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Elmer's Diner

American, Diner
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22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
+1 203-731-2559
00:00 - 23:59
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Sherman, Connecticut
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and establishment are very good. Service is also very good. The portions are nice sized and the choices are extensive. Good place for any meal of the day from breakfast to dinner!

Thank TazRon
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you, TazRon! We’re so glad you enjoy dining with us, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a friend for Saturday brunch and was looking forward to breakfast. I've been there once before and found the food to be just what you expect for a diner. I was impressed that we were seated right away as the parking lot was filled to capacity and people were still driving in. The joint has ample room to accommodate... More 

Thank whmtnhiker
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

We’re so sorry to hear about your recent experience. Customer satisfaction is the top priority of our entire team, and we apologize that you did not have the opportunity to experience that first-hand. We hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to make it up to you. Please do not hesitate to speak with a manager if... More 

Scarsdale, New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Elmer's many times over the years. It is a very solid diner with a wonderful staff. Elmer out one of his family will greet you with a smile, the pastries and desserts are made in premises, there are plenty of tables and counter seats and while it does get busy on weekend mornings, the wait is rarely... More 

Thank Mark S
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly the best diner I've been to in the greater Danbury area. Unbelievable service and food that tastes like you made at home. Elmer runs a very efficient kitchen and his team always super friendly

Thank jjcajohn
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your loyalty and always enjoy seeing you here. We look forward to your next visit! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast . Placenproydky adveryised using healthy oils such as olive oil. After tasting my home fries and eggs I quickly caught on they were using the chemically enhanced butter flavored oil called " phase". It tastes terribly artificial and not healthy. Shame shame for false advertising. Consumers are smart these days and know what is in their... More 

Thank jonathan G
Danbury, Connecticut
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My friend & I had lunch there. The owner greeted us with a big smile and then seated us. We were brought a salad, complimentary, while we looked over the menu. Good food, good value.

Thank Phyllis B
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Dear Phyllis, Thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear that you and your friend loved your lunch. Stop back in again sometime soon! More 

Youngstown, Ohio
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Traveling through Danbury and tried this place for dinner. Amazingly large menu, something for everyone. Prices were reasonable and portions were large. Service speedy.

Thank hern2
Elmer P, Owner at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you loved the selection and prices. Thank you for your business and your kind words. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Service was quick and polite. Food arrived quickly and was exactly you as ordered. Prices are reasonable and food was excellent. Had been going to Elmer's since the opened but because of some health problems we stopped for a while. Will be starting to go but back now The

Thank radarguy2015
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have eaten at Elmer's Diner a number of times and have never been disappointed. The building itself is strictly "Greek Diner" architecture and design, but don't be put off by this. Two nights ago I stopped in for dinner by myself. I ordered the Baked Stuffed Clams. They arrived steaming hot on a bed of perfectly cooked linguini. The... More 

Thank Toni112950
Brookfield, Connecticut
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

On our visits to Elmer's we have felt that the food was average. It is basic diner food. The pancakes and french toast are good, not great. The waitstaff was friendly and competent. It is a convenient location to grab breakfast or lunch. It is better than fast food alternatives and an okay environment for family.

Thank Stephen S
Elmer P, Manager at Elmer's Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your honesty, Stephen. We will take your likes and dislikes into account, and we hope that next time you come, we can offer you a better dining experience. We look forward to serving you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-4825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-731-2559
This is a 24 hour diner and we serve anything that is on your mind for an American Italian Mexican Greek and anything that is available for you just let us know and would be more than happy to accommodate the way you Like YOir meal. You happiness it is our graders reward. Enjoy!! Elmer

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?