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Norma Jean's

) #5 of 72 Restaurants in Owen Sound $$ - $$$ , Delicatessen, Fusion
243 8th St E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
+1 519-376-2232
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
243 8th St E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

This restaurant is themed (Norma Jean is Marilyn Munro's birth name). It's a small bistro with a small bar and limited seating. The food is gourmet exceptional and presented in gourmet fashion. See website for pictures. The prices are mid-range and actually less than would...More

Thank thegrandstan
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Norma Jeans by accident when looking for a different restaurant in the area. The menu posted the upside the door enticed us to try it. Both our dinners were outstanding, thank you chef and staff! Thank you trip advisor..

Thank Kim R
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Service was excelent. Salmon with mango salsa was delicious, as were the perfectly cooked vegetables. Creme Brûlée was the perfect end to an excellent meal. We will be back!

Thank IreneMD
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I met his brother and his wife from out of town for lunch at Norma Jean's. We hadn't seen them in over a year and were glad to get together to look at each other's vacation pictures while having lunch. We all...More

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little bistro with great staff and real, well-prepared food. A recommended treasure, and will definitely stop in again when up Owen Sound way.

Thank Seán C
Reviewed September 14, 2016

As the name suggests, the decor is dedicated to Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) with appropriate music playing from her era. Very nice, cozy bistro. We ordered the DiMaggio Burger which came with salad or fries or soup. The other order was a Grilled Veggie Wrap...More

Thank Chrisky
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

To summarize, all dishes were fine, but nothing outstanding. Restaurant is tiny and thus very noisy when full. Don't expect fine dining, as there are no tablecloths and paper napkins. We started started with escargot and garlic shrimp. Both dishes were ok, but neither made...More

Thank Mac S
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This restaurant has been going since 1984 - when it opened it was the coolest place - Owen Sound had nothing like it - it was the smoking days - so the dark furniture - candle light and smokey atmosphere was right out of a...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Have returned here numerous times and it is always a great place with tasty food and ambience. It is a bistro with seating for 26 to 30. Dinner time reservations is recommended. Intimate setting. Staff is always helpfull and accomodating and mainly cheerful. Good menu...More

Thank Renard K
Reviewed August 29, 2016

We went to Norma Jeans to celebrate our anniversary and they didn't disappoint .. the food was amazing, Irish Nachos were fantastic, the Filey Monroe was cooked to perfection and the Rainbow trout was amazing.. The cheese cake to end was delectable! we will be...More

Thank Frances S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $22
Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
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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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