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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 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.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank PhilHat123
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.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 781lynna
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.

Date of visit: November 2017
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BrianD722
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank GlenMcKenzie1
Reviewed October 18, 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

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

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

Reviewed September 18, 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

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 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

Date of visit: September 2017
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