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All 88 Owen Sound Restaurants

Norma Jean's

243 8th St. E., Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
+1 519-376-2232
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Ranked #7 of 88 Restaurants in Owen Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $25
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Café, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very friendly staff (Colette helped us) and excellent food lead to an overall wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is very quaint. It is a local bistro with a rustic ambiance. We had steak, artic char and fish and chips. All were very good. We will be back for more.

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Coloma, Wisconsin, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended to us and we were very disappointed. The rib eye was very tough and stringy.. The veggies were under cooked (eggplant was raw!). Our Beer was served in a hot (from the dishwasher?) pitcher. When we complained the waitress did nothing to fix the problem. Service was poor with callbacks too late to make a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed a hearty meal at Norma Jean's tonight. The food was very tasty and the service was friendly and quick even though the restaurant was full. We would recommend this cosy eatery in Owen Sound.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Everything is made fresh, so you can adjust the dishes to your taste. My daughter has requested to make her seafood pasta non-spicy. So the wait time is also a bit long, for us was 45 minutes. The seafood was good with contemporary twist. I liked the seafood crepe, rich in cheese. Meat was a little bit dry. This is... More

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I usually bring my clients for lunch and every time we eat the services is terrific and the food is amazing.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The strength in this restaurant of 31 odd years in the same location, is the staff. Beth, Jason and Collette know their trade very well and are second to none. It is a busy restaurant and a great spot to meet up with old and new friends. The specials are generally pretty good but are pricier. The only down fall... More

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Buffalo, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm willing to give this restaurant something of a pass on what was obviously a bad night. The reviews here are great, and a resident said it was quite good. Still ... The good news was that the food was quite good. But the story goes downhill from there. After getting a table, we ordered and waited for our food.... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were driving through Owen Sound, saw the sign and stopped. The food was great service was fast. A lively find.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant may not look like anything but the owners and food are just amazing. Very friendly atmosphere, will help you find your way around to helping us with much needed wine glasses. Jason ( I hope I'm right with his name) was very friendly and a good person. Thank you for your hospitality and we will certainly visit Norma... More

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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Always perfect atmosphere and delicious meals with lots of choice :) Chicken crepes with Caesar salad my all time go to meal!

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