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Not Your Average Joe's

105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
+1 781-453-9300
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Ranked #19 of 58 Restaurants in Needham
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 135
Transit: Mass Transit bus: 59... Commuter Rail access: Needham Center Stop...
Description: What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Needham, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Each week we receive an email from Not Your Average Joe's advertising $5.99 martinis and Buck-a-Shuck Oysters on Mondays. Our reservation was for 6:30 pm--hardly the end of a dining evening and they were out of oysters! They did not tell us that the advertised special was not available when we were seated and we did not find out until... More 

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NYAJoes, Regional Director at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Deena, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience. I can tell you that your comments are very insightful and helpful. I am sorry that we let you down on the Martini Monday with our buck a shuck oyster promotion! I have reviewed your comments with the team and have already made adjustments... More 

Framingham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

They have birthday gift so it is nice. I think couple years ago was better tasting.. They are always busy especially on weekends so better make reservation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Their sautéed Brussel Sprouts are crazy delicious. Get them for a side no matter what you order. Jacks Abby on tap is pretty righteous, too.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Positives: great food for reasonable prices, family friendly, very friendly service Improvements: if it's busy the "waiting crowd" block up the bar and hangover some of the full tables ...

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went here a long time ago and have come back 3 times and the food and atmosphere are so fun and relaxing. We will keep coming back every time we can.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes long wait but woth the wait, great service good food , noisy atmosphere, great salad plenty of parking in rear

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Boston, Massachusetts
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524 reviews 524 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Been here now twice and I really want to love it but it just ends up being average food with not so great selections. This spot sits in Needham Center and is always pretty crowded and it does take reservations which is nice. The staff is friendly and tries to keep up with the amount of customers that stroll in.... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Good value, Good food choices. Always crowded maybe reservations. Nice menu selections. Full liquor.

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Needham, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a comfortable go-to place for those nights you just don't feel like cooking. One night we had avery flavorful schnitzel with red cabbage and a potato cake (they called it a kugel but it was more like a cake. The onion soup at a neighboring table looked quite good. The meat loaf was the ultimate comfort food choice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was kind of disappointed with this meal. I've eaten at other NYAJ and the food was always decent. I went here for lunch with some co-workers, we got drinks that were good but lunch was very bland. The bread and oil with parmesan cheese is good, but how can you mess that up? They had a shrimp taco special... More 

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Additional Information about Not Your Average Joe's

Address: 105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
Phone Number: +1 781-453-9300
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Italian

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