Not Your Average Joe's Waltham

4.5
654 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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HLC44
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice menu with a variety of choices. Server was very friendly and helpful. Took a bit longer than we thought if should have for the food to arrive but when it came it was very good. Overall, a very nice experience.

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vipDutchBuck
New England
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

One of the two best everyday dining chains in New England (along with Legal Seafood). NYAJ has a well developed menu that includes classic American, Asian-fusion and Italian dishes. There is literally something for everyone here.

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LoamyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our server was very nice and attentive of our table!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very understaffed especially for a Saturday night. The manager had to help with tables. It was my anniversary D’Souza it was very disappointing

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Kimskeet
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating friendship
Waiter Tom was terrific with our party of 5
Service was fantastic .food was great.
Just to make you aware Did not reflect service or mealOnly comment was that each of us found the floor as we walked around floor was very sticky.Maybe from the COVID cleaning.

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professormom
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family and Ioved the food but we did have to wait for a long time to get our food. Other than that it was amazing! Drinks were delicious and a nice variety of options.

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KathyR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with friends for overdue reunion

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LoamyB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was really good and had a great flavor. Pizza was one of the best

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AlanL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We headed to NYAJs in Waltham the first day of lifted pandemic restrictions. What a great return to a normal dining experience! No masks, no distancing -- although you could still tell patrons and team members were still 'respectfully aware'.

A perfect Saturday night, in a busy vibrant restaurant, sitting at the bar with wonderful bartender Bella, and enjoying a specialty Maple Old Fashioned and a Stella! After Joe's trademark yummy bread, my wife loved the Crispy Southwest Chicken, while I enjoyed a perfectly cooked Chicken Piccata with a glass of Chardonnay.

Goodbye masks, goodbye plastic dividers, hello to normal dining again at NYAJs!

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Joanne
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service both excellent! Will definitely recommend!

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vipBwnfox
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to NYAJs in Waltham.
We sat outside around Noon and enjoyed the location which got a little windy at times.
Service was a little slow but steady. The food, hamburger and chicken focaccia sandwich was very good. We upgraded to sweet potato fries which were great :-)

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vipRCSnoopy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As we come out of the pandemic, it felt safe to be dining indoors. They propped open the doors. We at times had 3 servers come by checking in, taking our orders, and topping off our water. Food was good. I had the chicken and shrimp rice bowl. I wish there was a little more rice since the sauce was generous. I like the rice to soak in more.

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vipMaryB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYAJs got everything right--we were seated quickly outdoors as requested, the tables are spaced nicely apart, our server attended to us quickly, and the drinks and food came just as fast. We always find NYAJs reliable, and this time was as tasty as ever--the burger, sirloin tips, tostada stack, and Impossible spaghetti squash bolognese were all enjoyed along with our drinks and the bread/dip that we all love. We'll be back!

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Amyv
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & service. Nice outdoor seating on the permanent patio.

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CortneyB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Katherine Furxhi was amazing!! She had a lot of tables but managed it so well and was so attentive to all of her customers. She made my first experience at the restaurant amazing and so enjoyable and I will definitely be coming back!

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BobD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with great service. I don’t go there for the bread but it’s the best on the market. I got the mustard chicken BLT and my wife got the haddock. The chicken dumpling app was excellent as well.

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my2kids
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot for outdoor dining. Was fortunate to be seated near the fire pit. Great service from Brittney.

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Foodie
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

I mentioned to one of our servers before ordering that I had mouth pain and had just been to the Dentist. Per the Dentist's order, I needed to eat soft food and the Kids's menu would suffice. I asked if I could order from that menu - she said. yes. They advertise as "bottomless beverage" as part of the price. When the bill came they charged me $3.75 for the soda - which I normally do not drink. I asked her why the extra charge - she said I was not 12 years old and did not qualify - even though I cleared this with her in advance. This is unfair and illogical. Given the mouth pain at the time, I could not pursue my aggravation about this - but it surely added insult to injury and should not happen to anyone again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mother’s Day celebration with the family!

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Joanie
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was really good I got the shrimp and chicken bowl. I was happy that the rice was in the middle so the sauce wasn't all over it. The sauce itself I was not a big fan of but the chicken and shrimp were cooked to perfection. I had plenty left over but we were camping and couldn't take it home. I love the bread and the dipping sauce you get when you arrive that was a nice treat also. The prices are great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The restaurant advertised brunch (though very likely old web content they never took down) so we arrived at 11:00 AM to learn they were serving lunch only. The restaurant was quite cold with all the doors and windows wide open on a cool May morning. It was probably about 58 degrees inside. When I pointed out how chilly it was they opted to do nothing and stated, “it’s going to get real warm in here when the sun gets higher.” It is a pet peeve of mine when restaurants are more concerned with the comfort of the wait staff than that of their guests. Certainly didn’t feel like they cared about our comfort. The food was fine.

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DebbieH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy and it feels very safe!

Would recommend to all friends.

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NatalieT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good & came out quickly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Slow service, food was mediocre (aka below “average”) but responsive manager who somehow made it up

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vipTina
New England
62 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Not Your Average Joe's. The food is always delicious. And our server Marlo always goes above and beyond.

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DLBC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I don’t know if it was just an off night - but, 2 out of 4 meals were a total bust. The server was not very attentive after we placed our order. At this rate it will be a while before I go back.

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vipRobinM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional, able to juggle all the outside tables with speed, efficiency, and total awareness of the needs of each diner, yet still remain authentically cheerful and composed. We enjoyed the sunshine, the outdoor setting, the good food.

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vipJimmieTimmy
New England
71 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining with great service despite it being a very busy night. Food was delicious. Love the new menu! I highly recommend to all.
GM Lauren, AGM Sam, Servers Bella and Marlo were exceptional
Can't wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Very average

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vipLisa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Mediocre food

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vipScottK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointed with our visit to NYAJ-Waltham this weekend. Wait staff seemed incredibly stretched with long time to take order, deliver drinks and food. It is absolutely not appropriate to bring appetizers with the main course - why bother? Long wait for server to return. Not certain if we will return until something is done about the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. The server was very attentive and courteous. Our food came to us exactly as we ordered it, with all our special requests correct. The food was delicious. An overall excellent experience.

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MattD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Due to the pandemic, our group has not been able to get together. This lunch was the first time in a year that we have seen each other. The outside table by the fire was perfect.

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coopersmom
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio dining! Morr limited menu than years oast but still good!

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Cathy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYAJ was very accomodating and we felt safe. We intended to eat outdoors, but it wasn't busy inside so we moved inside. The staff was great and food came out hot and quick.

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Mike
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The music was too loud which made it difficult to hear the conversation at our table. The server was not prompt - our gluten free bread came with the meal only after I reminded the server & our meal was brought out in three trips. Very disappointing visit.

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Lucai
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good-waitress didn't know about the soup special when I ordered!~ Lots of space during covid!

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vipSweetpea
New England
124 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat outside by fire pit - was so warm didn’t need a coat! Enjoyed a nice lunch and good drink outside on a sunny day!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside and it was a lovely night! The service was great! Our server kept checking on us and didn’t make us feel rushed at all!

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vipRobin
New England
43 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy eating out and still keeping your distance.

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Not Your Average Joe's Waltham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 966-5637.

Not Your Average Joe's Waltham is rated 4.5 stars by 654 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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