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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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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
Reviewed November 12, 2016

I've been to Elmo's multiple times and am always surprised when I see how busy it is. The food is fine but is just average diner food. There are much better options in Carrboro. The service is good and the space charming but the food...More

Thank paulandrews1974
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Elmo's has a good variety of home cooked food. Breakfast is my favorite with their tasty pancakes. Lunch has nice variety of burgers and sandwiches.

Thank dpoin21
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We have had breakfast and dinner items. The breakfast items were good, the meatloaf very good. Fresh fruit offered as a side was fresh, generous and no canned fruit in sight! We made the mistake of accepting a seat in a "tented" area with heaters...More

Thank gkmcfe
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a bustling little place with a nice atmosphere. The service is friendly and quick. Large menu selection from breakfast to hearty dinner meals. The place is loud so if you are going there to talk you might want to go somewhere else. The...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I've been going to Elmo's for years. Lived away for 2 years and came back with dinner at Elmo's this weekend. About the same. Still a very family and kid friendly environment with good diner food (big selection), excellent milkshakes. I always feel at home...More

Thank 628darrend
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We went to the hostess and told them we had a small dog. She said it would be fine to sit outside and they would get a table ready. We waited 45 minutes. We sat down the waiter took our drink order. A few minutes...More

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Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2016

Dear Starbucks O4 & Canine Friend, We are sorry the situation with your pet was handled so poorly. Outdoor seating and dogs, for us, is a delicate balancing act as we are, by law, not allowed to have animals of any sort in our seating...More

Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning breakfast was really good. I had the BELTA and the hubs had Greek omelette. Plenty of food. Service was okay. A little slow to refill my coffee cup but that was okay. They don't rush you. It gets busy. So come early or...More

Thank sallykay8
Micah A, Public Relations Manager at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Very casual diner-type restaurant for everyone. Breakfast all day. Ordinary kinds of food like meatloaf or chicken and dumplings. Plenty of menu choices. Can accommodate families. Crowded on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Thank Connie E
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went here at the last minute because we couldn't get into another spot, and it turned out to be a great move. Some wanted breakfast, some wanted lunch - it all worked out. Eggs, biscuits with gravy, breakfast burger (cheeseburger with bacon, avo, tomato,...More

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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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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