211 East Court Street, Jacksonville, IL
After being without a facility for several month's Norma's North Star Cafe has found a new home at 211 East Court Street near the Illinois Theater. In a newly remodeled building Norma's adds another full-time restaurant to downtown Jacksonville.
I recently tried out the North Star for a Sunday breakfast and found the food and service both good and in keeping with a local cafe/diner. The menu held no surprises but had the expected home cooked regulars - burgers and sandwiches, several home-style entrees, and, of course, breakfast anytime.
Norma's North Star Cafe adds something new to the mix downtown and that is 24 hour availability on Friday and Saturday. Within two blocks of several bars, Norma's will surely benefit from the "after closing hours" business. There is also a banquet room available for groups or just overflow from the dining room.
Overall, Norma's North Star Cafe is a great addition to Jacksonville's lineup of family diners. Good food, extended weekend hours, and a banquet room for family gatherings or business meetings all add up to a plus rating.