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Norma's Kitchen

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12010 N Jantzen Dr, Hayden Island; AKA Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR 97217-8162
+1 503-240-3447
11:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This restaurant "may" have been okay at one time but not anymore. The fare is pre-prepared and microwaved to serve when required. Prices are twice what they should be for what you get. Oh, and when it's raining make sure you find a spot free of the catch buckets as they hinder an already limited table space.

Thank cobra517
Las Vegas
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great location. If you like having the sun glare in your face thru dirty Windows. The menu reads BBQ Ribs. These ribs are boiled and sauce covered. Nothing remotely BBQed. The coleslaw was gray????????? The Jambalaya might have been made the day before. If you love Cajun, go somewhere else

Thank earle1231
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I was in the neighborhood, hungry, and always ready to try something form a hole-in-the-wall eatery. I asked the cook what she recommended for someone who had not eaten there before and she suggested the Gumbo. So I ordered it, went outside and waited. What arrived was a lump of rice which was surrounded by a few bland weenies and... More 

Thank Bribear
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101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

if you like frozen reheated food you will love this place, its strange that they stay in business... just goes to show how dopey some people can be

Thank rodney322
Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

The food was good here and the service was super friendly and quick. The only wierd part was that it was so tiny and the location was kinda wierd. It's on the back of Hayden island, you have to walk through some random parking lots to get there. There are a bunch of big yachts below, but the metal covered... More 

Thank eafalendysz
Arlington, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I left Oxford Suites and turned left instead of right and to our surprise discovered the Saturday night outdoor jazz concert at Norma's Kitchen. These guys were good! Had the red beans and rice and just enjoyed all the friendly music lovers! Magical!

Thank GreginTexas56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Wow! My wife and I were just walking around by the water and discovered an amazing soft jazz band playing at Norma's Kitchen.....such a great start to a wonderful date night!

Thank Ellen S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I recently had lunch at Norma's Kitchen. A bit earlier, I met the owner, who is a very pleasant gentleman from rural Louisiana. It was a very hot day (there have been a lot of those in Portland lately) so we were lucky to nab a table outside in the shade of the building. One would anticipate that on a... More 

Thank JeffLookinatFish
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

The place is small, but we had an excellent pulled pork sandwich there. My wife had corn salad and I had a collard greens. They were very good.

Thank MJB323
Sumner, Washington
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372 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Enjoyed lunch on a sunny Saturday it was fun to sit out side. I had a very nice Muffuletta sandwich. The mix of meats and cheeses with the olives tasted great and the size was not to big. The owners are nice and friendly. This good spot for a fun meal. I will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 10
American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12010 N Jantzen Dr, Hayden Island; AKA Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR 97217-8162
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-240-3447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?