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“Consistently good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Not Your Average Joe's

Not Your Average Joe's
Ranked #5 of 107 Restaurants in Watertown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Church St.
Transit: Mass Transit Bus: 70,71 and 59.
Westwood, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Consistently good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

We like this restaurant! The food is consistently good as well as the service. It is the metro west town of Watertown so you get a feel of being in the city area. The room is nice and feels upscale although the prices are a good value!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Boston
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I've tried several times, and it's missed on every occasion”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

This is really a poorly named restaurant. With its name and reputation, you expect interesting versions of standard fare, but generally what you get is more expensive, badly executed versions of same. Service matches the poor quality of the food, and the bill is always disappointing. I've given up completely on this place after learning that they were cited for numerous labor law violations and have allegedly screwed their staff for years. I'd stay way clear.

Visited March 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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185 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Absolutely earned the name...great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

It had been quite some time since I was last in the Boston area and was once again surprised at the "less than friendly" manner of the locals...even many of the local businesses. This place was such a breath of fresh air. From the moment we walked in the front door we were treated in the nicest way and given really great service. They have a nice selection of craft beer from around the country (not simply relying on an assortment of Sam Adams) and the food was excellent. Even the freshly baked bread with dipping oil was outstanding. I had the beef tips and my spouse had the chicken picatta. Both were served in a really eye-appealing way and the taste was literally to die for. We wish they had one of these places near us.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, MA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great upscale Pizza and Salads”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Loud, exciting atmosphere. Great drinks, great food. Take out available. Pizza and burgers are amazing!

Visited September 2011
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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264 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Solid average restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

If you want a busy, boisterous atmosphere and a pizza or burger, this is a good choice. If you want anything more (romance, fine dining), then go to Stellina's next door, or Porcini's, or somewhere else.

This is one solid step up from most chain restaurants, but not an amazing place.

Visited March 2012
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