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Norma's Cafe

1123 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208-5128
+1 214-946-4711
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1123 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208-5128
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Trevor’s been there 9 years and served our table...never was my coffee cup at half empty! Impeccable 5 Star service! We ordered breakfast and lunch. Everything had larger portions and was delicious! My son said best omelette he has ever had and he has had...More

Thank TripandTravel4Fun
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Norma's. I have been going here for 30 years. Basic blue plate diner, done well. (they've been practicing for a few decades). ignore the tired vinyl flooring, the red naugahyde booths, and shoot straight to the menu for some classics, worth the effort....More

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

If you like home cooking southern style, you’ll visit once and keep coming back for more. Giant servings with a price that will make you smile. Norma’s has several locations across Dallas.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Don't expect anything fancy or gourmet and you'll be OK. This is a real old style diner with a mexican twist. Excellent! I got just what I was looking for!

Thank Ornithorh
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Norma’s has great country cooking. From the biscuits to country fried chicken. Friendly staff and though the place was busy, we didn’t wait.

Thank Maggie E
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great food at a reasonable price, if you go to Dallas, make a stop here, the breakfast is a large prtion and will fill you up

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 24 December 2017

If you are already in Oakcliff you might as well have breakfast or lunch at the original Norma's Cafe. They have the best Chicken Fried Steak in Dallas period. All of their food is good and the portions will not leave you hungry. Leave room...More

Thank Doug-n-Sandi
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Norma's is great place for breakfast any day of the week!!! We went on a Sunday, and the place was packed. There was a very short 5 minute wait to be seated, but I think that's longer than we waited for our breakfast! The overall...More

Thank EMM_Dallas
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I dropped by this original Norma's Cafe in Dallas and it was like going home. True old cafe vibe, and the staff was so so friendly!! Hubby got a coconut pie and was drooling!!!! It just felt good. Love places that take...More

Thank dikitchens
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat with family. The chicken fried steak was delicious. Very friendly servers. Very busy durning lunch.

Thank June R
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6 January 2017|
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Response from Jeremiah G | Reviewed this property |
I think they open at 6 and close at 8 everyday
24 March 2016|
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Response from Jeremiah G | Reviewed this property |
no , They don't serve beer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208-5128
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-946-4711
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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.
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