Elmo's Diner

$ $
776 9th St (at Hillsborough Rd)
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-3823
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm



  • their milkshakes, especially the peppermint-vanilla, should not be missed.
  • This is probably, honestly, the best breakfast in Durham.
  • Seriously the Greek grilled cheese is amazing.
  • You just woke up, you're hungover, and have no idea what happened last night but you need your eggs... And pancakes... And a morning drink... Just order any combo and a vodka tonic and you'll be set
  • Best Shrimp & Grits. Won't be disappointed.
  • breakfast burritos was yummy!
  • Breakfast and lunch - ALL day long!
  • You can get the breakfast burrito at any time, even though it's not on the menu. It's super good and comes in a veggie version
  • Open until 10pm has saved me many nights. Salads are plentiful.
  • Be sure to try the sweet potato and black bean burrito when it's on the specials menu!
  • You can't go wrong with breakfast at Elmo's
  • Go to Elmo's and get a biscuit. They're huge and delicious. You won't be disappointed.
  • Turkey sandwich, burgers, slaw
  • Pumpkin pancakes! Yum :3
  • Have the veggie grilled cheese! Yummers.
  • Great community feel and very kid friendly. A Durham institution (although the other location in Carrboro is a huge disappointment). Kids menu, pick 2 omelette and oatmeal are all excellent options!
  • The food was awesome, and the waitress was real nice. She kept my food til i went to the laundry mat. I forgot her name, she gets a 10 from me.
  • Love the farmers omelette!
  • Great kid's menu for the child in your life. Or for small appetites. Or if you want a side of spaghetti.
  • Chilaquiles are delish! I always persuade 1 fellow diner w me to order them while I try the new dishes, and I still think it's the best bfast dish they have.

Nearby places

426 Anderson St (at Campus Dr)
621 Broad St (at W Main St)
433 W Murray Ave (at N Duke St)