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“Great place to eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Norma's Family Restaurant

Norma's Family Restaurant
17535 Vierra Canyon Rd, Salinas, CA 93907-3309
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Ranked #38 of 252 Restaurants in Salinas
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“Great place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

The food and the service here are both incredible. If I had any complaint it was that the portions were too big, but that seems to be a regular thing in Salinas. They varied the menu to suit our tastes and nothing was too much trouble.

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English first
Arcata, California
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“good breakfast, good service. Just what we wanted.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

Driving north on hwy 101, we wandered off the freeway with low expectations to find a quick and decent breakfast that was NOT dennys. Stumbled upon Norma's by accident and was quite happy with the result. We had 9 people in our group, and we were all fairly pleased with the quick service. Multiple servers kept our coffee and sodas full. All our orders came out correct (which with 9 people doesn't usually happen) and everyone was pleased. Food was pretty good - tasty country potatoes, eggs cooked perfectly, good waffles. One person in our group ordered the corned beef hash, and we were amused by the warning from the waitress that it was "real, not canned, so don't be disappointed"
Apparently, some people like the mush from a can. Yuck. This was tasty.

Bottom line: Nothing fancy here, but just a good hearty breakfast that fit the bill. Exactly what we were looking for in salinas.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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