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Elmer's Restaurant



About Us

A northwest favorite since 1960 ~ We’ve been perfecting our craft for over 50 years!

Founded in 1960 by Walt and Dorothy Elmer under its original name, Elmer’s Colonial Pancake House, our values have always been to provide quality food ingredients, gracious service and the clean surroundings that make you feel at home. Walt, Dorothy and their three sons worked hard to bring home-style cooking to those of us lucky enough to live in the Northwest! Elmer’s began with breakfast… and rumor has it that Walt Elmer kept the original pancake batter recipe locked in his safe.

Even as the menu changed over the years, we still use Walt’s original recipe today! Do you remember some of the fun “blast from the past” menu items? Sanka Coffee, Hawaiian Pineapple Pancakes, Chocolate Coconut Waffles, Stuffed Tomato with Deviled Eggs, and Liver and Onions!
Today, we continue to honor our values.

As a group of locally-owned restaurants, we at Elmer’s take pride in our communities, source local, farm-fresh ingredients, and are proud to have the most wonderful, loyal Guests. We invite you to continue making us your home for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You are part of the Elmer’s family!



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