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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Shane St, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N7, Canada
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We went to Elsie’s yesterday for lunch with our twin toddlers and we loved it! They were set up well for children, with lots of high chairs and colouring sheets / crayons. Our girls loved looking at the bright memorabilia around and it made a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank EllenandRob
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Great place for a good breakfast. Cute, fifty-style decor which is particularly nice because there is a lot of interesting info on the original owners and the current family decendents who run the place. There is a nice choice of menu items. I had an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank susielunch
Reviewed August 13, 2018

the place was full of fellow tourists for a Sunday dinner in Aug. The 50's Diner theme is not that well done but the booth seats are very comfortable. Our 3 pc. chicken dinner's were poor. Fries were barely mild, chicken thigh was dry &...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wayne H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

James Dean burger was amazing. Definitely will come back when in the area The grilled cheese looked so good The onion rings perfection Decor was a time warp down memory lane

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ACHildebrandt
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for lunch in August, 2018. It is decorated in a 1950s theme and it is very well done. The menu has a range of items available and the prices were fair. The food came quickly and was delicious. The service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gregfK5214RX
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Food was good. Diner has lots of "50's Nostalgia", prices were about average. Lots of parking and a short 5 minute drive outside of Owen Sound.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Durango_Traveller
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant 60s style we usually go there for breakfast Never been disappointed Food is fresh and stuff is friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank thomashI4507GR
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Love to come back couple hundred times 😄 Great place to dine in. Recommend for all. Do visit whenever get chance...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Manav S
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Elsie's breakfast is a good bang for your buck. Lots of food for a reasonable price Great location and a great atmosphere! Good quick service too

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bluewaterbabe63
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Recently nine of us met at Elsies Diner for a family lunch. We arrived Sunday at noon and the place was pretty well packed. We hadn't called ahead and they are mostly set up with small tables for four. We were obviously a challenge, but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 705alane
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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