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Norma Jean's

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Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favourite Owen Sound eatery

The Marilyn Monroe theme is great fun and the restaurant itself has lots of character. The menu defies genre and there is always something interesting on offer that is prepared with local fresh products. The evening we were there it was packed and we were relieved to have a reservation so don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Peytonsage
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Barrie, Canada
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  • Romantic
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Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Marilyn Monroe theme is great fun and the restaurant itself has lots of character. The menu defies genre and there is always something interesting on offer that is prepared with local fresh products. The evening we were there it was packed and we were relieved to have a reservation so don't take a chance and book ahead.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

In Owen Sound for a day and hungry for lunch, we found Norma Jean's on Trip Advisor. Good burgers, excellent fries freshly cooked and served piping hot. Decor is 50's Marilyn Monroe theme. Friendly service. Would return!

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The ambiance is okay, but it looks a little tired. I'd give this a rating of 2.5-3.0 stars - it's not bad. The food was good: 3.5 stars. Presentation would be 2 stars, but I'm not one that cares too much about that. For service I'm also only giving it 2 stars. I was there twice and order dessert twice,... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Found this on TA while passing through and getting hungry. Grateful we did. It's a bit off the beaten path so doubt we would have stopped in. Cozy and quaint atmosphere. Great service. She was quick to point out the Vegetarian options for us. My husband went with the homemade Broccoli soup and said its the best he's ever had.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've been regular patrons of this establishment for years. In July 2013, i wrote a review praising this restaurant and back then i meant it. ("Loved everything, ambiance, food is so reasonably priced..more affordable than fast food. Had a jumbo handmade burger with the works, greek salad and it was $15. Perfect. Hubby loves the seafood crepes. Won't be disappointed... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is always great with specials daily. Must make a reservation on weekends. The staff are great, it is my favourite place to eat in town.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Totally enjoyed the food. Waitresses were friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was good. Quaint little restaurant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Norma Jeans is a creative name and concept. But the ambience and food do not nearly live up to the hope that this created. Atmosphere is small, cramped and tired. Food is adequate but nothing special. Service was enthusiastic but uneven. In sum disappointing. Would not go back.

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Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going to Norma Jeans for many years......it's small, friendly and serves up great food. What they do in that tiny kitchen is amazing. The daily specials are creative and if you want a fantastic burger or something more elegant than this is your place. Lots of cool people hang out here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Varied menu of steaks, fish, fowl and pasta. Reasonable wine selection and local draft beer. Can be busy during local festivals and events. Reservations recommended. Friendly staff.

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?