Not Your Average Joe's Norwell

4.2
899 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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vipTaffy
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was excellent! She was super nice and accommodating!

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nphRN
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portions smaller than in past, prices higher. Server was attentive as could be but clearly the restaurant was understaffed.

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BJac
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was fantastic, our server was outstanding; quality of food seemed to have decreased over last year.

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GeriC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Our waitress, Colleen was really nice
My husband had to share my dry chicken dish because his salmon was so under cooked
We eventually got it take out to bring home. That was disappointing
We met friends we haven't seen in awhile and the food issues were awkward.

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frank
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a reservation Monday; drove up from the Cape and it was closed. Shouldn’t have taken the reservations of you weren’t open.

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Mlammers
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I went to enjoy a meal with a friend I had not seen in a while and we were both disappointed. Before I go for the bad I want to point out the good. Our Server Melissa was excellent and on point and did her best to make our visit good one! Melissa and a great Manhattan made with Bulleit bourbon were the shining stars!!

Our cheesesteak egg rolls were ok and our soft drinks were fine.

The Restaurant was very clean including the restrooms!

Now the bad:

The air conditioning was out of order making the temperature inside the restaurant very uncomfortable.

My Poke bowl was under seasoned to the point of being close to flavorless and would have been better had the diced raw tuna been served on a bed of chilled greens and vegetables in a slaw of sorts the texture of the rice and quinoa were unpleasant and grainy and the tuna was soft and mealy. The crunchy tortilla strips on top, mushrooms and pea pods off to the side didn’t add much. My big question is where was the ponzu sauce or the siracha aioli this dish was under dressed and under seasoned it was like a bad date “under dressed and lacking personality”

My friend’s Crispy Chicken Southwest salad also suffered from the same fate it was under dressed, under seasoned and lacking in flavor.

The dining room temperature and the meal quality had us cutting our visit short so we could head elsewhere for dessert.

I used to be a regular and this was my first visit to NYAJ’s since the early pandemic shutdown and I understand that they may be getting back on their feet but there are some food fundamentals currently missing from the equation that have me temporarily removing them from my list of goto dining establishments I will try them again in a month or so and hopefully they will get their MOJO back!!

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JanC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and so was the service. This is a favorite restaurant of ours, and we have some favorite items on the menu. Tried Crispy Bang Bang shrimp for the first time and loved it. Only disappointment was that they were out of a New Sealand wine we wanted. Our waitress was wonderful, attentive without being a bother, pleasant and cheerful.

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Southdown
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, our waitress was very attentive. Of course the bread at the beginning of the meal is amazing as always. The only complaint I had was the cost of the burger. A base burger is $13.50 and every topping you add is between $1-2. So I had a burger with cheese, onions, mushrooms, bacon, and it cost $18.50. I think that's a little much. But, I know restaurants are still recovering so I am willing to pay it. Just a head's up!

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KarenC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining At Joe’s! The food is always great.

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ClaireH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, tasty food, good location. Overall very good.

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SusanM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and good service!

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JenR
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, as always. My only complaint is that they apparently changed their policy on free refills, which was not obvious from the menu. Obviously, it’s their prerogative to change their policy, but I really think servers should let diners know when they ask for a refill that they’ll be charged again, especially when it’s a change from previous practice. No way would we have knowingly spent $13.50 on 3 glasses of a non-alcoholic drink. Not a huge deal—just a little frustrating.

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great company

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betty
New England
82 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It pains me to write this review as I am a long time fan of NYAJ Norwell but our meals were a disappointment. First off we were served the complimentary bread and dipping oil. The bread was fresh and delicious. The dipping oil which NYAJ is famous for was served with the seasoning and cheese but no oil. I chose the chicken piccata entree which I have had many times. My dish was anything but chicken piccata. It consisted of two overly cooked chicken breasts which was covered with a slightly moist pasta but definitely no piccata sauce. My companion ordered the meatloaf which is a favorite of his. The meatloaf and potatoes looked like yesterday’s leftovers. I am fully aware that most restaurants are struggling these days so I tend to give them a pass. I want this restaurant to succeed as it has been a long time “go to” restaurant for me. I will give it another try in the future. The saving grace of the night was our server Owen. Owen was working his butt off but was able to provide very good service.

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gorm
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
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!

KC
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
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WWWalker
New England
12 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
2 reviews
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
42 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.

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

Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Good family atmosphere

FAQs

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 899 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Norwell does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/gift-cards/.

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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