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“Just so/so home cooking”
Review of Norma's Cafe

Norma's Cafe
Ranked #122 of 3,897 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Norma's Cafe is a Dallas home-cooking institution, founded in 1956. Norma's serves up hot, fresh and delicious savory home-styled meals, with a sinfully Southern flare, that are sure to make your mouth water. The original location has been operating in Oak Cliff for over 60 years. Now, Norma's has 4 other locations: Park Lane off of 75, North Dallas off of Trinity Mills, Frisco on Gaylord and the newest location is in Plano off W 15th and 75. Norma's Cafe is the rare type of restaurant that one can stop by for just a cup of our freshly brewed coffee or a full-on family meal and leave equally satisfied. With our fun-loving cafe atmosphere and iconic Texas photos and decor, Norma's Cafe is a place where you can have your pie and eat it too.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Went to this cafe expecting a good delicious home cooked type meal. Instead it was just so-so. Veggies were over done. My meat was not very warm. We expected something a bit more flavorful. We went there on a Friday evening. Service was average as well.

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Thank bddunk
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Found this little diner on Dallas Magazine's Top 20 Breakfasts of 2012. It's about a 15 minute drive from the business district where we were staying. Portions were very generous. Biscuits just melted in your mouth.

We ordered pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs, and sausage. All great! And fed 3 of us for under $30 not including the tip. They also had many different kinds of pies, cobblers, and cakes available.

A must-visit for breakfast!

Thank apingicer1
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stopped at the North Dallas Tollway/Trinity Mills location for breakfast of Migas and beans. Not disappointed. The service has just the right anount of sass to keep you going, the food is good home cooking and priced right!! Pies piled high with meringue will tempt you beyond belief. A little loud at times, 50's cafe atmosphere, but a great choice.

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Thank bstdflsh
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My sister and two nieces stopped for breakfast before our drive back to Houston one early Sunday morning. We'd read the reviews and were ready for a good breakfast. We were so not disappointed. The food and service were excellent! My scrambled eggs were cooked perfectly, the pancakes were great, sausage gravy was also excellent and the biscuits were fresh and awesome. The service was incredible. We felt very welcomed and it like having breakfast with friends. Will definately be back next time we're in Dallas! Thank you!

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Thank Charlie0885
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Was out house hunting in the Oak Cliff area and my realtor suggested we stop and grab some lunch at Norma's. Great, preserved 1950's diner with pictures of Elvis and James Dean on the wall. We both had cheeseburgers - hot, juicy, good quality beef on tasty buns. I tried the homemade potato chips - so good, rippled chips seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices. The chips were served warm. My realtor had the onion rings and she said they were excellent. we were too full to try any desserts, but boy those pies looked good.

If you're in the are - stop in. The place is bigger than you think - plenty of seating.

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Thank TAS77819012
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