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About Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

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.

55 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dining Bar

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

Cross Street:
Church St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 926-9229 ext. 4

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/massachusetts/watertown

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!

Parking Details:
Ample parking is available behind the building. The lots are metered from 9am-6pm, Monday thru Saturday.

Public Transit:
Mass Transit Bus: 70,71 and 59.

Executive Chef:
Raphael Fihlo

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!

Private Party Contact:
Sara Murtagh: (855) 433-8216

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Not Your Average Joe's Watertown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fun (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Vegan (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Perfect for families or for dinner with friends. Comfortable. Waitstaff and host staff are excellent and accommodating. Nice cocktails and seasonal menu items.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I would give all good scores except for restaurant was as usual too cold. I had to ask to move to a table near the pizza ovens where it was warmer. Very noisy, as usual and I like lively but don't have to want to shout. On past occasions music was too loud. Once I asked waitress to ask to have it turned down and they did, but only a little. Waiter very good and attentive. I go there occasionally so I still like it in spite of these drawbacks. Recommend: keep music level lower and temp. should be warmer. Otherwise like it.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not Your Average Joe's is always a great dining experience.Hostess brought us to our reserved table right on time.Fresh Italian bread and garlic parmesan oil arrived at our table right away! The broiled haddock with chipotle pumpkin sqash and green beans were excellent! Hope to return soon!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

awesome for an evening out. will will go back often

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great place! Consistent with quality!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very mixed on NYAJ. My jambalaya was kind of OK. The taste wasn't bad but it looked unappetizing. It was all beige with just a few sprinkles of parsley. To me, jambalaya should be vibrant looking--bright red chorizo, green vegetables, etc... It looked more like a cafeteria dish. That said, the taste was decent. The burgers weren't great either. The bun was way too big for the size of the burger.

Overall it wasn't a bad experience. Our server was super charming and warm. But I'm not sure I'd come back anytime soon. There are too many better places in close vicinity that offer a better meal at the same price.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

very bad service. the waiter got something wrong at every chance he had. one of our meals came totally wrong. food was just ok.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The tomato basil soup was delicious and hit the spot on a rainy night. MY chicken picatta was beautifully presented. My husband's sirloin tips were disappointing; the portion was very small. We split the key lime pie, which was fresh and spectacular. The service was friendly and unobtrusive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Perfect dinner as always! Will be coming back for ore good times!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Vegan, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I am a regular and I was very disappointed over the quality of my food and how the management handle the situation.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent service (Bill was our server) food was delicious and creative! Drinks were refreshing and delicious! Seven people and bill was $257. drinks, apps, and entrees (no dessert, too full!)

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Good quality food at reasonable cost, changing menu, friendly staff

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was excellent and food was very good - particularly for a chain restaurant!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Disappointed the signature bread was stale. Dinner salad unremarkable and priced a little high. Service good - not my best visit here...

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was very good, service was unhurried if inattentive, the environment is noisy but it is still possible to have a conversation with occasional requests to ask your dinner companion to repeat things. I noticed the check box for handicapped access. The Watertown location is not accessible by wheelchair except from the street where there is practically no parking. You would have to leave a wheelchair person off in front and then park in the lot in the back because there is a step down to get to the entry in the back from the lot. There should be a ramp in the back to allow a safer entry into the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Healthy
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I live in NJ and a friend recommended this place to us. It's was amazing wish I lived closer and eat there again!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants! Their service is really the best. They are very good at accommodating special requests for allergies. Love their seasonal menus!! They have a nice outdoor patio in the back, which is one of a few in the area. All around, a very good choice for a family or a dinner with friends.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our server, Dan, was excellent. He made the dining experience very pleasant. The food and beverages were all terrific.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The happy hour specials are amazing, and the staff (both servers and chefs) are amazingly accommodating with things like allergies. Thanks!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I love NYAJ's in general, however this was clearly an off night. The table was still very wet when we sat down (glad they cleaned it, but should have been dried off) and some of our favorite dishes just weren't up to par (new chef??). Also, when the check came, it was just a piece a paper put down on a wet spot on the table -- no book or clip board. A little disappointing, but we'll try again and hope it was just a fluke.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very good food, though two of four meat servings were not cooked quite to order. Excellent, well cooked scallops. Excellent service. A bit noisy.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I brought in a bunch of colleagues from around the country, and although they could accurately be called picky eaters, they absolutely loved NYAJ's. I knew they would. The food was great, and fairly priced; the portions were big (some of us left with leftovers); and the service was truly nice.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great buy with half price apps. Enjoyable time, excellent service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

NYA Joe's delivers again! I loved my chicken BLT and of course, my favorite drink, the Pomegranate Martini!

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Fair food at high prices, slow service. Bread with olive oil is real good! Second time to different locations and I came out unimpressed especially at the high lunch prices.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Another yummy meal at Joes with my favorite pomegranate martini. It was a lovely evening and we enjoyed the outdoor seating. Very good food and service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We needed a good, easy place to eat before dropping our son at camp. This fit the bill. Good atmosphere and good food. A bonus for me was that it was easy for me to get a good meal with my many food sensitivities.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

First time ever, service was meh. Food is always good, but the service was slow and disjointed. Also, coincidentally the first time we didn't have the ipad review to complete at the end or I would have given the feedback directly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our party of six had a great meal. Food was good as it usually is. Never have had s bad dining experience here at Not your average joes. The new seasonal options are well worth trying. The selection of gluten free options is plentiful. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Always dependably delicious. This is a mainstay restaurant when I want an easy night out for a reasonable amount of money.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

NYAJ is one of my favorite restaurants and this Father's Day meal did not disappoint. The food and service were both excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We'v been here many times. Almost empty when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon, yet it took 40 minutes for someone to take our order. Came here because someone in our party has Celiacs and likes the gluten free bread option. But sadly it seems to have changed and all she got was a bun. Food was ok. Our waitress was very good, once she arrived (don't think the long wait was her fault).

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

nice meal, glad to have gluten free options great sangria service just right

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Always reliable food and service. Great place for a business lunch. Plenty of room. Wait staff always accommodating and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Business Dinner

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·Dined on June 3, 2017

Graduation celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The service was spectacular. Our waitress was very pleasant, attentive, and accommodating. The food is average and quite honestly, a little too pricey for what it is. I would eat there again though because it is convenient and the service is top notch.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

They did a nice job of accommodating 10 of us, and keeping track of 6 different checks. Service was fairly quick and very friendly. Food and drinks were very good. I had the big Greek salad which had tender chopped grilled chicken.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Joe's is consistently the best local place for handling large groups and for casual dining. They have amazing service, and are wonderful at handling allergies and picky eaters (both issues with our family). Most importantly, their food is tasty and offers enough choices for us to never be bored.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

If you don't eat pizza or garlic, it is challenging to make menu choices. Prices have gone up.
Always good food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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