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Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

4.4
840 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
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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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
What 840 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaul (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Waiter was great. Food was tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overall great options and menu

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vipmaggie (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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DotN (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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Outonthetown (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Enjoy Monday night oysters We always request Chuck great waitstaff

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vipcars0153 (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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vipMayme (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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JWMC (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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MichelleY (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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viploretta (New England)
3.0  Dined 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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bks1 (New England)
3.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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Jessica0729 (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 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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zoe1 (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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Jimmy (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

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

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vipHudsontravelers (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

A birthday celebration! Great waitress!!

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vipbosra (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Quality food, nice selection good value for your $!

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viprobrook (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Always love coming to NYAJ's! Upbeat atmosphere, great service, even when they're crowded. Love the onion bread , olive oil and cheese that arrives with every meal. Among our favorites -chicken parmesan (enough to share), baked salmon or cod.Desserts are elicious!There's something for everyone here!

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vipSailidad (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Food preparation did not live up the interesting-sounding menu items.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

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John (New England)
4.0  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.

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viprobrook (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 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!

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viptoyo52mk (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

awesome for an evening out. will will go back often

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