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: 5089862350x
  • 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
156 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (73)kid-friendly (67)good for groups (62)fit for foodies (57)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (49)great for outdoor dining (41)vibrant bar scene (26)hot spot (21)notable wine list (12)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)romantic (6)Show More
  • great night at Average Joe's
    joey
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A warm and inviting athmosphere. Great service. They are very attentive to your needs.The blasalmic Salmon was outstanding. Great salads and deserts. they make their own bread and pasta. It is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I like the menu selection. They offer an eclectic variety and it does not cost an arm and a leg. We went on a Sunday and they offer "Sangria Sunday" which I thought was a nice touch and they had a nice variety to choose from
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenience and excellence
    tbankie61
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was very convenient to get there. Food was excellent and reasonable as usual. It's always a great time at a Not your average Joe's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    ExpatEVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have visited many times, and this time were having a birthday dinner. We were treated well from beginning to end, and each of our dishes was well prepared and very tasty. The nachos in particular stood out (not your typical messy plate of soft mush, it was well presented with crisp tortillas) and my cod / crab cake combo with saffron aioli was superb. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it
    SwiftecITVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    always love the freshness, taste and quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Debra
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our waitress was excellent, very attentive & friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sizzle1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great server she was there when we needed her , but not intrusive and hovering over us, such a pleasure !!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family of 5
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We would definitely recommend Not Your Average Joes and look forward to dining there again soon. They were very gluten free friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Important for the celiac diners in our family. The staff was friendly and the service was great. The food was delicious and just as ordered!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free Menu
    EJKL
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Not Your Average Joe's has the best menu I've seen for customers with gluten intolerance or allergy. The waiting staff is always very cordial and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional
    Beth
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My Birthday Gift, My friend and I both had scallops on rosemary skewers. It was absolutely excellent. Taste, presentation, everything was perfect. We both loved it. The dessert was chocolate molten cake so sooo good Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The big Chill
    Excellence
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is well managed and service is excellent, but the air conditions will freeze you out, too much - hire an HVAC company
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite local spot by far.
    2youngatheart
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always enjoy this fun spot. Food and drinks are consistent and of great quality, love the monthly sangria specials. Staff is spot on and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our second visit and it wasn't as good as our first. The first time wasn't as busy so I'm assuming the food loses some quality when it's busy. Food wasn't hot enough and it was pretty loud. We'll go back but not on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just…great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Not Your Average Joe's is definitely on the top of our restaurant list. Every time we have come here has been awesome. The food is fantastic - especially the bread and dip as your starter! The wait staff are pretty awesome too - very attentive and kind. We will definitely recommend to our friends and return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    HappyhappyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great management team and waitstaff, consistently good food with monthly additions to the regular favorites. Our home away from home :-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joe never disappoints!
    SoleFan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food and service were outstanding as always. Grandkids loved the kids' menu, especially the mac and cheese. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ladies Night Out Spot
    LizN
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great variety on the menu for food and drinks. Great spot to have a Ladies Night Out. It's priced right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great meal here with my sister and her husband. Enjoyed an early dinner and the place was not crowded or noisy. Meals were delicious, fresh and the service was attentive. Highly recommend. Consistently good and reliable. Will be returning...Thanks :)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Dinner
    Nance
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    NYAJ's is a classy restaurant with friendly servers and most excellent food! We always find a good wine too! We live an hour from the closest NYAJ but it's so worth the drive to have such an incredible dinner every time. Thank you for making my Bday a memorable event! I'm still trying to work off that yummy carrot cake! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Helpful
    Helpful
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have 2 year old twins and the staff was very accommodating. They brought the food out quickly and everything tasted great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheyCameToBostonVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We eat here fairly often and this is the first time the service was not up-to-par. The food was terrific as usual, my shrimp with pasta with fried zucchini sticks was delicious. However, the amount of attention was lacking and the wait between order and delivery, then the wait between completion and presentation of the bill was longer than we've become accustomed. It won't stop us from returning but it's notable as it's different than most of our experiences here which is usually fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe's
    Albert
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have always enjoyed eating here. The wait staff is always very pleasant as are the manager's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Excellence
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    we sat at the bar and although none of the servers wore names tags they all served all the customers in need of something, with a smile. The manager was present and active, the food was hot and prompt. I would only change the lighting at the bar which dangles in front of the TV's which they seem to promote as a sports bar, too many obstacles to see the TV clearly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Meal at NYAJ
    Karen
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The bread alone makes it worth it. I had my favorite almond crusted goat cheese salad that was as delicious as ever. Our server was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So bad...
    mary
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We go to Joe's often and have never had bad food or service like we had this time. Waitress was awful! Food was cold, rice was hard and the order was wrong. The waitress never came back to ask how the food was. We had to flag down a manager. We had to ask, twice, for the bill and when we finally got it, it was wrong. When we brought it to her attention she argued with us and said she would get a manager. Not sure what was going on but will be taking a break for now:(
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    Amylach
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The bread and dipping oil is delicious and addicting! Pink lemonade drink special is yummy! My husband and I both loved our meals! Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    RaptorWatchers
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is where I had my first date with my wife. We come back every year. Good food. Great company. Fun place. I had the Steak Tips and my wife the Chicken Picata. I had iced tea (fresh and delicious) and she had the mandarin lemonade (wonderful). We shared the Devil's Tower dessert -- yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    just1more
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our party of seven had a great time. The wait staff was very friendly helping with suggestions. She knew just when we need things.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food / new crew
    SwiftecITVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    been many times. food always outstanding. service was not good. drink refills took 20 min. food took over an hour. mentioned this to Rashesh and he took care of us. we are happy with results.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Debbi
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I made a reservation so that I could use my birthday coupon from Joe's. We arrived a little early and the hostess was just about to put our 'reserved' sign and menus on our table. We all had a good laugh about that. The food was good, the dessert is always delicious but the highlight of the evening was one of their special summer cocktails which was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trying too hard
    jcf145
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Just want good food and a beer. Most of the menu is a bit pretentious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Very Good
    Thanksgiving2013VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife and I have yet to find a meal we did not like. Quality ingredients, wonderful pairings of food and flavor, and very good service. Our rosemary-skewered scallops were excellent. The bread and oil with chili flakes and cheese NYAJ's serves at the beginning of every meal is excellent: better than a lot of Italian restaurants. At lunch (or any time, really), NYAJ's salads are excellent. My wife and I have been there several times and will return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Favorite
    Toomfam
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Food is great and the kids love it. My kids favorite thing us the bread with seasoned dipping oil. We also love with the bottomless homemade flavored lemonade and Arnold Palmer. We have a great experience every time we go. Also, be sure to sign up for the birthday club. Each year I get a free entree of my choice and a free dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    DateNights
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a great time having a date night! My food was good, burger cooked just how I like it. The waitress was FABULOUS! She did an awesome job making suggestions throughout our meal. One thing that was not so good was my husband's mustard chicken. He did not like the flavor of the mustard. Also, based on the description in the menu both he and I expected it to look different. Other than that the Molten Lava cake was amazing! Have never had that before and was surprised at how yummy it tasted. Over all it was a good night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty- worth the wait?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I went with two friends- we enjoyed our meals, but waited longer than expected from the ordering time to the delivery of our food. It was a busy Friday night, so I can understand to some degree, but this was a bit on the too long side.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a pleasant experience
    Namaki
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    If it wasn't for the fire alarms going off a few time, we would have had a great time! Having to leave the building during your dinner wasn't ideal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Always enjoy a great lunch at NYAJ's in Westborough!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good value this time.
    Overpriced
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I think this is our fourth visit. We have generally enjoyed ourselves and our overall rating I think would be 4 starts. However, my entrée of scollops on rosemary skewers was way overpriced. Considering the $24.00 price, the portion was small. It is a poor value. The preparation was good but not outstanding. So far we like it, but I am going to stick to $15 entrées and be a bit more cautions what I order. This was a $16 and at most an $18 entrée. Also a $15 Dad gift card was advertised but there was no sign of it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unusual food
    lovefood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always has unique food items on the menu. The bread is fantastic. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free selections
    Looks4GF
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I appreciate that if the waitperson is advised of gluten sensitivity, a gluten-free bread and separate olive oil dip is provided for the gluten sensitive person(s) to enjoy instead of watching everyone else eat the fresh bread at the table. Would like to see a few more gluten-free pasta options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.