Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

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1025 reviews
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$30 and under
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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, tacos and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, 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 at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. 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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LO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food came out cold and should have been hot. Good taste but cold

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GD
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Lobster roll was okay. French Fries were cold. Replacement took a while and they were not a fresh batch, just over cooked old ones.
Disappointed to say the least.

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VV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience and food.Definitely recommended to visit

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J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I had an email for $15 dollars off for my birthday so we thought what a great way to spend Saturday night. When we entered the restaurant there was a gentleman waiting and then us. I guess the rest of his party arrived and the hostess went to seat them outside. we just stood there. Mind you we were the ones with the reservation, but how would they know, she never talked to us when she returned.. My husband had to go up to the hostess to tell her we were there for a 7 pm reservation. We then were seated promptly, but we thought the hostess a bit rude. Our water came over to introduce himself and ask if we wanted drinks. I ordered an ice tea and extra lemons. the drinks came out and so did the lemons but there was no spoon or sweetener. We had to ask a bunch of times for the sweetener and spoon until they were brought over. If you are charging over $3 for an ice tea I should not have to wait so long for my beverage. Before we were served we kept getting food we did not order. First time the young lady tried to put it down at our table and my husband kept saying no. We would not want food from someone else neither should they. Our food came and it was fine. Chicken Parm and Jumbalaya. Nothing special, but not bad. The bread was good though. When it came time for the check the waiter brought the slip and set it down on the wet table. by that time we paid the bill and left. Needless to say we did not give an over abundant tip but we did tip on the full amount of the bill before the $15 was taken off.

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L
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never been more pleased with a random, quick choice my husband and I made on our recent travels! We were delighted with the diverse menu and the freshness of the food. The salmon hoisin salad was delicious ! My husband got the meatloaf with mashed potatoes. OMG! As one helpful staff, Nasir described “ its like wrapping up in a cozy blanket of yumminess” and it was! My nephew and his Mom also had delicious dishes of shrimp scampi ( with added scallops) and a terrific jambalaya. I can’t wait to go back! Great staff too! All super friendly! Ps surprised to find out its a chain

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EM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

After waiting nearly 40 minutes for our food, my entree was cold. My daughter ordered the chicken parm and it tasted like it was freezer burned.

Our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes after taking our order and we had to ask twice for bread.

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T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice experience had food all over our chaos and plates but the waiter was nice enough to remove when we asked

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L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The kitchen was a little slow and the restaurant is a little noisy but we had a booth so it was fine. We had a lovely time. It was my birthday and we had lobster!

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazingly friendly staff!! Definitely will be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I’ve been here a few times and forget that I really am never happy when I leave. The service is always good but the food is never really that good. The menu never seems to change. And the cost is way to much for the quality.

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h
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our visit. Outdoor terrace was closed. Will return and will recommend to others.

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RM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A solid meal at a decent price. My only complaint was the restaurant being out of a pulled pork sandwich on a Saturday night, but otherwise, a good experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We made reservations online and were seated within a brief waiting period. Our server arrived after a short wait to take our appetizer order, but did not return to our table after delivering water any other point for over 30 minutes. During our wait we witnessed other tables get seated and receive table service from their server, as well as others waiting an extended period like us just to put in an order or receive service. While it was a Friday during the early evening and there was a decent crowd, neither the restaurant nor our section was at capacity so any claim to being overcrowded would be invalid. We hoped to put our dinner order in to our server during our extended wait, as we had two young children with us. It became too long of a delay to get any service for us to even consider ordering a meal, so when the appetizer finally arrived we asked for the check. Our children ate the appetizer while we settled the bill and even left a 20% gratuity, but only because we paid cash to avoid having to wait even longer for our credit card to come back again. This will likely be the one and only visit we will make to Below Average Joe's.

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JK
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Sat outside on the upstairs patio which was very nice. Service was pleasant, but very slow. Cobb Salad was very good, but a very small portion for the price. Ahi tuna salad was generous and tasty. Overall a little disappointing, but will return.

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were late for our reservation, but seated immediately. I enjoyed the food and my boys as well. It was a nice environment for children as well. Our server Jennifer was amazing. She did a good job making us feel comfortable and she went above and beyond during our visit. I would definitely visit again.

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P
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a good dinner outside in pleasant weather. Our waiter was very attentive.

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LT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly service. Food tasted excellent & nice presentation.

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MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, better than expected for a chain. Gluten-free options were many, and since everything is made fresh, you can customize your choices. Lots of drink choices, both with and without alcohol.

The server, Nasir, was awesome. He was our tour guide and was available but not hovering.

I would go again!

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KS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

This time I was a bit disappointed, I won’t lie. Because the place is nice and the menu, fairly good, I decided to invite my in-laws but the service was subpar - to the point I was horrified! We all were. After we seated, it took a little over 10 minutes for our waiter to ASK about our drinks. And that only happened because I had to ask my husband to talk to the hostess. Believe me, I had tried to get the waiter’s attention, but he told me, without giving me chance to speak, that he would be right back. Then we all observed how he was tending other tables, like... removing dishes, asking if things were all right, picking up food in the kitchen and being very chatty with other waiters. In the meantime, we did not have even water in our glasses and that was a hot evening. I will try to believe that that can only be lack of training.

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m
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

our server, devon, was great..very attentive..not over bearing and accommodating..

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, our experience was good, but I do have a few suggestions. The server was very sweet, but he did drop one guests fries before serving us. We might have been compensated.

I had the waldorf salad, but thought it was overly chopped and a little small. One of our guests was in a bit of a hurry but her food was not brought very fast, especially given our statement to the server.

We had carrot cake for dessert and I liked the icing but though the cake was generally overly moist.

We appreciated the atmosphere, location, food quality, and overall service.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing meal! Great drinks! The bread and dip is awesome! Our favorite place!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good.

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KB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service, food, and atmosphere was pretty good. It's pretty noisy and an easy place to take children.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful evening out with my fiancé and our 20 month old daughter. The waitress was absolutely amazing with our daughter, playing with her, talking with her and even letting her draw in her ordering book. She was very attentive to not just our needs but our daughters needs. I only wish I remembered her name!! I will definitely be going there again.

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JK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too Loud. Great location.

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SR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the patio! The impossible burger is amazing. We had an array of apps & entrees. This is a great go to that is consistent and super yummy.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy coming here! Sat outside upstairs and its beautiful!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Melvin our server was very kind, although he forgot to check on our drinks for a long stretch in the middle of dinner.

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SA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We started out on the patio but that quickly became intolerable due to initially, construction noise. Then we smelled burning and eventually, great clouds of smoke billowed over us. We moved indoors.

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KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location and good food; however we missed the half sandwich and soup combination.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The service was slow and our drinks weren’t refilled in a timely manner. The food was terrible. I ordered the teriyaki quinoa bowl. It was soaking in so much oil. So much so that I had to hold the food in my fork against the edge of the bowl to drain some of the oil off of it. Absolutely no taste. Just oil. We decided to eat here because of the outside deck. Great location. Terrible food. Mediocre service. Don’t waste your time or money.

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Not Your Average Joe’s a few times and we are never disappointed. Always great service and food is always delicious.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Expensive for food that wasn’t great. Much better value somewhere else

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MA
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was pretty average. Ok for a bite to eat. But nothing special.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, great ambience. Loved it ! Our server Taylor was excellent!

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NP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

A side salad took over 30 minutes to come up. They were out of the ahi tuna and it took them 25 minutes to notify me of this.

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d
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and meal choices! We got suggestions on drinks and food and it was spot on!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food has declined. Bland with little flavor

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S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently good as is the service.

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