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Norma Jean's

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had dinner there on a Fri. night in Oct. I didn't have a reservation, but I was there early so they accommodated me (table for one). The server was very friendly and helpful. I ordered a special - salmon coated in black sesame seeds. It was tasty but overdone. I had salmon earlier that week at "The Keg" which was... More 

Thank Canadian_hikerGuelph
Owen Sound, Canada
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on Tuesday after much publicity about the steak. In all honesty my review plays out like this.... The Service was good..as it should be in an establishment of its size...The appetizers were good,if not a little misunderstood... I thought that "caps and seafood" implied seafood mushroom caps- not the case ,it included the... More 

Thank Paul W
Brampton (Toronto), Ontario, CANADA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My bestie and I had a 3-day girl's getaway at my daughter's cottage in Meaford. On the last night we decided to drive to Owen Sound (1/2 hr.) for dinner. My friend's daughter highly recommended Norma Jean's. The restaurant is very quaint and small. Not for families with small children. About a dozen tables. Service was very good. We had... More 

Thank VallartaCat
Owen Sound, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is our favourite restaurant in Owen Sound. It is small and I am always amazed at what they are able to put out of their tiny kitchen. We have tried a variety of items from the menu from burgers to surf and turf and have never been disappointed.

Thank chiefsteve2016
Owen Sound, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The ambiance ,waitstaff and food are always good and fun. It has been a favourite of mine over many years. I like a restaurant to be consistently good and Norma Jeans is the place for good food in Owen Sound.

Thank Sharon K
Owen Sound, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Great menu and food. Go back monthly as the meals are reasonable priced and the food is so good

Thank GoldenRetreat
Alfred, Canada
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This restaurant is themed (Norma Jean is Marilyn Munro's birth name). It's a small bistro with a small bar and limited seating. The food is gourmet exceptional and presented in gourmet fashion. See website for pictures. The prices are mid-range and actually less than would be expected at a gourmet restaurant. My wife had a sirloin steak cooked exactly to... More 

Thank thegrandstan
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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9 reviews
4 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 5 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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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, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?