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“GREAT burgers!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Norma Jean's sports Bar

Norma Jean's sports Bar
Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34293
(941) 492-5524
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Ranked #124 of 210 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: American
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“GREAT burgers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I do not order hamburgers very often because most places do not know how to make a good burger. Norma Jean's is the exception. This place not only has great burgers, but many other wonderful sandwiches including reubens. I had a patty melt. My husband had a mushroom swiss burger. Our friends sandwiches were all excellent. Prices are very reasonable. We ate outside this time, which was nice. Service was good. We will be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Closed at half - time of the BCS game! This is not a SPORTS bar”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We were enjoying the food, service, and ample televisions until half-time of the 2014 Florida State vs. Auburn BCS football game when, to our surprise and without warning, this so-called sports bar and grille closed! We had chosen this venue from the Yellow Pages list of local SPORTS bars to enjoy watching the local Florida team with other Floridians. We chose it over a national chain because we like to support local businesses. Wrong! This is a small restaurant with a bar, NOT a sports bar.

Visited January 2014
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“Lame!! Not a real sports bar!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Went Saturday for collage football, Asked the bartender about the Sunday night NFL game she made it sound like they would be OPEN, Not the case, the owner kicked every one out as soon as the game started. This is the game of the week!!!He said we are closed!!I felt sorry for the kid cleaning the bar as he sat on his butt. Don't go there on Sundays.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nokomis, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Better than average burger.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The burger served here was better than other burgers served in the area. Unlike a lot of places this burger still had juice in it when served. The taste perception was beef and then the condiments, an very good balance of flavors, Service was quick, friendly, and efficient,

Visited August 2013
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Romford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overrated place with staff lacking customer service skills.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Not the greatest place we visited on out trip to Venice this year. Food was ok, served in plastic baskets though. The staff not very attentive - we had to wait a long time for the order to be taken. Reasonably priced sports bar.

Visited July 2013
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