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Norm's Restaurant

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102 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2801
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place always seems to be buzzing and there is a good old fashioned American diner atmosphere here. It's a chain but it retains its retro look and feel. I had a basic eggs bacon and pancake special at the counter and it was great for the money. Very friendly staff. I'll drop in again without question.

Thank Joe D
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The service was ok, but the most disappointing part was the food was cold. It was really busy so they must be found something right, but I would nit suggest going with a large party(more than 6 people).

Thank Klamathcowgirl
Santa Ana, California
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A popular place for a quick break and lunch. Service is good, the food comes out fast and there are always specials.

Thank 911jackie
Orange County
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We love Norm's. It's a fixture in Southern California. The menu is huge. The prices are great. The service is always pleasant and efficient. We stopped at the Santa Ana Norm's around 10 p.m. on a Saturday night and the place was packed. We had maybe a 15-minute wait. That tells you how popular Norm's is. Surprisingly, there were mostly... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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569 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We had breakfast at Norm's this morning. The food was very good. Nancy, our server, was excellent. Portions were great for the prices. But, ask the price for add-ons. The menu was very large. There was a good reason for the large crowd.

Thank JackofPBFL
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is good. Lot of people there, so I figured it was because it was cheap or the food was good. It was both. There is a good variety of food on the menu.

Santa Ana, California
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550 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I didn't want a full breakfast, so decided to order just hash brown potatoes and a "sunny side up" egg on top. The coffee was good, and the egg was cooked properly, but the potatoes were cold. It just ruined what might otherwise have been a light but yummy breakfast!

Thank Fatbird1
Antigua, Guatemala
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Big, fast, typical, almost home cooking at reasonable prices. The staff has been there for years, because they are treated and paid well. In turn they are ready to treat you well. The specials are always delicious, but you almost cannot go wrong with what ever they are serving whatever time of day or night. Did I mention it is... More 

Thank DavidADean1234
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Good food at good prices. Service was fast and waiter was very polite, and checked back on us several times. I would highly recommend if you are in the area.

Thank shmay10263
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I ate here post a 3 hr long drive to go to Disneyland for Halloween Nights. It is basic diner food with a nice atmosphere. It was not busy. The music is all 50's. There is nothing fancy. The staff is friendly and attentive. I had the tilapia and it came with a lot for a good price. I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-543-8273

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