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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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“fries” (16 reviews)
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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 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.

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

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.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Fast friendly service and the food was very good. The setting inside is "classic diner." If you are near or in Owen Sound, check this place out. The interior is all decorated. Lots to see and a great experience with the food and view.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Well appointed, this large colourful diner has a good breakfast menu. The large portions are tasty and the service is good. It's great to have a place that serves a good traditional 'bacon and eggs' favourite.

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed December 4, 2017

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 November 15, 2017

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 November 10, 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 November 9, 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 November 3, 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
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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