Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore
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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Ahi Tuna Poké Bowl
diced ahi tuna in a citrus ponzu with avocado, quinoa, brown rice, mushrooms, fresh veggies, pickled ginger & toasted sesame seeds, drizzled with sriracha aioli and topped with crispy wonton straws
seared rare with black pepper & toasted sesame seeds and drizzled with a sweet soy glaze, over mixed greens, arugula, seaweed salad, cucumbers, scallions, pickled ginger and diced mango in an orange-sesame vinaigrette
We were party of 2 sat at a 4-top, but if I had known... apparently you can request a booth via the open table app. If you want a booth, you have to put that in your comments when making your reservation.
Food was okay. The bread for the table w/ the parm/garlic-y sauce was good. App: cheese steak egg rolls. Tasty. Entrees: One of us had a pizza, too salty was the overall message, but not inedible. The other of us had the Ahi salad. I ordered the sauces on the side and added the Sriracha Aioli (from the tuna poke bowl description) and all in all, it was pretty spot on.
The atmosphere is what put the damper on for me. It's like a sports bar with a huge TV screen in the center hall. That's fine if you know that's what you're going for. Also the restaurant is in the Suburban Square shopping center and a chain. Location and chain and TV are not my thing, but if you don't mind that and the noise level, you may be perfectly happy here.
Not a very good experience here. My wife and I were craving oysters and a few beers after a long week. We wanted somewhere new. On this app, the menu boasts about a raw oyster bar here. That is not the case. We wanted a few Stella’s, they were out. We wanted a few local beers, they were out. And it seems the excuse is always staff and Covid…which I get but at some point perhaps just update the menu online. Also, place is super loud…we had the bang bang shrimp, which was tasty and then found another place to fill our needs…
The ambience is very cool. The style of the restaurant is great for a “chill” night out. The drinks were good and the food was tasty. Our only issue was that my meatloaf came out basically cold. Our waitress, who was great was suddenly nonexistent and it took a long time to find someone to take my meal back. Then, not only did it take a long time to get it back (my wife was essentially finished her meal) it was mildly hotter and was my same piece. They merely nuked the plate and even then really wasn’t hot. I was surprised that for a slice of meatloaf, which cannot be made to order they didn’t create a new plate for me. This was the only hiccup of a very nice experience. I will definitely go back and we still recommend the restaurant.
Our server Alexis was amazing, she had great recommendations!
Great meal. Get the ahi tuna appetizer- it's awesome. So are the firecracker shrimp. Highly recommend the Tuscan grilled chicken sandwich. French fries are great-- thin and crispy.
Server was wonderful
Fun food, good service and people were placed far away from each other. It was a fun night out!
I had to send my margarita back it just taste like the mix. Lettuce on top of nachos is a complete dont other than that it was okay.
4 of us
Bartender had full bar, and 6 tables
Little overwhelming for the bartender
But, we are
Great atmosphere. Food is overpriced for the quality
Fine service. Terrible food. I'm not quite sure how one can ruin fish and chips to such an epic level.
It’s typical bar food. Nothing special. My meatloaf sandwich was okay. They had too much char on it from the grill (I could tell it caught on fire for a minute which gave it that ash taste on the one side) and it was missing the pickles from the description on the menu. I don’t think I’d go back for food, but they had a nice large screen if a football game is one.
Great service and experience food was also great!!!
The service and food were excellent, cannot wait to go back.
the food is very good, particularly the salads. I especially enjoy the southwest chicken. our server, Justin, is always helpful and efficient. we also interact warmly with managers Anita and Val and old friend Tamika. overall we enjoy the experience and are treated like family.
Great friendly waitstaff!
Family gathering to celebrate a milestone birthday. Everybody in the party has different tastes and the menu was accommodating. We all enjoyed the meal including the bread with olive oil. Service was friendly and we were well taken care of. We are always happy at Not Your Average Joes.
We have been there many times and never been disappointed. Using Open Table guaranteed that we were seated immediately. The service was great and the food the same. It's a nice place with a good feel. There are upstairs and downstairs bar areas along with standard restaurant type seating.
While the menu is limited, everything is outstanding.
I took my mom who is handicap and the staff was super friendly and took very good care of us. Very grateful!
I came last year and was really impressed with the environment and the food! I was dreaming of having their bisque again because it was the best I’ve ever tasted. However this year was different. The outdoor seating was no longer in a tent so it was quite cold, even with the heat lamp right at the table. The menu was extremely basic with what seemed like fewer options. And there wasn’t any bisque. But overall the 2 apps I ordered were tasty and I enjoyed the service and time spent.
The staff was nice, friendly, and accommodating. The prices were reasonable.
The food is excellent and the service is great. Everyone that works there is very friendly.
Great size portion of haddock however, very fishy smell and lacked any flavor. Spinach was also un seasoned and had too much oil or butter in it. I sampled the chili, tad salty and it tasted like it was starting burn, good potential though..service at the bar was fantastic.
I enjoyed my food. The service was great. No issues with anything.
Excellent personable service. Food was as good as always. Never disappointed with our meals there.
We are from Lancaster County and heard about your restaurant. We were not disappointed. We had reservations and arrived about 15 minutes early. Our table was ready and we had a great time. Thank you and we will be back...
Went to Not Your Average Joe's for a family lunch after church. We were seated promptly and offered drinks right away. For some reason we wound-up with two servers that added a bit of confusion but once we ordered food, everything was great. The options on the menu even provided good choices for kids. There were other families there as well, so it appears to be a good choice. I would definitely go back. The food was hot and good but not outstanding.
I met up with my family here to have dinner for my birthday. Our reservation was for 9pm. We were on time. They closed at 10pm. At 10:03pm I immediately felt rushed. Not by our server but her coworkers. One girl in a burgundy and white striped shirt said "the ambience is over" & "it's time to go". It was very unprofessional & rude. I used to waitress so I understand wanting to leave but it wasn't that late.
I had the opportunity to take my 5 year old daughter out for a ‘girls day’ and we stopped here and had a great time. Waiter was excellent and friendly. Food came quickly and we just loved the overall atmosphere! We will be back for our next GD!
The food is delicious and the price point is affordable. Good value and great taste
Met expectations - food was average bar food Chicken Parm was over fried, Fish and Chips were very good,. Kids Mack and cheese and cheeseburger for the kids were good. Service was better than the food and all was reasonably priced. All in all it was average bar food!
Great food, good service, family style dining. I had the teriyaki salmon with pineapple fried rice…it was cooked to perfection and savory. Waiter came several times to ask if we were done towards the end of the meal…kind of annoying but I rather have a server come too many times than not enough. Overall great dining…I’ll be back.
Although had reservation for 2 the only table available seated 5 people. Not idea but at least we were seated on time.
Good food and service. Meals always well done, and location is top notch.
Love this place. Nice menu and good food.
The food and service were great! We’ll definitely be back!
Nicole was great
Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.3 stars by 1686 OpenTable diners.
Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/gift-cards/.
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.