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The Elbow Room

310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
+1 507-373-1836
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (4 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“prime rib” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Coming here for years, always great food and service. New owners now, myself and 2 co-workers came in on Monday the 17th of September. With burgers in mind, the waitress talked us into the special which was hot beef. We all 3 ordered that. Owner...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BelairBoy
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Elbow Room for the first time today, and were surprised to see how many people knew about this little place. We really enjoyed our food.. The homemade potato chips were good. I had a grilled chicken sandwich, and it was tender...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RosehillFarmGirl
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I love exploring local little Dives when I travel in this place is just perfect. tons of Personality a really good simple Burger actually have a fair amount of items on the menu but everyone talks about the burgers so that's what I went with....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank robynh280
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while I was in town visiting family. The place is small but that’s part of its character that makes it The Elbow Room. It was fairly busy but nothing crazy. The server was struggling horribly with zero help from the owners...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ASCharlton
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We come to Albert Lea once or twice a year and always visit the Elbow Room for a burger. Today we stopped in for lunch and as always the food was great. The little waitress was really good and she was the only wait staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank thelma97
Reviewed June 26, 2018

6/23/18 - Before taking a long hike in Myre Big Island State Park, I checked Trip Advisor, looking for a non-chain place to get some post-hike food. I poked my head in the door just before 3:00, not knowing they closed at 2:00, but our...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank EquusBrokus
Reviewed June 19, 2018

With limited space inside, come early and get a table, or sit at the counter. Friday & Saturday, Prime Rib. Queen or King portion, with excellent au jus (not real salty), and horse radish with a kick. I had the KING portion of prime rib....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jserediuk
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

It was great. it's always great when my family and I go here. it actually feels like the food melts in your mouth. The breakfast special is what I always get with either pancakes or French Toast either one they are both delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Juliet D
Reviewed November 6, 2017

TripAdvisor reviews led us to The Elbow Room. We had to try the burgers and we were glad we did. I had the egg burger, obviously, a burger with a fried egg on top. The burgers are hand formed, fresh and delicious. We shared a...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Curly
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a road trip for a quick dinner. Small and quaint, typical older diner ambiance. Waitress could use some more personality but service was ok. Burgers were good as expected based on other reviews. Daughter enjoyed the mac and cheese bites. Good...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Joanna T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Albert Lea
  • Phone Number: +1 507-373-1836
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