Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.1
1607 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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ChrisH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family took me out for my birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor deck on roof! Service and food were terrific. Super-fresh salmon was perfectly cooked. Server was terrific.

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oldgoat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Went there during parents weekend at my sons college and was not disappointed. Food was fresh and service fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great gluten-free options

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vipLoves
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Could use more service personnel. A little slow

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Kerry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great variety of food, wonderful staff, awesome atmosphere

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SelmaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Me and my guests will be returning soon!!

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vipMargie
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

All was good! However , the hostess offered to move us to a less windy table outside. She said she would move us. She never returned and another hostesssested a couple there!

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MainlineBee
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and food were excellent.

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PatriciaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I never write restaurant reviews but two bad experiences prompted it. This was the second time dining here recently. I had fish and chips and it arrived as a pile of drippy oil and way more batter than fish. My companion had chicken piccata and it was so overpowering with lemon. Three weeks ago when I dined here, the Buffalo chicken pizza was a pile of runny blue cheese, couldn’t pick up a piece and the steak rolls were very greasy. Very disappointed and will not be dining here again.

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vipNapagirl
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu with gluten free options available. Food is consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Wow, what an absolute SH*T show! I don’t think I’ve had a worse dining experience in my entire life… first of all, we had to sit and wait for 10 minutes while they ran around trying to find someone to bus/wipe down our table (even after someone was asked to do it TWICE) then we are sat down a and given literal dirty dishes (pictures attached) with some black film on them 😐 sooo okay fine we just won’t use them… waitress comes over gives us menus and takes our drink orders and then instead of asking for the menus back she just kind of gestures at them, so we hand them to her. Then I try to order a drink which she tells me they do not have (no “im sorry can I get you something else” no “here’s what we have that’s similar” just “We don’t have that” with a blank expression.) only for me to see another waiter carrying that EXACT drink out to someone! (I confirmed it was the same drink so I’m not just speculating here) she then disappears for 30 minutes after I asked for bread and is gone for so long that I actually had to ask another waiter working there only for someone completely different to come out 10 minutes later and say they don’t have bread - and for anyone who has been to NYAJ you know they make the bread in-house and they ALWAYS serve it with the drinks/when you sit down so I find it very hard to believe they didn’t have it… after the drink debacle it seems even less likely. Then the food finally comes out and it was fine despite the fact our waitress is still MIA (they have runners so not once did she bring us food, would just occasionally stroll by and unenthusiastically ask if we needed anything) and then when we ordered dessert she just left the plates on the table instead of offering to clear them and disappeared again… we had to eat with the plates on the table and this is after waiting another 5 minutes to get fresh utensils. All of this would’ve been fine had our waitress been friendly or kind - she was a complete dud and uninterested. Sad. :(

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Rich
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had dinner outside. Service was very good, food was just so-so. But margaritas were fabulous!

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NancyK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us were pleased with our entrees. They were well prepared and came to the table quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always have a good food and good times NYEJ!

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DrewFood
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the almond crusted salmon and my buddy had a vegan penne dish with Impossible burger meat sauce. Both high quality. Drinks were great. Service excellent.

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vipJuanN
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. Pasta was full of red pepper and was not able to eat. Was still charged for it and did not have options to change cause kitchen had closed.

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Subb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Table where I was seated was greasy and bread plate given to me was dirty. Told waitress and she corrected both. Also several dirty, used napkins lying under the table. Asked for water with lemon, got water, no lemon. I would've liked a straw as it seemed that cold drinks like water and soda automatically came with a straw, but I didn't get one. Ordered a cheeseburger cooked medium...got a cheeseburger that was well done on one half and bloody rare on the other half. Waitress took it back and the kitchen recooked it. Young girl cleaning tables had long hair hanging over the tables because it was not secured or tied back. It was not a good dining experience and it was annoying to keep having to flag down the waitress or someone to remedy what should've been done correctly in the first place.

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SRAVANC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was not great. Service and Ambience were great.

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was amazing. Whenever we are at Suburban Square this is are go to restaurant. Nice touch with the bread and garlic dip.

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vipazfreese
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always enjoy dining at Not Your Average Joe's and had hoped to eat up on the roof because it's lovely up there, but yesterday was much too hot and we were graciously seated inside instead. It's a little noisy for us inside. But the service and food was good, as they usually are.

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TaniquaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first time there and had a great time! I will be back again

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vipLizzieF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. I had clam chowder and ahi tuna wontons. My parents had a burger and the lobster roll and they ate every bite which usually doesn’t happen:)

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SalM
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our waitress provided excellent service and the food was delicious. One serious issue occurred after I paid the bill and went out side. We had 10 minutes to wait for an appointment at the Apple store, so my wife and decided to take a seat outside NYAJ. A young male came running out and yelled at us that we could not sit there because they need these seats for future customers. There were 40 open seats right on the one side. Very rude even after I told him we just had lunch and spent $50.

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vipStaceyT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Love how allergy conscious they are! My salmon was a little unflavored but cooked nicely as ordered. Overall everything was very good.

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DebbieTee
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food…the food came out in a very timely manner food was fresh, hot and delicious couldn’t ask for anything better!!

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Summer
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was very bland and the table was very sticky.

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MichelleS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most fun credible experience m. Our server was so kind and attentive! The food was delicious! We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took my brother out for his birthday. As always, the food was good, staff were friendly, and I love the area. You can do some shopping before or after your meal.

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vipSusiee
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Did not mention bday celebration despite being informed
Small portion size

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were seated at the bar

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likestodineout
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the patio seating

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Hungry101
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband's birthday and brought my grandson. It was very enjoyable. We felt well cared for as the hostess, other waiters and waitresses, etc. backed each other up.

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vipTtj215
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The wait was long. My children’s food was cold and had to be sent back. My food was nasty and poorly prepared. I got the chicken and shrimp rice bowl. I didn’t even send it back, I just didn’t eat it. I just ate the house bread and my sweet potato fries.

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ShannonF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! Our server, Matt, was awesome. Good info and good recommendations. Everything was really delicious!

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JerryK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'm tired of writing reviews for the same restaurants

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CherylW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate our son’s 22nd birthday. Made reservations for 8 of us and was seated immediately. Ordered non-al drinks, 5 apps to share among us and 8 entrees, the total price was quite reasonable. Food was very good and enjoyed by all. Our waitress Tina was excellent and extremely attentive to us. Would definitely return

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vipScottB
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I don’t want to shut the place down but we were hoping the rats left. They gave us a gift card to make up for it. Many months later, rodents remain. I know they aren’t the only place with this issue, but I don’t think I can return this time.

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.1 stars by 1607 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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