Not Your Average Joe's Norwell
Not Your Average Joe's Norwell

Not Your Average Joe's Norwell

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
  • Phone: 7816166160x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    We will be closing at 4 pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Tenner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 53
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Norwell
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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Not Your Average Joe's Norwell reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (35)good for groups (34)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (25)great for outdoor dining (16)special occasion (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    We went for dinner one evening and did call ahead seating which I highly reccomend for a Friday or Saturday evening. We like the variety in the menu and ordered the pork tenderloin (I think it was 6 spice) and the haddock over a lemon hummus with spinach. I would have ordered the healthiest option which was salmon but since the salmon is farmed and farmed salmon often contains mercury. The haddock was cooked perfectly and the lemon hummus was a unique and complimentary combination. My husband enjoyed his pork and it contained just the right amount of spice for him with many flavors. We also liked the wine offerings from a Nantucket Vineyard. Great dinner! The service was excellent and the waitress was handling many tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistantly good meal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    Consistantly good meal and pleasant waitstaff. That's why we keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lisa was a great waitress....very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    Lisa was a great waitress....very accomadating to our group
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    The food was excellent. The table was ready for our reservation upon arrival.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A beautiful Mother's Day!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We have eaten at Not Your Average Joe's on many occasions, and have always had a great experience. We decided to go here for Dinner on Mother's Day since it was close to home and my son had a LAX game nearby. As usual we had a fantastic meal, the service was great, we had a very enjoyable night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not enjoy as much as the
    Goodmeal
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Did not enjoy as much as the Randolph location. Food just was okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made Mother's Day Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We've been to Not Your Average Joe's on several occasions, and we chose to eat there on Mother's Day because we knew that we'd enjoy the food, we'd have good service, and the menu variety provides something for everyone. Mother's Day provided the first opportunity for my mother to eat at Not Your Average Joe's as she lives in California. Six in our family joined with her in the celebration, and everyone enjoyed their meals. There were several special items available for Mother's Day in addition to their normal menu items. Everyone loved what they ordered (a surprise with our crowd - there's usually at least one complainer). Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Great food with great service. What more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our third visit, and the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    Our third visit, and the food continued to amaze. Great service, friendly waitstaff, hostess and manager! We love it and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The staff was very pleasant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    The staff was very pleasant. They were ready for us even thou we were early and weren't phased in the least b/c we chose to have drinks outside (patio-not so great)I have eaten there in the past and have been pleased but I wasnt impressed w/my choice this time. my daughter's specific requests weren't met but she declined to send her meal back and she should have.
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  • We are regulars here. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    We are regulars here. Great spot to bring my teens. Food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for the whole family!
    Happy2livenearby
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    We absolutely love NYAJ and it's our kids' favorite restaurant, too. They go out of their way to make great meals to order, and are very careful with our daughter's food allergies, plus the prices are great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    Great atmosphere, interesting menu, wonderful service...what's not to love??
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love it there and often
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    We love it there and often use it as a meetingplace .The menu is great and the food well prepared.The wait staff is frindly and look like they enjoy being there too
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the "not your average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2011
    I had the "not your average joes piella ". Even though it had a wonderful flavor, it was much too expensive for the $20. A few small shrimp, a few mussels etc. Because the bowl it came in was large, the portion looked large also. Should have been a $12.00 dish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service both excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Food and service both excellent. A perfect spot when attending a play at Company theater. Will do it again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i am sorry but the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    i am sorry but the dinner i had was not that good,,, there was taste to the pork tederloin and the sweet potato mesh ,,, had little flavor to it,,,, also my wifes food wasnt all that good,,, the sauce was very watery and again no flavor
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've gone to Joe's several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2011
    We've gone to Joe's several times after being introduced to us by a family member. We loved how fresh the food was and the menu was great. We have two small children so we appriciate when the kids menu isn't full of "junk". They love the steak tips!! Wish there was a Joe's near us in Plymouth!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I must admit that my first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2011
    I must admit that my first visit to one of your restaurants was less than stellar. In fact we left saying that we would never go back, however, we this time we were looking for a nearby restaurant and one of our party suggested it. Glad we went because at this restaurant the food was great and the service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service. Food
    Android
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    Outstanding service. Food was very good, as usual. April is wine tasting month with many wine specials. Highly recommend making reservations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe's is a friendly, comfortable
    Chuck
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Joe's is a friendly, comfortable place with a good selection on the menu, attentive service, and a nice ambiance. Its always a busy place at dinner time, but we really appreciate the ability to make a reservation. The on-line reservation system is well worth using - quick, convenient and easy to use.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We used "Open Table" to make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    We used "Open Table" to make our 6:00 reservation and we were seated promptly upon our arrival. It was my husband's birthday and we were going to the theater after dinner along with our dinner guests. We told our server and she made sure we were ready to leave on time, but she also made sure we did not feel rushed through dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. We will return to Not Your Average Joe's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table for 15 was ready when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    Table for 15 was ready when we got there. Great food, drink and fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to Not Your Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/27/2011
    I have been to Not Your Average Joes many times and this visit was no different from previous ones! I brought my aunt for lunch before seeing a show at the theater just down the street and we really had a wonderful time. We were seated and offered drinks right away and our waitor was great the whole time we were there. I got the Mediterranean Chicken for the first time and I LOVED IT! My aunt got a special that she loved as well. I would recommend NYAJ to anyone and this location has been my favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food - great waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Good food - great waitress - extremely helpful manager. Eight of us had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love Joe's! Always great
    Susie
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    Love Joe's! Always great food and great specialty drinks! Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    The food was very good. There's always something hip and new to try. The service was absolutely outstanding. The wait person was personable and very attentive. It was an extremely busy night but you would never have known it by the service. At least two three staff members checked in to make sure we were all set. I was very impressed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the fact I could make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    Loved the fact I could make a reservation online. When we arrived, they had us seated within 5 minutes. The Waitress was very attentive and very personable. The food portions were perfect and the quality of the meal delicious! The value and service of our restaurant experience certainly surpassed the price!
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  • It was great. It was 7 55
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    It was great. It was 7 55 pm and I got an 8 pm table. When we got there the wait time for everyone else was over an hour. I used my birthday coupon. We have a great meal. He had the scallops and I had the sole special. Waiter was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I met friends at NOT YOUR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    I met friends at NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE'S and did not know that my dad had paid in advance for my birthday dinner with friends. The staff treated us very well knowing it was a special occassion. Now when my parents ask where they can take me for my family bday dinner - we will come back. Nice selection of eclectic and cosmopolitan apps and antr plus the desserts are delicious and neat. TTFN Caro
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The bread and oil they start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    The bread and oil they start you off with is great. The menu is always updated, food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Your Average Joe's does
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Not Your Average Joe's does everything well. We've got two young kids, and the restaurant is vibrant enough (but not noisy) so we don't feel self-conscious with the kids at the table. There were plenty of couples there on a Saturday night, so it's quiet enough to carry on a conversation as well. As usual, the specials were unique, the menu varied, and the service was absolutely perfect. Overall, a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We LOVE NYAJ. This was our
    RadmooVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    We LOVE NYAJ. This was our first time at Norwell location which is an excelllent halfway mtg point for us and friends in Plymouth. We will surely return. The food is always good, and there are always interesting menu choices, both for food and wine!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four of us went to Not Your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    Four of us went to Not Your Average Joe's in Norwell because were attending a performance at the Company Theater which is close by. We enjoyed a wonderful meal -- from the cocktails to the entrée and the desert -- it was delicious. Our waitress was excellent and over all the service was very good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2011
    Excellent food, great service, friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun funky restaurant. Have
    bettyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2011
    A fun funky restaurant. Have dined here many times. Glad to see it on open table. Food is consistently good. A wide range of menu items. Waiter Pete C was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    I love Not Your Average Joe's (NYAJ)! It's my favorite restaurant! I have never had a bad meal there. The atmosphere is awesome! I have never had a bad experience there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Using open table was so easy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Using open table was so easy and our table was ready as soon as we walked in with our 3 kids...no waiting!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and Service! Reasonable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Great food and Service! Reasonable price for such good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liked the $20/bottle wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/11/2011
    Liked the $20/bottle wine special the restaurant was running. Wish there were more health options on the menu!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic