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Not Your Average Joe's

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105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600 (Route 135)
+1 781-453-9300
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After eating at the NYAJ in Needham for many years, my recent move to Waltham took me to their new location in the Market Basket Plaza. Really nice atmosphere in a new facility and the same good quality food, prepared well and consistently at reasonable prices. May great things on the menu and always good specials. May not be really... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Family Restaurant. We ordered everything from salads - they are large, fresh and filling (The Wedge was a hit at our table) to burgers, pizza and full entrees. The food was excellent and the portions were huge. We were so full that we could even entertain the thought of ordering dessert. Benefits – the food is delicious and they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like the bartender could not have cared less. Food was okay but the service was subpar. Had to ask for menu. Did not feel welcome to stay. Won't return for awhile.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place has been in our town for well over 10 years and is always crowded and always a good night out out. We came here much more often when our kids were younger and don't visit as much now, but we did go a few weeks ago when the grand parents were visiting. They take reservations now which they... More 

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Thank bw411
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review. It is true - we do offer something for everyone and since we are a made from scratch kitchen, we can customize just about everything to make it exactly the way you want it. I hope we'll see you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Braintree, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

there where five of us we were seated promptly. The bread and dipping sauce was very good. We all had a different dish. I had the Cobb salad which was very good. Everyone said their lunch was very good. We all left happy.

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Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

I am so pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves when you stopped by for lunch. No matter what size your party is, we'll always make sure you leave happy and satisfied. See you soon! Jimmie More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Decided to check out the NYAJ's in Needham while in town on business. If you are new to the area please note there is plenty of free parking behind the restaurant, meters out front need fed. We arrived (through the back entrance) at approx 6:15 and the place was so empty I thought it might be seat yourself. Boy was... More 

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Thank bluewatergolf
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. I am going to share your comment on the pizza maker with the General Manager so that it can be addressed and rectified immediately. If you're back in the area, I hope we'll see you again. Bear regards, Jimmie More 

Sharon, MA
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks are always great. It has a very pleasant vibe. They also have great gluten free options including dinner rolls. That helps our whole group to enjoy.

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

Thanks for the excellent review. I so pleased to hear that you have always enjoyed everything and I am hoping that we'll see you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The four of us ordered a variety of takeout entrees. All were well-prepared and fresh. This was our first time using Not Your Average Joe's and we plan on getting takeout there again. Their menu offers a lot of options so you should be able to find something that you like.

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

I'm glad to hear everybody enjoyed everything and we definitely look forward to seeing you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Good reliable comfort food, family friendly. I prefer the booths for quieter conversations. Good service and choices of beer, wine and cocktails.

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

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food, drinks and service and I hope that we'll see you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Portland, Maine
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had lunch here Sunday, 9/25/16. Have eaten here many times, as my siblings live in this area and when we visit, this is our go to restaurant, mainly because they have a separate gluten free menu, and my husband has Celiac Disease. Unfortunately, this time, my husband was cross contaminated and became very sick shortly after having lunch. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?