Not Your Average Joe's Randolph
Not Your Average Joe's Randolph

Not Your Average Joe's Randolph

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
  • Phone: (781) 961-7200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ed Biliki
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Randolph
What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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Not Your Average Joe's Randolph reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (54)good for groups (49)great for lunch (40)kid-friendly (30)special occasion (29)hot spot (28)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (9)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Not Your Average Joe's is Just That
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Not Your Average Joe's is a favourite because the service is great, the drinks are well done and the menu changes while keeping "the old stand-by's". Our reservation was promptly honoured. Our waitress was attentive while not overbearing. She asked appropriate questions and responded well to ours. The bread and dipping sauce were delicious. Everyone's meals were great from the tuna on salad to the steak tips. Portions are just right. Dessert to go was a good touch. We go to Joe's often and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your average chain
    MayrVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Really solid food and service. Creative options beyond usual burgers and salads. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Getting kitchen redone so eating out too much....NYAJ the other night. Were taking the kids out to see a movie at the last minute. Staff was very quick, friendly and responsive. The enchiladas I got were better than I remember them. All told, a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I was reading local restaurant reviews on Yelp (all of which I had been to before) and was really impressed with the positive reviews for this restaurant. And, I was even more impressed with the fact that less-than-stellar reviews were responded to by a manager wanting to make things right. No other restaurant I researched had done that! My husband and I were greeted promptly as we walked in, had a tasty meal served by a polite waitress and the price was right, too! Also, I enjoy patronizing this restaurant because I have always been given a gift certificate donation when asking on behalf of charitable events that I support. Thank you, NJYAJ! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aecc
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was good,. There were 6 people in the party, everyone ordered something different and all were pleased with what they had order. Our server James was excellent. Noise level was to loud. I have been in other Not your Average Joe's and the noise level wasn't an issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oddly placed
    AliceM13
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was a half way meeting place for lunch for my son and I. Easy to get to off of 24 but caught me off guard to find it in the middle of a strip mall. Good service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    BrownEyedGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Hubby and I were looking forward to trying the lamb kabobs. The lamb itself was delicious but the portion was small. The apple/ celery root purée was sour tasting and the couscous with spinach sat atop the mash. It should have been separate and there was one spinach leaf! Rarely disappointed with Joes but it was a miss this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very memorable food
    genealogyangel
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Although we live out-of-state we have been to this restaurant four or five times and it never fails to please. It is our restaurant of choice when we are in the area. The food is always superb and the choices varied so everyone is able to order favorite items. I particularly like the seafood and vegetable choices. Sometimes it's difficult to choose so we order several entrees and share around the table. This last time one person in our party found that her burger was not cooked as ordered, so the waitress re-submitted the order, it was done correctly, and the price taken off the bill. The manger stopped by our table a few times to be sure everything was okay. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    FamilyOfFive
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our waitperson anticipated our needs and exceeded our expectations. She asked if we wanted lemon in our waters before we requested it. She noticed our kids had eaten all the bread and brought more. She was patient with the toddler ordering his food. The manager checked in and was gracious. My husband and I enjoyed the steak frites and pecan chicken while the three kids loved the chicken fingers and burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    deco
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been going to Not Your Average Joe's for years. The food is consistently good, the service is excellent. Everything from Pizza to fine dining choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service from our waiter
    Joesbread
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food and beverages were excellent, as always but what was really worthy of honorable mention was our waiter, Mckhalm. (Hope I spelled his name correctly). He was fast, polite and great to our family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I eat here often, as it is a good place to meet up with friends. The food was good and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique
    foodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    the food is always very good here, top ingredients and good chefs. the menu is not average by any means and is very unique and different then most places. the bread and oil dip is outstanding also. if you want something different this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just great
    outforfun
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    From the moment we walked in, (40 minutes before our reservation) we were made to feel welcomed. Fast moving lunch staff and host/hostess team seated us immediately. We were served fresh hot food quickly and checked on often. This was a great experience and I would do it again in a minute!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My absolute favorite restaurant!
    MosWoman
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Not Your Average Joe's is one of the most unique restaurants around - hard to believe it is a chain! Great menu which changes every season. Always something new to try. But, they keep their favorites around so you always have something to fall back on! Any meal can be tailored for special diets. The most daring to the most finicky can equally enjoy dinner together. Always fun events and reasons to celebrate from their Not Your Average Cause to beer and wine tastings. Check your email for the latest fun event. And if you're not an email member you are missing out on a delicious complementary birthday dinner complete with dessert! Nothing is more impressive than the managers stopping by to check on your evening. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than before
    CHRIS
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I go to Joe's about once a month to meet friends in Randolph. There is a new manager named Arthur who is excellent.. He had things under control! The food was better too. I really have no complaints except for the noisy kid in the booth behind us or the parents who allowed their two boys to run back and forth to the rest room!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service
    Eyes24VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Everything was great. Was there for late lunch on a Sunday. Kitchen was backed up due to large parties but didn't have to wait unreasonably long for food. Seated right away with OT reservation. Food was excellent, service was superb. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as usual
    eyesofbuddha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always love coming to "Joe's", but we're used to the old regular menu from the past. I'm not impressed with their current menu changes, nor was I the last time I went there, a few months ago. I guess I'm stuck in a routine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious as always!
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We usually go to NYAJ's in Dartmouth, but we were meeting another couple halfway from Boston to Southeastern. MA so we made reservations at the Randolph location. We had a great meal, but what made it even more fun was the restaurant's manager. We had a slight problem with the table's location and asked if we could be moved to a booth. He was more than amenable to our request, making sure we were well taken care of throughout our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    Alan
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good food, good service, large booths for good sized groups. Can't go wrong at Joe's. It's always a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have been going here for years and we love it! Recently I was diagnosed with multiple food sensitivities and they accomodate me beautifully. They know they can serve me tasty food as opposed to the steamed options I get from many other places. They gave become my "go-to" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice casual meal.....
    LindaMc
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We eat here semi-frequently and find it a nice, easy weeknight dinner out spot. The bread and dipping oil are really tasty and the entree selection is pretty varied. There's an emphasis on alcohol which doesn't resonate with us as non-drinkers, but once we get past the beer specials, the sangria of the day and the wine-pairing recommendations, it gets better. As for the seasonal dessert, we found the pumpkin cheesecake surprisingly bland.....go for the key lime pie instead!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    gman
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    No surprises. Consistently good, and the bread is the best anywhere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waitress not real attentive
    Marcia24VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    usually have great service but this particular waitress was not really attentive nor friendly: not your usual waitstaff for NYAJ.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good place to meet friends. Good location, good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Tasty food, attentive service, reasonable prices. The bread and oil is the best!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    retired
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    From the greeting at the front desk to our server everything was great we had 2 little ones with us and they got all the attention in the world. Our server came back several times to check on us will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't miss
    Chemist
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Never had a disappointing meal here. Tasty food and great service. Try the meatloaf!! :-) Noise level, I consider "energetic" loud. Not enough noise absorbing materials, so not a place to go for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great small chain, so-so location
    dtmurphy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I frequent NYAJ in Norwell and always leave impressed. Whenever I find myself in Randolph, this is always the top of my list for food. It is strange, however, as the food has yet to match the high standard that Norwell had set. It's good, just not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better now
    Zeke
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went to a Not your average joes a few years ago and the food was terrible, never been back until now. Much improved, if it's good the next few times, I'll start to recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • different, but great menu
    SarahP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I always have a great meal at Not Your Average Joe's. Great drink options as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    dwn713
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were a party of five. Some of us really enjoyed our food while I didn't care for my chicken piccatta. The chicken was tough. However, the staff was good about bringing the birthday girl a piece of cake. The bread was great and the appetizer was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre at best
    Remy97
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They had run out if the side dish and burned my chicken
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usualy great - this time no so much
    Dave
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We've been to Joe's often and have always loved it - BUT this time it was clear that the entire place was having issues. Our server returned to our table three times just to clarify our drink order. We waited 20 minutes for the drinks to arrive. Our entrees came out before we had been served our salads and before we got the waters that we had also requested. When the bill came, it was wrong - we were charged for things we had not ordered. It took two additional tries before we got the correct bill. A VERY UNUSUAL experience at this restaurant, which is usually great. We won't hold it against them - we will go back (because even with these glitches, the food was as good as ever.) Hopefully they will have resolved these problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmmmmmmmmmmm
    mmmmm
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We have been there twice and both times it was great. My only gripe,,,,,,we were at a booth on the back wall 2nd from kitchen. the artwork at our table was dirty. There is a metal rod that had trapped dirt and food particles in it. Gross..... but the food was great and waitress was friendly and good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SpiritoVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always, food and service was excellent everyone in the party enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awsome
    charliestein
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am a regular at this spot. Ii always amazes me as to the quality and diversity of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love NYAJ
    JenR
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    As usual, the food was awesome. They even managed to make the "healthier" item we chose (Thai lettuce wraps), delicious. The kicker, though, was that there was a problem with the credit for our OpenTable reservation and the manager, Allen, totally went above and beyond to resolve it. Great food and great service; that's a winning combo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss it
    SpiritoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As always Not Your Average Joes does not disappoint It is definitely above average
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent!
    dinnerpartner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first visit to Not Your Average Joe's Randolph (I have been to other locations in the past). The food and service are consistently very good. The prices are right too! I would definitely look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.