Norm's Restaurant is one of Orange County's favorite all night diners. The menu is classic American diner grub, as expected, with specialties like the ... More
Norm's Restaurant is one of Orange County's favorite all night diners. The menu is classic American diner grub, as expected, with specialties like the one pound Porterhouse steak, meatloaf and the sometimes dreaded liver and onions. All the breakfast favorites are served around the clock too, so if you're craving Belgian waffles at 3a, you know where to go. Norm's Restaurant has many locations throughout Orange County.
I was really impressed considering it was 1AM. I got the steak and shrimp combo. The salad was not fancy but it was fresh and I enjoyed it. I didn t like either of the soups available so the server suggested fruit. Nothing fancy there either, some cantaloupe and honeydew, but it was good. The steak was cooked just like I asked and had almost no fat at all. The shrimp were good as was the baked potato (which I wish was a little bit larger). The meal included desert which I am eating now at home and it s really good (ice cream and a brownie). $10.50 + tax and tip it was definitely worth it. Also the server, Lois I think, was really nice and took care of me nicely!
Nothing at Norms is great. You don't go to Norms for great. You go to Norms because Norms is open and you know what to expect. Nothing bad... nothing great. Just food and average or slightly below average service.
My family and I catch breakfast at Norms whenever we are in Costa Mesa. The food is good, the coffee is fresh, and the people are friendly. My wife and I usually split a breakfast because the portions are generous.
Yeah, this is definitely a spot to go to after the adventurous nights, when no where else is open. But that's not all, the service is good, and you don't have to worry about being too loud or whatnot because the people are friendly there!
hey we love it here, most places don't give a senior discount and norms does and in this economy we need all the help we can get. Staff is very friendly and service is on time, never had to wait for anything...yep, this is the place and the prices are the best! Nancy Costa Mesa
p.s. of course Ruby's give a 10% all day and 20% from 2 to 5...think about it Norms, we'd like to eat there more than on Wednesdays which is the only time you have a senior discount.