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Elmo's Diner

200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
+1 919-929-2909
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (16 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The diner is located in an old brick warehouse. It's interiors are nicely done, preserving a lot of the warehouse look. It has typical diner food - sandwiches, fries, shakes, salads. They had quite a few vegetarian options, which was nice. The service was nice....More

Thank Ronak S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very extensive menu in an old converted factory or warehouse. We found they focused more on quantity than quality. Having said that, we went there a second time during our one week holiday. Extremely good value.

Thank ProfHarv
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Another recommendation by the staff at the hotel: Lovely restaurant in an old mill. You have to love that they didn't tear this building down. So quaint...Our service was good and the food was ok...They have most of what most diners have - comfort food,...More

Thank katork
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is my go to for breakfast. There menu offers more but haven't made it yet for other meals! Friendly staff, liked by local police, fire and rescue personnel and good food.

Thank kimfrenchrn
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Elmo's in Carrboro is a diner housed in an exposed brick warehouse that makes the atmosphere unique to most other diners. The variety of food was plentiful, but what I noticed was a special touch to each meal. Though I can't remember the other offerings...More

Thank barby0ung
Reviewed 20 February 2018

All you really need to know is that Sunday's vegetable of the day was canned Mexican corn. That's not a good thing, especially when you order a vegetable plate. I really wanted to like this place. We ate there because of the TripAdvisor ratings. Such...More

1  Thank coldmtn
Reviewed 19 January 2018

If you're after an old school feel with good solid diner food then come to Elmo's in Carrboro. Very friendly staff and good food is hard to beat.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Went with friends for an early dinner. The wait staff was professional, but the food was very disappointing. They forgot one of our friend’s order and to mitigate, brought her side dishes saying the dinner was coming. When it came, the salmon cakes Looked 2...More

2  Thank Su A
Samantha M, Guest Relations Manager at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent meal with us and that there was a delay in serving all of the entrees to the table. I can understand why you were disappointed. We take your comments very seriously and are...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast our second morning in Carrboro. Good diner style breakfast, and great service. An easy spot for breakfast or lunch. I highly recommend to anyone visiting the area!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

A nice place to eat that has a huge variety of any type of homemade American style food that you want. But the breakfast dishes that are served in the morning are what makes me come back here. I had the cranberry apple pancakes and...More

Thank TheLastOfFinest80
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-2909
  • E-mail
Like a true diner, we serve homemade food and breakfast all the time. We have comfy booths, as well as tables, and lots of high chairs and boosters for the little ones! We are a gathering place where locals are sure to see someone they know and visitors are likely to make new friends. We’re a community restaurant both in the sense that we are a local favorite and in the sense that we strive to be good neighbors and give back to our community
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