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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 89 Restaurants in Owen Sound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $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
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Bayreuth, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had dinner at the Norma Jean´s. The food was quite fatty but it tasted good. The chief needed to go into the basement quite often to pick up some food. As the basement door was right next to our table that was pretty much getting on our nerves. All in all it was ok.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped in here after shopping. My husband and I both enjoyed our food....attractively presented, well cooked and seasoned with decent portions for a decent price. The place was not half full and, although asked if we needed another wine or beer (on her way by) were never checked on about how our meal was and never had a water... More

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208 reviews 208 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had dinner at this small restaurant .... it's a tiny place. In addition to the menu they had 2 app specials & 3 entree specials. The seafood chowder (soup IMO) could be a meal in itself and it was delicious. The soup of the day was roasted red pepper/tomato and it was tasty, a bit spicy. The rack of... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I are from Hamilton, Ontario and all my wife's relatives live in the Owen Sound area. We were invited to take part in celebrating a nephews 40th birthday diner at Norma Jeans Bistro 243 8th Street East. Upon arrival we found a quaint little place with a very warm and cozy feeling. My wife has gluten and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After spending the morning roaming around Keady Market we decided a good sit down lunch was in order, lots of good food smells at the market but it was a cold day in July and we needed more. Norma Jean's Bistro does not disappoint, this was only our second visit. After scanning the menu and having Annie our server tell... More

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Victoria BC, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We flew into Toronto then drove to Owen Sound arriving late evening. Following recommendations we went to Norma Jean's Bistro and found it just before closing. We were welcomed in and the wait staff were extremely helpful with our ordering. I had the Blackened Arctic Char, (last piece left), and my wife ordered a Grilled Salmon Salad. Both meals were... More

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