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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 27
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I wished the noise level was down!

We, husband and I, have been several times over the past few years, never had a bad meal! I do like their food. It is presented in an appealing way and seems to be prepared with care and a certain amount of sophistication. The service is friendly and competent. The only thing that makes us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We, husband and I, have been several times over the past few years, never had a bad meal! I do like their food. It is presented in an appealing way and seems to be prepared with care and a certain amount of sophistication. The service is friendly and competent. The only thing that makes us come less frequently is the... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been where on time they totally burnt my salmon (did take it off the bill) to another time where the food was to die for! It is a hit or miss place. Wait staff is very friendly. If you sit at the brick oven bar be prepared to see the un-kept kitchen. We used to go very often (once... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We frequent NYAJ's in Watertown for Monday oysters and martinis, but decided to give the Needham Joe's a try. I doubt we'll be going back. The oysters took forever and came out six at a time - not great for a party of four - and were grittier. The martinis were quite skimpy, barely halfway up the already small glass.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped (from Ohio) and really enjoyed it! The wide had mustard chicken and it was good! I had the Waldorf salad-AMAZING, and cheesesteak egg rolls were pretty good too! Good service and nude atmosphere. Kids didn't love the chicken tenders, they were good but not a ton of flavor....I tried them and they tasted fresh, which is good! Portions... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I adored this restaurant starting with their olive oil laden with fresh parmesan and garlic. A must dine at!

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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

good food @ reasonable prices with good service. good pizza & burgers for kids. they also have a nice childrens..... menu they have a very good wine selections that they run specials on from time to time

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Smithfield, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped for lunch. daughter had salad and sandwich I ordered one of their speciality pizzas. Small selection of beer. Service was good although the barmaid freaked out big time when she saw a spider on one of the coolers. Food was very good and delivered fast and hot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It all began with a warm welcome when we arrived for our OpenTable reservation. We were a bit early, but our table was ready soon after we got there. The menu has wonderful variety, so even I, a picky eater, had trouble deciding what to have. That made me happy to start with. A warning: a basket of outrageously good... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food came out fast, our server was good but one of the orders was a little light on the fish. Otherwise a good meal.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not your average Joe's, to be fair, provides food somewhat tasty and somewhat fit the price. The seasoning is certainly there, but satisfaction just doesn't go above average. With the price, I'd expect they not only give bread generously but also salad. Unless avoiding all the sandwich, pasta, pizza items, customers are fed a lot of starch. My husband ordered... 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: Italian, American

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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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