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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 July 18, 2017

This is a great diner, with excellent food and service. They serve breakfast all day along with other great meals. Service is quick and pleasant. They also,do takeout food.

1  Thank Anne R
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Bit of a late review but I was at Elsies for their annual Show and Shine and I must say it was a fantastic event. Well organized, lots of really cool cars and a live performance from Elvis himself. Really enjoyed how he got down...More

2  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed July 8, 2017

This is a real cute yet small restaurant and it seems the locals enjoy it too. That is more important then some people realize! Well the prices were higher then I usually like to pay the food is delicious however they ran out of spaghetti...More

Thank NicoleCOshawa
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Took a friend there for lunch. Friendly waitress, busy, but still good service, food is standard 50s fare, but well prepared and tasty, no surprises. Great spot for families or boomers!

Thank Boomerchild
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Went to Elsie's at lunch time. This is not a good time to go. We did get a table and were handed some menus. Another couple came in after us,received menus as well as been asked if they would like to order a drink. They...More

1  Thank Sally G
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner . 5 on a Sunday evening and I am glad we came early because by the time we started eating the place was packed. We all ordered a milkshake 🙂 which was so yum! Our kids had mac & cheese which...More

Thank Jessicabird
Reviewed June 23, 2017

I have eaten here a couple of times now and absolutely loved it both times, the food is great, waitresses are always friendly and fantastic surroundings. I will be hoping to visit many more times.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Friendly efficient service with tasty food and large portions. The cooking style and presentation show little imagination but it plays to the crowd who frequents there

Thank Bear Den N
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We visited Elsie's Diner during our family vacation in Bruce Peninsula this week and we loved it. You really feel like you step back in time to the 50s! The staff is very friendly, restaurant is kept clean and the food authentic with very generous...More

Thank Edyta T
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

I cant say much more other than ill definitely be back when I'm in town again. Great food, great service 💖

Thank Michelle C
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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