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The Elbow Room

310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
+1 507-373-1836
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
11 Jul 2017
8 Jul 2017
“If we win the lottery we'll eat here everyday!”
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American, Diner
310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great local place with really good food and friendly folks. Not much room, but seems to be a quick turnaround and lots of takeout. YUMMY potato salad!!!

Thank kmp17
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We go here all...the...time for breakfast! After eating breakfast at bland/expensive Perkins for years we found this gem of a diner! Wish we would've found it years ago! Haven't been anywhere else now. If you know the flavor of the food off of a 50...More

Thank Jeanne T
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Minneapolis. Great burgers, reasonable prices and good service made driving a bit off the interstate well worth the time. Yum!

Thank ChrisKH66
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good burger at a good price and something local, this is your place! Easy to find and reasonably priced, just good food.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Let me tell u this place has great stake good eating all around the owner is so nice the watress is rude but food is great its a middeam size place not to big but not to small clean place to eat good for family...More

Thank AngelLike411
Reviewed 25 May 2016

It's small and a little out of the way. An easy place to drive by and oversee. However, it's worth a visit for lunch or a Thursday or Friday evening steak dinner. It's regularly frequented by local's. Very easy to get in a conversation. It's...More

Thank Philip A
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Small place, not many places to sit, however, the food is worth it! Had the bacon burger and fries! Owner was there and chatted with us! He's owned this place for 44 years!!

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

You can always count on a good burger at The Elbow Room! Enjoy the authentic atmosphere, simple place that is better than any fast food burger joint in town. Last but not least don't forget the tots!

Thank David R
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Passing through on IH-35 and stopped here to avoid the fast food franchise thing. Small Mom & Pop type place. Ordered the "award winning" cheeseburgers, they were pretty good but not award winning good.Staff was warm and the beer was cold. Prices can't be beat.

Thank ChowHound2015
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Really didn't know what to expect when we ate here but sure glad we did we both ordered cheeseburgers and my goodness they were fantastic!! better then ANY fast food joint andlove thats its old time diner experience will be going here often

1  Thank metalboi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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