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Elmo's Diner

200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
+1 919-929-2909
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We waited about 20 minutes on a Sunday morning to be seated, which was fine and they seemed to move quickly. Coffee while you wait is always a nice touch. Service when seated was a little slow, but was not a problem. East parking. Menu...More

Thank Robin T
Samantha M, Guest Relations Manager at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're always looking for ways to help each trip to Elmo's the best experience possible. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Great for a family breakfast good food great service parking is very tight and fills up fast. Our daughter went to school just down the road and this was a regular stop for her

Thank Gardner S
Samantha M, Guest Relations Manager at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

We always love hearing that Elmo's is a regular place for our guests. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

In a town of coffee and biscuit shops we were happy to find a restaurant serving real breakfasts. I was visiting in Carrboro only 4 days but enjoyed my first visit to Elmo's so much I went again the next day before hearing back up...More

1  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

The people who manage and work at Elmo's are friendly and a pleasure to be around. We are regulars every weekend and we know almost everyone there by name. We have been waited on by every server there and every one of them is pleasant,...More

Thank lieghelrod
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I love Elmo's in Carrboro (the one in Durham is nice, too, but separate ownership and feeling). I love exposed brick, natural sunlight, booths-- give me a booth ANY DAY--- even way back when at Lutece!!!--- and those wooden floors... yes, this is my kind...More

2  Thank Jill H
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Located within the Carrboro Farmer's Market building, its a great place to grab a bite and rest your feet after seeing all the various shops. The menu at this Elmo's location has a few different items than the Elmo's diner in downtown Durham. Otherwise, it...More

Thank T-Bone_Steaks
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Extensive menu and we've eaten here for all meals but their breakfast is the standout. Sometimes there is quite a wait but the food is consistently good and if the service or something else is lacking, they will make it right. Great customer service!

Thank Firefly1123
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The restaurant is a bit hard to find at first. In the large building look for the outdoor seating. Then walk into the building and take a left at the first door. There is lots of seating inside and a nice outdoor patio. The menu...More

1  Thank madgirl21
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Busy as a Manhattan Diner with southern hospitality and a college town touch. Stopped by on the way home fro OBX, off the beaten path but worth the trip. Not a typical diner menu. Eclectic. Kids enjoyed the orange batter French toast (plain batter is...More

1  Thank wvjodymurphy
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Very much a typicall experience. Good food and excellent service. The selection on the menu was very nice.

Thank darlasley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-2909
  • E-mail
Like a true diner, we serve homemade food and breakfast all the time. We have comfy booths, as well as tables, and lots of high chairs and boosters for the little ones! We are a gathering place where locals are sure to see someone they know and visitors are likely to make new friends. We’re a community restaurant both in the sense that we are a local favorite and in the sense that we strive to be good neighbors and give back to our community
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