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Norma Jean's

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Cafe, Delicatessen, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub
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243 8th St. E., Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
+1 519-376-2232
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Norma Jean's opened it's doors in 1984 and has been a local favourite for...
Norma Jean's opened it's doors in 1984 and has been a local favourite for 30 years. Offering a wide range of food and brews/spirits for every walk of life. Drawing inspiration from many cultures and culinary styles. Norma Jean's also includes daily lunch and dinner features created by the amazing team of chefs dwelling in the closet... Uh hum, I mean kitchen!
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended for good food, friendly service

My wife and I were looking for a non-chain restaurant for dinner and found this place while walking the very quiet downtown one evening. The place was packed, usually a good sign that it is good and/or popular, but there was a table available for us. Some of the dishes are a bit hit and miss, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
canoeboy
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Newmarket, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Sudbury, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here from a recommendation from the owner of a local B&B we stayed at. Ordered french onion soup and was way over salted. Asked what grape the house red was and the waitress didn't know and didn't try to find out and brushed me off stating don't worry its been our house red for 25 yrs. I ate... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On Thursday, August 20th, my two travel mates Mary Jane and Pat, headed into Owen Sound. We visited the local museum and then checked Owen Sound's suggested restaurants. Pat had heard good things about Norma Jean's. Well we are continuing to spread the word, about good things happening at Norma Jean's. We went for lunch-Reuben, Wild Boar Burger and a... More 

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Vaison-la-Romaine, France
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had the app wings, great, the sea food chowder was so delicious, best broth. The chicken with chutney was moist, with lovely flavors. Good value and fun night.

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Toronto
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious food. nice atmosphere. A little pricey, but the taste compensates it. Calamary and Mediterranean schnitzel were just awesome. Wanted to visit again with friends on our way back, but was closed on Sunday - big disappointment...

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Uxbridge, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wow.... This is a restaurant with a chef who can cook. Small restaurant which I would highly recommend reservations. Worth it. The wait staff and owner are simply down to earth people who appreciate your business and satisfaction with the meals. You can enjoy and savour the flavours. Sorry... no outside patio.

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Newmarket, Canada
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a non-chain restaurant for dinner and found this place while walking the very quiet downtown one evening. The place was packed, usually a good sign that it is good and/or popular, but there was a table available for us. Some of the dishes are a bit hit and miss, but everything seemed fresh... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went for supper July 30th. Atmosphere was great. Service was excellent. Portions generous. Price reasonable. P.S. It is not that big so a reservation is recommended. We were just visiting Owen Sound and would definitely return again on another trip back. Steven

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Chatsworth, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. We made reservations and had a table near the bar, which was chosen by the waitress as being one of the favourites by their clientele. It is not a very big restaurant, and that adds to the charm. we loved the blues music that was supplied by Galaxie music station. The decor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This bistro was recommended by the owners of the B&B were we were staying for the weekend. My husband really enjoyed his seafood crepes and I had walnut fettuccine, which was very good. We would certainly eat here again, if we were visiting Owen Sound.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been there twice, and it was a great lunch both times. Fresh cut fries are delicious, sandwiches tasty. The service is friendly, efficient, and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 243 8th St. E., Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-376-2232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 21
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Norma Jean's opened it's doors in 1984 and has been a local favourite for 30 years. Offering a wide range of food and brews/spirits for every walk of life. Drawing inspiration from many cultures and culinary styles. Norma Jean's also includes daily lunch and dinner features created by the amazing team of chefs dwelling in the closet... Uh hum, I mean kitchen!
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?