Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.4
1474 Reviews
$30 and under
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, rice bowls and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour, 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. 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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GerrieC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger and April was a wonderful server

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Crank
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Upper deck outdoor eating on a nice day is breezy and pleasant, the service very good. The margarita was sweet and uninspiring. Espresso served in a creamer, on account of dishwasher backup or something. The medium burger was fine, with options; and the French fries thin and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for accommodating our larger party on the deck!

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vipTasty
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother's day dinner. Nice casual atmosphere, looks likes they have a great outdoor area but the weather was awful. They were very nice and good was good.

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JoanneC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at NYAJ. With mom and hubby. Good time had by all. Food great. Wine great. Will go again!

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SyreetaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My salmon crested almond was raw. Other than my salmon being raw the pizza was good. I won’t waste my time going back

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FranG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a great solution to eating outdoors. The wait staff was lovely. The food was very good. We had fun.

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vipMelissaM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Mother's Day lunch with the kids. Were told upon seating we only had 90 minutes to eat even though there were lots of open tables on both floors. Doesn't set a good tone to the lunch. Appetizers were good..mains were marginal. My shrimp and chicken rice bowl was too soupy to eat. Had to clear our own dishes many times. Had to ask for more water many times. Lunch came to almost $200. First and last time at Joe's for us.

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SelmaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIRST TIME!! AWESOME!! I will return very soon as they have outdoor seating.

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chocklitslym
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Food and service was subpar. I was excited to check out Not Your Average Joes for a while and I finally got the chance and was highly disappointed.

First, I didn't notice anyone really doing any COVID cleaning, no wearing gloves, no wiping off tables and chairs, it may have just been where we were sitting (in a corner near the bar) but everyone did have on masks. There was no gloves when digging in ice to make drinks. First the person who was our server went outside and inside the restaurant A LOT, which was concerning since it's COVID. She was attentive but not accommodating. When she brought our fountain drinks out, they were TERRIBLE, absolutely disgusting, we even shared it was probably something wrong with their machine. We had to tracked down another person, asked for two new drinks (arnold palmer) and someone else served us - and those two were trash, so we just asked for water. Appetizers were subpar. We had the bang bang shrimp and the bread part was falling off the shrimp before you could even enjoy it, shrimp was also over cooked. The rest of the food was okay. I had the tostado stack and my hubby had the bowl. I just had better expectations and I was dissatisfied and im not excited to return - at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner

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chrisa
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great menu. Great service! We will definitely be back.

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KateB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated how many of the dishes could be made gluten free! Also the gluten free carrot cake was sooooo good!

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StaceyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I have been going to Not your average Joe's since the soft opening with the American cancer society. I have gone 1 2 times a month these last few times have been horrible the meatloaf was not able to be eaten, this time the half and half curtalded in my coffee. The menu is still not back to a full menu. My daughter has picked this restaurant for her bday dinner for the last few years, she said this was the last time she will be going there. Salmon was dry. So disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was horrible
Service was horrible
Will never go this restaurant again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great local spot for a bite to eat! Love the upper patio during the warm months! Ahi tuna app is perfect ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service. Clean tables. Reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server April was AWESOME!! Our first time back since February of 2020. Food was terrific. Can’t wait to go back!

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JamieT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food always and every time!! Staff is friendly and service is quick and efficient! Food is soooo good which is most important!

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MarkR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food. Service was a little sluggish, but that's why I expected given COVID and the shortage of servers. It wasn't too bad and the server was very pleasant. Prices are a little high for what you get, but the food was very good.

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jeanetteY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing and fun to be around! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipLisaD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Not Your Average Joe’s in some time. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, the service, and how this restaurant is run. Gerald, the manager, is doing a phenomenal job. We were glad to get to talk to him today.

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JasmineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and friendly staff . I would recommend but come on time because staff will make a fuss..

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vipMargie
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very windy outside on the balcony. The meal was pretty good. The waitress was fine and attentive to our needs. Wording by hostess was a bit harsh telling us that no cash is accepted. They should say” I’m sorry but due to Covid we do not accept cash”.

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vipChase
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Ordered a burger well done. Burger was rare the first time and then even rarer and actually cold and bloody inside the second time.
Kayla our server was wonderful.

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vipLpfox
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All 3 of us had the Supercrunch salad and it was delicious! The outdoor seating was great. WE were told after 90 minutes we needed to leave and we did but thee was no one waiting for our table and there were plenty of empty tables all around us.

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vipDpe123
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As dependable and delicious as ever!

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vipTravel1
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband loved it. We will be returning

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KathleenS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The upper deck is very pleasant, but some plantings to soften the industrial building view at one end would be better. We had a 10 year old in our group, and she was very pleased. Food was good and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for me and my daughter.

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Ratchet
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i loved my experience at “not your average joes” ratchet ryan’s experience was ANYTHING but ratchet! the service was great, and the hosts were even better ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice space, good food. Definitely coming back!!

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vipLivindaDreamwitthe1Iluv
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We had reservations for a Tuesday night. We waited along time for our food (alittle more than 30 minutes). In addition the portions were not like they use to be when we were there over a year ago. I now call the place..."BELOW Your Average Joe's". It will be a good while before we return.

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GerrieC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious new appetizers

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DavidS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was a very disappointing visit to NYAJs. I have been many time to ones in MA, where I live, but the first time here. First we were seated outside next to a table with 4 very loud young teenagers. Secondly, I asked the waiter for advice or just information about the different beers on tap but she couldn't help and so I had to go inside to ask but none of the staff inside were very knowledgeable either. My brother and I both ordered the almond encrusted salmon. In MA they serve it with some pesto - none here. The salmon was a bit overcooked (dry) and didn't have much flavor. The broccoli was seared (more like burnt) and had no spice or added flavoring. The dish came with a rice/quinoa mixture which was also uninspired. Overall a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess that walked around to eat tables to chat with guests was a plus. He was so personable! The waitress was very attentive and nice as well. Over all great experience!

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vipLisaK
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The charred broccoli with the almond crusted salmon was too charred. Couldn't eat half of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

thank you! i had a ton of fun

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.4 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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