About Elmo's Diner

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.

Awards

2016 AWARDS

Durham Magazine

Platinum for Best Breakfast/Brunch

Indy Award for The Independent Magazine

Winner of:

Best Breakfast

Best Kid’s Menu

2016 Reader’s Choice Award – The Herald -Sun

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Tripping.com

Best Diner in North Carolina

2015 AWARDS

Durham Magazine

Platinum for Best Breakfast/Brunch

Indy Award for The Independent Magazine

Winner of:

Best Breakfast

Best Kid’s Menu

2015 Reader’s Choice Award – The Herald -Sun

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Triangle Downtowner

Best Breakfast

Crafts Services and Catering Award

Favorite Family Restaurant for Durham County

2014 AWARDS

Durham Magazine

Platinum for Best Breakfast/Brunch

Indy Award for The Independent Magazine

Winner of:

Best Breakfast

Best Kid’s Menu

Finalist for Best Sunday Brunch

 

2014 Reader’s Choice Award – The Herald -Sun

Finalist for Best Breakfast/Brunch

2014 Local Eats Restaurant

2013 AWARDS

Indy Best of the Triangle Awards from The Independent

Winner of:

Best Wait Staff in Durham County

Best Breakfast in the Triangle

Best Kid’s Menu in a Local Restaurant

 

2012 AWARDS

Indy Best of the Triangle Awards from The Independent

Winner of:

Best Kids’ Menu at a Local Restaurant

Best Breakfast

Best Wait Staff in Durham County

Finalist for:

Best Comfort Food

Best Bang for Your Buck Restaurant

Durham Magazine’s Best of Durham

GOLD for Best Breakfast/Brunch

Reader’s Choice Awards from The Herald-Sun

2nd Place in Best/Breakfast Brunch in Durham

Metro Magazine in Raleigh

Honorable Mention for Best Breakfast

 

2011

The Herald-Sun Reader’s Choice Award 2011

Best Breakfast/Brunch Category

Independent’s 2011 Best in the Triangle

Winner of:

Best wait staff in Durham County

Best Breakfast

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Finalist for:

Best Comfort Food

 

2010

Indy Awards from the Independent

Winner of:

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Best Breakfast

Finalist for:

Best Comfort Food

Best Wait Staff

Carolina Parent

Favorite NonChain Family Restaurant for 2010

Reader’s Choice Awards for Durham Herald-Sun

Best Mom & Pop Resturant

Durham Convention and Vistor’s Bureau

Favorite Place for Brunch

Favorite Place with a Kid’s Menu

 

2009

Independent’s 2009 Best in the Triangle

Best Children’s Menu

Best Comfort Food

Best Breakfast

Best Wait Staff in Durham and Orange/Chatham County Finalist

Carolina Parent Family Favorites

Favorite Family Non-Chain Restaurant 2009

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Best Breakfast in Raleigh/Durham

Where the Locals Eat

Top 100 Restaurant in 2009 for Raleigh Durham area

Independants 2015 Best of the Triangle

Triangle Downtowner Magazine's 2015 Best of Downtowner Awards

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INDY Best of the Triangle 2012