
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Just went here on Saturday for a family thanksgiving, i think there were around 19 of us including my wheelchair bound FIL. Elsie's did a great job of accommodating us & Turkey Dinner was the special of the day. Food was great, my wife had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eamon F
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The food is good. However, almost $30 for two sandwiches is just too expensive. It was also extremely slow. This is NOT a quick take out! Also, although my order was taken fairly promptly, several people left without placing an order as they were being...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank shelleys35
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went in for a late lunch on a rainy day. Fun retro spot with homemade burgers and fries. Will definitely go back to see, if the chicken it is known for, is as good as the burgers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 876JaneC
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We chose this diner because we are boaters and we were looking for a place to eat with parking for the truck and boat...and we were not disappointed. Very easy to get to off the hwy. Place was clean and very retro...some great history to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elicia Z
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

I totally loved the atmosphere at Elsie’s! We visited twice, once for breakfast and once for a late lunch. I had Elvis’ favourite sandwich which was good. They had many more fun, delicious options. As for lunch I got their Uber advertised and loved fried...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ValsBagsRPacked
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Wife and I stopped in here while on vacation last week and had a great meal. Diner is 1950's themed and you could tell right away the place was good because it was full and a lot of locals. They have great diner type food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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