Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.3
914 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, tacos and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub-like experience at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

Not Your Average Joe’s Ardmore is located in the Suburban Square upscale open-air mall and farmers market. Conveniently close to Villanova University, Lower Merion High School, and Haverford College, our restaurant has dine-in, carry out, and delivery options to serve-up our creative cuisine any way you like it. 
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Liked the atmosphere and the service was good however the food was mediocre.

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s
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager and waiter were very responsive to our needs

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J
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal. Food was delivered hot, delicious and quickly despite being busy on a Saturday night. Cod was beautiful, fresh and tender

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r
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Candice made the evening better

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VP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe and atmosphere of the restaurant!
Our server was fun and excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great time

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M
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not the best representation of the franchise, service was a bit on the slow side, food was ok but the atmosphere was as expected.

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AE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique space (use to be the old Suburban theater) with a diverse and tasty food and drink menu. They pride themselves for having a large gluten-free menu and being able to accommodate any food allergies or sensitivities. Nice happy hour menu available at the bar area. Great for family or friends night out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought it was very good food and the service was great.

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NE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated next to a very loud table but we didn't mind. They were just having fun and the place was packed so it was already pretty loud. Overall I enjoyed myself very much and so did my mother and sister. Looked gorgeous, very friendly and the food was delish! Thanks a lot.

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b
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid all the way around, prompt service by our waiter Andrew, delicious focaccia bread on the table, and the entries were delicious.

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L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great bbq meatloaf ! Was very quit during our meal

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was excellent, the food was good. We have frequently dined here and been pleased. I was stunned when we were chatting after finishing our meal and we were asked if we would make the table available for other patrons. We just spent in excess of $200 and wanted to chill for a bit before we left. There were other tables open around us. This will keep our group from dining there again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waitress and food always delicious

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Had to wait 30 mins to be seated. Our reservation was 7 and we didn’t get seated until 7:30

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L
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

gluten free menu adds a lot for my family. The grandkids with celiac disease love the bread and peppered oil. Excellent steak and wedge and mustard crusted chicken. Avery good place for dinner with very attentive staff.

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CG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our server never took our order and we left after 30 minutes of other tables being served.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fun and very good. The food was very good. Unfortunately, we waited 45 minutes beyond out 6:30 reservation to get a table which was disappointing.

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GF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Bisque was not hot and they have discontinued a favorite - Chicken Enchiladas. This used to be a favorite place of mine but it has dropped a notch.

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TR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time here and we have never been disappointed! We have had a large party after graduation, many beautiful dinners on the outside deck and lately we dined at a round table in the dining area. From the hostess, to the server, to the manager to checking on us, it was a wonderful dining experience. We all had delicious apps or entress! (Thank you wonderful chefs!). We were even given 💕chocolate covered mints after our meal.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The cheesesteak egg rolls were wonderful. Their signature bread and oil dipping sauce was very good. My husband had the steak it was a little under cooked but the kitchen sent out a new dish right away.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sawyer was our waiter. He was personable and an absolute joy to have serving us. The coconut shrimp was delicious. If you kept that on the menu, I would frequent NYAJ more.

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OT
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a tasty option to choose from. Good place for a break shopping

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The hostesses were funny and helpful with our Open Table change from 3 persons to 4, as well as with the aggressive woman waiting with a res for over an hour later. Hayley our server was attentive, personable & unobtrusive. It was a bit loud in the middle of the main floor, so close to other tables that it felt family-style.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and a cool atmosphere. We had a party of 11 and our server was very accommodating.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, bad service. Waited 20 minutes for water and bread. One of our entrees arrived 20 minutes before everyone else's entree. Ended up spending over 2 hours there due to the poor service and timing. very frustrating evening

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CF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour and then onto dinner. Pricing reasonable. Fresh vegetables.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYAJ is our go-to neighborhood eatery. I LOVE the Impossible burger, and the sangria is terrific. Our waitress, Jen, has waited on us many times before, and she is always attentive without hovering.

What made this time a standout for me was that another waitress, Val, recognized us and came over just to say hello and see how we were doing. She didn't have to do that, but she made us feel special. Thanks so much, Val!

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BJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have never had a meal at JYAJ’s that was less than very good. It’s the best casual dining around. This time, our server was particularly good... extremely attentive, very friendly and efficient. It’s a vibrant atmosphere with very dependably good food and service.

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M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a nice lunch. Thanks Enjoy seeing my friend and catching up.

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R
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good menu and good food. Had a fantastic waitress. Liked the beer selection. Definitely going back

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D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

7:00 reservation, seated 7:20

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D
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We only stopped in for dessert and coffee/ tea/ and a possible drink

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S
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a night out with the kids. Dinner was great! Love the Gluten Free Menu!

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CL
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

great food and service. a fair amount of food for the price. based upon the price of draft beer, alcohol is where their money is made.

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JF
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great menu.

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TM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Do not miss the desserts. We had the peanut butter thing and hot apple cinnamon sticks--both were delicious!!

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s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service & food. best bread ever

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g
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a repeat visit. We like the venue. It’s an old theater and they keep that vibe with a large screen showing previews of classic films. Food is good for the type and the prices are on par for the area. Service is always top notch. We will return.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Won’t be coming back. Chicken was raw in the middle.

We had three chicken dishes. Exterior was cooked but thickest part was pink and under cooked in appearance texture. Gross getting halfway through a meal and coming to the raw part. My wife spent the better part of the night puking in the bathroom. I doubt we’ll ever come back.

There are many good things, but completely screwing up the food is unacceptable.

Read: I’d take waits, poor service and noise over bad food.

Get your act together by buying them a $25 instant read meat thermometer.

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