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Norman's Grill

3638 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-4404
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good70%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggs” (4 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
3638 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-4404
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Norman’s for over a year now. I have checked in on Yelp every time and actually hold the “Duchess “ title. Never a bad meal here and plenty of food. They make a cheese sandwich with 3...More

Thank cjkrimm
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I had breakfast here today and we were pretty disappointed. The staff moves very slowly and it took a while for food to come out. The food is mediocre at best. Their chicken parmesan sandwich, which was recommended by the waitress, was...More

Thank Dianah R
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
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8 October 2017|
Response from cjkrimm |
Yes you can order to go.
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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
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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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