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Norm's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2150 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2530
+1 949-631-0505
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Reno, Nevada
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552 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Huge portions, amazing selection of both breakfast and lunch options. I had chicken fried steak, it was outstanding. Companion had maple, bacon pancakes. She says they are the best. Plus loaded hash browns. Super friendly servers.

Thank lew w
NORMS R, Guest Relations Manager at Norm's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We know that there are literally dozens of places to eat out, and we do appreciate your choosing Norms. More 

Murrieta, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Came in early evening for dinner with friends. Prompt seating and prompt table service. Norm's is an institution in Costa Mesa, can be defined as "family dining". I had the NY steak with baked potato and broccoli, a good choice. Most dishes served to us were LARGE and not bad for a mid-range restaurant. Servers are very friendly and attentive.... More 

Thank Norman W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Since I've moved from So Cal - I've truly missed Norms. I was back in town for a couple of days and went there twice. The pancakes are a great as I remember and those double "loaded" hashed browns with the melted cheese and veggies just makes my mouth water and very home-sick. Love you Norms.

Thank Irhobbitish
Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Plenty of parking. Good eats. Nice price. Prompt service. There really isn't much to carp about here. Even the booths are far enough apart from each other that it's hard to hear other convos at other tables. I had the Big Steak Breakfast. Great value at $10.99. I heartily recommend this chain for breakfast.

Thank BJBrew
Whittier, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I have been to many Norm's restaurants and have never had a bad experience. This restaurant is no exception. It was a busy Sunday morning, but the wait was short and the staff really hustled. Great food for a great price.

Thank Bob K
Twin Cities
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a chain, and we ate there for breakfast. It reminded me of a dinner. The quality was good, the portions adequate, and the service efficient.

Thank MinnesotaFamily2
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a good restaurant is good for breakfast and dinner they always have special deals and they have good service and the food is good there parking lot is huge it's good even for Limousine and there restroom is clean.

Thank cirare13
Escondido, California
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333 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

have a lunch special that includes drink for $7.99 or steak and eggs for a dollar more. old style diner with Googie architecture, straight out of the 40's. always good service and consistent good quality, if Norm's can do it why can't others? save money and start a trend of cool with good food. and if a waitress calls you... More 

Thank mike m
Cathedral City
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Norms is a moderately priced restaurant chain. They are known for their consistent quality food and the amount of food they provide. They are open 24/7 and can get crowded after the nine pm hour. Their menu is complete with breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are daily specials and there are also kids and senior meals. Many of the dinner... More 

Thank 858marca
Laguna Beach, California
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636 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Four of us went here for lunch at noon on a Sunday. Hadn't been to a Norms in over 10 years. Place was packed but only had a 10 minute wait to be seated. Rocky was our server and was fast and friendly. I had their Cowboy BBQ burger, it was huge with 2 quarter pound patties. Everyone else had... More 

Thank atlagunabeach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2150 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2530
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-631-0505

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