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Norman's Grill

American, Diner
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3638 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-4404
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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Oakland, CA
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 emerged from the kitchen and conferred with the waitress. Someone had missed the boat and... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
San Lorenzo, California
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and the place has gotten pretty popular, so there's always a wait on weekends. He... More 

Thank Jan B
San Lorenzo, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to be desired. All in all a good place for real comfort food.

Thank Steve W
Zurich, Switzerland
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177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Castro Valley, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and we were stuffed at the end of dinner. Service was great and our waitress... More 

Thank jdc1948
Castro Valley, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Ossining, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 be a problem.

Thank vbclev
San Francisco, California
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156 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had breakfast here once. Originally this was the Red Barn, which was a CV landmark. Later it became a Hof Brau and now Norman's. I don't have anything bad to say about Norman's as the breakfast was just OK. The service was good and place is clean. Try it, you may like it and come back.

Thank Rickeys-Travels
Castro Valley, California
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

My mate invited a friend to join us for lunch. We sat in a booth, had loads of conversation, in a mellow voice. It was a nice place to sit and talk as well as be heard. I had a veggie burger and fries, my mate had meat loaf with vegetables and the other person ordered an omelet. No complaints.... More 

Thank Sunshine M
Oakland, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

fresh veggies and fish. Breakfast all day. Respectful of the elderly and children: DOUBLE points Nice spot for listening to the oldies and noshing on diner fare. If you want elegant: this is not it. If you wish for consistant and fresh, this is your place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?