Elmo's Diner

Durham NC


Open Daily MON-FRI 7:00 am-3:00 pm, SAT-SUN 7:00 am-3:30 pm for Dine-in and To-Go

776 9th Street
Durham NC 27705

(Near Duke East Campus)

First Tuesday is NOW Spirit “Mursday” 4 DPS!

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. Our previous First Tuesday fundraising program for Durham Public School PTSAs had to be re-envisioned since we are no longer open nights and that was when we saw the majority of our school families. Now we are announcing the start of Spirit “Mursday” 4 Durham Public Schools!

Durham Public School PTSAs can hold a Monday-Thursday (“Mursday”) spirit week at Elmo’s Diner where they encourage their school population and the community-at-large to eat IN HOUSE at Elmo’s. After a school’s Mursday is over, we will donate 4% of our Total Sales minus TO GO sales from the school’s designated M-Th week (Thus, the title: Spirit Mursday 4 DPS!) All customers are encouraged to come out in force on these special spirit Mursdays and help support our schools. Please see our list of upcoming dates.

Typically, all Spirit Mursday applications go to interested schools in April for the following school year; so dates are set in May, before year-round schools begin. If you are volunteering for a local DPS PTA and are interested in applying for a Spirit Mursday, you can use the CONTACT link on this website to let us know of your interest. If you don’t hear back within one week, feel free to call the restaurant during non-meal times (919) 416-3823 and ask to speak to the person in charge of Spirit Mursdays.

    Please contact us with your questions, comments, compliments or concerns. (Please note, we have been having difficulty with comments coming through and are working to address this. You can call us at (919) 416-3823 to get email contact info.) If you wish to place a to-go order, please also call us at (919) 416-3823. We do not take to-go orders online.