Elmo's Diner

Shop Independent Durham Week Raffles!

Sustain-a-Bull, Durham’s local Independent Business Alliance, presents Shop Independent Durham Week July 3-10, 2011- a semiannual event featuring special promotions, discounts, and events at locally owned, independent businesses all over town. You can find more information about Sustain-a-Bull at www.sustainabull.net, including a complete listing of the participating businesses and the special promotions being offered .

As a member of Sustain-A-Bull, Elmo’s Diner-Durham, will be having special themed raffles all week. Below is a list of the raffles and prizes. Please join in the fun and come out, have a meal, and enter a raffle.

Sunday, July 3rd – Mention Sustain-A-Bull Shop Independent Durham Week and get entered in a raffle for a $20 gift certificate.

Monday, July 4th – New Customer Raffle – Are you new to Elmo’s Diner-Durham? – Let us know and be eligible for a raffle for a $20 gift certificate.

Tuesday, July 5th – Turn in a patriotic duck and get entered into a raffle to win your own Duck Shirt with markers! (This is also a First Tuesday event day!)

Wednesday, July 6th – Dessert Eaters Raffle! Buy a dessert and get entered into a raffle to win a future dessert for when the company is coming over! (Choice of cake, cobbler, banana pudding, mud pie with fudge or crumbcake!)

Thursday, July 7th – Regulars Raffle – Can our servers predict your order? Does your wife call looking for you at Elmo’s? Does your car know its way to Elmo’s on its own? If so, you should enter the Regulars Raffle to win a $20 gift certificate.

Friday, July 8th-Sunday, July 10th – Have fun with this one and enter the Elmo’s Trivia Contest Raffle for the Grand Prize. There will be one grand prize for the Trivia raffle but you have three days to enter! Answer at least four of five trivia questions correctly and you are eligible to win the Elmo’s Basket which includes: An Elmo’s t-shirt, hat, two coffee mugs, 1 lb of coffee and a $20 gift certificate.


We are Open for the Fourth!

Both restaurants will be open this weekend, including Monday the 4th of July!

We will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Carrboro Elmo’s will be open Monday, July 4th from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Durham Elmo’s will be open Monday, July 4th from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Elmo’s Diner 2011 Awards

Every summer a round of publications announce their annual awards–many of which are voted for by the public. Thank you for your continued support!

This year Elmo’s Diner has received the following awards:

From The Independent,

2011 Winner of:

Best Breakfast
Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Best Wait Staff in Durham County

2011 Finalist in:

Best Comfort Food
Best Sunday Brunch in Orange/Chatham County
Best Wait Staff in Orange/Chatham County

From the Herald Sun 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards:

First Place for Best Breakfast/Brunch

From the North Carolina Craft Services and Catering Award (Crafty Award):

Nomination for Best American Restaurant in Durham County

Ninth Street to be Repaved!

The city of Durham will be repaving Ninth Street from Hillsborough Road to Green Street starting sometime later this week–probably Thursday, June 30 or so. The contractors doing the work say that they will be leaving one lane open, so traffic should be able to get through. However, you will not be able to park along Ninth Street.

Signs will be posted warning of when the work is actually going to begin. It is supposed to last about two weeks.

Please remember that you can always approach us through Iredell and the back entrance beside the old blue garage. This is also where our second parking lot is located.

Sorry for the inconvenience.