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Elmer’s Restaurant

For classic and inventive American inspired fare from an institution over 50 years in the making, pay a visit to Elmer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs. Located southeast of downtown on Palm Canyon Drive, this charming little joint serves up a warm atmosphere and even better entrees!

Visit Elmer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs 

Elmer’s roots as a franchise goes back to 1960 in Portland, Oregon. The original location was family owned and operated, and achieved fast success due to their high-quality, home-style cooking with the finest ingredients around. It began as a simple pancake house, and today is a full-service restaurant with over 20 locations in the west—and we’re proud to say ours is the only one in the entire state of California! Our location has been open for over 30 years, making it one of Elmer’s earlier franchises and a local staple.

You’ll find a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu at Elmer’s restaurant in Palm Springs, making it a perfect stop anytime of the day, whether it’s to unwind after hiking Tahquitz Canyon or for a casual dinner to follow up a day of shopping. For breakfast, be sure to try the Famous Buttermilk Pancakes—fluffy, delicious pancakes created from Walt Elmer’s original recipe. As the rumor goes, the recipe was first purchased for $1000 and Elmer kept it secured in a safe! For an additional charge, you can add scrumptious toppings like northwest berries or cinnamon apple, finished with whipped cream and sprinkled powdered sugar. In addition, you’ll find hand-rolled omelets, crepes, French toast, and waffles.

Lunch offers up favorites like a Prime Rib Dip and Reuben sandwiches, as well as specialties like Ivar’s Famous Clam Chowder, crafted from a recipe that originated with northwest chef Ivar Haglund who served it up on the Seattle harbors in 1938. For dinner, there’s a selection of burgers, steaks, and seafood. Popular items include dishes like the Wild Atlantic Salmon, or the Pioneer Chicken-Fried Steak. There’s even a Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner, which allows you to enjoy a taste of the holidays any time of year! If you want to indulge a bit, they offer a collection of local beer and wine, as well as mimosas, a perfect complement to brunch.

You can find Elmer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs at 1030 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, and they’re open from 6 AM to 9 PM daily! It’s definitely one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs!

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