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Norma Jean's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub
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243 8th St E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
+1 519-376-2232
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Owen Sound, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Favourite restaurant in Owen Sound, corner high table, lots of privacy. The location is central to the down town, lots of parking close by. Cozy atmosphere. Love it!

Thank macdermids6
Kincardine, Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Norma Jean's can always be counted on, we dined there recently on a Saturday for an early dinner.Fortunately we had a reservation, people were being turned away at the door and on the phone.The staff are very welcoming , you are never rushed.I would recommend the Chicken Marsala, there was a choice of three vegetables,rice and two types of potatoes.The... More 

Thank lakehuronsunsets
Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu offers a good variety plus there are always daily offerings. The food is always great! Servers are attentive without being overwhelming.

1 Thank Purcellprincess
Kemble, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Excellent wait staff. Very pricey. Restaurant is teeny tiny and much too dark, but excellent otherwise.

1 Thank Marcia W
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Went there after some bank business for a lunch. Nice ambience. Service was good. not overwhelming. Kitchen was below average. Portions way to big. My shrimp penne arabiata way to hot - by the way I really like hot food - but it needs to be well done and well balanced here it was just not done well to much... More 

Thank Peter Z
Owen Sound, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Met 5 friends early for drinks and a meal at this popular little restaurant in downtown Owen Sound. Luckily we reserved a table because it filled up quickly on that Tuesday before Christmas. Service was good even though it was quite busy and all our meals were prepared to our liking. No complaints at all. I had the veal schnitzel... More 

Thank gremlin56
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I love Norma Jean's for many reasons: the servers are fun and efficient, food is always fresh and great-tasting, and it is great value for money. make sure you reserve a table as the restaurant is small and popular. I recommend their salads.

Thank spiritualmaverick
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Great food. We ended up here after spotting the place driving by. Hidden gem for sure. We will be back.

Thank Kelly S
Owen Sound, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time in two months that we have had lunch here. It has been a favourite place for lunch for us over the years. Our visit a few months ago was not satisfactory, but we thought they were just having a bad day. Today. My husband, daughter and I had another bad experience. We arrived shortly before... More 

Thank Eeliras
Owen Sound, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Although a very tiny eating area Norma Jeans presents a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Service is excellent good variety of specials as well as the regular menu fair which is always well prepared and tasty.

Thank Tigercatfan2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $21
Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 8th St E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Owen Sound
  • Phone Number: +1 519-376-2232
Norma Jean's opened it's doors in 1984 and has been a local favourite for 30 years. Offering a wide range of food and brews/spirits for every walk of life. Drawing inspiration from many cultures and culinary styles. Norma Jean's also includes daily lunch and dinner features created by the amazing team of chefs dwelling in the closet... Uh hum, I mean kitchen!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?