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Norm's Restaurant

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American, Diner
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2150 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2530
949-631-0505
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's still a good deal, but not the same.

I've been going to Norms for 40 years and have always loved it. I still go, but not as often. It's changed ownership and is just not the old Norms. Before the change, wine, champagne & beer were on the menu. We loved this, as a glass of wine with dinner was really nice. Since the change of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Frenchladi
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Springfield, Oregon
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Garden Grove
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One early morning my daughter and I went to Norm's in Costa Mesa down the street from where we are staying and right off it wasn't a good experience to start with went into use the bathroom it wasn't clean very dirty uncleanly toilet paper roles on the floors trash they didn't have very many people in there dining room.... More 

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Thank Melissa S
So Cal
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Hi- I go to the Norm's in Downey every week. Just yesterday was not the cook's day to impress. I ordered the NY Steak dinner, $11.99. Did not enjoy it at all. Steak was tough, undercooked and greasy. Carrots were cold and hard. Best part of the meal was the dinner roll, which probably came out of a bag back... More 

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Thank WorldTravelerSoCal
Yucca Valley, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Zach our server was great. The food was great and well worth the price. We got the early bird special for the steak. Came with soup, salad, steak, baked potatoes, carrots and dessert. It was a lot of food for the price. Will go again when in the area.

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Thank Robyn H
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had breakfast Food was great They fill your plate you want walk away hungry. The service was excellent and they are busy.

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Thank bvin2015
Springfield, Oregon
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've been going to Norms for 40 years and have always loved it. I still go, but not as often. It's changed ownership and is just not the old Norms. Before the change, wine, champagne & beer were on the menu. We loved this, as a glass of wine with dinner was really nice. Since the change of ownership. .... More 

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Thank Frenchladi
Newport Mesa
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem. Always great late night after cocktails. The food is pretty good and the prices are great. I like the breakfast plates. The breakfast wrap is the best.

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Thank DMFJ
Laughlin, Nevada
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This diner had the feel of a 50's diner. The food was average and the service maybe a little less. We never saw the waiter again until we were ready to leave, but he had left the bill when he served breakfast

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Thank travelforfunnstuff
Newark, New Jersey
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love good diner cooking, especially breakfast. These days, it's hard to find in most cities. Everything is commercial like Dennys. I found this place just riding around and decided to stop in this morning for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. It's been in operation since 1945 so it has a bit of that nostalgic feeling to it. The food... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Costa Mesa, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For some basic foods like sandwiches, soups, salad, basic homestyle dinners etc this is a great local place to go to. Great place to go alone or with the whole family. Friendly wait staff.

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Thank John O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

i went there early in the morning to get food to go to bring back to our motel, the food was awesome, the waitresses were very nice.

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Thank sheryal b

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2150 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2530
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 949-631-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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