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American, Diner, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed yesterday

Best thing was the blueberry pancakes. Eggs, bacon, and home fries were great! Bernaise sauce on eggs benny not great. Service excellent. Good coffee and free refills.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Daddy Burger was pink in the middle ,GM said it was allrighrt, it was safe to eat! I DON'T THINK SO! It was our first visit and it was our last visit. Will never get food from there again. Food was terrible ....Check your burgers to make sure they aren't pink in the middle!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Very friendly staff. There are 3 menu’s to choose from. I was in for dinner. Fast, delicious and hot. I chose the fish n Chips. Wow, I could not finish it. Eyes bigger then my stomach:)

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2020

This diner really brought back memories from my past. From the jukebox to the old tube tv's and the vinyl records. The food was great. Lots on the menu to choose from. Set up for social distancing.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

We had a fantastic meal at Elsie’s great service and the food was ready fast but tasted freshly cooked and with fresh ingredients...our waiter was very polite and professional. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Very good food. Friendly staff. Wonderful diner. We had burger and meatloaf. Delicious and home made.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020

The service was very slow & the food mediocre. The waitress never asked how the meal was & never offered a coffee refill. The restaurant was not busy. I left a 50 cent tip -- just as an insult. I am know to be a...big tipper.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

A great place to enjoy home style diner meal. Just east of Owen Sound in Springmount is Elsie' s Diner. Chrome tables & chairs like most families in the 50's had, good service, very friendly staff. Able to dine in now (subject to covid rules...f social distancing)but there were several picnic tables outside. We tried the hot roast beef and hot turkey dinners, homemade gravy, meats prepared daily we were told, came with choice of hand cut fries or mashed potato, corn, & a choice of either cole slaw or carrot raisin slaw. (We tried one of each) and they were both good. We had my girlfriends great niece & nephew , they both had the kids burger & fries, which came with a drink and an ice cream sundae. Their burgers were homemade patty, and on a normal size bun(very good), the sundae one was chocolate, the other strawberry had sauce on bottom than a good serving of ice cream, dollop of whipped cream, cherry on top plus more sauce drizzled on top. The kids meal was only $7.99 and a great meal. Our entrees were only $14.99 another great price plus if you order pop free refills. The menu is all your favourite diner items hot sandwiches (roast beef, turkey, hamburger), liver & onions, fish & chips, burger options, hot dogs, grilled cheeses, deli sandwiches, appetizers, salads, milkshakes, sundaes, plus all day breakfast options. All in all if your travelling to Owen Sound or Sauble Beach or visiting Tobemory and your in the area, drop by .More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020

Great food and great prices. The atmosphere is swoon worthy. They are very COVID careful and I appreciated that.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020

Great place to stop while driving home from Tobermory. Service was very friendly. All covid precautions clearly posted and very clean. Our table ordered pulled pork, eggs benny, Fonzie burger and a chicken sandwich. Chicken sandwich was the best I’ve ever had. If you are...looking for great food and a nostalgic trip to the 50s give this place a try!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Elsie's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5