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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 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

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

1  Thank sheran59
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

Thank FishfinderOntario6
Reviewed September 7, 2017

While traveling through the area we thought we would stop here for a quick lunch. We had heard it has great food. Well that it did but its not a place that is quick. Our quick lunch turned into over a hour stop. The food...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Just driving by gave me the hint to go...I have a thing for diners! Entering there was like someone had turned back time. The music and decor was from the 50's, all bucket seats, chairs and stools in mint condition. Staff was very friendly and...More

Thank Happy_2bTraveling69
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The only time I have been there was during an "Elvis" concert and antique car show which was on the grounds surrounding the area. We had something simple like burgers and fries. The old era music was playing and the diner was decorated appropriately. I...More

Thank thewonderfulwoman
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Retro Diner, well decorated and clean. Great greeting and drink order. Waitresses after that a little bland. Food was good. 50's music but didn't really have retro feeling

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Returned there for a third visit this summer - always enjoyable , Service is never quick but food is always good. Tonight we arrived around 7 pm ( they close at 8). Three of us ordered hot beef sandwiches with extra gravy - one of...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed July 30, 2017

If you love happydays you will love this 50 diner fit for the king elvis Presley and me and all other fiftys music it's just like American graffiti the food is great the place is nicely done in side staff is great music is amazing...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this local establishment in the evening for some ice cream. The decor of the place was very retro and fun but the ice cream was nothing special. There were several patrons there but only appeared to have one person working there. She...More

Thank Bill63131
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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