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Elmer's Restaurant - Mall 205

#312 of 3,413 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9660 SE Stark St, Mall 205, Portland, OR 97216-2404
+1 503-256-0333
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was the first place we visited for food on a recent tour of the US in our first stop of Portland. The food was good, big portions and the service was really good. Very knowledgable and attentive. All in all a decent place to go for something to eat

Thank Bluechaos1405
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch here. The food was good, our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and the prices are in line with other similar eating establishments. The dining room was very clean as well. I wouldn't hesitate to stop again!

Thank Scott U
Too far from home
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Trip advisors, you really let me down on this one. We went because of your reviews. I was disgusted by the gross sticky menu. The food was not even up to an IHOP standard. The chairs were uncomfortable and worn. They need to be replaced. The restaurant had AC and the lights were on. Recommendation: go somewhere else.

Thank a_good_night_sleep
Vancouver, Washington
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423 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely breakfast with great service. The grounds are nice outside and the inside was extremely clean.

Thank LLP1957
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant visit and tasty meal once again at Elmer's. We had great service and it happened to be my birthday so I got free ice cream. We took a little time to enjoy the photos of Oregon displayed thoughout the restaurant and also thought the hanging baskets outside were spectacular!

Thank OhAndrea
Walla Walla, Washington
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We found Elmer's to be a good spot for a family dinner on our trip to Portland. It's right across the street from the Ramada Inn and part of the Mall 205.

Thank rdhfn
Ogden, Utah
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Went here for Sunday lunch, our table had chicken fried steak and fish and chips. Food was okay, fish and chips were tiny. Restaurant was noisy and not the place for quiet conversation, but hey, it's a diner. I was neither wowed nor disappointed, just okay.

Thank nitrousedEdB
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast, appeared crowed but was seated quickly and ordered right away. For the large crowd inside the meal was brought out quickly and everything was hot and as ordered. All the staff was friendly and attentive refilling coffee & water before needing to ask. Enjoyable meal.

Thank Dee W
Gresham, Oregon
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343 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I am trying to watch my weight and not eat large portions. Today I went with a bunch of girls for the first time here and I asked could they spit an omelet, and put the hollandaise sauce on the side for me and my friend, and no potatoes or biscuits just fruit?, There was no problem, it came just... More 

Thank SuzanneLG
Steilacoom, Washington
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Really good service. We were there Sunday about 1:30pm and it was so loud inside it reminded me of a school cafeteria. That's why I'm giving it a 3 instead of a 4. That was the only downside to the experience. The seasonal strawberry poppy seed chicken salad was very good. My mom had a taco or southwest type salad... More 

Thank Shelly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9660 SE Stark St, Mall 205, Portland, OR 97216-2404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-256-0333
A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.

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