Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.3
1659 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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MajorH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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...

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Elf2013
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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RachelT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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vipDOKane
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JanineA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious and the price point is affordable. Good value and great taste

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vipBuckeye
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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!

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FalenaH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating vaccines!

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Lynn
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Although had reservation for 2 the only table available seated 5 people. Not idea but at least we were seated on time.

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vipRicman466
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and service. Meals always well done, and location is top notch.

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Rthiel
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Nice menu and good food.

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vipJBGrizz
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! We’ll definitely be back!

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likestodineout
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was great

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Abby
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Maybe it just wasn’t the best night to be there but it was pretty dead. I had written we were coming for my friends birthday and it wasn’t addressed at all so it was a let down.

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vipCaraM831
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was incredibly slow and we had to ask for things multiple times. We were seated with no silverware or plates. We were given bread and had to ask for napkins, silverware and plates. It took FOREVER to get our food. And shockingly even LONGER to get the check. We actually had to ask for the charcoal multiple times. The servers are so preoccupied with cutting bread and mixing butter that the service is horrible. We won’t be returning here. The mediocre food doesn’t make up for the horribly slow service.

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CaroleR
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was abundant and good. Wait staff was attentive.

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vipSusiee
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Please have a manager contact me

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ShawnW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Value was great for a family of five.

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Khooy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi
The place was nice
Plentiful

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Nancy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was a great place to meet our grandson who attends Villanova. Two of us are gluten free and the variety of foods from which we could select was much appreciated. Convenient parking garage meant no parking nightmares.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food,drinks, and servers were great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The interior needs a facelift. My seat was ripped and something would occasionally drip from the ceiling which had duct tape on it.

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vipmainlinediner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the flatbread & sangria from the fall menu!

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vipMaryV
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with our daughter and had a wonderful experience. We were seated promptly, had an attentive waitress and the meals were fresh and delicious!! The butternut squash flatbread was large and delicious. The tuna poke bowl and pork special were also great. I had an lovely rose and my husband enjoyed the Octoberfest on tap and my daughter the Fall Sangria! Samantha was excellent as well!! Kudos, we will be back...

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NotMikey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Server was a bit overwhelmed as they were short staffed. Surprised there wasn't a lunch menu or smaller portions for lunch. A bit steep at $60 plus tip for 2 entrees, 1 dessert and no drinks.

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vipLisaMack
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The service was incredible and the food so delicious

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vipLewisW
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good bar-type food. We ate outside on the second story deck. It drizzled, and the umbrellas didn't really cover the seating. Otherwise, the food and service was very good. Nothing special, but well-prepared, tasty dinners.

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heatherh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, great starters, but would have liked more options in the entrees.

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Naomi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waitress/Server was very polite and accurate. Food options were plentiful and the food was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was slow but very friendly!

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LenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had a 7pm reservation, hoping for outdoor dining. Arrived 2 hours earlier than reservation and requested outside seating, but was denied, with manager noting that those tables were “reserved “. Settled for indoor dining. Observed NUMEROUS empty outdoor tables during the 70 minutes spent at restaurant! I believe the manager could have made a little more effort to accommodate our request for outside seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chicken was over cooked - disappointing ☹️

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vipNotforbusiness
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This restaurant needs to be mindful of the idea that people don't want to spend 1.5-2 hours at lunch. I've had multiple experiences here for business meetings that have dragged on with awkward conversation because our server had forgotten all about us. Not wanting to appear impatient or rude in front of a client, I was unable to do much about it. I really think management needs to do better here. I won't be going back.

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Lori
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bread they served was not hot or even warm and did not seem fresh. The bread was not exactly stale but close to it. The top 2 pieces of bread were sort of OK. The pieces underneath looked like they had been smashed with a rolling pin or something, and were hard and stale. The dip was OK . Pizza was so salty I couldn’t eat it. The sauce tasted like it came from a can. The crust was flabby. Sever never came around until my husband was mostly finished with his dinner so I couldn’t even tell him. There really wasn’t time to re-order at that point. Husband’s dinner looked burnt and wasn’t hot. It was also too salty but he ate it. My salad was good except server told me they were “out of vinegar” and he had to “go find some”. Long wait but he did find some. Table was sticky. Yuk. Very terrible experience. Not going back. It’s a shame because the food has always been really good in the past. Not sure what’s happened but this restaurant has really gone downhill in just about every way. They did take the pizza off the bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining - perfect for a family

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vipTamT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for quick lunch. Shamar our server was excellent! Impossible burger and meatloaf are a must have. Restaurant was light which allowed for us to also enjoy the music. Good food and service coming back soon. Paid tab online which was extra cool and easy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The cheesesteak rolls were salty and they were out of both of the beers I drink

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Susan
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and good service. Our waiter was very good.

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vipDiningaround
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our dinner was fine, nothing special. More average than not.

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.3 stars by 1659 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.

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