Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

4.6
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1100 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hmmmm, let's see. Ok, here we go. Every time we go there it is the very best of the best. 9 times out of 10 we prefer the same thing. My wife lived the mustard crusted chicken sandwich with a side salad. I order the tuna wontons, double order of tuna, and it is just so wonderful. But the meal wouldn't be complete without our most favorite person Kendra. She has a beautiful personality, and is the type of person you can tell is genuinely sincere and caring. Honestly, if she wasn't working on a day we were going to go, we would wait until another day that she was there. Thanks Joe's, and thank you Kendra.

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viptoyo52mk
New England
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, I go back often and will continue to go back especially for the Monday oysters, yummy!

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PaulineR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not as good during our visit. I'm unsure whether the food quality has deteriorated since our visits in the past. The bread, which we used to love, seemed different as well and not as tasty.

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KatieM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has set up a comfortable safe space outside to sit with a tent so if it starts to rain you won’t feel a thing. The servers were completely safe with masks and they even encourage the Internet menu v ones to be cleaned so you’re safer. Amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very safe and staff and food was amazing and it was nice they all surprised my neice they sang to her

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gourmand
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

NYAJs is always a good option for lunch or dinner. The food is of consistently high quality, and the servers are efficent and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chuck is the best server. very attentive and friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped by for lunch and drinks. Waitstaff was great and the food was good. We enjoyed both the food and drinks. We sat in the patio with two sides opened and two sides enclosed. We felt safe.

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CarrieR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

it was BAD BAD BAD. Expected a nice night but the food was bad, our waitress was rude, and it was very noisy.

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BBEats
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dependable and very friendly service. Something for everyone too..

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They do the best Caesar salad and burger, they have a nice tented outdoor area with string lights, and are always super friendly.
The covid precautions are excellent and I always feel very safe.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Moved reservation to indoor from outdoor seating before arriving. Took an hour for the entrees to arrive. While having bread, no napkins or silverware were delivered. Our sodas were comped because the food was slow in being prepared/delivered. The shrimp scampi was outstanding, probably the best I've ever had.

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Outstanding
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a lunch meeting and it was great! A bit chilly the day so we opted for inside dining. Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Highly recommend

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LanceM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

disappointed that they keep changing menu(in other words, swap ingredients and raise the prices )
Jambalaya now served with linguini instead of Spanish rice ( the way it’s supposed to be)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. The tuna is so fresh you would think you are at a seafood restaurant in the water down the cape. They do it 2 ways and I love them both. My wife loves the mustard crusted chicken sandwich, especially the lemon aioli. Great job NYAJ. WE LOVE YA

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EdGrenon
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went for a drink and app. It was good. Always a good time at Joes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Love going here.

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vipKUDA
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very nice and very considerate of these COVID times. They allowed us to evaluate outdoor and indoor seating and decide where to sit. The server was excellent.
Food was excellent.

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EugenieC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for patio seating but a thunderstorm was underway so we were invited to indoor seating. Our first time back in a restaurant since March! As would be expected from NYAJ, followed all the rules and still friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed the food and drink, background music, and of course the staff. Still thinking about the strawberry shortcake two days later!

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KaylaV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and kind staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I took my sister and nephew out for dinner and made reservations for 8pm - when we arrived (@7:50) the restaurant was closing. They kept the kitchen open for us and a few other guests. The host and waiters were very nice and the food was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always have a great experience at NYAJ’s, even with pandemic dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I did outdoor seating and overall it was very nice!! It was very loud but the food was great and the service was good as well!

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T3WBoston
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's been our first time to a restaurant since the pandemic began. So it was a treat to be eating out — and since the weather was nice it was really great to be out, for sure.

Food was great as was the service! No complaints and would recommend to others for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, amazing Buffalo mango BBQ chicken pizza!!! Great Job NYAJ'S!!! Oh and make sure to try the "peanut butter thing"

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HarishB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I go there often but the quality of the Sirloin Steak this time was awful ! Hopefully they will fix it whatever was wrong.

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LilyB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accomadating to me and my party. Look forward to coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating patio

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of indoor space and outdoor space.
Great meal, as always!

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oink
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, service was excellent. Would recommend

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TracyK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating for social distancing. Our 1st time out since being in State lock down!

MD
MarieD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not Your Average Joe’s is back and the food, service and experience was great!
The service emphasized safety and distancing while still warm and friendly.
Great dining and so nice to go out yet felt very safe!

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viptols
New England
47 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be out dining. Pizza and salad were great.

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vipFaithB
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had lunch outside, thankfully a nice breeze. Waitress, Emma, was excellent. I had the "impossible" burger and it was outstanding! Thought it was real hamburg because it looked and tasted like it. Other 3 people enjoyed their meal.

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HockeyMom
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great Father's Day dinner. The cocktails and dinners were scrumptious.

HG
HeatherG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The only thing that I did not like was a guest was allowed to bring a huge German shepherd dog in the patio area to sit with them while they had dinner . That was ridiculous as other people were sitting at tables nearby also having dinner.
Dogs should not be allowed in any eating establishment , especially a dog that size .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first Covid outing/dining on patio. Its great to be welcomed back! and wish every success in the “ new norm” of dining. Good job!!

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vipkateo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always and they did a good job of social distancing everyone safely.

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ValG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, tables...everything was great. It was nice to finally eat out, and we felt very comfortable. I would definitely make a reservation online.

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vipMikeys23
New England
152 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's nice to get out and patronize a restaurant. Everyone is struggling right now. It's nice to be able to support those who haven't worked in a while. We've eaten at the Watertown location before, but it was inside. It was nice to sit outside on a nice evening. Food and service was very good. Will certainly go back.

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Not Your Average Joe's Watertown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 926-9229 ext. 4.

Not Your Average Joe's Watertown is rated 4.6 stars by 1100 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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