Not Your Average Joe's Westborough
Not Your Average Joe's Westborough

Not Your Average Joe's Westborough

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
  • Phone: (508) 986-2350
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Saunders
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have two flat screen televisions in the bar area. Our bar sits up to 20 guests and also has high top tables and booths surrounding it for guests to dine if they are not looking to sit at the bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ottis Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: we have ample parking in our lot also going around the side of the property as well. There is no charge to park.
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Westborough
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Not Your Average Joe's Westborough reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (80)good for groups (77)fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (73)kid-friendly (67)special occasion (41)great for outdoor dining (32)vibrant bar scene (28)hot spot (27)notable wine list (13)late-night find (9)romantic (8)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Inexperienced staff?
    Leghos
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Made a reservation for 6:45, checked in at 6:30. Seated 7:20. Basically gave them an extra window of 15 minutes to plan accordingly. Service was nice, not friendly, not hospitable, not proactive with drinks, but nice. Wrong party's meals came to our table, after touching the plate, that plate went to the intended party. Meat undercooked, instead of waiting longer, took it to go home, where it was excellent after cooking a bit longer. My son requested the "children's sundae," which turned out to be a hoodsie cup, maybe the waitress didn't understand? However, quite satisfied with a hoodsie. Very crowded, people bumping into each other from all angles. We were seated prior to our table being readied, we felt like huge roadblocks between tables as people were trying to exit, tables being cleaned, our table being set and reorganized for our party's amount of guests. Prior experiences at NYAJ we great, highly recommend lunch or early dinners in the summer seated in the outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love NYAJ!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Amazingly friendly waitress with great personality. Food and drinks were so tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding gluten-free options
    GFdiner
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The extensive gluten-free menu even included sections from the day's specials. They're gluten-free bread, while a touch hard, was a welcome surprise. The service was excellent, and the entire staff smile the whole time. An enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dining with family and friends!
    Olivia30
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I always enjoy a trip to NYAJ's for dinner and especially like the seasonal changes to the menu -- it's great to be able to try a new, seasonal dish! I also appreciate the locally brewed beer offerings -- the Narragansett coffee stout was delicious! I have always found the service to be excellent as well. Thanks for making our dining experience so enjoyable! NYAJ's is definitely at the top of my list when deciding on a place to meet family and friends for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fans
    HappyhappyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We come often because we enjoy the food and the service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Girl
    Stainglassmmm
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our server, Gail, was great. Described in detail the two entrees I was debating between. Dessert came with a birthday candle as I had a birthday coupon
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • innovativw menue
    bobtrumpet
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Stopped in randomely a month ago for lunch and it was great. Made reservations for Saturday evening diner. The place was packed but we were seated exactly when our reservation time was booked. The waistaff is well trained and friendly. Now for the menue. Fabulous creativityand daring combinations that really work. Meals were delicious and reasonably priced for the quality and creativity. The drink menue, both cocktails and non alchol are amazing and delicious. We had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    SwiftecITVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    food is always fresh and tasty. bread is unbelievable - even though i have had it a hundred times.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Exceptional!
    Tina
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We always enjoy our visit to Not Your Average Joe's. We request the same server, Marlo, every time we eat at the Westborough location. She is exceptional at her job and we always enjoy seeing her. Michael also does an exceptional job running the restaurant. The food is always consistent and delicious. Already can't wait for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for 8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our birthday party Table for 8 was reserved a week in advance. I was dissappointed that we were set up in a corner where 3 tables for 2 were pushed together. This would be fine for 6, not for 8. It turned out only 7 of us attended - a lucky turn as I don't think we'd have been able to squeeze her in. Even for a Saturday the restaurant was very busy from before I arrived till we left. It was a pretty noisy. My sister, the guest of honor, stated that her lemon picatta Chicken came completely naked, which she's never experienced before at other locations. She has food allergies, but that should not have prevented capers and lemon to have been added to her meal. Otherwise, we had no complaints. The wait staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good food, good service even with a gigantic crowd on a Saturday night. Not as much wait as expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a large group! -Worked Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I started off with a party of 9 that turned in to a party of 13 last minute. They did a terrific job of accomodating the needs of our group. Service was prompt attentive, but not intrucive! We had a great lunch. I was entertaining customers and so happy we chose to go here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The dining experience was very good the food was surprising excellent for a chain. We have been before but we think the menu and food have improved. Thank you will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been here several times and it is a fun place because the menu is varied and changes - plus the food is excellent. The service is always very good. I've recommended this for group lunch birthday gatherings from work and have attended those events. The free birthday dinners including dessert definitely help keep Not Your Average Joe's on my radar - since this is not an average offering!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    HappyhappyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had another great dinner, enjoyed some new menu additions and some "old" favorites. Thanks to Marlo, Michael and Rasheed for the warm welcome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good reasons to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent spot with carefully crafted that features old favorites with new and different spices and great tastes. There is a chef in this kitchen and he or she knows what to do there. Service is very attentive and everyone is eager to please. Everyone on this staff makes it clear they would like you to come back. The food is a good reason to do so. We will.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the bread and dip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I met 3 friends on a Tuesday at 5:30. We had a great visit and did not feel rushed. The ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I had gone to NYAJ on a Thursday night recently will a friend. The food was outstanding so I decided that was where I wanted to go out for my birthday on 10/20/14. I ordered the same exact thing and the chicken was dry and hard to cut. The haddock my son got was very small. I found that the quality of the food that night was not the same at all as my previous visit. The waitress was wonderful!
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  • Exceptional Food and Service
    Tina
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always enjoy our visits to Not Your Average Joes. The food is always exceptional and consistent. We always ask for Marlo to be our server. She is extremely personable and encourages us to try different entries. We always enjoy catching up with her and she gives us incredible service. We also always enjoy seeing Michael, the General Manager. He is extremely visible around his restaurant and treats all of the customers very well. We're considered "regualrs" and both Michael and Marlo go above and beyond to make our dining experience very enjoyable. We already can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food and service
    Karebear
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My boyfriend and I showed up they were like we have been waiting for you the place was packed. The server was amazing. The drinks and the food was just indescribable. It was honestly the best dining expierence we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Option in Westborough
    Doodledog
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent service, great food and always kid/family friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Above Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Birthday dinner at Not Your Average Joe's in Westboro and this time was just okay. We had a reservation at 6:30 and got sat immediately. Waiter approached the table soon after we sat and introduced himself. I was ready to order a drink but he quickly said he would be right back. When he returned a short time later, we ordered two beers and a water. In the meantime, they served their outstanding bread and dipping sauce. Well, by the time we got our beers (he forgot my water) I was well overdue for some fluid! We just ordered entrees and they were served in an appropriate time frame. My Harvest Pork was slightly dry but the brussels sprouts were good. Husbands steak tips were average. Waiter did check on us regularly throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service
    Nana
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went for the Oktoberfest menu. It did not disappoint. The menu reflected a lot of thought. The best part of the evening was the service. Lauren, our server, was so pleasant and accommodating. She is the "neighborhood gem." Thanks all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice casual place
    E2013VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I've been here so many times and I can say it's been consistently great almost every time. But a few days ago I went and the service blew me away. The waitress was efficient, never forgot a thing, and wasn't obnoxious or hovering whatsoever. I really appreciated the service, and it was almost as good as a 4 or 5 star restaurant. I enjoy everything I order from the salads, to the pizza, to the drinks. The drinks are delicious. I especially like their special menu that changes all the time. I always try to order the special drinks. I just love this place for it's easy-going atmosphere without being cheesy or trying too hard to be something it's not. Highly recommend this place for a quick drink with friends or casual night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love thier changing specials
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My daughter and I had a very nice dinner - just the 2 of us. The wait staff was kid friendly. Food was delicious and we had a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    SteveO
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Schnitzel was fantastic, as was the vegetable spring roll appetizer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinnerfor2
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The portion size has decreased significantly and they have really changed their menu, mostly chicken dishes. We were disappointed with the portions, it used to be one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was good but not great. Burger was overcooked. Food took too long to come out. Person who delivered food smelled strongly of cigarettes & so that turned us off to eat our food. Waiter taking order was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your average restaurant
    Stinkeytc
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not your average Joe's is a great restaurant for the whole family. Menu always changing, so never your average restaurant menu. If your looking for a great meal and needs a change, you will be happy you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our dinner at NJAJ's Westborough
    traceyann
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    we were very happy with our dinner at NJAJ's Westborough. great meal, excellent service, good friends to share it with and a free dinner/dessert for the birthday guest! could not have been better! thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plenty of great choices
    HappyhappyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoyed the new menu choices (chicken in creamy mushroom sauce over papardelle) and rediscovered some favorites (warm goat cheese with grilled chicken and raspberries, and a steak sandwich)! Consistently excellent food quality and outstanding servers (Marlo) and hosts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    food was very good and the waitress was excellent; it was a luncheon occasion and she was alert and put one of the parties food under the warmer since she had to take a call and returned it as soon as she returned. everyone was very happy with their meals. One persons meal was a little late in coming so our meals cooled down a bit as we all waited to begin eating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    anon
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food has improved since last visit. Meal was enjoyable for all the group. Dessert was much better than on previous visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Mike
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food was excellent and service was very professional. Restuarant is a little noisy. We will definitely come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster Night Was Great!
    SoleFan
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Although we're regulars at Joe's, we tried their Oyster Night for the first time this past Monday. As always, Joe''s didn't disappoint. The oysters were tasty, large, and a super bargain at $1 each. Legal Seafoods and Sole Proprietor can't come close to matching Joe's oysters. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb (as usual!)
    BRG99
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again, we had a wonderful dining experience! The food was excellent and the service was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The have great variety
    Nugen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They are always changing their menu which makes it fun to go to Not your average Joes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, very good food!
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Ashley, our server, was friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty, as was my cocktail. I find the place a bit overpriced; otherwise, we would certainly dine there more often.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Average
    HungryDiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Not sure what's going on but something isn't the same about this place, seems to be falling victim to the bad economy and cutting corners. This was a place I once went frequently but feel that its going on the back burner for a while. Sorry Joe.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As always, food, service, attention to detail a step above. Requested a dish no longer on menu and was obliged with no hesitation. Servers seem to be well trained and it shows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.