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Norm's Restaurant

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102 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2801
714-543-8273
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place for breakfast or a late-night snack

We love Norm's. It's a fixture in Southern California. The menu is huge. The prices are great. The service is always pleasant and efficient. We stopped at the Santa Ana Norm's around 10 p.m. on a Saturday night and the place was packed. We had maybe a 15-minute wait. That tells you how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Tom078
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Orange County
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Orange County
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We love Norm's. It's a fixture in Southern California. The menu is huge. The prices are great. The service is always pleasant and efficient. We stopped at the Santa Ana Norm's around 10 p.m. on a Saturday night and the place was packed. We had maybe a 15-minute wait. That tells you how popular Norm's is. Surprisingly, there were mostly... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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551 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We had breakfast at Norm's this morning. The food was very good. Nancy, our server, was excellent. Portions were great for the prices. But, ask the price for add-ons. The menu was very large. There was a good reason for the large crowd.

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Thank JackofPBFL
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is good. Lot of people there, so I figured it was because it was cheap or the food was good. It was both. There is a good variety of food on the menu.

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Thank SONIA R
Santa Ana, California
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496 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I didn't want a full breakfast, so decided to order just hash brown potatoes and a "sunny side up" egg on top. The coffee was good, and the egg was cooked properly, but the potatoes were cold. It just ruined what might otherwise have been a light but yummy breakfast!

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Thank Fatbird1
Antigua, Guatemala
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Big, fast, typical, almost home cooking at reasonable prices. The staff has been there for years, because they are treated and paid well. In turn they are ready to treat you well. The specials are always delicious, but you almost cannot go wrong with what ever they are serving whatever time of day or night. Did I mention it is... More 

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Thank DavidADean1234
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Good food at good prices. Service was fast and waiter was very polite, and checked back on us several times. I would highly recommend if you are in the area.

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Thank shmay10263
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I ate here post a 3 hr long drive to go to Disneyland for Halloween Nights. It is basic diner food with a nice atmosphere. It was not busy. The music is all 50's. There is nothing fancy. The staff is friendly and attentive. I had the tilapia and it came with a lot for a good price. I was... More 

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Thank ladybugmel
Placentia, California, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I'm surprised this chain has never ventured outside So Cal. It's always open, the 24/7 format is great for early risers and late night buffs. Seniors get a break, as well as kids. Good, basic food. Many choices, large portions, fair priced. Bring your appetite, or plan to take some home. Service polite and friendly. This area of Santa Ana... More 

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santa ana
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This place definitely needs a renovation it hasn't changed one bit since i started coming here 10 years, which is not good. It seems a bit dirty and old and the the food is also very mediocre

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Thank tiffany h
washgirl
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Don't misunderstand the food was good, but so is the food at Denny's it is "good" A better value then Denny's but the service at this particular store stood out. Thanks you for a great meal!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-543-8273

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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