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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 May 27, 2018 via mobile

This is such a cool place. The food and service was great and good prices too! A great spot if you're heading to sauble beach or in the area. It's worth the drive!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This Diner has barely passable pub style food but that is where the good times end. Staff are not friendly, they were asked to substitute French fries for salad due to allergic condition and did so until the bill arrived and charged for salad. Very...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ken S
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Waiting time was too long 35 minutes.Food wasn't too tasty. Tea and coffee wasn't hot enough . Waitress was great and friendly.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 63russianboy
Reviewed May 20, 2018

we planned our morning around some shopping then stopping in here for brunch ,then more shopping on our way home, well right off the start as we walked in the door the girl at the cash never even acknowledged us, then after a few minutes...More

Date of visit: May 2018
4  Thank daniel f
Reviewed May 20, 2018

If you happen to find yourself on Route 6 to Tobermory, you'll doubtless pass this castle of kitch and think 'Nahhh -looks too cute to be any good.' Despite some dissenting opinions on this page, four sophisticated adults -two from Canada and two from Australia,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Heard a lot about the place and had to try it out. Meal was good. Price was good. Staff was good but could have had more knowledge if menu. Other than that, all was good

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Whiffle64
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my husband and 6 year old. My daughter wanted waffles which is a full size meal so I decided I wanted a kids meal hamburger since I was not very hungry. The waitress said I could not order a kids meal... but the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed March 8, 2018

What kind of a 50's diner serves frozen fries! We heard so many good things and when we finally went it was nothing to write home about. The only good thing was the decor.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cate M
OntarioRed, Owner at Elsie's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

HI Cate - sorry you were disappointed - we absolutely DO NOT use frozen fries.

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast with a small group during a hockey tournament. The ambiance was nice. I never grew up in the 50’s but would have figured it looked like Elsie’s Diner. Food was reasonable prices and delicious. The Big Bopper keeps you going all...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Mr B
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice place food is good nice atmospher. Great way to go back to the 1950's, even though I wasn't there. Looks and feels like a 50's dinner.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Todd L
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