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Elmo's Diner

776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-416-3823
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to Elmo's several times and are never disappointed. Go to Elmo's only if you are in the mood for diner-type food. It is basically kind of a "blue-plate" style menu. They do serve breakfast, and have a good selection of desserts, and...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Elmo's Diner.....The food, staff and atmosphere is so friendly and inviting. Service is fast and the environment is just a fun place to be...

Thank N4333LEkathleenr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always like to go to Elmo's when I'm Durham area. Love the atmosphere, friendly people and food. Always go there and enjoy ninth street too

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good breakfast, I have huevos rancheros, and like other times (not here), it wasn't my best experience but at the same time not bad at all !

Thank aigici
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always something on the menu for everyone to eat happy! Their veggie burger is the BEST! And breakfast all day? yummmmm

Thank lizhenderson23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elmos is a hidden treasure!! Great food great service!! Food allergy friendly- have eaten here mannnnny times dropping off my son at duke, blue devil days and a year ago visiting colleges- alway an elmo stop when we are in NC

Thank Ellen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good American Grub. Great split pea soup and hamburgers. Beer was served in a frosted mug. French fries were not soggy like so many restaurants.

Thank Hamara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I snagged a solo seat at the bar on a packed Sunday morning, which I felt lucky to enjoy, given a 45-minute wait for the party of two ahead of me. I ordered a standard black coffee and Elmo's famous biscuits and gravy. The meal...More

Thank Jordan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for brunch on Sunday. Went here with family (8 of us), great food and good service. Very busy restaurant, and similar to Elmos in Chapel Hill/Carborough where we had been last year. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great diner food and makes it taste like it is a higher end restaurant. Parking is not an issue, they have their own parking lot. The service was very friendly and quick to serve. The diner has a good selection of beer...More

Thank 771donaldl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 776 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-3823
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