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Not Your Average Joe's

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291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807 (Ottis Ave)
+1 508-986-2350
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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: 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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  • 21
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good restaurant in the 'burbs

We often visit NYAJ's - good local restaurant. Menu is quite comprehensive, and often has new things added to it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Framingham, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 6, adults with grown children (20's). The menu is quite creative with something to please everyone, but half of us were disappointed in the meal. Here's why: The Balsamic Salmon entree featured mashed cauliflower. My daughter asked for rice as a substitute, but it came with cauliflower anyway (and no rice). The salmon was broiled... More 

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Framingham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We often visit NYAJ's - good local restaurant. Menu is quite comprehensive, and often has new things added to it.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went with part of my family , we had excellent service , Have to this restaurant before and we were not disappointed as usual. I ordered the meat loaf which was great ,. Also like the bread and dipping sauce that comes to start the meal

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

In short, the menu looked okay-ish but the food once delivered lacked a little in imagination. The service was quick, attentive and friendly so can't complain at that in any way, so I guess NYAJ's is fine for a quick mid-week bite to eat but sorry - just average.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This has been one of my favorite " go to " places in the Westborough area and it never disappoints. Last week I happened to take some business associates there for dinner and, as always, the food and service was excellent. The menu selection accommodated all tastes and everyone enjoyed the experience. The only drawback was the noise. It was... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were disappointed when we were here last fall, but in the last two months we have been back twice , and both visits were 5/5. We had great service, and very tasty meals. The individual pepperoni pizza, steak tips, and recommended specials of the month, like the lettuce wedge with sliced steak were superb last visit. Our group of... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very crowded restaurant with a 35 minute wait - first indication that the food, service, and venue was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you haven't been to a Not Your Average Joe's you're missing an experience of excellent food! The location I frequent is in Westborough on Rte. 9. The food is made to order, the selection is great, and the bread and dip served is so delicious that it's very difficult to stop munching and requesting more. If you sign up... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My mother and I visited NYAJs last week and it again exceeded expectations. The food, drinks, and service are consistently above bar. The combination of seasonal food items and fixed menu options means there is always something good to order. We ordered a pitcher of the seasonal pom bom sangria, which was amazing! We were also very happy with our... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place for dinner or just a drink. Usually pretty crowded between 5-7 but not a bad wait. Menu changes every few months with new specials but the great core items are still there. Bread and Oil are a favorite

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Additional Information about Not Your Average Joe's

Address: 291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807
Phone Number: +1 508-986-2350
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westborough
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807
    (Ottis Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-986-2350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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