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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.

111 Pond Street
Norwell, MA 02061
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Route 53

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 616-6160

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/

Executive Chef:
Jeff Tenner

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

Additional:
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

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food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and drinks. Something for everyone on the menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Terrible experience at one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

the noise level is very high in the dining room but the food was excellent.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We have frequented this restaurant many times and it never disappoints! Great drinks, especially Sangria and creative dishes that you don't find elsewhere, which all have been delicious. Always make a reservation if you don't want to wait! It is always busy, with good reason!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

A very nice place to eat the food is very good every time I go there and the service is pretty
quick and employees very friendly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Made reservations for 7:00pm. Arrived just before 7:00. Were advised they were just clearing the table and would be a couple of minutes. Checked back in 10 minutes and were told it would be another 10-15 minutes. Finally they told us it would be just a second and 5 minutes later we were seated. We ordered and never saw my chowder until the waiter came back to check on us. Overall not a good experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I enjoyed NYAJ, but it would not be my go to. The food was okay (I got grilled chicken and it was very thick, lacked flavor, and was a little chewy. The food took forever to get to us, but the waiter apologized and gave us free desert, however it was only one desert for our party of 6.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2015

The service was excellent. Kudos to Kevin, our waiter. He was very attentive in a no-so- overbearing way.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2015

I am a frequent diner at this NYAJ location. It is my "go to" restaurant. On this particular occasion I took advantage of the Oktoberfest specials. I selected pork schnitzel and krugel with steamed purple cabbage. Schnitzel and cabbage were excellent. Unfortunately I found the krugel to be bland and dry, thus the 4 stars for food. My dining companion chose an appetizer of sausage, potato and a veggie from the Oktoberfest menu which he deemed very good. He also selected an entree of Portuguese stew from the regular menu which was also very good. Two of us ordered a cup of coffee after dinner. The coffee was not good, served with milk. Would have preferred coffee with cream or 1/2 and 1/2. Our server was outstanding. I believe her name was Tekki. Will continue to go back to this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 1, 2015

I was travelling for work and this restaurant came up on a search, since we didn't know the area. It had a great waterfront view from the side patio. The service was good and the food was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Reservation worked perfect. We waited quite a while for food drinks and bread. Not servers fault. He was real good but seemed overworked. Fot a pizza which was just average. Usually enjoy food here but not this time

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Know for their bread and dipping oil, although generall very good, this time the bread was burnt and had the pizza for the first time and that was burnt as well.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2015

The restaurant took a reservation for 11:30 on a Sunday when it is not open until Noon. We went elsewhere. Disappointed at the misleading approach at NYAJ.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2015

I been here before the bread and oil dip is always fantastic

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2015

My husband and I love the uniqueness of the American fare at NYAJ's. We take into account everything about our dining experience, and I have to say that our waitress made our night. We had made reservations, which I highly recommend and were seated in a corner booth (more intimate for my birthday night out).
Our waitress was quite engaging: from talking about our drink choices from the bar - to an extended chat about it being my birthday. She was busy... but she didn't rush through any part of our meal. And then... dessert came with a candle in it! The waitstaff sang Happy Birthday, and the dessert ended up being 'on the house'.
Of course our dinners - pizza, and I ordered the grilled balsamic salmon entree - were VERY good, and the whole experience left us ready to take on the night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 29, 2015

NYAJoe's is our favorite destination for a last-minute dining out; it's generally easy to get a table without waiting (especially via OpenTable), and we can always count on interesting menu choices and excellent execution. This evening was no different; my wife opted for the special lobster roll, which she deemed excellent, and I went with an "old" favorite, the steak wedge salad, which also met or exceeded my expectations. Our server, Lynne, suggested changes to our order that improved on the value and experience, and, as usual, the delivery of the meals was expedited by whatever server was available. NYAJoe's is a well-oiled machine, and a pleasure to visit every time, in our experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2015

Favortie go to restaurant..food always great and love the staff..very friendly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2015

This is a place I have gone often but this was the first time we ate outside. I would, however, eat on the side patio, not in front. Too much traffic 50 yards away and not the view I personally like. Service was very good and all our needs met.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2015

The bar was inviting and cheerful, the outside dinning an attractive option too, we choose door number 3, the main restaurant for alittle more privacy. The pork tenderloin was splendid and the marinade perfect for summer.
We tried something new, the watermelon sangria and enjoy it too.
Our server Nicole made the night a nice escape. Tks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2015

I frequent this NYAJ location approx 1 x month. It has always been my "go to" restaurant. I almost always rate 4 - 5 stars. On this particular evening the food was definitely off. Frequently order the edamame dumplings. On this visit the dumplings were under cooked, the dough was hard and chewy. I ordered the harissa chicken breast. The chicken breast was dry, harissa flavor lacking. My dining partner ordered the steak wedge salad. Meat doneness was inconsistent. Ordered medium, some pieces were medium well, other pieces barely medium. Service was slow but could not fault our server. Seemed as though food was unusually slow coming out of the kitchen. Our server was pretty attentive and aware of situation, I want to believe that this was an unusual night and probably will continue to dine at this location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2015

My fiancé and I had a very nice lunch out with our parents. The noise level was moderate but our server was attentive and the food was tasty. Very happy with our selection for entrees however would probably pass next time on the key lime pie, not the best i've ever had. Overall fantastic experience and I will be back again. I have been several times and have never eaten a meal i've never liked!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2015

The food is tasty and reliable, never had a bad meal and the wait staff is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2015

We like to eat at Joe's before going to Company Theatre, and have been there with as many as eight people. Everything has always been good. Fun Place, anytime.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Fine dining, great service, wonderful atmosphere. I love the way they change up the menu every month. I love trying the new dishes. And the new cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I have visited this NYAJ location several times. It is reliable and consistent for a good meal at a decent price. I love the creativity of the chef when it comes to monthly specials. I also like the fact that when available, the chef will use local ingredients. Went for Mom's Day. Very busy yet our server Rachel managed to deliver great service. It has become my "go to" restaurant.
The only flaw I could see was inconsistency with a strawberry basil margharita. This was a cocktail on the specials menu. The first margharita was excellent. A second one was ordered. The second had a very tiny piece of strawberry, a very tiny piece of basil and it looked like a glass of water. Would have sent it back but we were close to the end of our meal. Not a big deal as the whole experience was very enjoyable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2015

We always enjoy our visits to NYAJ's. The food is great, service is outstanding and open table always secures a table for us.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2015

It was overall a very good dining experiece, however the seating in our booth for 4 was extremely tight. The noise level at 6pm was very high, by 7pm much better. Our first time here we sat in the bar area and found it more to our liking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2015

I would return to Not Your Average Joe's. Our server was very attentive & professional. April is Wine Month, with a special wine list, bottles are $20.00, very good deal. The Food lost points because three fish entrees were over cooked. Other than that I would recommend highly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Great dining experience. Always upgrading the menu. :-)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2015

Best bread and dipping oil around! Nice place to meet friends and have a good meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Sercvice was great although a little cloying, like he,wanted us to hurry up. It was ok though s we were headed to a show and in a hurry. Food was good but I got the sweet blue burger which was crazy messy, sauce was everywhere and I had to eventually eat with a knife and fork. My and my husbands burgers were very juicy but his held together.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

I ordered margarita pizza. Tasted more like a thin slice of garlic bread than pizza. Non-existent tomatoes and very little cheese . I make a better one at home. My husband had flounder which was bland and the portion was small. Good thing he ordered a spinach salad. Only thing we both enjoyed was the Sangria. Definitely won't make a return visit. The waitress was great and very attentive as well as new, unfortunately the food didn't match the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Customer service, food, ambiance., location to theater was great. In addition we received 15% off our meal....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2015

I had no trouble with my reservation. I arrived 10 minutes before my reservation and the rest of my party, but was shown right to my table. The server arrived promptly with bread and an olive oil, garlic, parm cheese mixture that was served with a very good bread. She took my drink order which arrived quickly. As my party arrived, the server was fairly quick to come back for drink orders. We did wait a bit longer than I would have liked to place our dinner order, but it arrived in an acceptable amount of time. I ordered a side salad to be delivered with dinner, but it took about 20 minutes more. The manager delivered it with apologies and said there would be no charge for it...We did have trouble finding our server, or anyone else, who could refill our drinks. The reason I went to this restaurant is because they offer a 15% discount if you have theater tickets for a place down the street. I think it's worth going to...I've heard great things, the food is good, and you get 15% off your bill if you're going to a show at the Company Theatre which is a great perk...we had tickets!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2015

Service is first at NYAJ's. The staff caters to your every whim and management always stops by the table to check on things. A victim of their own success means it is usually a busy, vibrant atmosphere which can get a little noisy. For the money, the food is an excellent value and the scratch kitchen means having everything just the way you like it. If it's casual dining you desire, NYAJ's is tops.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2015

Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, great food and good service...what more can you ask for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2015

It was my birthday and they made it very special. There are only a couple vegetarian items on the menu but they are all good so it's hard for me to choose. They do have a good sized menu and great drinks. The bar is a great place to go just to pop in for an appetizer and a drink.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2015

Our waitress took our order and then disappeared. She came back 30 minutes later stating that our order was delayed the lounge was very busy. Shortly thereafter the manager came by and apologized that our order ticket got lost in the kitchen. We told him that the waitress lied to us stating the lounge was busy. The food finally arrived and it was delicious. The manager came by later stating that he was picking up the entire cost of our meal. He did the right thing. We will definitely go back. We just hope we get a different waitress.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2015

Lots of food to choose from. The service was fantastic. The only issue I had was parking, the lot was full and I had to drive around 3 times to find a spot to park. I ended up parking up on a snow bank.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2015

Service levels dropping.

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