Norma’s Cafe 29th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner Offer


For its annual holiday tradition, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas dining icon serving Texas home cooking for more than 60 years, will open its doors on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its 29th Free Thanksgiving Dinner. The free meal will be available only at Norma’s Cafe’s original Oak Cliff location on 1123 W. Davis Street in Dallas.

“Our team cannot imagine Thanksgiving Day without sharing it with our community and being a part of a larger movement to spread holiday joy to those in need,” said Ed Murph, owner of Norma’s Cafe. “For the past 29 years, we’ve opened our cafe and provided a home-cooked meal to those who need it, but it would not be possible without our partners and volunteers who share our passion of helping others.”

Guests taking part in the free Thanksgiving Dinner will be served a feast of holiday favorites, including turkey and dressing with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, English peas, salad, rolls, fruit and dessert. Norma’s Cafe fed more than 7,500 guests last year at the restaurant and through partnerships with local homeless shelters and houses of worship.

This year’s event is made possible in part by several generous sponsors, including Ben E. Keith, Classic Caps and Embroidery, Centennial Radiator Service, Community Coffee, Evan’s Engraving, Buckhead Beef, Hill Country Dairy, Mrs. Baird’s, and Varidoc Printing.

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