Not Your Average Joe's Westwood

4.2
1412 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 fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, rice bowls and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

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 Westwood is located in University Station, Westwood's best new center for entertainment and dining.
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vipLove2eatout
New England
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu is extensive and truly offers something for everyone. Although the restaurant is short staffed as most are right now, our service was excellent - friendly, pleasant and right on top of things. We ate outside and had a very nice evening. There were no heaters on the patio which was a bit of a surprise but we were told the management was looking into getting these in place.

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ecky85
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We're NYAJ regulars and this was our first time at this specific location. We made a reservation to sit outside since we have two small unvaccinated kids. I called to request an outdoor table and the woman who picked up the phone was wonderful. Despite it being chilly out, we weren't offered a table near the fire pit, which we didn't know was an option and as soon as it was lit, people slid their tables over to sit near it. Service was just ok. My husband wasn't asked how well done he wanted his burger, which didn't come with any sauce, although the menu said it did. We requested bbq sauce on the side and were given buffalo. One waiter said he'd bring us bbq and never did, then when our waiter came by he said that was the only sauce they had. The meatloaf in my sandwich was dry and chewy. We were very disappointed overall.

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vipSplewis
New England
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very consistent - good food, service and atmosphere. Crispy tuna wantons are a yummy app. Mustard crusted chicken and haddock entrees are good choices. Generous portions justify the slightly higher prices than competing restaurants. Would recommend to a friend.

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vipFoodie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Server was fantastic and food was excellent!!

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vipMtgMistress
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great to enjoy sitting outside on a beautiful day at NYAJs.

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GailM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good place to gather with friends and family. It's a very open room so a little hard to hear everyone at a round table for 5. Service was excellent and our waitress had a good sense of humor! Easy to park and get a reservation on a Tuesday night.

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fussy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Outside dining noisy due to street side traffic. But I also found the place outside dirty (stuff on ground) and tables somewhat used (paint chipped off). Seems like a lack of concern for appearances.

Answer to next question " would I recommend"

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LindaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Experience was pleasant, noticed prices seemed very high, fish and chips was not worth the cost, seemed rubbery as if it were precooked and warmed to order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but service was slow. They appeared to be short staffed.

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Gavin
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good server food a little to salty, had the barbeque meatloaf and spinach & broccoli. Other guests were happy.

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vipStraightshooter
New England
84 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is consistently good. A bit difficult to get the server to refresh beverages, etc.
we are regulars and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was very subpar. Ordered an appetizer and didn’t get it then meals came out. We asked about it and our waitress said “ I have no idea what happened”. Fish and chips was basically 3 fish sticks that were heavily battered, barely any fish. Fries were cold. We were asked if we wanted refills/additional drinks not
Timely.

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vipLiketoeatout
New England
51 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice sitting in the patio despite much traffic noise. 5 of us got their meal as ordered. One person had to send theirs back to be made again.

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Murray
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our reservation for outside seating was honored. We had a very quiet location. Service was top notch. While the food was very good, it was exceedingly salty. Way, way too much salt. I had the meatloaf sandwich. The flavors were very good. The salt was to excess - unfortunately. Yes, I'd go there again, but I'd be cautious in requesting no extra added salt.

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ArthurG
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am glad that they are back to a full menu. The portions are good size .

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. We will be returning soon!

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. We selected this restaurant for the gluten free menu, and everything we had was excellent. Our server was really sweet and attentive.

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DonnaT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely evening sitting outside near the fire pit.

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KimS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great! I would definitely go again and tell my friends

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PrettyPeony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Waldorf salad was really good - the chicken was nice & tender.
The mustard chicken dish was delicious.

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vipJoeB
New England
143 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the Haddock, mine with rice and my wife with mashed potatoes. After a slow start the service was timely, food good, waitress (Wadlie) polite and friendly, and prices reasonable, It's a nice place to go for dinner.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a nice, quiet meal. The staff was readily available but never rushed us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. The chicken piccata is delicious

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MATravelerBOS
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always good at this location-food, service, atmosphere, decor, etc. The bread and dip is really great. Been trying to perfect that dip with some success, but not the same as being there. Steak tips are my go-to choice, but everything I've tried has been good.

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vipJudith
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Nice that they offer outdoor seating. Food was ok.

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DouglasC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For lack of staff service was great and everyone was courteous and we did not feel rushed or forgotten. Nice night out

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Rose
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was very good and the service was excellent.

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vipUpbeat
New England
74 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Entree salad was very good. Pomegranate martini yummy. Tables well-spaced out and they take many precautions. Good midweek spot to meet friends.

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PamelaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal outside near the fire. Julia was a terrific server.

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KatC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most grateful for the opportunity to reserve a table outside.

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CHRISTINES
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated and forgotten about. Our order for a pizza and a salad took 50 minutes. Pretty sure the order got lost until I asked. It wasn’t even busy. People that came I. Well after us got their food much faster. I had to ask for plates. Food was not worth the cost. Never going back

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vipKathyC
New England
58 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined outside and our meals were delicious! Our server was attentive and helpful. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great experience when getting together with dear friends seeking an outdoor experience. The manager greeted us upon arrival and seated us immediately. The food was perfect ! Thank you for a terrific time!

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vipPaulP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food is good but it seems like they have had the same menu for a while......they need to change it up.

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vipKaren
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, variety of options (good gluten free options), nice atmosphere & overall good service

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reunion
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Westwood Not Your Joe's on this late Sunday afternoon pleasant overall. The outside patio was perfect for our party of 6, and a reunion with a cousin from another State. There were plenty of available seats inside or out, but we did choose outside due to Covid. The location off of 95 was very convenient as well.
The menu had a perfect variety for each of us to choose a sandwich, salad, or dinner. The salads: Waldorf and Caesar were made well and were tasty. The Club sandwiches and Lobster Rolls were delicious as well with great portions.
The only negative were a few bees that were quite bothersome to us while we were eating.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating arrangement was as requested, service was superb as were our food and beverage choices. Manager Brian was gracious and stopped by our table to ensure our satisfaction with all aspects of our visit.
We’ll be back!

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vipStraightshooter
New England
84 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, and is consistent.
Was pricier than it’s been before. I consider $24 a lot of money for a lunch Poke bowl.
When my friend asked for a substituted for the potatoes in her meal, she wanted a side salad and wasn’t k formed there would be an up charge. The manager did take that off the bill.

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vipChefduSki
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service. Not that busy. No evidence of any staff training whatsoever. Food was not fresh. I would stick with drinks.

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AmeliaL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has such great choices, there really is something for everyone. LJ was our waiter and he was wonderful and super attentive. We sat in a booth and the place was hopping with everyone smiling. Food and drinks were delicious, too. My daughter had the meatloaf, and I had the shrimp and chicken rice bowl. Portions were large enough to have another meal out of them. I had the Mule to drink and my daughter had the Sangria and a Peanut Butter Thing. We were celebrating her graduation from college and we were thrilled with our chose! Thank you!

FAQs

Not Your Average Joe's Westwood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 355-4400.

Not Your Average Joe's Westwood is rated 4.2 stars by 1412 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Westwood 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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