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The Elbow Room

American, Diner
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310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
+1 507-373-1836
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 20:30
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Urbandale, Iowa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Minneapolis. Great burgers, reasonable prices and good service made driving a bit off the interstate well worth the time. Yum!

Thank ChrisKH66
Dubuque, Iowa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a good burger at a good price and something local, this is your place! Easy to find and reasonably priced, just good food.

Thank Jim H
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Beyond a doubt the best burgers in town! You can get a beer here too! You can't make an error by giving it a try.

Thank Dale M
Niles, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Let me tell u this place has great stake good eating all around the owner is so nice the watress is rude but food is great its a middeam size place not to big but not to small clean place to eat good for family and friends

Thank AngelLike411
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It's small and a little out of the way. An easy place to drive by and oversee. However, it's worth a visit for lunch or a Thursday or Friday evening steak dinner. It's regularly frequented by local's. Very easy to get in a conversation. It's small but comfortable. I enjoy going there whenever I'm in town.

Thank Philip A
San Angelo, Texas, United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Small place, not many places to sit, however, the food is worth it! Had the bacon burger and fries! Owner was there and chatted with us! He's owned this place for 44 years!!

Thank Sandy S
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

You can always count on a good burger at The Elbow Room! Enjoy the authentic atmosphere, simple place that is better than any fast food burger joint in town. Last but not least don't forget the tots!

Thank David R
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Passing through on IH-35 and stopped here to avoid the fast food franchise thing. Small Mom & Pop type place. Ordered the "award winning" cheeseburgers, they were pretty good but not award winning good.Staff was warm and the beer was cold. Prices can't be beat.

Thank ChowHound2015
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Really didn't know what to expect when we ate here but sure glad we did we both ordered cheeseburgers and my goodness they were fantastic!! better then ANY fast food joint andlove thats its old time diner experience will be going here often

1 Thank metalboi
Oregon, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

Food and the service is very good. Stop in and eat every time I travel thru Albert Lea, MN. Suggest you visit

Thank bholubontheroad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
06:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E 8th St, Albert Lea, MN 56007-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Albert Lea
  • Phone Number: +1 507-373-1836

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?