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Not Your Average Joe's

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105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600 (Route 135)
Mass Transit bus: 59... Commuter Rail access: Needham Center Stop...
+1 781-453-9300
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re...
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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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
consistently good food and value

we are regulars here. we like the pizzas and the wonderful menu changes. My go to is the steak with blue cheese wedge

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
johngM1279JG
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Dover, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the washroom soup! I don't know if this is something new in the menu or I have never being to that location, but that was such a great choice! Very nice warm atmosphere, friendly servers great food!

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Thank Kalin-Malin
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for this excellent review. I am so glad to hear that you had great food and service. That's what we are all about. I am hoping that you meant "mushroom" and not "washroom" soup LOL! If it is mushroom, then that is one of our rotating special soups of the day and it is delicious. Best regards,... More 

Dover, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

we are regulars here. we like the pizzas and the wonderful menu changes. My go to is the steak with blue cheese wedge

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Thank johngM1279JG
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the great review. I am so glad to hear that you are regular customers and I am happy that you enjoy our new seasonal menus which change 4 times a year. Come back and see us soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Greenfield, Massachusetts
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229 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Cozy and casual atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, reasonable prices and ample portions, extensive food and beverage menu, and creative and delicious dishes. What's not to love? I'll go back to this spot in a heart beat. We were in the area on business and found this place once we parked by following our nose, literally. Where's that incredible smell... More 

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1 Thank Michie1291
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for the amazing review. I am thrilled that you found us! They always says, "The nose knows" and in this case it did. While we don't have a location near you yet (the closest would be Westborough) we are always expanding so you never know. In the meantime, if you're near any one of our other... More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Had lunch here. Good food, comfortable setting and good service. Nothing fancy but everything was done well.

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Thank Teri M
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Teri, Thank you for the review. Sounds like you enjoyed everything. I am always glad to hear that because it makes me know we are doing things the way they should be done. I hope we'll see you again soon and I hope that visit will be a 5 star experience. Best, Jimmie More 

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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Not your average Joe's always exceed our expectations. Although their Needham location is quite small (it's always croweded, long waits sometimes), they are friendly and have great service. Food is always great, too. I love their PEANUT BUTTER THING. You have to try it.

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Thank Vanessa P
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your glowing 5 star review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed everything. That Peanut Butter Thing!!!! Need I say more! Hope to see you again real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Even though we had a somewhat disappointing experience last time we went, this visit was much better. Drinks were good - dinner was very good - chicken enchiladas were awesome! There was two women sitting next to me and they asked about what I was having and I recommended the chicken enchiladas which they got. I just wish they were... More 

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Thank Cara M
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi Cara, Thanks so much for your feedback. I am so happy to hear that this visit was better than your last one and I am especially happy that you enjoyed the food. The enchiladas are one of my favorites as well. We strive for consistency and I am certain that the next time you visit you'll have an even... More 

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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always a good place to have dinner or lunch. Nothing fancy, just good food at a good price. The menu changes with the season and they do a good job at featuring the flavors of the month. Nice drink specials, too. Tends to get crowded at peak times and it is a family favorite. Not the place for an intimate... More 

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1 Thank Cynthia S
Naples, Florida
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Tried the Octoberfest menu. Very disappointed in the food. Potatoes were not cooked and the sauce was overly lemony. Meat was salty. Not good at all. only the bread was good.

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Thank washashorecapecodma
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

For many years we have eaten at this popular Needham restaurant. The food quality has always been consistent. It has a nice variety of menu items. Unfortunately it also has a fly problem. During the summer of 2014 we were constantly bothered by flys. We gave it another try in Jan. 2015 and most recently Oct of 2015. While our... More 

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Thank Edward S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Love the Goat Cheese Salad and Tomato Bisque. Always consistently good and fresh. Great service and Friendly people!

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Thank Lisa B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
    (Route 135)
  • Public Transportation: Mass Transit bus: 59... Commuter Rail access: Needham Center Stop...
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-453-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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