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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 8 January 2017

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...More

Thank Peter Z
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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...More

Thank gremlin56
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Thank spiritualmaverick
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 16 December 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...More

Thank Eeliras
Reviewed 9 December 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.

Thank Tigercatfan2013
Reviewed 6 December 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...More

1  Thank Casey1
Reviewed 28 November 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...More

Thank sgoldtho
Reviewed 15 November 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.

Thank WandaWestover
Reviewed 14 November 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!

Thank Minne B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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