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Norma Jean's

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Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub
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243 8th St E, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2, Canada
+1 519-376-2232
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Zeeland, Michigan
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Norma Jeans by accident when looking for a different restaurant in the area. The menu posted the upside the door enticed us to try it. Both our dinners were outstanding, thank you chef and staff! Thank you trip advisor..

Thank Kim R
Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Service was excelent. Salmon with mango salsa was delicious, as were the perfectly cooked vegetables. Creme Brûlée was the perfect end to an excellent meal. We will be back!

Thank IreneMD
Owen Sound, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I met his brother and his wife from out of town for lunch at Norma Jean's. We hadn't seen them in over a year and were glad to get together to look at each other's vacation pictures while having lunch. We all enjoyed our lunch and our attentive server who kept our water glasses filled.

Thank Sylvia M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little bistro with great staff and real, well-prepared food. A recommended treasure, and will definitely stop in again when up Owen Sound way.

Thank Seán C
Oakville, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As the name suggests, the decor is dedicated to Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) with appropriate music playing from her era. Very nice, cozy bistro. We ordered the DiMaggio Burger which came with salad or fries or soup. The other order was a Grilled Veggie Wrap which was ordered with a homemade roasted red pepper soup. Burger was a good size... More 

Thank Chrisky
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

To summarize, all dishes were fine, but nothing outstanding. Restaurant is tiny and thus very noisy when full. Don't expect fine dining, as there are no tablecloths and paper napkins. We started started with escargot and garlic shrimp. Both dishes were ok, but neither made you want to have the dish again. Mains were the pork loin special and the... More 

Thank Mac S
Wiarton, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This restaurant has been going since 1984 - when it opened it was the coolest place - Owen Sound had nothing like it - it was the smoking days - so the dark furniture - candle light and smokey atmosphere was right out of a movie set - how many couples on a first date went to Norma Jeans back... More 

Thank Steve B
Owen Sound, Canada
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Have returned here numerous times and it is always a great place with tasty food and ambience. It is a bistro with seating for 26 to 30. Dinner time reservations is recommended. Intimate setting. Staff is always helpfull and accomodating and mainly cheerful. Good menu selection as well as specials at both lunch and dinner. Did I mention that the... More 

Thank Renard K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went to Norma Jeans to celebrate our anniversary and they didn't disappoint .. the food was amazing, Irish Nachos were fantastic, the Filey Monroe was cooked to perfection and the Rainbow trout was amazing.. The cheese cake to end was delectable! we will be travel back to Owen Sound just for another meal at Norma Jeans and bringing all... More 

Thank Frances S
Port Elgin, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. We had the DiMaggio burger and the Mediterranean sandwich. Both were excellent and served hot and fresh. We finished it off with pecan pie - also very good. The restaurant is nicely decorated. Will definitely come back!

Thank Christine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Canadian, Delicatessen, Fusion, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?