Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.4
1397 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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vipTamikaW
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went in for a quick bite. Enjoyed it

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vipImaPhilly
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is experience was underwhelming. The service was blah. The food was meh. The environment was meh. Manage had full conversations over our table without asking how our dining experience was. Waitress (Jane) was less than boring. Was not very attentive to needs. We had to ask for everything little thing, straws, salt, pepper, etc. The food was subpar. The drinks were good but a little pricey in my opinion.

Needless to say, we won’t be back.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I will never go back. How do a restaurant run out of glass cups during the pandemic when they r not allowed to be booked up no more than 50 or 60% of their capacity. We got our drinks in little plastic cups. Being the only black family there at the time and the only ones with plastic cups made me feel very uncomfortable so I will never go back.

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LindsayR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service from Jayde was great! Thanks for having us!

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joanne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh! We LOVED our evening here. At the Ardmore location. First time for my husband and myself and it was wonderful. Had the pleasure of meeting Ben, the general manager and what a nice man. He made us feel so welcome. Our waitress was Jade and we thoroughly enjoyed her as well. Very pleasant and attentive.
For those gluten-free, which I recently found out I am, this place is great. They are very informed about those with allergies and it was great to have a selection of meals that was safe for me. If it’s not on the menu ask your server because if they can they’ll adapt a menu item for you. Can’t wait to go back!

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Louis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kayla was a great server, The drinks were good, and the experience was a good vibe.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great atmosphere and great staff!

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vipTamikaW
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome as always. Got their new seafood Alfredo and it was mouth watering good!! Definitely recommend

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Steve
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Taylor was awesome! It was a special occasion (birthday) and the entire staff made us feel welcome. The food was fantastic and the entire family had a wonderful time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nite Lunch spot !

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vipTheresaS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James (our server) did a fantastic job and was very attentive. The food and drinks was delicious. Definitely will be back.

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MarcW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Salmon was completely unseasoned along w the rice and broccoli. My wife did like her chicken and shrimp however.

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MariaV
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. I would definitely come back frequently!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

What can I even say. We got there and tables in the main area were filled with employees jackets, restocking supplies and half eaten plates of food. We asked to put the Super Bowl on and it took them 30minutes to change the channel. Glasses were dirty and had lipstick stains. My boyfriend was given the wrong beer. Waitress took forever to take our order so we just got so frustrated we asked for the check and left and went somewhere else. Clearly their priority was takeout which I get; my boyfriend and I both worked in food service so we are very understanding but we just knew we were not going to enjoy ourselves so we left. Maybe they are normally better on busier days but it was not good that day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch outside and the heaters were great on an otherwise very cold afternoon. The service was fabulous and the food was great - one burger and two beautiful salads as our entrees - really great afternoon and I appreciate the great job they are doing in such an odd time

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress did not have a friendly disposition. It took an unreasonable amount of time to get food and drink refills. I asked for my burger to be cooked medium and for extra cheese. The burger came out super well, basically charred, and it did not have extra cheese. They were also tight with the condiments.

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AlisonR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not impressed at all. Tried plant based burger. Extremely dry with very little sauce and cheese. Pricy for lunch .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered the burger with sweet potato fries. Burger was ordered med-well, arrived burnt.
The sweet potato fries were ok, need a sauce or something to dip it into to make them pop!

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vipJillB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jade was amazing! The food was excellent. It is truly a neighborhood gem!

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BetsyR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere and great service! Would definitely recommend!

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ShawnW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m a regular,took my mom here for her birthday,she loved the ahi tuna,and drinks.

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AleyaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Sadly my service was unlike the name of the restaurant and was very average and that’s putting it nicely.

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vipMargot
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good and clean

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Foodiegirl93
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service!

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ShawnW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love the salmon,impossible burger,and the pomegranate martini.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Marginal food

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JeannineF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love NYAJ!! Always friendly; excellent service; delicious food - it's like my CHEERS! Thank you for always making every visit special and making me feel like family!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve always loved this place but this last visit was not a good experience. I did outdoor dining and management was very stingy with using the outdoor heaters. The reasoning was that propane tanks were costly so they’d rather have their guest sit in the cold. There should be no reason why they don’t have the tanks on during peak hours to keep the area warm for patrons who come in to dine. No one should have to come in and wait 15 minutes to
warm up.

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was over cooked yet cold before it even reached our table I guess that explains the long wait time for dinner to get served. Usually one of my favorite go-tos but I was disappointed in both the service and the food.
Very covid conscious

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYAJ is 5/5 everytime. I've been here 30-40 times, and have never had a bad meal or experience.

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SalinaJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I have been watching what we eat and the healthier options were phenomenal . The Turkey Avacado club was delicious . They gave more than enough sweet potato fries even though I only ate maybe 10 lol . Dining during covid was 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall not too bad. However the waitress barely came and we kept having to flag her over for drink refills.

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Fiori
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food has gone downhill! I have a picture of the burger and fries from NYAJ and one from the neighborhood’s local bar restaurant, puts NYAJ to shame.

The bun was cardboard texture, fries wilted and the paddy needs to go back to the freezer it came from. Don’t get me started with the soup...Service has never been so good here but the waitress was nice this time. I tend to go often to this NYAJ as it is in the area but won’t be going back anymore 👋🏻

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Nellyo
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I would definitely return. Unfortunately, I am pescatarian so I was really looking forward to some of the seafood options they had but when we arrived they were only serving a condensed menu so I couldn't order what I really wanted. However, what I did order was still really good, especially the ahi tuna wontons (highly recommend!).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a reservation and we ended getting there just a few minutes late. I guess they had already given away our reserved table which resulted in a 15 minute wait were we were entertained by the unprofessionally dressed host (Shorts and sandals in 30 degree weather?). The waitress was good, however, both items we attempted to order were “unavailable” yet it was 7pm on a Saturday night. Food was underwhelming and we just wanted to get out. We went to pay the bill leaving a generous tip nonetheless and were told they are a “cashless restaurant” which is fine but we were NEVER told it was. I mean we are both 19 year old college students and understand mistakes can happen but never have I felt the need to write a review after. Not even a “goodbye” or “thank you” as we headed out the door. Will remember to never come back 👍🏻

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TomG
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very positive experience..... In this crazy Covid world the restaurant is doing all it can to take care of its customers...... Diligent and courteous service throughout.... will make the effort to return and support this restaurant....

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vipbland
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was happy to see that Not Your Average Joe's offers outdoor seating as I am trying my best to be Covid safe. We made a reservation to sit outside, and we were seated on the patio by a heat lamp. The heat lamp did the trick, but soon after we were seated the heat lamp became weak and we quickly called over the host in order to have it fixed. The host told us that "we should be fine" because there was enough gas in the heat lamp, even though there was barely any heat coming from the lamp anymore. We thought this was odd because the host didn't help at all and just cared about how much gas was in the lamp, not about our comfort. We tried to flag down another employee for assistance, who told us she would get the manager. The manager never came and at this point we were just about frozen. Not planning on returning anytime soon. Don't have outdoor seating if you can't keep it comfortable!

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vipFrequentdinner1261
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so appreciative that I could eat outdoors again. The food was amazing and came very quickly. I am happy to support Not your Average Joes in the midst of this pandemic and will be back again for take out and outdoor dining!

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Happydiner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, lots of choices, friendly staff and everything tasted delicious!

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EbonyC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not Your Average Joe's was covenient for distance from my home. Free parking in lot directly across the street and we were seated right away. Although it was outdoor seating there were heaters and tents available. Waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.4 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

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