Not Your Average Joe's Waltham

4.4
711 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes gourmet pizzas, rice bowls and a variety of burgers.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub-like experience at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

Not Your Average Joe’s Waltham is located right off I-95 in Waltham, MA near in the Market Basket plaza. We have a large patio with a bocce court and fire pit. Our restaurant has dine-in, carry out, and delivery options to serve-up our creative cuisine any way you like it. 

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 711 people are saying
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vipCBerk
New England
84 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was all served hot, service was friendly and attentive and good variety and value. The carrot cake was awesome. Recommend for a casual night out.

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VincentM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu and food is varied and very good. The staff was friendly and competent.

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AliciaS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

very good burger and chicken/bacon sandwich with yummy side of salad and sweet potato fries

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jota
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience as usual. The wait for the entrees after the appetizers was more than 30 minutes, which for a lunch is a lot. Quality and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Linda
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Tom, our waiter, was more than competent and delightful.

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NPOT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good. Good for kids as well with some choices

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vipHollyC
New England
44 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The BBQ meatloaf is great. Love the crispy onions, and of course the focaccia and garlic oil. Service was great too.

RJ
RJsuburbandad
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had the Waldorf salad and a glass of Super Tuscan red. Enjoyed both.

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OPSL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We waited almost an hour from when we came in until we were served.
The waitress kept telling us a few more minutes. The manager confirmed that we were there an hour and of course, offered the complimentary dessert. , which we didn't accept.
In hindsight, I should have told them to cancel the order.
We'll never go back.

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vipbicyclist
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They continue to be short handed. Service was slow and the bread initially forgotten. Food was good as always.

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steveo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I know it's hard getting help but when you pay too much money for a soggy salad you just don't go back. Tried to get the attn of anyone for a second drink. No one around.

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NateW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, found the service to be a little bit slow, I know everybody is working hard these days and can forgive slowness, it was just our waitress walked buy us and served the table next to us more often than us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went in mid-afternoon when we were practically the only guests there. They sat us outside and seemed to forget for 15 minutes. I went inside to ask if we could place an order. They sent someone out 5 minutes later. Despite not being busy at all, the food took about another 25 minutes. They only came back to take the plates and leave the check.

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JohnE
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with friends. Nice outside seating area. Very good food, reasonably priced, great service. Can’t ask for more. Except maybe one in the Framingham area. NYA Joe’s are you listening?

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TsunA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both indoor and outdoor dining available. Menu variety should be able to satisfy all pallets.

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vipLisaC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Had the chicken tostada not very good I wouldn’t recommend it I typically tend not to eat at not your average Joe’s because the food is not consistent. I did have an excellent Waitress and the drinks were OK

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Sandy
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

IT was a bit of a wait, but the server was very helpful and considerate since we had two young granddaughters with us. They thought the mac n cheese was just ok. We thought the food was excellent. Overall we were pleased to be able for the four of us to have a pleasant and lovely time together.

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vipRozsiM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had mustard crusted chicken, salmon, chicken piccata, and a chicken and shrimp bowl. Everything was delicious!

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chill is excellent but the chocolate mousse cake was not a mousse…it was cake. I doubt there was more than a tablespoon of mousse between the cake layers

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Tommy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors and it was lovely. We had a group of six and were able to converse and felt comfortably distanced from other tables. Service was excellent and the food was very good.

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DavidD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place is a family fave! Food is consistently excellent. The knock down to 4 stars was because the cocktail I got was underwhelming. I love their Maple Old Fashioned but they ran out of “one of the ingredients” so I asked for any bourbon on the rocks. The server came back and said it was just the bourbon in the special they were missing. Why not make the Maple OF out of another brand? Charge a little more if you need to. I ended up with a bourbon rocks and cherry, not sweet like a Old Fashioned should be and with regular ice, not the large cube that usually goes with whiskey, so it was watery. Service was good though I had to ask twice for water.

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vipPatrickW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistent and good love the dessert menu and everything is very good

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vipFoodFan
New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We dined outdoors but although chilly there were no heaters! And the traffic noise was obtrusive. Food was OK - nothing special

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MargaretK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipspanky
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The website allowed me to make a reservation for Monday, Labor Day but when I arrived on time, the restaurant was closed.

RJ
RJsuburbandad
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my creatively designed poke bowl and my wife enjoyed her meatloaf sandwich.

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vipSamlex
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My friend and I were celebrating her birthday. She likes the steak tips and mashed potatoes at NYAJ, and her lunch was fine. I ordered the lobster roll and was disappointed. The roll was layered with lettuce and a small amount of lobster salad on the top. It was finely chopped lobster, which I didn’t expect, and had little flavor. It came with French fries which were hard from being over cooked. Considering this was $32, I was not happy. My friend wanted to celebrate with a hot fudge sundae. What she received was vanilla ice cream, (which was very tasty) and the tiniest “scribble” of chocolate sauce I’d ever seen. It was not hot fudge by any stretch of the imagination. It was topped with spoonful of whipped cream. Essentially, she got an $8 dish of ice cream.
We are usually very happy with NYAJ, but not this time.

GJ
GJAWaltham
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun night on the patio with an old friend. We appreciate the hostess giving us an outside table. The wait staff was great.

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Terry
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food.

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BostonareaWineLovers
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A gathering of hospitality friends who’d not all been together since Covid layoffs

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vipkarena
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service , nice patio ! good food for the value

GK
vipGailK
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening! Great waiter!

DC
DonnaC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, catered to your needs..Always a treat.

DK
DonnaK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Disappointed that we were not offered the signature focaccia.

CK
CK101
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with 2 adults and 3 teenagers. Everybody was happy with their food. Waltham is a newer restaurant and has a cool vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good for kids

JE
vipJenniferE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender did a super job during a busy evening.

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LeonardL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 8. I had requested patio. When we arrived the patio table was all set up for us. The food was well prepared and worth the price

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vipAlanB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our recent experience at Joe’s was very good. There was sun, not your responsiblity, but also the good was done well, the outside was clean and neat, but most of all, our wait staff was wonderful. Please look at who served us.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Not Your Average Joe's Waltham using the Order Online button. Not Your Average Joe's Waltham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 966-5637.

Not Your Average Joe's Waltham is rated 4.4 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Waltham 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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