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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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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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200 N Greensboro St, Ste B12, Carrboro, NC 27510-1833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the menu is diner-like, it is more imaginative than most diners.and the the resulting entrees are quite good. You can get some breakfast items anytime during the day. The service is good and Elmo's is definitely worth checking out.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Elmos in, wow, thirty years. We happened to be in Carrboro, and thought we would stop by. I remembered that parking was a hassle, and that there was always a wait. These things have not changed. The other thing that hasn't...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1Kmonkeys
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Stopped in for a late lunch for some good comfort food. We had a Shephard’s pie and a veggie burger. All very good. Little drafty siting by the door that went out to the patio.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joefO5663RY
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

The three of us stopped for an early bite. The service was great but for some weird reason the specials dont take effect until 8am. Keep that in mind. The pancakes were fluffy and the french toast was tasty. good hustle.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q2839ZCjamesm
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your most recent visit with us. We certainly do our best to keep the hustle going! Specials on the weekend do not start until 8AM because they require extra prepartion time. We have a large menu and need...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is an eclectic pace in a repurposed brick industrial building. I had very good salmon cakes with sides of Spanish rice, lots of steamed broccoli, and excellent corn bread, which I highly recommend. My wife had salmon fillets and black beans, which she enjoyed....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maas_johnf
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback! We strive to give you the best dining experience around, and it's always wonderful to hear from valued guests like yourself. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is an awesome, cozy place to eat. The staff are wonderful and the food is excellent. It is the place for comfort food. Lots of good vegetarian options too. Always a great place for an uncomplicated and inexpensive family outing. Right in the heart...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee G
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for your sweet praises. We appreciate our amazing guests, such as yourself, and look forward to providing you with our yummy food and awesome staff for many years to come!

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Got the open face turkey special and it was very good with mashed potatoes and broccoli casserole. quick and friendly service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ashokumar
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for your kinds words! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Having gathered in Carrboro for a wedding tomorrow, a small group of us decided n Elmo's for dinner. High ceilings and wood flooring, pretty large dining space...it's the sort of place I'd normally expect to be too loud. But conversation was pretty easy. The diverse...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jaseaton
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We're proud to be the place your party celebrated before the big day. We value giving guests delicious, served by our great team in a wonderful environment. It makes our day when we hear back from our awesome guests...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Elmo’s is like the side of the pool. No matter what, they’ve got excellent breakfast choices all the time, as well as great salads and well prepared comfort foods for all. Especially great family destrination, plus indoor or patio seating. Great devoted long time staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gina22devine
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We love our guests and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We have been eating here for about 9 years, food has always been plentiful and good. Have had many things on menu, omelet,pancakes,quiche,hamburger and salads, always good, always consistent. The service is great, all are friendly. The manager/owner Micah is always talking to customers, making...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lovebirdhouses
Micah A, Owner at Elmo's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

We're honored you've enjoyed your dining experience with us for nearly a decade! I truly care about our guests, and appreciate your compliments and having the opportunity to serve you over the years. Your positive feedback makes our day! Thank you for your kind words...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:30
Monday
06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:30
Thursday
06:30 - 21:30
Friday
06:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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Description
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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