Not Your Average Joe's Norwell

4.2
934 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gorm
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I've been going to Not Your Average Joes for years, and I must say for the first time I was disappointed in my meal. The menu is rather limited these days, and a lot of my favorites are no longer on the menu. My dining partner is vegetarian, and found very few meals to pick from. Almost everything comes with chicken... and even the one pasta dish that didn't include chicken, had prosciutto instead. I had the buffalo chicken tenders, but honestly they were just mediocre. They were tough and tasted like they had been cooked earlier and then just re-heated when I ordered them. All in all, the food was disappointing. The highlight of the day was the service. The waitress was terrific. She took her time with us... checked in on us repeatedly... and was personable and pleasant. She saved a rather so-so trip. Rarely had to write a review like this, but I hope things will improve at the restaurant. I've always enjoyed Not Your Average Joes, and I'd like to able to go back!

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food seemed to have a lot of garlic. Mash potatoes were an odd color and had a strange taste.

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vipJohnTzimorangas
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent and the service has always been good.

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vipWWWalker
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Cobb salad was supposed to have chicken. There was no chicken and the server just said “ sorry ‘bout that.” I would like the manager to contact me at (781) 588-6316

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EllenM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! The rose sangria was delish!!

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LydiaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have some health issues and therefore I am limited to what I can eat. At Not Your Average Joe's there are many choices. Everything taste good and I can request modifications if necessary. The cooks do a good job with any requests. The main reason I love NYAJ is that the food is excellent!!!

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EllenH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices are amazing especially for someone who needs a Gluten Free menu...the waitress was wonderful - couldn’t have been happier with the food and the service.

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vipSteve
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was clearly stretched so we had difficulty getting ahold of her for ordering, etc

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KarenC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a awesome visit. Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious! We absolutely ADORE the bread and oil that is served before the meal. Keep it coming! Thank you.

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Slarson602
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside so it was very quiet. The food was good...the menu hasn’t changed in a long time but with the pandemic that is to be excused.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was and pleasant and efficient, but not over bearing. I’ve had her before and enjoyed the same level of service. I wish I could remember her name to give her a shoutout because she is an asset to NYAJ’s in Norwell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! We had a great experience yesterday, for lunch. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, perfect amount of attention and food was very brought out very promptly. I had the tuna poke bowl. It was very, very fresh, with outstanding flavor. Our server was fantastic and I highly recommend stopping by the Norwell location for lunch or dinner!

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RobB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great normal menu but the special Arctic char was outstanding. As always the carrot cake (gluten free) is to die for.

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vipSusanC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get back in here!

JD
JonathanD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date. We did outdoor dining and it was a great night for it. The lake across the street made for a gorgeous view, and the ambiance was perfect. Prices were okay, but the portions were a bit smaller than I remember. The food was delicious, as always, and the service was top notch.

I’ve yet to have a bad experience at any NYAJ locations. They’re doing something right.

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notw
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please remove my ratings. THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED TODAY! We had to find another place. Please update my record & your info for NYAJ.

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MarkC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, as usual. Somewhat pricey. Wait service was fair, mainly due to an extremely slow kitchen. Not what I expected for middle of the afternoon. Had to wait nearly an hour for the meal, and it was not busy.

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LoriA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waitress and food!
I'm sad the Randolph location remains closed, but nice to know I can go to Norwell!

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vipConasuir
New England
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chicken and Shrimp Rice Bowl and my son had a Reuben. Both were outstanding! Service was good. It was early on Sunday and very quiet.

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JenG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Menu has changed since we have last been, less items(assuming its because of Covid) but both my husbands and my meal was delicious. It was a bit chilly in the restaurant and we both kept our jackets on the entire time but otherwise it was a nice quiet meal.

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Jjsdsr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening - finally going out!

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Tess1120
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Service is always good, except that night, the server/bartender was more interested in his phone than working

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DaveS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Not Your Average Joe's. We eat there at least once a month. Larry and the rest of the staff are very friendly, courteous and they go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. The food is great, and plentiful.

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JamieB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Good family atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were asked when we arrived to keep our masks on until we got our food and drinks - not a big deal considering we should have had water and bread and oil within a couple minutes of sitting down. But they didn’t even come to our table to greet us for about 10 minutes and didn’t bring with them water or bread. They took our drink and meal order at that time, but never came with our drinks or bread. So after another 10 minutes - 20 minutes in total - of sitting there with our masks on and without any drinks or bread, we got up and walked out. Very disappointed in the service we received.

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Melany
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

out of three meals, all three were not up to expectations. one meal was not as described, one meal was extremely undercooked, and one meal was not made correctly and tasted bad.

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MarcusK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Got seated next to a group of high school boys and some of the things they were saying weren’t cute at a restaurant.

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vipJane
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years. The food is great and the service is consistently great. Our server and the bartender were new last night but just great! The server checked on us often. The bartender chatted with us. There is no pretentiousness like some of the upscale places near by. Just comfortable and down to earth vibe with great food.

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ThomasA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome
Great food
Definitely returning

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

It was a very quiet nite. Food was out quickly, rice was dry, broccoli plain no flavor.

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vipScottL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No draft beer and food and drinks were expensive for what you got.

BJ
BidmanJoeM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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AlinySm
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waitress made me feel like I was doing them a favor for dining with them. The food was average and the price still high. There are other options around with better atmosphere and value. The menu was paper. But the side plates just came out of the dishwasher (wet and with dirty spots on it)
I was extremely disappointed on my experience. I get it that it’s hard to keep motivated during COVID, but my family and I tried to support businesses by going out. Will not be going there again.

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Jiseboden
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

HATE leaving a poor review but I hope management can figure out how to fix this .... for years I took my family to nyaj and it was a fav for us..... I always rave about how it was the BEST local chain concept... .. cpl years ago it began to turn bad and keeps getting worse BUT I’m hopeful that they can figure it out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Diners spread more than 6 feet, masks were used and waitress was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was deserted, not what I'm used to. The waitress wore plastic gloves which are actually unhygienic if not changed between every guest interaction. Just expected NYAJ to have a more welcoming environment.

JR
vipJennR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes it's a chain but the quality of food is on point and the team works hard to give the best service, even in these strange times.

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vipsandiegobaby67
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place to eat and just have a relaxing night.

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Christine
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was service. Restaurant was very quiet as it was a Monday night. Very clean and following all protocols. Will definitely be back!

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Not Your Average Joe's Norwell offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 616-6160.

Not Your Average Joe's Norwell is rated 4.2 stars by 934 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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