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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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3.9

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for a Date (7)
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Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·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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 (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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·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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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always good food and service. Great advantage is they take reservations on line and never rush you out. If you are going to a local play, they also give % off bill (which I wasn't aware of until I mentioned this last visit - bonus!)

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food, the environment and especially the service was fantastic - Susan was our server and she was amazing!! Super attentive, friendly, quick, always smiling!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The service was great from the minute we walked in the door to the service at the table. The food was enjoyable and affordable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was great. Service was ok - friendly but slow.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went to Not Your Average Joes before going to see a play. Food was very good and great service and they made sure we were out in plenty of time to get to the show.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was just meh. Randolph location is so much better. Server was just okay. Not bad but not great either.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We went for the Buck-A-Shuck oysters and they were excellent. We sat in the bar and our waitress was very nice, however, the service was extremely slow. My husband ordered the first dozen oysters as I was almost there and it took about 40 minutes to get them, and the 2nd dozen came out almost immediately after the first dozen. Other workers brought them over and let us know that they were selling "faster than he could shuck them" but that was an extremely long time and it took a long time to get our drinks and the rest of our food. It took a very long time just to get the bread and oil as well. I would say at least 20 minutes. We like Joe's - are on the email/birthday list but this was some of the slowest service in a long time. I would see the waitress bringing people at neighboring tables things (bread, drinks) and nothing for us. Very disappointed in the slowness of the service.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Have not had fried chicken in years. ordered the fried chicken and it was very dry. Way over cooked. The mashed potatoes were the same way. I've had good meals here in the past but this one was terrible! Won't be in a hurry to return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Nicole was a really fun waitress. Very conscientious and fast.
Food was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

NYAJ's is a great value for your money. The menu is creative and there are many healthy options. The staff is always very nice and attentive. The interior could use an update but it is clean and not too loud! Everyone in my family can find something they really like! The mustard chicken is excellent! Another thing I like is a couple of fancy fruit drink without alcohol they are festive if you don't want alcohol.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I really like the new menu at Not Your Average Joe's both my husband and I had the Frutti Di Mare the seafood is fresh and very tasty and you get quite a lot in the meal. The service was very good also.

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food quality was not up to the same level as previous visits. It was only "OK" not outstanding or excellent.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had a quiet dinner with friends of over 50 years. The food was good, the service was efficient, and the atmosphere was ideal. No rushed us in any way so we were able to enjoy our meal and the company of friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

So glad that NYAJ in Norwell went back to Open Table! It makes a quick dinner or lunch decision so easy!
I took a family member there for the Monday oyster special and between those and the drinks our waiter took really good care of us. My drink, based on St. Germaine, doesn't have a name, but the waiter and therefore bartender nailed it. I had the lobster roll which had to be taken home from being so full and he had a small beef dish and did the same. The lobster roll was so-so and the coleslaw not great , but the rest made up for it!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Not Your Average Joe's is one of my favorite restaurants. The new menu has added mussels which I enjoyed they were delicious and I also had the seafood there which I also enjoyed and have tried 3 times.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great time service was fantastic. Lots of choices love the oil with the bread it was delicious

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nachos are terrible. Small stack of large tortilla chips. Bartender very nice.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The food is always out of the ordinary, well presented and well prepared.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Enjoyed the Tuscan Grilled Chicken on Ciabata roll with organic salad greens. Fresh and tasty lunch choice. Friend chose the Vegetarian burger with fries--burger didn't taste very good; fries were greasy. The server was great though, to offer another sandwich in place. The Grilled cheese was tasty. Enjoyed the outdoor seating on a nice summer day.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I love the new seasonal menu changes. The staff is always very knowledgeable, polite and accommodating. I would always suggest making reservations or going at the not so busy times to make sure you don't have a long wait.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My experience was really good, and I brought two other people with me. My friend from work and I took one of the staff out for her birthday because she takes me and my friend out on Gail Social Group. Gail is also bringing us to our banquet this year so our patents don't need to come along.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We both enjoyed our meal from the new menu the Frutti De mar it was delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The wait staff was attentive and the food is good. I had a burger with the gluten free roll and I enjoyed the food. As someone who is gluten sensitive Not Your Average Joe's is my go to spot because of the many selections available. Also my dinner partners are always happy with their meals as well.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Been here countless times, usually it's better. Was understandably busy because it was Mother's Day, but we weren't seated until 25 minutes past our reservation time. Hostess was apologetic, but not until after I approached them about the delay. She pointed out a table where a party was finishing up & said that would be my group's table after it was cleared. Then we watched the waitress bring them a dessert menu...and get dessert. Finally we were seated next to the bar at some high tops that were pushed together, and it was awful. Dark, loud, cramped. Our waitress wasn't very attentive and it just wasn't the nice dinner we anticipated. I wouldn't say this is normal for this restaurant, but I'll never make a reservation there again. I'd be more likely to pop in for lunch or dinner at an off peak time.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We just ate at NYAJ for Mother's Day. We won't go back. Don't get me wrong, we didn't expect anything fancy. My expectations were set to where I was eating. I wasn't expecting fine cuisine, but the team on tonight were not prepared for the day. They just couldn't keep up with the reservations they had taken. When we sat at out table we crossed over food on the carpet, food under our table and crumbs on the seats. We were a party of 5. The new waitress was very nice and all seemed like it would be fine; Loud, crowded, but fine. My mom and I decided to split an order of chicken piccata and my daughter ordered her own dish of the same. The entrees all came with my mom's and mine on two plates, split in the kitchen. My daughter's never came. The waitress never put it in. Mine included cold pasta, sauces, capers and green beans with warm chicken breast. By the time my daughter's entree arrived we were all done eating and she took a few bites and we brought the rest home. They took the "far too late" chicken piccata order off the bill, but the whole thing was laughable by the end.

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