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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (16 reviews)
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6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed today via mobile

Elmo’s has a fun vibe and fast service. The biscuits were amazing and breakfast items like French toast and waffles looked good. Sadly, I ordered an omelette and was disappointed to find cold vegetables added inside to folded eggs, and I took an unfortunate bite...More

Thank ttamnom
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had breakfast there during a recent trip to RDU. We got there around 9:30am on a Sunday morning between the wave of people that are always there. When we left there was an hour wait. I had the corned beef hash breakfast with eggs. The...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical diner. Nothing fancy except good food, super service. The place is do popular, we waited 30 minutes for a table for breakfast. The food was well prepared and delicious. Our waitress Denise very attentive. This place is well known to locals...More

Thank WallyB47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to eat whether you're having a quick bite to eat or you want to dine in and spend some time eating. The seating is a little tight knit but there's enough space to move as much as you need...More

Thank 843TBOOGIE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast before a Duke game. The service was friendly and swift. Christine our waitress was sweet and gave us pointers for the Duke game. My husband had an omelette with all of the fixings. I had shrimp and...More

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I don't even look at the menu any more - huevos rancheros spicy with a side of avocado and I'm happy for the day! For the eating experience, this place is not fancy schmancy but it's really cute, the service is unbeatable, the order comes...More

1  Thank candy w
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here before a Dukes Women’s game on Friday night. We got here just in time. We were seated right away and the food came out the quickest I have ever seen. Good quality is great. Great small diner experience. When we left the...More

Thank richk623
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We keep coming back to Elmo's for great breakfast and brunch. I'm not a huge fan of their lunch and dinner options, however there are a few good things.

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Breakfast is their specialty. Mornings are always crowded. Food is good. Choices of tea are very limited. Busy restaurant but they have gluten free options. Prices a bit on the high side.

Thank Cooksuite
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this spot after a night shift alone early Saturday morning around 7:30ish. Food arrived fast and fresh. I had the pancakes with a cranberry and apple compote... delicious! It was recommended by the wait staff Hannah... (also great server), eggs and bacon with...More

Thank Alexis G
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Gordon C
20 October 2017|
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Response from SCwinegirl | Reviewed this property |
Great! Had breakfast, lunch and dinner. My husband and I had different meals and all were great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-3823
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