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
127 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (45)great for lunch (39)kid-friendly (30)special occasion (25)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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!
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  • not up to NYAJ's standards
    Annie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I like NYAJ's menu and have eaten at 3 different NYAJ restaurants. The one in Randolph isn't as good as those in Norwell and Needham. I ordered the same thing at the Norwell and Randolph sites. The meal at Norwell was considerably better. The piccata sauce was far better and the meat was better cooked. The portion was slightly larger at Norwell as well. The service at Randolph was fine, but overall, Norwell and Needham are way better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sunnylou
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When you first sit down, your waitperson immediately brings great bread and humus/olive oil dip. It is the best. I had a Cobb salad. It was delicious. The restaurant is always friendly and the food is always very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    tripswithjenn
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants.. Meals are always great. Food fresh and tasty. And to top it off, reasonable prices.
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  • NYAJ doesn't disappoint
    Mammacass
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I frequent NYAJs about once a month (sometimes alone, and sometimes with our toddler) and are always pleased by the service and food. They're very accomodating for families, and have a good selection of food/drinks for adults so it works well. This latest time, the food was good, but not as good as normal (my husbands steak was more well than medium, my mashed potatoes had firmed up from what I'm assuming was some extra time under the heat lamp) but that truly isn't the norm when we come here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice local dinner spot...
    LindaMc
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was pleasant and timely, the food nicely prepared and served promptly - what more do you want?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Group Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Getting a small group into a restaurant on a busy Friday night can be difficult, but being able to make a reservation at NYAJ helps solve that. We were seated right away when we arrived and took our time choosing what we wanted to eat. From specials to burgers, we tried a little bit of everything and it was all excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Tablefor2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and service was great! Out of all the restaurants in Randolph this place is definitely a gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two times had disappointing food
    queenofswords
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I just went to NYAJ's in Randolph for the second time, and was more disappointed than the first. The food sounded great on the menu, but was not so great on the plate. We ordered the "nachos" which were made up of taco shells and corn, and were nothing like the traditional nachos I had hoped for. I ordered enchiladas poblano, and the portion was certainly generous, but there was way too much cilantro to taste much else, and what I did taste was...meh. Someone else ordered Chicken piccata with fettuccine, and she told me she was unhappy because the noodles were undercooked (I tried, they were) and the chicken bland. The meatloaf, while artfully presented, gave my third companion a stomach ache. There won't be a 3rd visit to NYAJ.
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  • CheryllVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Always a good choice...we usually stop here before or after a movie, but this week we wanted to try a few items from the new menu. Very good :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh food
    Jawoolf
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is one of the only places I order a salad. It's always crisp and fresh, not wilty and mushy. Other food items are also good, with nice presentations, but I drive here for the salad-both side order or entree.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    UnsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good food and service! The staff is friendly and the food arrives on time. I love dining here with groups, one or two friends, or kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience
    Chemist
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Never had a bad experience or poorly prepared food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food! Awesome wait staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I love going to NYAJ because the food is always great and the wait staff is always courteous and friendly. I will continue to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    Marcia24VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    waitress excellent and food just what we ordered especially prepared with no salt nor sauces
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this was
    RowJones
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was a good place. We got there a little late, but still over an hour before closing. They ran out of all the appetizers on the $20 menu, but they let us choose apps from the regular menu. The food that we choose was delicious! They also didn't complain that we started a little past closing time. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.