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Elsie's Diner

$$ - $$$American, ,
104 Shane St, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N7, Canada
+1 519-372-2050
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
“smoked meat” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Shane St, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good, been here many times, great atmosphere. Sometimes though staff can be slow even if its not busy, example refills, etc...., but all and all a good experience if you have time to wait.

Thank Frederick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my family, including a 3 year old . Food is good and portion size is as well , Atmosphere is what you expect in a place like this . You get what you pay for here.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Elsies originally was only open part of the day. Now it is open for breakfast, and you need to come early and hungry!! Great food, pleasant staff, and a real nice 50’s look. Make it a must do stop.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered the lunch special. Bacon grilled cheese with mushroom soup. My lunchmate ordered the same. We also split an order of onion rings. The soup looked and tasted exactly like Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. The grilled cheese had barely enough cheese to thinly cover...More

Thank rick i
Reviewed 3 November 2017

When up in the Owen Sound area hiking around Jones Falls, we decided to go Elsie's Diner for a late lunch/early dinner meal. If you like a retro-1950's look, then this is the place for you. The booths, tables and the whole diner itself will...More

Thank GlenMcKenzie1
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have visited this restaurant often, often , often and every time the food, the staff, the ambiance, the price, the portions have been AMAZING, AMAZING ! Love this restaurant

Thank Youngcha
OntarioRed, Owner at Elsie's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you so much! What great comments!! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were in Owen sound on business and riding to the beach for the day looking for a place to eat breakfast, stumbled across Elsie's Diner and so pleased we did. Hubby got the cinnamon roll pancakes with the potatoes and onions and I got...More

Thank sheran59
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My wife and I decided to have a late breakfast (11:30 am) and since we were on the west side of Owen Sound we thought we would try this place. Upon arrival we entered this really neat and clean restaurant and we took a seat...More

Thank FishfinderOntario6
Reviewed 7 September 2017

While traveling through the area we thought we would stop here for a quick lunch. We had heard it has great food. Well that it did but its not a place that is quick. Our quick lunch turned into over a hour stop. The food...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Just driving by gave me the hint to go...I have a thing for diners! Entering there was like someone had turned back time. The music and decor was from the 50's, all bucket seats, chairs and stools in mint condition. Staff was very friendly and...More

Thank Happy_2bTraveling69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Shane St, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-372-2050
  • E-mail
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 while they enjoy their meal or they can play the 50's trivia card game set at each table. A casual fun place to eat great home style food.
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