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Not Your Average Joe's

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American, Contemporary
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111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061-1601 (Route 53)
+1 781-616-6160
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First rate customer service to go along with the food

We always have a delicious meal at this restaurant and it's got something for everyone- fun bar atmosphere for couples, lots of seating for families, and plates to share with friends. On this night, I ordered something off the app menu that just wasn't great. This was an anomaly as I've never had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
lisalou216
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boston, ma
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boston, ma
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have a delicious meal at this restaurant and it's got something for everyone- fun bar atmosphere for couples, lots of seating for families, and plates to share with friends. On this night, I ordered something off the app menu that just wasn't great. This was an anomaly as I've never had something that wasn't' just awesome. My favorites... More 

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Thank lisalou216
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for this incredible review. I am so glad to hear that you have always been pleased when you have visited us but to be honest, I am even happier that our management team made things right for you when there was a problem. I definitely look forward to seeing you again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Kingston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

NYAJ is a notch above most chain restaurants in New England. It's a treat to go here amongst the fun and funky hip decor to get good food that's different from the steak and potatoes places everywhere. We pulled in here last night for our Anniversary dinner, pleasantly surprised at there not being any wait. (Last time we tried to... More 

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

Hi Reese, I wish we had made everything perfect for your anniversary, We really pride ourselves on the quality of our food and I am so sorry that you had some issues. I have contacted you privately to discuss this further. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My family and I went there for an early New Year's Eve dinner. We made reservations for 7:30 p.m. and were seated right away, even though we were half an hour early. Waiter was attentive, and the meal was very good. I had salmon/Brussels sprouts/sweet potato. All was tasty and worth the price. My husband had steak tips, which he... More 

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Thank Chessie22
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I am so happy that we helped you and your family usher in 2016 in such a positive way. I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It is a very rare occasion that I write a letter such as this. Visiting this restaurant tonight was a waste of time and money. It was not your average joe's. Perhaps they need some advice: 1) Teach your bartender how to make sangria. 2) Teach your kitchen staff how to make Caesar dressing. 3) Don't put herb encrusted haddock... More 

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Thank jph5
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you. I have already contacted you regarding this exact same review on Open Table. More 

Hanover, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We frequent this restaurant on a regular basis. The menu offers creative, flavorful dishes that are reasonably priced. We always sit in the bar as the dining room is designed more for families. The serving staff are friendly. It offers a relaxed and casual environment, and we never feel rushed.

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Thank 531debb
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

What a pleasure to hear such nice feedback from a loyal regular customer. Glad we keep you coming back for the great food and service. Wander back in anytime and pull up a stool sometime soon. We'll be waiting for you and hopefully we'll make it a 5 star review! More 

Lincoln, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Love the bread they serve with olive oil and cheese it is to die for! The pizza's are great but the salads are not worth the price. Got a caesar salad with chicken & chicken was cold, salad was just ok, but service is good. Would still go back but just order a pizza or burger next time.

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Thank Lovetocook12345
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Hearing from guests like you only help to make us better. I am glad that you enjoyed your pizza and loved the bread and dipping sauce, which is our trademark. I am sorry to hear that the Chicken Caesar Salad was not to your liking. If you would like to contact me directly, my... More 

massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Love NYAJ's! Varied, fresh seasonal menu's with great choices! Some of my most memorable meals and at a reasonable price. Fall brings out the fresh from the farm root vegetables and if you're a fan like we are, take advantage of this.Molasses braised pork shank falls off the bone with a follow up of Goji berry apple crisp-goodness with a... More 

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Thank soukey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

NYAJs is one of our regular places for lunch or dinner. We prefer the "bar side" where we always have excellent service. The food is consistent. Our favorites include chicken enchiladas, edamame wontons, chicken lettuce wraps, and the chicken caprese. After getting seated, we always enjoy the bread and fresh dipping oil - it's usually very tasty. Great things happen... More 

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Thank Matthew P
Braintree, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

OMG, a hidden gem. The staff are great, the food is so good and the price is not bad. It was our 1st time there and they went way out of their way to make sure we were happy. Thr only negative thing is. It's NOT wheelchair friendly at all. And what made me very unhappy was, the hostess WATCHED... More 

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Thank JoanMarie4042412
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Delicious dinner - and then were surprised by a 20% off Labor Day discount. Chicken dumplings, mustard crusted chicken and burgers. Cannot go wrong. I've been craving a truly delicious charbroiled burger for months and nothing came close until my burger last night. Could not have had more delicious flavor with all of the foot.

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Thank Alyson K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061-1601
    (Route 53)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Norwell
  • Phone Number: +1 781-616-6160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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