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About Not Your Average Joe's Norwell
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.
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.
Norwell, MA 02061
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:30a 9:00p
Monday 11:30a 10:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 11:00p
Saturday 11:30a 11:00p
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Not Your Average Joe's - Norwell can accommodate all of your special event needs. Choose from three different Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus, or order à La Carte!
Private Party Contact:
Amy Wilson: (877) 328-9479
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access
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Not Your Average Joe's Norwell Ratings and Reviews
The food at Not Your Average Joe's is consistently good. The atmosphere IS average. The service is always a bit slow. It's the kind of place that is comfortable and enjoyable without being over-the-top fabulous. Take the family or go with good friends. It truly is a neighborhood gem.
Excellent meal. I chose the seafood fettuccine entree. It was very good with an abundance of scallops and shrimp. Sauce was perfect. Large portion. My dining companion enjoyed a harvest pork chop with rissoto and arugula. The chop was moist and flavorful and the dish was a beautiful presentation. The restaurant honored my friend's veteran status by providing a 50% discount on his meal which was appreciated.
My husband and I went to Not Your Average Joe's for a Friday night date. I had the Crusted Haddock meal and my husband had the BBQ Meatloaf we both enjoyed our meals very much.
The service was very good and we will look forward to returning there.
We had a nice lunch. I was a little disappointed in the key lime pie. We always get it because we love it at Joes, but this time the crust was overdone and the filling was pretty skimpy in comparison to the amount of crust. Everything else was good. Our entrees were great and so was the waitress. It was quite loud... but then it always is. We'll be back because we always like Joes.
Great Service - as usual, reservation was honored immediately; our table was waiting for us. Service from Veronica was great, food mostly great, but my entree disappointed somewhat. It was the "preview" of the new barbecue meatloaf item. My wife's entree of the tuna salad was great, according to her assessment. Aside from the meatloaf entree, this experience at NYAJ's was superb as always!
Our waiter, Gerald, was excellent. We asked for specific dietary needs and he made sure we were accommodated. He also had the bar remake our cocktails, since he could tell we were not quite satisfied, even though we didn't complain. He was so attentive, that we felt as though we were in a gourmet restaurant.
This is one of my favorite spots, but our waitress was a little off her game. She was very nice, but a couple of orders were not as ordered and she forgot the dressing in my leftovers. We substituted mashed potatoes for my father's meal and it didn't come that way, so an order was brought to us, but we were charged for it. It was a very pleasant evening, however, and I would return in the future.
I also mentioned in making the reservation via Open Table that we were there for an anniversary celebration. I'm not sure if the restaurant gets that info?? No one said anything and it was my parents 61st!!
My Husband ordered steak tips, mashed potatoes and green beans. the steak tips were over cooked and tough. the mashed potatoes were not edible.. they were like a brick. I ordered the FRUTTI DI MARE, it was very basic and not alot of seafood for the price. it was bland and mediocre. on top of the poor food the service was slow... we watched tables turn over twice before even getting our food. our waiter walked over and check on us and ask how our meals were and we had yet to get them. we have come to this location before and had a good experience.. it is time to find a new go to place.. as this used to to be it.
Food is usually quite delicious, and a little different than standard restaurant menus. Particularly applaud Oktoberfest entrees. Bread has often been served ice cold, so I ask for it to be heated, but this time it was room temperature, so it was fine. We often make a meal of many appetizers, and one of their delicious salads, but the apps are not so interesting on the current menu. Wish they'd bring back (lamb?) sliders, or pork belly, etc. Love the atmosphere of tables in bar area. But tell me: why is it so hard to attract attention of servers here? They should be trained to keep making tours of their tables, and stop the incessant chit-chat at the back of the bar!! And don't EVER ask if we are still WORKING! We are dining, or eating. Hate that trend in server lingo. All told, definitely a restaurant worth returning to again and again.
Always good food and service. Great advantage is they take reservations on line and never rush you out. If you are going to a local play, they also give % off bill (which I wasn't aware of until I mentioned this last visit - bonus!)
We went for the Buck-A-Shuck oysters and they were excellent. We sat in the bar and our waitress was very nice, however, the service was extremely slow. My husband ordered the first dozen oysters as I was almost there and it took about 40 minutes to get them, and the 2nd dozen came out almost immediately after the first dozen. Other workers brought them over and let us know that they were selling "faster than he could shuck them" but that was an extremely long time and it took a long time to get our drinks and the rest of our food. It took a very long time just to get the bread and oil as well. I would say at least 20 minutes. We like Joe's - are on the email/birthday list but this was some of the slowest service in a long time. I would see the waitress bringing people at neighboring tables things (bread, drinks) and nothing for us. Very disappointed in the slowness of the service.
NYAJ's is a great value for your money. The menu is creative and there are many healthy options. The staff is always very nice and attentive. The interior could use an update but it is clean and not too loud! Everyone in my family can find something they really like! The mustard chicken is excellent! Another thing I like is a couple of fancy fruit drink without alcohol they are festive if you don't want alcohol.
So glad that NYAJ in Norwell went back to Open Table! It makes a quick dinner or lunch decision so easy!
I took a family member there for the Monday oyster special and between those and the drinks our waiter took really good care of us. My drink, based on St. Germaine, doesn't have a name, but the waiter and therefore bartender nailed it. I had the lobster roll which had to be taken home from being so full and he had a small beef dish and did the same. The lobster roll was so-so and the coleslaw not great , but the rest made up for it!
Enjoyed the Tuscan Grilled Chicken on Ciabata roll with organic salad greens. Fresh and tasty lunch choice. Friend chose the Vegetarian burger with fries--burger didn't taste very good; fries were greasy. The server was great though, to offer another sandwich in place. The Grilled cheese was tasty. Enjoyed the outdoor seating on a nice summer day.
My experience was really good, and I brought two other people with me. My friend from work and I took one of the staff out for her birthday because she takes me and my friend out on Gail Social Group. Gail is also bringing us to our banquet this year so our patents don't need to come along.
The wait staff was attentive and the food is good. I had a burger with the gluten free roll and I enjoyed the food. As someone who is gluten sensitive Not Your Average Joe's is my go to spot because of the many selections available. Also my dinner partners are always happy with their meals as well.
Been here countless times, usually it's better. Was understandably busy because it was Mother's Day, but we weren't seated until 25 minutes past our reservation time. Hostess was apologetic, but not until after I approached them about the delay. She pointed out a table where a party was finishing up & said that would be my group's table after it was cleared. Then we watched the waitress bring them a dessert menu...and get dessert. Finally we were seated next to the bar at some high tops that were pushed together, and it was awful. Dark, loud, cramped. Our waitress wasn't very attentive and it just wasn't the nice dinner we anticipated. I wouldn't say this is normal for this restaurant, but I'll never make a reservation there again. I'd be more likely to pop in for lunch or dinner at an off peak time.
We just ate at NYAJ for Mother's Day. We won't go back. Don't get me wrong, we didn't expect anything fancy. My expectations were set to where I was eating. I wasn't expecting fine cuisine, but the team on tonight were not prepared for the day. They just couldn't keep up with the reservations they had taken. When we sat at out table we crossed over food on the carpet, food under our table and crumbs on the seats. We were a party of 5. The new waitress was very nice and all seemed like it would be fine; Loud, crowded, but fine. My mom and I decided to split an order of chicken piccata and my daughter ordered her own dish of the same. The entrees all came with my mom's and mine on two plates, split in the kitchen. My daughter's never came. The waitress never put it in. Mine included cold pasta, sauces, capers and green beans with warm chicken breast. By the time my daughter's entree arrived we were all done eating and she took a few bites and we brought the rest home. They took the "far too late" chicken piccata order off the bill, but the whole thing was laughable by the end.
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