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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good portions and good Price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
ladybugmel
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Dallas, Texas
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Antigua, Guatemala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Placentia, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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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washgirl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bonney Lake, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were driving along the Pacific Coast Highway and saw the distinctive Norm's sign - looks like it was designed in the 1950's - and looked it up on the smartphone. Sure enough, been around since 1949. We did not stop at that one, instead went to a newer location in Anaheim a day later and were wowed at the... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Went here with the family while we were in CA, I'd compare this restaurant to a village Inn. Casual dining, friendly staff, decent prices for a meal (about 7-12 dollars a plate) the wings they had were good, but I was disappointed with how un-spicy they were. We got the garlic parmesan wings which were really good, but there hottest... More 

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San Gabriel, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

the Norm in Santa Ana is very close to my favorite hotel there, the Golden West on Main St., this restaurant has the friendliest staff, freshest foods and I like how the waitresses know my favorite spot already :)

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Placentia, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

The first time I dined at this Norm's was in 1976. It still has the great food and prices that I remember. My wife and I went for a late lunch and the place was busy but we got a table right away. Our waitress was delightful and funny as she was suggesting we have appetizers, soup, dessert, etc. "Well,... More 

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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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