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Elsie's Diner


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Diner, Canadian
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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 bluewater63
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
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Great service. Great food. Great company Home cooking. Real burgers!! More food on my plate than I could eat. I also love going there for breakfast but aha! They serve it all day now!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cheryllfaith
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Great meal, many gluten free options! Service was a little slow but great place! Wait staff friendly and helpful!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SaraMarko
Reviewed June 6, 2018

We went for lunch and absolutely loved it! The food is excellent, and they give you enough for at least 1 more meal at home. Going to have to go back just for desserts, they all look so good but just didn't have enough room.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank April D
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I highly recommend stopping in at Elsies Diner if you are looking for tasty food, quick and excellent service and a fun 50's experience! I have been here a couple times and I can assure you that it's worth the drive! The prices are great...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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