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Norm's Restaurant

102 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2801
+1 714-543-8273
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
15 Jan 2018
“had early dinner,5 PM. Good service & food.”
15 Jun 2017
“Open all the time with basic meals”
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American, Diner
102 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2801
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Old fashion family dining. Had breakfast special served all day : 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, 2 pancakes, hash browns : $6.99. Wife had build your own burger with a chicken breast (large). All very tasty. Daughter had stuffed potatoe : really stuffed !!

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NORMS R, Guest Relations Manager at Norm's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you for being such a NORMS fan and for leaving such a positive review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Reviewed June 15, 2017

Coffee was GREAT at 10pm! Unusual. They serve milk for coffee if you like it that way. None of the watered down 1%, 2%, skim. fat free etc. Just good ole regular milk. Ahh.. I only use a teaspoon full. The yankee bean soup was...More

Thank Executive O
NORMS R, Guest Relations Manager at Norm's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thank you for your review. Be assured that your feedback will be shared with our entire culinary and service teams. We know that there are literally dozens of places to eat out, and we do appreciate your choosing NORMS.

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

My first time visiting Norms was for Dinner and it was down right awesome for the price. We. Suited this past Sunday for breakfast and were quite disappointed. The omelette and biscuit were total yuck. The fruit was fresh so that's a plus and the...More

Thank catarmia
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Ordered the sandwich, soup and salad. Spouse ordered the Fiesta Salad. The food was great, They were very busy so we waited a little longer than planned. Previously when there we had trouble with clean utinsels but no problem this time. Maybe they changed management.

Thank AuntCarol01
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Generally when in Santa Ana, I'll stop in to Norm's at this location because its convenient to the downtown amenities, the courthouse, the museums, and the airport. Basically the best meals in town are here. I am not calling this a full-fledged "restaurant" because its...More

Thank N4595KRricharde
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

If you love old fashioned coffee shops / diners you'll love Norm's. Best way to describe it is, it's like you really, truly dropped back in time to the 60's / 70's. Not like some retro looking places that are putting on a show, this...More

Thank MrStUterr
Reviewed July 24, 2016 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...More

Thank Joe D
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
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
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...More

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November 30, 2016|
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Response from N4595KRricharde | Reviewed this property |
That's a good question, but maybe you might want to visit their website, or simply call the branch nearest you and simply ask. Sometimes they have secret menu items, specials, etc. It may very well be its a seasonal thing.
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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: +1 714-543-8273
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