Elmo’s Diner – Durham

Elmo’s Diner-Durham was opened in the spring of 1997. In the Ninth Street shopping district of Old West Durham. Large windows, wooden floors, high ceilings and old red brick grace the Durham location, and give a warm and casual feel. The restaurant also is located in an old building with lots of history, having been a former taxi cab garage, beauty college and bakery at various times.

The Ninth Street shopping district is known for its diverse and unique locally owned businesses. It’s also conveniently located near many wonderful Durham sites, including Duke University, with its beautiful chapel and the Sarah B. Duke gardens, the Museum of Life and Science (a great trip for kids!) and downtown Durham, where you’ll find the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the new Durham Performing Arts Center. Every July, Durham hosts the American Dance Festival which provides yet another wonderful venue to visit either before or after a trip to Elmo’s Diner-Durham!

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776 9th st now and then. 1979 and 2009
My family and I have been coming to Elmo's Diner for 6-7 years. We have always enjoyed the great atmosphere and service provided by the ownership and staff. The food is always consistent and high quality. I highly recommend Elmos's for breakfast, lunch or dinner!"