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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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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (13)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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Vegan (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently good food. Server Susan was great. Will be back.

Tags: Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress Madison was fabulous! She was the only one for the bar side and was able to kerp up and always with a big smile.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great specialsl. Good service.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Experience was not up to usual standards. Food was not served as ordered. When noted to waitress, told a fix would result in even more issues. Fix resulted in very poor quality result making protein basically inedible. Very disappointing.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was really good, and our waiter, Gerry, was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, a great experience. Our Open Table reservation was for 6:30 and we arrived at 6:30 and were immediately seated even while many people were waiting for tables. Superb reservation management and much appreciated! The service from Brian was as friendly and properly attentive as usual - we were well taken care of throughout the meal. The food was great and we were able to take advantage of the Company Theater discount, as well as a couple of coupons we had. Love being on Joe's list for special offers.

You just can't do better for a dining experience that meets and exceeds expectations consistently than to dine at Joe's.

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have usually enjoyed our dining at NYAJ's. But this time the food was overcooked and poor. The service was unusually slow, but not the waitress fault.
However, the Restaurant was extremely busy. We, and many others, dined prior to going to the Company Theater.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We usually get a small booth when we go before our play. However the person in charge would not give us a booth because he said we had to request it. However there’s no place to request a booth on OpenTable. He seem to be less inclined to make an exception we will think again before going back to this restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The menus had special valentine options. Interesting and varied

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

had tickets to a show at Norwell Community Theater which is 5 minutes away from restaurant. Best Ahi Tuna Won Tons my wife has ever had. Steak tips perfectly cooked, juicy and tasty accompanied by home made mashed potatoes and under cooked green beans. Great hand crafted cocktails, nice wine list. Perfect for a before or after show meal. Appears to be in an old Ground Round building right off of Rte 3, exit 14, in Norwell.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vegan, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place! Had lunch with co-workers. Shared some great apps. Something for everyone & healthy options. Drinks delicious! Service was great and will be back for sure!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I love the food at this restaurant. Staff is always friendly and the bread is Amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated immediately in a booth, as requested. Our waitress, Nicole, was very friendly and attentive. My friend and I both had the mustard crusted chicken. It was delicious and the portions were large! Excellent experience all around.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Veggie Burger was completely mush and served on a hard bun. Very disappointing because we’ve always had very good meals at NYAJ’s.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been to this location several times and I keep going back. Glad it is back on OpenTable. My review for this visit is somewhat split. We were seated right away which was great. I ordered the chicken piccata entree which was very good. My friend ordered the double thick pork chop which was served with a risotto and arugula. The pork chop was ordered medium cooked which is the restaurant standard according to our server. I would always order pork to be cooked medium. The center of the chop was very pink which concerned me. It clearly was undercooked in the middle. Since we had waited close to an hour for our entrees my friend did not bother sending it back. Also there was barely any risotto on the plate. I estimated there to be about a tablespoon and 1/2 of risotto with a scant sprinkling of arugula. The chop was large and dominated the plate. Initially I thought there was only the chop on the plate. It was a very busy night. Our server was doing the best she could considering the business and other than the long wait for our entrees service was pretty good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Punctual seating thanks to using Open Table! Nice food choices and a great kids menu! Overall, we were pleased and would return soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved it! Food was delicious, service was friendly!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The Spaghetti Squash Bolonese was delicious! Last time, I dined there, the seasonal dish of butternut squash and ricotta stuffed pasta was excellent, too! Our server, Linda was pleasant and accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our group has been going to Joe's for nearly a year and we have not tired of the menu variations.
There always seems to be a few new things on the menu to try and everything is always great.
We will keep going back.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great restaurant for our pre show dinner on girl's night out to the Company Theater in Norwell. Service was excellent and we all enjoyed our entrees as well as ooooohhhhh that bread/oil/cheese and seasonings, highlight of the meal. Good food as well as diverse selection and service that was prompt and got us out and to our show in plenty of time.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Consistently consistent. Can be relied on to provide a more than adequate meal, at a consistently fair price

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of the best large group dining experiences I've had. The waitstaff was professional while still being fun, got everything right and brought us delicious food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Friends and I had lunch and then headed over to the Company Theater to watch a musical and we received 15% off our meal for having theater tickets there which was great. The meals are always delicious there no matter what you get, I had the Shrimp and scallop Fettuccine .
I always enjoy going there.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

great From start to finish. Server was wonderful and very attentive. Food was yummy, good place to meet up with friends!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waitress Gianna(?) was very pleasant, helpful and attentive...could not ask for more!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Joe's always has great food and now they have a new menu from which to choose.
We tried several new items and were very pleased.
Great food , fun surroundings and great service and value.
We keep going back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was great and our waiter was awesome. We were a large party and we all got our food at the same time and hot. Great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good food
Quick service
Waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always a great meal and variances from the menu are never an issue. We ask for Julie S. as our server whenever we stop by. She's the best! (not to dis the rest of the staff- they are all excellent)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Been there several times before, will go there again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Kitchen got slammed. Manager and wait staff kept us in the loop the whole time and apologized for the wait. They were terrific. Even offered us free dessert at the end!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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