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
126 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (41)great for lunch (39)kid-friendly (31)special occasion (23)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • quality
    foodie
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    consistently good with high quality food and preparation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    Rose
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I would not have found this restaurant if not for my GPS. The Randoph location is hidden in a small strip mall. When I walked in, I couldn't believe how big it was. There is a lot of parking in the back with a back door entrance. We had a great waiter who did not rush us. The food is great. I am so glad that they offer a half a sandwich with soup. I wish more restaurants did that. That way you can enjoy the great bread and dipping sauce and dessert. I would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ended up eating at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We ended up eating at the bar. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The bartenders were so friendly and attentive. The only negative was the blast of cold air each time the doors opened. The restaurant was quite busy, so needless to say because of the doors opening it was a bit chilly. However, the service and food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fod is consistently good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Fod is consistently good, service is always friedly and prompt prices are reasonable. And as always the bread is to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To Whom It May Concern: I
    jkelley01
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    To Whom It May Concern: I have been to a few "Not Your Average Joe's" restaurants and have always had a good meal, good service and just an enjoyable time there. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others I know. Saturday night was exceptionally busy there but we had a reservation, were seated on time and the waitress was very pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Down Hill
    twotodine
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    As soon as we got in we notice a change. The staff was dressed in plaids and jeans which conflicted with the decor of the restaurant. As we sat down to order best cocktails they offer "Mojito" (in my humble opinion) well, they were out of mint. Now this is not a late dinner. Then the were out of the appetizer we wanted. The bread and cheesy sause was good and for the main meal we order Crusted Mustard Chicken and Rosemary Scallops and they were good. The side veggies were lacking. And the dessert we ordered they were out of. Maybe it was the night, really I don't know. But I was very dissapointed.
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  • great place
    dannyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    always a very enjoyable visit....service is great!!!!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess was very rude. Made
    EPrescott84
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Hostess was very rude. Made reservations at 7:45 for 8:15. Got there at 7:50 and was told there was an hour and a half wait and she would see if she could get us in, even though we had reservations. Many people walked in long after us and were seated before is. Did not get a table until almost 9. Not happy. Waitress was pleasant and definitely made up for everyone else's unprofessionalism. I can't count how many times te manager walked past us while we were waiting to be seated. I do think he knew we were upset because when we received our check he stopped by with a $20 gift card. I however will not be returning to this location.
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  • Not Average
    Diner
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    The restaurant was not able to offer anything but pizza or salad, my plans were ruined. The restaurant was still smokey, due to an exhaust problem. These things happen, my problem was that since I had a reservation and the issue happened the day before, why would they wait until 6:15 the day of to contact me regarding a 6:30 reservation!!!
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  • Our server Heather was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Our server Heather was great and she has only been working at Joe's for 2 months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for my birthday
    Carol
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Used my coupon from Joe for my birthday dinner and had a wonderful entree and dessert. Everything was super, served hot and In a timely fashion. As my husband said ,"This is about the only meal anywheres that you haven't sent back because it was not hot." Everything was just the way I liked it, and then we went home and watched the Patriots win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So all -in-all, it was a great . Thanks Joe for the food and Tom Brady for the win.CAROL
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Same old greatness
    Dave
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We've been to No Your Average Joe's many times. Sometimes its a casual dinner. Sometimes it's a special event - this time a birthday dinner for my wife. She chose the place out of many possibilities. The meals were perfectly prepared and served with calming efficiency. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE AHI TUNA WAS QUITE GOOD
    serendipity
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    THE AHI TUNA WAS QUITE GOOD BUT THE SALAD WAS LACKING.....THERE WAS NO MANGO OR JICAMA IN THE CABBAGE SLAW .....THERE WAS NO CONSISTENCY IN THE SIZE OF THE SERVINGS AS TWO OF US ORDERED THE ENTREE AND ONE SALAD WAS SMALLER THAN THE OTHER.....BOTH CONSISTED OF LOTS OF CABBAGE WITH A LITTLE SLICE OF RED PEPPER(?).....ON ANOTHER EVENING WOULD HAVE ASKED FOR CORRECTION BUT THE PARTY WE WERE WITH DOES NOT LIKE TO MAKE WAVES....RESTAURANT WAS VERY BUSY BUT THE KITCHEN SHOULD BE PREPARED......
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    All good except this location not great for big groups...not enough room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant but music VERY loud
    Janet
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This was a lunch meeting--the restaurant new it because I told them--had asked for seating in a quiet area. It was hard to talk with the music so loud. Some restaurants seem to forget that people come to visit with each other and enjoy a good meal NOT listen to music. If you can't hear each other talk much is lost in the experience. Maybe the restaurant employees like the loud music to entertain them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful birthday celebration
    skye
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had a great dinner to celebrate my adult daughtewere rs birthday. We were seated fast and in comfort. Apps were great as were dinners. Best service anywhere from Shamia our waitress. We are regulars and felt special on a special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just eh
    Marci
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    The bread and oil dipping bowl are fantastic but the rest of the food was mediocre
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great
    spinalflexVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    I have to say that Joe's is consistently enjoyable. The staff are friendly and efficient, and the food is great. The menu frequently features new items and familiar favorites are always available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    DianeM
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Always an interesting menu. Everything fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Chemist
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Whenever we dine here we are never disappointed. Our server was great! Food was delicious and very well prepared. Always try a new dish each time we dine and all are wonderful. Hard to recommend one over another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting as always
    eyesofbuddha
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We always know what to expect at "Joe's". Love this place...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place food is always
    dollfaceVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Love this place food is always good.... I always get the Ahi Tuna salad... Tuna portion was smaller then usual, service was a little slow this time was a little disappointed but all an all a great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Winesday
    cheryl
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    We went for the Winesday special and were not disappointed. The grilled salmon with mango chutney was perfect with a great Chardonnay! Loved it would do it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocrity at its finest
    bprigge
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    This is a middle of the road restaurant at middle of the road prices. The food is nothing to write home about and the service leaves something to be desired. Cooking at home is a better option.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special events
    P1013
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I love going here, especially for special events within the family. Octoberfest is brilliant with the fall brews and specialty menu. My family gets together for all our birthdays at NYAJ's at least 10 times a year. We have dined for Anniversaries, and they have great specials for the baseball and football seasons. Isn't that why they call it not your average joe's?? We feel like family, the food is diverse enough the pickiest of eaters to the gourmet diner. I'm salivating over it as I write this. Go for lunch or dinner and I can assure you that you will return over and over again as we do.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food = *Entirely* Average =Oxymoron
    BayDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    New to the area and wanted to find a place in the neighborhood that could be a close go-to restaurant. Read a number of reviews, and gave it a try. Although my dining companion and I were both impressed with the attentive and upbeat service, both of our meals were simply bland, boring, and average in every respect - taste, presentation, etc. Because of the good service and other reviews, it's possible that the kitchen had an off-night, but it's hard, for example, to make jambalaya as tasteless as what was received. While I may return in the future for a second chance, it won't be anytime soon. Disappointed.
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  • Gotta go to Joe's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Not Your Average Joe's is a wonderful little place with a bright, yet warm ambiance. It's a great spot for all occasions. The service is always excellent and the entire staff makes each guest feel welcome. The delicious food, and fun variety of drinks, keeps me going back for more. I am always bringing satisfied first-timers to Not Your Average Joe's and I highly recommend that you try it next!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad meal
    eyesofbuddha
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    My all time favorite restaurant has been Not Your Average Joe's for a very long time. I'm never disappointed. There's a uniqueness about Joe's and that's what makes it special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food wasn't as good as
    CheryllVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    The food wasn't as good as it use to be. Not sure what changes have been made, but I was disappointed.
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  • Food was good. I got the chicken
    dorena
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Food was good. I got the chicken pumpkin special it was ok - small amount of chicken . It was just grilled chicken with some side sauce not what I was expecting. Hubby got meatloaf good. Son had chicken bbq pizza he enjoyed it. My daughter got crusted chicken enjoyed hers very much and a friend got blue burger he enjoyed his as well. I also got special sangria it was very good. Been multiple times first time used call ahead via web loved that very convenient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a movie
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I had the Turkey Kabobs with orzo - delicious! Our server was outstanding. We let her know when we sat down that we were trying to get to a 7:30 movie. We were out the door in plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night with friends
    vipergirlz
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Service was excellent. We had a party of six with a few people arriving later than others. Our servers was patient with this and right on top of greeting each new person as they arrived to take a drink order and explain menu choices. Food was terrific (we ordered a variety of different things), everything was timely and service was attentive. We also asked for two separate checks (one couple, four singles paying cash) and the server was accomodating about that too. p.s. Highly recommend the autumn sangria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Average Joes' Randolph
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I have been to this and other 'Joe's" many times and am always pleased with the variety and presentation of their meals. Four of us had something different, all wonderfully prepared and delicious. Waitstaff was pleasant and accommodating. Appetizers were fresh and crisp (lettuce wraps and spring rolls) and a nice alternative to salad. Great desserts, especially the seasonal cranberry apple cobbler. Definitely will be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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  • I'll be back for my next bday meal
    SteveL
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    NYAJ's has a great formula: creative menus prepared & presented with pride, broad drink menu, great desserts, and excellent waitstaff. Add to that their use of Local growers & producers for supplying many of their fresh ingredients and that they offer me several days around my birthdate to enjoy dinner and dessert on the house. They just keep me coming back all year. Their Randolph MA location offers monthly specials; new creations that they test-market before mainstreaming them (or dropping them.)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice venue spot
    KimR
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I have been here a few times before and its a good place when you want something different/something out of the ordinary...hence the name. We were taken to our table but my mom felt more comfortable with a booth, the male host gave us attitude and said took us back saying it would be a 15-20 min wait. We waited about 10. The waitress was nice and did her job well. I ordered the goat cheese pesto pasta and that was good, wish it had a blob of goat cheese on top. It was my birthday weekend so I had a free food coupon. Dessert was great, peanut butter thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at reasonable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Good food at reasonable prices. Staff is always friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    papakeay
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We were seated immediately, even though we were early for our reservation. The meals were outstanding (scallop kebab & sirloin tips) and our server was very pleasant and helpful. He boxed our dessert to go and even gave us some extra bread and dipping oil to go. We recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. Our grandson was treated most graciously when he misplaced a gift card that he had purchased and is willing to tell all his friends about the great service received at NYAJ's. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Lulu
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Consistently herast service and an always interesting menu! Worth a trip just for the bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We do not go out to eat every week, so when the occasion presents itself, Not Your Average Joe's is the first place we choose. I love the decor and the lighting is perfect. The menu choices are varied and even the gluten-free menu continues to surprise me when I choose something new. The staff is friendly, do not rush you and will fix any issue you might have with your meal. If we take friends or family out for an occasion, we also choose Joe's and find that we have created new lovers of the restaurant. Now for gifts we get gift certificates to Joe's so we can go more often!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Meal
    dianeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Food was awesome as usual and Julie our server, was just as great, Thank you!:)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.