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Norma Jean's

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Cafe, 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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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Great food, but rather cramped. Tables very close together, but food very good. Very busy on weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Wendy M
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Owen Sound, Canada
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  • Romantic
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Owen Sound, Canada
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, but rather cramped. Tables very close together, but food very good. Very busy on weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Good food attentive staff Small town feel Good value We were visiting from out of town for a weddings was our 39 th wedding anniversary that weekend.tasty food Would recommend

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Ontario
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The staff was very nice, but the service was very slow. It took almost an hour for our food to get to us. I had a burger- it was charred on the outside. The onion ring on the top was fried to a crisp, and the slice of bacon shattered it was so well done. The Greek salad was more... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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
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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Norma Jean's

Address: 243 8th St. E., Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-376-2232
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub

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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: Cafe, 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?