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Norma Jean's

243 8th St. E., Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
+1 519-376-2232
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Ranked #4 of 90 restaurants in Owen Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Café, Gastropub, Fusion
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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
Castlegar
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Owen Sound for dinner and followed the recommendations to this spot- friendly service, fit us in without a reservation just before the dinner rush, and the special burger was delicious, prices also good!

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A wonderful little Bistro with a good menu, excellent food and great service. Very good value, atmosphere was great.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went to Norma Jean's with a friend at the end of a backpacking adventure in the Bruce Peninsula. We happened in this place by pure chance. We were attracted to it by the fact that it was packed and it looked welcoming. The food was simply amazing. I began my meal with a calamari appetizer. I was expecting the... More

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Decatur, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were looking for a good place to eat, not a chain, and just happened past. It was full on a Tuesday night, so we took that as a good sign. What a find! Started with the beer selection. Mostly local craft beers. A very good sign. We both had the seared whitefish special, and it couldn't have been prepared... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A busy restaurant but attentive, friendly staff kept up the service. Good atmosphere with Marilyn photos and memorabilia plus excellent music (R&B, blues, etc). Sensible portions (i.e. not over-sized) of freshly cooked food. Highly recommended.

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Owen Sound, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Poor table. Poor service. Poor food. If you're going on a Saturday night, never say that there are 3 of you, make sure you say 4. They have one table for 3 which means 2 people are squashed into a seat for 1 on the bench along the wall. I like a cozy feeling but not with my fellow diners.... More

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Owen Sound, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Norma Jean's always has something unusual on the menu, which is a treat to try. The food is well displayed and nicely served. The restaurant is fairly small, so reservations are a must. I always enjoy going there.

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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The quality of food in this establishment makes up for the small size of the seating. This restaurant is tiny but the food and the service make up for the close seating. My absolute favorite is the Blues Burger, always cooked perfectly. Best Burgers in town!

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Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great little restaurant in the heart of Down Town Owen Sound. Daily specials keep the food current and interesting. The regular menu has lots of varied and delicious items as well. A regular favourite are the crepes. A great place to see and be seen!

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Owen Sound
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in Owen Sound because of their daily specials. The menu has their all time favourites and it can be said that they have the best burgers in town but it is their daily specials not found on the menu that are wonderful. The staff is friendly and professional and from time to time they have... More

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