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Norma's Cafe

#176 of 2,999 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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1123 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208-5128
+1 214-946-4711
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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North Loup, NE
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was very busy, but the food, service and atmosphere was great! Our waiter was visiably rushed, but still very polite and professional. The food arrived quickly, and was hot and appetizing. I recommend this cafe when in Dallas.

Thank Teri M
Fort Worth, Texas
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90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for lunch just after 11:30 and seating was available. No line. Always used to be a line. Very average food took a half hour to arrive. My wife's smothered steak was over cooked. My broccoli never came, but the wait person did provide a dessert to replace that (good peach cobbler). My smothered pork chop turned out to be... More 

Thank dougfmftw
Grand Prairie, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a country meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner GO TO NORMAS!!! I repeat GO to NORMAS CAFE!!! I have eaten at another in Dallas but this one is the best. I love the Chicken Fried Chicken and the breakfast. Anything you get here should be delicious. Oh and the sweet tea and peach cobbler! Cant go wrong... More 

Thank CrisMichelle
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I came here for lunch with a few coworkers. I really wanted breakfast so this was great for me. I'm pretty sure you can get breakfast anytime of the day here. Even though this place was busy we were able to walk right in and grab a table. It was around 11am. I heard if you get here much later... More 

Thank Jessie R
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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411 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Saturday and that place was packed! We had to park on the street in front of a house. Luckily since we were a party of 2 we were sat fast. There was a party of 5 there before us that had to wait much longer. It was pretty cold in there due to the constant opening of... More 

Thank Tirzah D
Stephenville, Texas
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186 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy a good diner with plate lunch style food. This place was the bomb! Clean dining area, great service, and delicious home-style food. Apple pie was perfect ending to a great meal!

Thank Paul G
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

try the CFS, home made pies its like mom use to make good peps good food good price every day an lunch Spel. an Breakfest I cant say enuf

Thank U7293UIbrianb
Dallas, Texas, Usa
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I ate lunch at Norma's today with my husband and brother. We each had a vegetable plate, and the vegetables were so good and tasted so much like good homemade that it was almost hard to believe it was not made in a grandmother's home and brought in. The employees were all very outgoing and friendly, and made you feel... More 

Thank Peggy C
Arlington, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was very crowded the day we visited Norma's, but we were seated fairly promptly. The food and the service are both above average and the prices are very good. The only thing lacking is the atmosphere.

Thank robertff
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The first Norma's Restaurant in town, very best service good restaurant for eating at any time, Breakfast served all day!

Thank AlbertoMB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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
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 50 years. Now, Norma's has a new location on Dallas Parkway in North Dallas. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?