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Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs

1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
+1 760-327-8419
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“german pancake” (195 reviews)
“crepes” (52 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A neighbor gave us a gift card to Elmer's so we ate dinner there. The restaurant was very clean snd pleasant. We were seated quickly, the servers were very helpful and efficient. We got salads and both were delicious and nice large portions. We will...More

Thank Bantamrick
Reviewed yesterday

Classic diner atmosphere. Well known for it's breakfast menu with locals and tourists. Don't be deterred by the line on Sunday morning. It did move relatively fast. Good service. Food was fresh and "home cooked". Reasonably priced. Be sure to try their German Pancake. Parking...More

Thank SJR55
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate breakfast 4 times during our week's stay in Palm Springs and loved the meal and service each time. Even on Mother's Day the wait to be seated was fairly short. I would highly recommend this for breakfast.

Thank Bert P P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beef vegetable soup was delicious. The BLTA and salad was good. This is a great place for a good meal at a reasonable price. We'll definitely go back.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I read all of the great reviews for Elmers and decided to give them a try. The reviews are right! This place is great! I actually tried it for breakfast and dinner. The potato pancakes are some of the best I have ever eaten. Huge...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The German Pancakes are killer! Otherwise it's like an upgraded Dennys. Retro service staff (from the 60's), slam service, big food, short order style! It's a good choice if you don't want gourmet. It can get a little squishy as they pack the people in....More

Thank Floyd M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It will depend on what you like. The fruit was fresh, service was good and food was ok. The German pancake is not a crispy dish at all. Very soft, somewhat bland, not much of a sweet or lemon taste. The waffle was very soft,...More

Thank WesleyMCPA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's obvious why people make an effort to visit Elmer's and wait in line outside. It's popular because it's so good. We were visiting from the UK and wanted a "proper" American breakfast. We got it and loved it!

Thank NeilFarnham
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful and friendly service! We arrived just after 9am on a Saturday and while we were a bit nervous because it looked quite packed, we were seated right after checking in with the hostess (we were a party of 2). Our server, Tony, was awesome...More

Thank TheTravelingTerrier
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Elmer's on Mothers Day for Breakfast and were quickly seated. My wife had the Skillet and I had the eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and biscuits. Food was quickly prepared and served, and it was excellent. When we left about 10:00AM there was a...More

Thank fly24fun
Kolten L, Guest Relations Manager at Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, responded to this review

We truly thank you for your feedback and are glad to see you've enjoyed your visits to Elmer’s. We love hearing from our Guests and we send each review directly to the restaurant management to be seen. Hope to see you again soon!

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Dennis S
There are no prices on your website. How much would an order of bacon and eggs with toast and coffee be?
12 October 2015|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
Howdy & about $13 including taxes cheers Andrew
Pet friendly?
27 February 2015|
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Response from Kolten L | Property representative |
We have two outside patios that accommodate pets. We also have pet dishes for water and give a treat to each pet. Our hours are 6a to 9p daily. Hope to see you soon! =)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264-9169
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-8419
Since 1960, Elmer's has been dedicated to providing quality food ingredients and personable, gracious service that make you feel at home. Built on the foundation of Walt Elmer's famous buttermilk pancakes, Elmer's offers seasonally fresh entrees and premium, made-from-scratch favorites in a warm comfortable and inviting family dining experience. With ample choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features an emphasis on fresh, Northwest ingredients and traditional flavors. Featured Northwest favorites include Boyd's Coffee, Oregon Marionberry syrup, Tillamook cheese, and sausages from Portland-based Zenner's Sausage Company. Many Guests happily enhance their morning meal with a refreshing Mimosa. While the food is a star in its own right, it's the service that makes customers smile. Led by local owner, Jacky Donnell, the genuine, friendly team at Palm Springs Elmer's delights in welcoming desert locals as well as Northwest snowbirds craving a taste of home. They are proud of the reputation they have built as a local favorite. In addition to local Best Breakfast awards, Guests at Palm Springs Elmer's rave about their experiences on Yelp! and TripAdvisor. Elmer's has also received national recognition in the category of Family Restaurants with high marks on four main attributes consisting of taste, value, service and mood. Elmer's takes pride in their surrounding communities and strives to be the restaurant of choice for families. Choose to dine indoors surrounded by historic and scenic Palm Springs photography or on the outdoor pet-friendly patio. Elmer's is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.