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Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

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858 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Gluten Free Options
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.

Not Your Average Joe's Watertown is located on Main Street in Watertown, MA. We are steps from the Watertown Free Public Library, and minutes from the Arsenal Mall and Charles River.

We are conveniently located up the road from Athena Health's expansive campus, the Perkins School for the Blind, and Watertown High School. Nearby lodging includes the Super 8 Watertown/Cambridge/Boston Area, Crowne Plaza Boston -Newton, and the Residence Inn by Marriot Boston Watertown.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Sunday 11:30a 10:00p
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
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Phone number
(617) 926-9229 ext. 4
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raphael Fihlo
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Not Your Average Joe's - Watertown can accommodate all of your special event needs. Choose from three different Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus, or order à La Carte!
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Private party contact
Sara Murtagh: (855) 433-8216
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Catering
We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church St.
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Parking details
Ample parking is available behind the building. The lots are metered from 9am-6pm, Monday thru Saturday.
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Public transit
Mass Transit Bus: 70,71 and 59.
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Special events & promotions
We host all different events for the Watertown community! Happy hours? Check. Baby shower? Done. Engagement party? You got it! Give us a call, and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll figure out how we can help. We offer catering, are great for birthdays, and have a host of allergy-friendly options for anyone in your group.

We also host our own special events throughout the year as well! From wine dinners to fundraisers, beer dinners to brunches, we have it all. Check back on our website event page or on here to stay up to date on all of our upcoming special events!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 858 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

NYAJ is always a great place to go. Their focaccia w olive oil and Parmesan dip is to die for (the bread they give you while waiting). I’ve found their dishes to vary - some are amazing and some are ok. This time I had the mustard (something) chicken, which was great and my hubby had the haddock which was meh. I’ve def had more good food there than “meh” food though!!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Buck as schuck oysters is a great deal. Otherwise food average-good and appropriately priced. Nice neighborhood venue.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

They are advertising brunch but then only had 2 choices. A little disappointed. $12.50 for 2 small pieces of French toast (although very good) seemed off. They are always so good so being kind of harsh. High expectations

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My wife has gluten and soy allergies and I have a dairy intolerance. Our server was amazing! He understood cross contamination and double checked ingredients. When our meal was served, we were reminded that we could not share as we each had food which contained something the other could not eat.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I like NYAJs as they are always reliable with friendly service and delicious, fresh made dishes and pizza. There are many choices for diners with various wants including vegetarian and gluten free. My favorites are the pizzas, chicken enchiladas, steak tips, chicken quesadilla and my all time fav ahi tuna wontons which you can also get on slices of cucumbers. Enjoy.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our waitress was great!! Very upbeat and friendly.....she took our order without writing it down and got it right.......

My complaint was that I ordered my Steak Tips to be Medium Well and it came Very Well Done.....I didnt send it back because by the time it would get re cooked everyone else would be done with their dinner.....

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent steak wedge!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

You can never go wrong at Not Your Average Joe's quality food, good service and nice atmosphere.
We will be back again!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good food. Great desserts

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I usually have a better experience here but tonight was not too pleasant. Our server was not very attentive. He never returned to our table, except to take our orders and bring our check. Luckily we were paying cash and left it on the table. We might still be sitting there had we paid by credit card. Also,the chicken in my Picatta seemed almost artificial. It was rubbery and seemed almost under cooked. For a restaurant that boasts fresh, and cooked to order, it didn't seem so.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always great. Thanks for another memorable meal with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Not Your Average Joe's has become our go to restaurant. Great service and food. Town parking makes it convenient and the ability to make reservations is most helpful

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

When ecquestioned about a birthday email. The manager told us that they would give us 15.00 off and 2free desserts.
How nice.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

NYA Joe's is always yummy and they have my favorite cocktail - the Pomegranate Passion Martini. We used our Open Table rewards and had a huge dinner with just the tip paid out of pocket!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We moved from Watertown but love to eat here when we’re in the area! The food is so great and always have been happy with the service! Can’t wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Took my 2 boys, 4 & 2, solo to dinner. The staff was so awesome - quick, friendly, helpful and attentive. Our server even sat down and hung out at our table with the 2 year old while I took his brother to the bathroom. They were quick to bring the food but didn’t rush us at all. Best spot in town for my kids. And I had a good steak entree to boot. Huge win.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

went for dinner on a rare night off......a margarita, 5 oysters and 5 shrimp were yummy!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Birthday celebration for my wife. My son bought a cake and the server graciously stored in frig. and also added some extra fruits. Very accommodating...

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Waiter was great. Food was tasty

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Overall great options and menu

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a Valentine's Day/birthday celebration. It was a pleasant evening the wait staff was friendly and considering how busy they were did a good job getting thereThe food out.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

NYAJ's is my favorite place to eat. Food is consistently great! Keep up the good work!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a nice pre-Valentine's day Dinner at Joe's. Full Valentine's menu was available and we beat the crowds. I had Crab-stuffed flounder which was very flavorful. My Valentine had the chicken which he said was good. Our server Kendra was awesome, as usual. Joe's is right in our neighborhood so we always feel comfortable there. We'll be back soon!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Enjoy Monday night oysters We always request Chuck great waitstaff

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I was a bit annoyed the lunch menu was not available on Sundays. Don't recall online them stating that.
Server was very good and friendly.
I ordered the grilled salmon filet and took about half home. Upon eating it tonight the remainder of the fish had many bones in it. This was upsetting as it was supposed to be a filet.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Very accommodating to alterations in the menu items (no potatoes so could substitute carrots for example. Like the GF options too!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We were able to linger for a few hours without feeling rushed!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We sat at the pizza bar. It is very entertaining to watch the food prepared. The food and the service were great

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

After being seated in a booth as we requested, we had an enjoyable dinner with an excellent waitress!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We are regulars here for a reason (the bread and oil obviously) - but really the food is good and has a lot of gluten free options for me which makes it a happy compromise for me and my husband. We will continue to return again and again -

Billy was our server - super nice, attentive but didn't swarm us every 5 minutes and very personable. He made our dinner even more enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had lunch with my cousins and brought our one year old. Our waitress was super nice and attentive. The food was delicious. Overall a great casual lunch out.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The server (Victoria) was much better than the meal! Usually i love the food here but the fish was quite oily and spinach more heavily seasoned than i expected. And...this is the second time i've been here that the delicious bread was a little on the stale side!! Next time i will send it back, as the usual fresh bread is close to heaven. They failed to note my Open Table reservation when i arrived (and mentioned it). I was informed by Open Table that i hadn't honored my reservation. It's all cleared up now, but annoying.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

It is what it is - generally a safe bet for bar/kid/carbo-rich foods that are pretty good. Nice service. Not expensive. Open for lunch. We chose by location.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Since the first time at the Watertown location and I really loved it! I am a huge fan of the complementary bread and cheese/olive oil dip. The seafood fettuccine meal hat has a lot of shrimp , scallops and mushrooms in a delicious cream sauce. Everything was awesome!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We do not live in MA but every time we come into the Boston area, we make Average Joes a priority. Their bread is the best around. I had their Caribbean spicy chicken tenders with blue cheese and they were amazing. My husband got the smoked salmon benedict and that was good as well.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was a loud night due to the football game being on and lots of families with young children nearby. We still had a great time; just difficult to hear each other at times! Great food and our waiter was helpful and attentive.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Like to go again for my birthday 🎂 and my anniversary also.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Went with a group of 7 coworkers for lunch before the holidays. Not Your Average Joe's in Watertown accommodates large groups with varying diets/food preferences. There was enough room at the table and plenty of food options for people to choose from. The service was friendly and timely. The wait staff was understanding when we were waiting for a member of our group to arrive after he got held up at the office.

This restaurant is fairly vegetarian friendly- there are plenty of options beyond a salad and many options that you can order a veggie version of.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Our waitperson was outstanding - attentive, but not overly so, and took very good care of us!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent post theater meal. A real positive is the discount given to theater goers.
Food was delicious The server was great and made helpful suggestions.
We will definitely return again soon.

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