Not Your Average Joe's Norwell

4.3
916 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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JamieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Good family atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

MK
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
18 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

BJ
BidmanJoeM
New England
20 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
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place to eat and just have a relaxing night.

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Christine
New England
5 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!

PB
vipPatriciaB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, the food was delicious, the service was great, but in addition, the management and staff went above and beyond with their Covid-19 precautions. Thank you for the extra efforts!

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vip2ofakind
New England
78 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There’s a Burger King down the road. Next time I’ll go there. A lot less expensive and just as mediocre.

JT
vipJohnTzimorangas
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and restaurant is always consistent and a great place to eat.

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BobB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great menu, good service. would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great family restaurant. Don’t reserve a high top seat because they are in the bar and it is first come first serve and you will end up waiting.
Food and drinks are great!!!

MW
vipMarilynW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at a restaurant since the pandemic. We ate outside. The view of Accord Pond across the street was lovely at sunset. The waitress was helpful, and the food was delicious.

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Craig
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Steak and cheese egg roll was great. The Burger and fries were disgusting. Fries were clearly old and being reheated. Burger was raw. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AJ was attentive and helpful with the menu and recommendations. The autumn sangria was delicious!

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LynneO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad Joes is still in business given the virus. Great food in a very clean environment. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Have always been a fan of not your Average Joe’s but this Norwell location seems to be a little off base. Have had trouble with takeout here before but thought that in-person might be better. Server received multiple tables but didn’t even acknowledge us until much later. Other tables who came after us had their food well before us. Just was not up to par. Definitely committed to patronizing other businesses during the Covid time, unfortunately this won’t be one.

JM
JoyMexperience
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Handicapped spaces on opposite side of restaurant from outdoor dining area, while food pickup area is right outside door. Had to walk through restaurant to get to patio and restaurant felt under ventilated, smelled musty. Was seated at far end of patio, because all nearer table were reserved. Waitress worked hard to go all the way around a fence in the middle of patio to get to us. However she couldn't overcome the other below-average aspects of the experience, including food where my burger overcooked and fries soggy. Drink, classic margarita, was good and got me through.

JT
vipJohnTzimorangas
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was terrific a young lady from Rockland. The food, as always, was good and consistent.

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CD2017
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really impressed with the cleanliness and attention to COVID prevention guidelines.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seated quickly - food was great, service was excellent!

JT
vipJohnTzimorangas
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistent and good and the service is always professional

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HelenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We had reservations for the patio but when we arrived, it was cold and rainy and even though the area had a canopy, we requested a table inside. We were immediately accommodated with a table with good social distancing. Our waitress was pleasant and informed us it was her first night back after 3 months because of the Covid. We ordered drinks and they arrived and she brought a lovely basket of bread. We ordered 2 Caesar salads for the four of us to share. We waited and waited and waited and no Caesar Salad but our waitress arrived with our main course. She had forgotten to put in the salad order. We decided to forget the salads because our entree had arrived. I had requested no fries but asked for a vegetable in place of them. My dinner which was a lobster roll arrived with fries and spinach and no coleslaw which was supposed to come with the meal.. We decided not to say anything and passed the fries around the table. My husband and his friend ordered the Chicken Parmesan and liked it and my friend ordered the salmon and liked it. The manager came over and apologized for the forgotten salads and sent one free of charge and also said dessert was on the house. My lobster roll was fine but I have had many better. The bill came and the Caesar Salad was on the bill and I reminded our waitress that we were not to be charged and she immediately apologized and returned with a proper bill. We enjoyed our desserts which were not on the bill. All in all, we felt the manager was very gracious and certainly went out of his way to make us happy after the mix up. We will certainly go back again but I would not order the lobster roll.

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Anatole
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our host and server were very pleasant and helpful. Everyone was happy with food each ordered. We sat outdoors in their newly expanded patio and the experience was enjoyable.

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FredB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only problem was last call for food and drink at 8. Not the restaurant’s fault. The fault of the moron governor.

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PeggyH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service,food was good.They followed all coronavirus guidelines.We would go back.

MA
MARYB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

My only complaint was that the landscaping leaves a lot to be desired and wasn’t very appealing. There were weeds growing in the patio every where!! No flowers or plants. Not appealing at all.

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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was great for my business lunch. We were able to sit inside, but comfortably spaced from other tables. The waitress was patient and informative and the food was awesome! Especially the sushi wontons.

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BillR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Not your average Joes used to be my go to restaurant. Went there on Saturday, and had very little selection. Bread not as good. Smaller portions. Very disappointing.

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KimC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was extremely hot inside the restaurant. That was really our only issue.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for inside seating. The tables were clearly spaced apart and we felt at ease, and it was obvious rules were being observed by everyone. The staff could not have been more courteous and attentive. The food was great. Thank you for a very enjoyable lunch.

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 4.3 stars by 916 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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