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Norman's Grill

3638 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-4404
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good70%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggs” (4 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Diner
3638 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-4404
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This place started out as a Red Barn hamburger franchise, then became a Chinese run German Hofbrau. I was planning to eat at the Hofbrau, but saw the name was changed, but the parking lot was full. Had a slightly different meat and potatoes menu....More

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Well-located on East Castro Valley Blvd with extensive parking, this local favorite is a little blast from the past. Old fashioned booths and tables, vinyl records on the walls, music from the 50's 60's and 70's welcomes the visitor. The menu is very extensive and...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Don't expect to be impressed and you won't be disappointed. It's a cute place, decent breakfast at a decent price. It's what I love about Castro Valley... there's still a few places that aren't corporate chains. Cheaper and not, as crowded as, Dougs Place. Norman's...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

I have been to Norman's many times since it opened some years ago. Normally the service is pretty quick and efficient; this occasion was an exception. My take-out order was simple, an omelette. After I sat for 15 minutes or so one of the cooks...More

Thank FoodieDoodie58
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My husband loves a full breakfast on the weekend and sometimes I just don't want to do it. Well, he found just the spot in our home town. Norman's serves breakfast like you'd make it! The service is great. The restaurant is a bit small...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Just a good old fashioned diner. I am a chicken fried steak freak, they do it right. The mashed potatoes are real and not from a box, the country gravy is delicious. My wife's chicken enchiladas were good although she said the rice left something...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Typical american food restaurant with burgers etc. The burger was ok but not good enough to visit a second time. For what you get the prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly.

Thank muhkuh77
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Norman's Grill was a pleasant surprise, went there for dinner and it was great, they make things more like home made. Had chicken fried steak and gravy and it was delicious, just like Mom used to make, it came with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies...More

Thank jdc1948
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Great food reasonably priced. Kid friendly. Home made soups and the hamburgers and frys great. Love the linguessa and eggs. Breakfast any time and eggs anyway you want. Dinner specials only wish they had wine available with dunner.

Thank Jaynee C
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Had breakfast. Despite the restaurant being full (it's small), the service was very prompt. It was a typical breakfast and was good. Be advised there are only two seats in the waiting area, so if it's full and you can't stand very long, there may...More

Thank vbclev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3638 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-4404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castro Valley
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