Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

4.4
1141 Reviews
$30 and under
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 and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or outside on our patio. Our bar is also open for dining.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1141 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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leslies
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Stacked Tostadas and sangria were amazing! Thank you!

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AmyD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

While we were able to make a reservation on open table the restaurant itself was closed when we arrived.

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CarlyF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love NYAJ, been a loyal customer for years. Dined in for the first time since COVID and appreciated the outside dining flexibility.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff VERY pleasant and prompt. Food was fantastic!!

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vipAndrewOfNewton
New England
68 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food. We had not been here in years and years..but will return again soon.

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vipSJMG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always get a good meal! And it’s so nice to have gluten free options as I have celiac disease.

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LindaL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very pleasant outdoor patio. good variety on the menu, reasonable prices. always wonderful service.

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vipBlueginger
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The service was almost overly solicitous. The food was not great...the bread came out raw at first. The entree was bland and the coffee was atrocious. The best things were the sangria and raspberry sorbet. I miss the Needham location!

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Metoo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our waitress who we luv was very busy covering the bar and tables.

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Marta
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sitting out on the patio for dinner. Waitstaff was friendly and very efficient for a very busy weekend night!

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coopersmom
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still favorite but miss the bloody marys. Please bring them back

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vipMiked
New England
58 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining is getting back and NYAJs in Watertown is a great place to start.

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ShariG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food and nice ambiance Our waiter was great! Service was timely and our server surprised my daughter with a candle on her dessert and the staff sang Happy Birthday. I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was actually an average experience.

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NatalieT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff person, Jessica, was warm & attentive. She delivered excellent service. My BBQ meatloaf was delicious & my Margarita was perfect.

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vipTreatnightout
New England
71 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time back since the pandemic started. Very quiet, new menu, but the food is just as good as it ever was. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding good, great service!!

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vipDCC52
New England
45 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside space, menu offers good variety and good value.

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vipKathy
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent and our server was outstanding.....can't remember his name but he gets an A+ in customer service!

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Sopita
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We got there about 9:06pm didn’t get someone’s attention for about 5-6 minutes. The hostess was also serving us she took a while to get drinks, mind you the restaurant was not busy.

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RoseO
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day. Everyone enjoyed their meal, kids included. Desserts were very good too’

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vipMillers
New England
196 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Mustard crusted chicken and AHI tuna poke bowl are insanely good. Service rocked as always.

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KayJ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, flexible menu choices,excellent wine selections

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Jorge
New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were three in our party on a Saturday evening, and requested a booth. The only one available was a booth for six, and she gave it to us. Our waitress was Kendra (or close) and she is one of the best waitresses we've met. All of us agreed. The drinks were excellent. Good bar. Had one appetizer that came promptly and hot. We ate three entrees: a chicken, a pizza and a Ahi tuna. All delicious and well prepared. No dessert, though tempting.

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Jorge
New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We lost our birthday certificate but decided to have this birthday dinner at NYAJ's anyway because we could walk and it was convenient. Ordered two drinks from the bar, and they were excellent. Had two entrees that came promptly and warm. Our waiter checked on us mid meal, and everything was done with social distancing in mind. There were more than six feet between us the the next table.

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vipkimw
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good and the service was great.

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ErnieB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Joe's.. but this last time we were there on a Sunday for Brunch: and they had no Bloidy Mary mix or Tomato Juice?!?? What??!!.
Very very dissappointing

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LeslieL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to return to a restaurant. great meal of steak tips and mustard encrusted chicken. Not crowded and quiet - more relaxing than a typical pre covid Sat night. Nice attentive waitress and hostess

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Bostonian
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is much smaller now. Hopefully this is temporary.
The food was absolutely delicious.
Chuck is the best waiter.

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Lucai
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lots of space between table during cover! Waitress was wonderful-very up-beat! Quick service and drinks! My food was excellent-shrimp/chicken/rice bowl with avocado and mango ! My husband had the mustard chicken he had once before but it wasn't as good! Plain steamed broccoli with it. Good value

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good. Bring back the bowls!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good - friendly staff and quiet atmosphere

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi.
The waiter staff is pleasant. Hostess friendly all in their masks and try to keep a 6ft distance, thank you.
We love coming their; it's clean and it's
Friendly. Food is good.
Yum
Denise Patnod, Lic. Ac.
Cambridge

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vipJimK7
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYA Joe's is always tasty and satisfying. The dumplings were delicious. They added teriyaki sauce to my simple salmon. The focaccia with dip is a draw every trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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MeghanG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Kendra was a gem! Food was good cocktails were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday.

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vipHollyT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's very quiet in Covid, but feels very safe. The tables are sanitized and only every other one is available. The staff are great and I always feel completely safe eating here. I cant believe more people dont eat out here during Covid, it's the perfect option. The menu is reduced but it still has the wonderful ceasar salad and a kid menu - lifesaver for when I cant be bothered to cook!

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vipKellyC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Server was terrific, felt very safe with COVID rules applied. Masks for everyone and quick service. Was disappointed with my $16 salad in that the avocado was mostly brown, but the rest was good. Just not sure why it would be served very obviously brown as I had to scrape it off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and clean, spacious environment. Attentive staff. Good food and drinks

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Watertown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/gift-cards/.

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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