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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
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank gremlin56
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank spiritualmaverick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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 

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Thank Eeliras
Owen Sound, Canada
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26 reviews
15 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.

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Thank Tigercatfan2013
Toronto
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152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Been going here since the 80's. Very small venue, excellent staff and if you love Marilyn Monroe this is your spot. I have never had a bad meal here. Frequented by locals so you know that's always good. Romantic atmosphere and would not hesitate to recommend a visit.

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1 Thank Casey1
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Monday. The restaurant was fairly quiet and we had the pick of tables. Decor was updated with Christmas greenery - very nice. Tasteful nod to Marilyn Monroe. Tables and chairs were diner-like so I wouldn't want to linger long on the chairs. My food was very good - Vegetables done perfectly and hot tasty schnitzel. Service... More 

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Thank sgoldtho
Owen Sound, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The venue is small and they are always busy! The menu is constantly changing, the food is fantastic and the environment is quiet and exclusive.

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Thank WandaWestover
London, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I traveled to One Sound for an over night and our B&B host recommended Norma Jean's for simple, but great tasting food. We ordered a sandwich and a burger, but both were amazingly good. Will definitely return another time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $21
Cuisine
Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?