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Norma Jean's

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Café, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Wonderful little place to dine.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Lois P
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Owen Sound, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I frequent this location, and every time there is some kind of amazing special, whether for lunch or dinner, it doesn't matter. We always say we aren't that hungry, until we get there. Every time service is great, and the food is fantastic. Well done. Best burgers in town as well.

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Owen Sound, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a popular venue and the food is always good. The decor is Marlyn Munro. It is a cozy atmosphere has been in the city for many years.

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Markdale, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The girls were looking for a new place to meet for lunch and we found this. It was like sitting in Dads rec room. The food was great and the prices very reasonable. I had the burger and it was perfect. Cook just right..you had to hold it with two hands....and really had to fight to eat the whole thing.....but... More 

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Café, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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?