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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (18 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
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6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This place is like Chapel Hill itself--friendly, diverse, not too pricey, a little "crunchy". Breakfast all day was very good, as was the service. Great place to bring the kids, not so much for a business lunch. Glad I found it and I'll be back!

Thank michael t T
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Nice place. Good service. What a shame about the food. Inconsistent at best. We need a great diner but this is not it. They need to up their game.More

1  Thank larrysD6638UM
Micah A, Manager at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food on our your most recent visit with us. I would love to hear specifics on what you thought missed the mark. We are always striving to improve and we value feedback from our customers. Please...More

Reviewed March 4, 2017

Love this place! Has an outside covered and heated eating option. Very accessible. Plenty of parking. Food and service are always excellent! This time I tried the burrito with red sauce - yum! HUGE portions! My daughter had the burger with avocado - always a...More

Thank ruralartist
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This is a lovely bare-brick walls restaurant with a retro diner decor. Our friends had delicious veggie burgers made in house along with fries and a creamy coleslaw. My wife started out with a tomato with basil soup that was superb. It's hard to please...More

Thank John M
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my husband for brunch, and couldn't have been happier! Gotta love a place that serves breakfast all day! And a delicious breakfast at that.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

High energy. Busting place. I ordered the smoked salmon omelet. Delish!! Lot of gluten free and vegetarian options. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. 20 minute wait but service was pretty quick once we were seated. Would definitely come back. YUMM !!

Thank late_bloomer09
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Lots of comfort food and various options. It's a cute little diner that fits the stereotype of Carrboro. I usually come here for brunch but their lunch and dinner options seem really good too! My mom loves the santa fe bowl.

Thank lilystine
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I can't comment on entries because I got a 4 veggie platter, but the veggies were quite tasty, especially the cabbage and the mashed potatoes. This is a great place to go for comfort food and a casual atmosphere.

Thank MavMaiden
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Elmo's is located in a busy shopping center, and is very busy itself. The menu is expansive with many great options. I settled on the meatloaf, which was as good as any I've ever had. The atmosphere was lively and the waitress was very helpful...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Let's face it. Elmo's is a popular and very busy institution in the UNC-Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Also it's a diner. Even so, the food is good and overall it's an enjoyable experience. There's literally something on the menu for everyone, including all day breakfast. When...More

Thank sgw44
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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