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: 7819617200x
  • 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
132 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (45)great for lunch (39)kid-friendly (27)special occasion (24)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (7)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    Anonymous
    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
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    • 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!
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Shelly
    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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative entrees
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had the flounder special with spinach and Gouda polenta. It was delicious! A pitcher of sangria complemented our lunch perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SpiritoVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As always, great food and service. Will definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SHLA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always great food and service. Great waitstaff and birthday deal can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food delicious as always
    dianeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    NYAJ's is always a great family experience for us. Everything is always delicious. Sometimes, I feel the food/service could be a bit faster. We always go late afternoon 3:45, when the kiddies get out of school and it still takes us over an hour to an hour and a half from start to finish. At this time of the day, I expect food to come out quick, b/c it is slow in the dining room, however not ever the case. Our server we always request, Julie, is super sweet and she is great with the kiddies. Thanks again JOE'S we'll be back soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    tripswithjenn
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Never had a bad meal at this restaurant. I usually go with the Special of the day. My wife and I eat here at least twice a month. Great food, great service. Good Wine & Specialty beer selection. Prices very reasonable. Can't say a bad thing about it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    FoodieSoEl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday. The food and drinks were amazing and we were impressed. However, once we were ready to leave, it took way too long to get cashed out. We were left sitting there for over 30 minutes after our table had been cleared... maybe due to an insufficient number of servers. Then when we finally got our check, we noticed they forgot to deduct the birthday dessert from the bill (we had a birthday voucher). We had waited so long that we just paid it, couldn't sit there any longer. The place was packed, but they didn't seem to have enough staff to handle everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Your Average....ANYTHING
    BeKelzVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We are regular regulars, almost every Saturday night for the last year. We have never had a problem with anything that couldn't be resolved immediately, and it was. Thank you as always to the staff, from bus staff to the manager everyone jumps in and gets the job done
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food & re: cleaniness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    the food was good the atmosphere was good people were happy & there was a line waiting . However there were flies every where ! On the walls where we where sitting , when our waiter was talking too us i kept noticing the fly landing on his hair & he knew i noticed this , also on the walls (they need to be washed down & repainted ) ...also I went into the bathroom the Ladies rm .not happy ..There was t.p. in the stall all over the floors & the toilet seat was covered in water (i hope) ..I am sorry that I am sending this to you but @ the price of our dinners I feel this is what I need to do ...our waiter was excellent.... So the Management skills need to be better ..ie: cleaning & SEE TOO IT THAT IT REMAINS CLEAN ...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Birthday
    CawleyP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not your Average Joe's provides a generous birthday gift to people who register. There is not restriction on what you can have for dinner and they also provide any dessert. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real nice time
    FIVESTAR
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    REGARDING THE WINE PAIRING DINNER, THE HOST WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL,THE CHEF WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THE FOOD & WINE WERE EXCELLENT. MY WIFE AND I HAD A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT PAIRING DINNER.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kippy
    kippy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    every time we eat at nyaj everything has been perfect. the menu is great. the service was outstanding and the waiter was knowledgeable about all the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our server was Mario and he was excellent. He was attentive but not bothersome. Hr was there when we needed him but left us alone to enjoy our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    Food22
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have been to Not Your Average Joe's several times, and always hope for it to be better than it is because I like the ambiance, and it's near the theaters. The food is not bad, but a little "hit or miss", meaning I have ordered the same thing a few times and sometimes it's good, sometimes not so good. So, it doesn't seem to be that some dishes are better than others, it's that , on any given given day, the same dish might be better or worse. Probably will still go occasionally before a movie - most of the wait staff are good, and still nicer than Rick's or the way over-salted-and-tenderized steak place - Outback. That said, I will often go a little farther down the street and around the corner (on Rt. 28) for Thai at Malai - always good!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate