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Not Your Average Joe's

105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
(781) 453-9300
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Ranked #17 of 56 Restaurants in Needham
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Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:45 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:45 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

great salad and burgers - the desserts looked amazing, too. Hotel front desk staff provided a coupon

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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

To be fair I will say that our friends had enjoyed their food. I did not. First course I had Thai wrap with was a heap of what, I felt , everything that was left on the cutting board. Main course I ordered clams with rozmari on a stich with israeli couscous and quinoa. no color to the couscous (the... More

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Brasilia, DF
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Needham. The service is good, the food is well prepared, and I love the warm bread with olive oil that is served before the meal. This is a great family restaurant and I always try to eat there when in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The meal begins with home made caramelized onion bread and a mouthwatering oil and Parmesan dipping sauce. My favorite menu choice is the almond crusted goat cheese salad, which allows me to be healthy while still enjoying a savory meal. Great place to bring family and have an adult birthday celebration, without the kids. Have visited dozens of times, one... More

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Dover, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is our fall to restaurant when we are craving carbs. They have the best bread and oil dip and I could just eat this. Their food is consistently good. One of my favorite dishes is their salmon. It has a teriyaki glaze and is always prepared just right.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Love the mustard coated chicken, any of their many cannelloni dishes; the service is usually top notch. Only Down Side = NOISE level is high, loud, and at times annoying.

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Needham, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I ate at Joe's tonight. Now first off, the waiter was good. But the food was another story. I had a cobb salad. It had chopped lettuce of some kind which I didn't like. The menu said that it came with tomato and avocado, both were nowhere to be seen. My husband asked for steak tips medium... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

NYA Joe's is a perennial, ever-popular eating place in Needham for all age groups. The menu is large and Fusion-American or thereabouts - something for everyone. Interior is cozy & cool, while the staff is friendly and helpful. The monthly specials are worth checking out too. Bread w/ garlic/parmesan/hot flakes oil is to die for, and the cocktail menu is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Visited this "Not Your Average Joes" for the first time on a Saturday night. Would recommend calling ahead for reservations. Especially for large parties - the seating is limited and the wait can be long. Lots of young families at 5:30. Food was OK, but due to size of our party, it came out in spurts. Cocktails were sent out... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I never order chicken in a restaurant. After all chicken is easy to prepare at home. This is so moist and delicious I get it every time I go to "Joe's" mashed potatoes and green beans are always fresh and never overcooked. The bread basket is the best anywhere.

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