Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.3
1522 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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4.3
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The server was amazing. I had asked for a different dressing on my salad….and got one I didn’t like. I’m Alyssa ya hesitant to send food back so I ate it.

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bobc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Some of our group had wrong food brought then when corrected brought it was missing something
Overall food fair

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff

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Grammy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was mediocre. The draft beer was unavailable because it was a new system. Selection of bottled beer very poor, it the food was good.

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AlanK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent . We had a Caesar's
Salad and a Waldorf Salad . Both were delicious !
Service was also excellent and responsive to
our needs. Highly recommended.

DR
DawnR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They had no beer except for Bud and the service was slow and horrible. It was not even busy. We drank water. I will never go back.

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ZosoIV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing to complain about, pretty much as expected and perfect for families with children, who were abundant and enjoying themselves. Service was fine and so were the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Kayla was delightful and super patient (one member of our party was late). Refills were prompt and unsolicited. Food was yummy, allergies (gluten and dairy) were taken very seriously.

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Lodi
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Suburban Square in quite some time but my husband located Joe's for a salad. we got 2 take out salads & they were great! Since it was so good my daughter & I returned the next night to dine in. Everything was just perfect, from accommodating us early to the service & terrific food. We'll definitely go back & highly recommend it to friends. So happy to find a nice place so close.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience while looking out over suburban Square. Great night out!

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vipLoyolaboy
Philadelphia
140 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, solid service, at reasonable pricing. Mustard chicken and Haddock were good dishes. Focaccia bread is tops.

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vipNat1
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live Joe’s, especially the hamburgers.
Always great food and service

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BrittanyB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It was fine. Wasn’t quite fine dinning and was made to wait for almost 15 minutes prior to being seated even with a reservation but overall it was alright. Nothing too crazy. But i did like the bang bang chicken

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lizr
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was pretty good. There were lots of noisy skateboarders whizzing by, which made the ambience less that wonderful. Our server was very nice and friendly.

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LEsuburbs
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch outside on the patio on Memorial Day. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. I really enjoyed my salad, and my husband loved his potato-crusted haddock with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for date night. Never heard of this place so we wanted to try something new. Good food, service and will definitely be going again.

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IIIMcCourt
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Little expensive for drinks from the bar.

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DeVonneK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food excellent and as usual. I'll admit I was a little disappointed about the new nachos, I prefer the stacked chicken version. But, the chicken dumplings made up for that.

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StevenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Your Average Joe's is fair. It is OK for what it is. I would go back again, but it would not be on our "regular rotation".

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Kate
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious tuna poke bowl and lemonade, quick service (we were in a hurry), nice outdoor space upstairs... but the price was a little steep... around $50 for two tuna poke bowls and 1 glass of lemonade... But we were glad to have the option of an easy, quick dinner outside.

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GerrieC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated on time. Service was good and food delicious.

KL
vipKimL122
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my first time back since COVID-19, and I brought my mom of which this was her first time there. The service was ,cool, the food took a long time to come out, and when it did come out, it was only luke warm. That was our only issue with the food. I think it was sitting back there since it took a long time to come out, and was no longer hot like it should have been

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Megong2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so wonderful and friendly! Kayla was her name!

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DevonE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bread and Apps were amazing! Pizza was okay! Ambiance was nice. Would return in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

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PALF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great being able to be outside with a lovely breeze and little to no noise. The waitstaff were very good. Thanks for having towels for the door handle in the ladies room

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely luncheon on outside patio. Would recommend.

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nmd1
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

While ordering our drinks, our server informed us that they have a bartender, but he is considered a server due to legal reasons and short staff (which I have no idea why you'd tell the customers that). While trying to order drinks, the server informed us that she didn't think they could make a certain martini (didn't even ask) and that they had no draft beers. My friend ordered a cocktail off the menu and was informed there wasn't enough left for a glass, which was weird considering the "bartender" could've made a new one or offered a different/similar beverage. One entree came out incorrectly and was quickly fixed. The whole experience started out very weird and just continued to get weirder. Our server never refilled our waters or asked if we wanted a second round of drinks (which is strange because we would've gotten another round and added $30 to the bill in just drinks). It is possible that our server was having a bad day, however she did not make the experience pleasurable at all due to her not offering solutions or alternatives for the items they were out of and also for not checking back in and asking about refills. Overall, the rest of the waitstaff was polite and helpful. The restaurant itself is in a great spot and has such unique architecture that there is definitely potential. However, I will not be returning due to the unpleasant server we had. Also, food was just okay. We got pizza and 1 was burnt and 1 was incorrect and got sent back. Hoping for the restaurant's sake this was just a fluke!

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AnneM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff excellent and food delish and great location !

MC
MaureenC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole L was a great server!

JM
JayM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! No complaints! Will definitely be back !

CF
CFields
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I eat at NYAJs all the time and for the most part it has been enjoyable. This last visit was not that great as I found out they instituted a policy where they do not accept cash as payment. This was and is very disturbing because money is money and this policy is a direct violation of the PA “Cash Consumer Protection Act” of 1984 which explicitly mandates that retailers accept cash. I witnessed a server (she was doing her job, not her fault) explaining the policy to a group and the response was heated and it spilled into an argument with other customers at a nearby table. I later called the manager to ask if they in fact have that policy and she said they do. I then ask for the reason for the policy and she said ( I am extremely paraphrasing) that money is dirty and they want to keep things as safe as possible. I mentioned to her that the policy violates PA law and they would be opening themselves up to civil litigation and her response was that it was a Corporate decision and that was above her pay grade.

As a result of this policy (even though I used my credit card for my meal every time I ate there), I will no longer eat at any Not Your Average Joe’s in PA or any other state until they reverse their policy and I welcome others to do the same.

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vipDaddyRhino
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lizzie our server was excellent. Nice sens of humor and attentive without hovering.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We heard great reviews from our friends so we had pretty high expectations when going in. When we got there we felt like the food was just okay and our waitress was not very good. Overall a cute place

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Dave
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambiance on the roof deck overlooking Suburban Square was great and so was the food!

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vipArnie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant lunch place, food varied and freshly prepared.

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

Burger was really good! Perfectly cooked! Will definitely be ordering it again!

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ErikF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was a mistake to go here, poor service, low quality food, mixed up orders.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Drinks were perfect. Margaritas!!!
Chicken Caesar salad was good.
Definitely should add a few more pieces of chicken.
It just wasn’t enough.
Overall 4/5 stars.

TM
vipTaylorM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was very slow, but maybe they are working with a skeleton crew due to covid? It took over an hour for our food to come out and the table who came 30min after us got their food fast.

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.3 stars by 1522 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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