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A Seaside tradition for 45 years! Acknowledged in publications nationwide and named by epicurious site as one of the Ten Best Soups in the USA! We offer the finest in fresh seafood and quality ingredients, all in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. We proudly feature local products, including regional wine & micro-brews, and our extensive & diverse menu offers something to please everyone! We appreciate our loyal repeating clientele as far as Vancouver BC, Wyoming, Idaho, California, Washington, Oregon and the locals.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Here for dinner with friends from Arizona. We had spent the day touring Seaside and landed here for dinner. We had the Salmon Sauteed and 8oz Tender Loin steak. The salmon moist and melt in your mouth good. The steak was cooked perfectly as ordered,...tender and mouth watering good. Service was excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Norma's does seafood really well, and the clam chowder is (in my opinion) the second best on the Oregon coast. The chowder seems to be thickened with potatoes rather than flour, with lots of clams and not too many potatoes. It has a rich and...full mouth-feel. Very good. Service is quick, and the food is prepared simply and very well especially the in-season offerings. Expect it to be crowded and noisy during the busiest times. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the worst food around. The tuna melt was sweeter than the coleslaw. When I told the manager that I think they replaced the salt with the sugar...she said their tuna is sweet!!! Gross!!! So we returned it and asked for a kids portion...of fried fish ..they forgot it...then I asked for something to refunded since my kid hadn't eaten...they said they'd see what they could do. My check came ...nothing. So I asked again and they gave me half off the sweet tuna. Why did they make it so hard? Nobody liked the rest do the food. All their fish and chips tasted like they were out of the frozen section of the grocery. The chowder was mostly potatoes, the coleslaw was some ground up green stuff that was sweet (the Tuna was sweeter)! I think the only thing that was good was the ice tea and beer. Service was horrible. The manager was horrible ...they said they were under staffed yet there were people standing around doing nothing yet our food is nowhere to be found. Skip this place! Gas station food is better.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

We went to Norma's for lunch and specifically for the clam chowder. We started with the shrimp cocktail which we shared and then had a bowl of the clam chowder. Holy cow - it was spectacular. I could have eaten it every day of our...vacation. We went back a couple of days later and had a cup of soup and shared a full order of halibut and chips. The soup is thick and creamy and absolutely loaded with clams. The halibut was wonderfully fresh, crispy and perfectly cooked. My husband even ate the tartar sauce. The food here was great, the service was prompt and courteous. Make this a go to if you are in Seaside.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Uses to be our favorite restaurant in Seaside for many years on our getaway trips. Was really disappointed with omitted sides and overall quality of food. Apparently new coke or changes in recipes that rendered a less than flavorful meal. While we all recognize the...difficulty of a business surviving the pandemic, lack of attention to food quality could accelerate one's decline vs build business back up. The fish and chips was below average with a heavy batter. The pan fried oysters weren't fully cooked and the cole slaw was pureed too fine in a good processor, almost like a pourage/soup. Also another customer was seated adjacent to us that coughed incessantly with no mask and destroyed our overall experience raising significant health concerns. This resulted in us leaving prior to completing our meal. While we appreciate the relaxed COVID experience now that mandates are lifted the staff needa to be more attentive to where folks are seated especially with a nearly empty restaurant. Lastly, the prices were inordinately higher than posted on the websites and not warranted for lower food quality. Staff was average in serving, but mostly inattentive without being flagged down. I'm not sure if it's just hard to get good caring employees, or owners no longer have any regard for customer experience quality in this post CV environment? Doubtful, we'll return at these prices and quality of food/ service and wouldn't recommend it to friends nor family.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

I went to Norma's twice last weekend because their menu had exactly what I was looking for. The servers were extremely friendly, maybe a local characteristic, but I was impressed. They made me feel very welcome as a single guest, and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

A good value for a beach dinner. We had the salmon and enjoyed the entree. Service was good and caters to entire families.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

horrible food! EXTREMELY RUDE wait staff! Incredibly over priced and the whole restaurant reeked of decaying fish.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

We chose this place as our first restaurant option because of its cute lighthouse atmosphere inside and out. When relatives joined us later on our trip, we thought it was good enough to take them there.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

The staff was amazing, they accommodated a large group with little wait and the food was very good. Large portions and many choices on the menu.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Doing a Google search it appears to be only on Mondays, between Nov and February. However, my husband and I always share a meal and find that it is plenty for both us at any time.
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Yes, norma's seafood & steak offers takeout services.

norma's seafood & steak is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5