The Real Norma Jean
Many people know Marilyn Monroe’s birth name was Norma Jean Baker. But she isn’t the real inspiration behind the name of our restaurant.
Years ago, there was a smoky bar in Venice where guests enjoyed playing billiards among a collection of Hollywood memorabilia.
Did you know the bar owner’s name was Norma Jean? (Seriously!!!)
Nearly twenty years ago, Barry Lucibello asked the real Norma Jean for her blessing to open a Sports Bar & Grill using her name. (She said “YES!”)
All in the Family
Barry proudly opened additional businesses and locations with his son, Barry Jr, and brother-in-law, Rich Lucibello. Together they ran the popular late-night spot (nicknamed “New Bar”) and the respective Norma Jean’s of Englewood, Osprey, and Sarasota.
During the summer of 2019, all their attention returned solely to the original Norma Jean’s in Venice after nearly a decade. By then they had also opened The Grill Room~ an upscale, steakhouse version of the restaurant. Soon, the Lucibello’s prepared for the next evolution of Norma Jean’s.
Norma Jean’s Today
We’re committed to continuous growth within all aspects of our business. We want customers of every age and background to feel at home when they walk through our doors. We work hard to deliver higher quality products and services with fair and unbeatable prices in mind.
Our Sports Bar and Grill Room are uniting with one shared menu, which is going to strengthen our team and elevate the standards YOU, our customers, can expect from us. We are not changing the classic specials that made us the premier sports bar and grill in Venice.
Thank you for supporting us, we truly appreciate the loyalty and respect of our customers. Your happiness is what makes Norma Jean’s a success.