Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

4.4
986 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Watertown is located on Main Street in Watertown, MA. We are steps from the Watertown Free Public Library, and minutes from the Arsenal Mall and Charles River.

We are conveniently located up the road from Athena Health's expansive campus, the Perkins School for the Blind, and Watertown High School. Nearby lodging includes the Super 8 Watertown/Cambridge/Boston Area, Crowne Plaza Boston -Newton, and the Residence Inn by Marriot Boston Watertown.
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New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious mesl

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PP
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always great food and wonderful, friendly staff. NYAJ is one of our family favs !

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OT
New England
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot to request points for this visit. PLEASE APPLY MY 100 POINTS FOR THIS VISIT.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was poor. More a matter of untrained staff than not enough servers.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and service was very good! Thank you.

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, the food was delicious. I will definitely go back.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chicken parmigiana was delicious. It matched any I have had at Italian restaurants.
The server was friendly, welcoming and efficient.

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SJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joe’s is our neighborhood go-to restaurant. The food and service are always good and the prices are reasonable. Nothing fancy - just a reliably good place to eat.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, we thoroughly enjoyed everything. We come regularly and will continue!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Service was great! Actually our server was too attentive. At our table to check on us and to talk to us too often.

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A bit noisy the night we were there but good food and good value..

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OT
Las Vegas
184 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great!!! Food was awesome. Service was awesome. Really enjoyed!!!

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I'm a regular who enjoys the food, location, choices for Gluten Free and the care taken when preparing GF, service(though sometimes spotty normally very good), along with the overall value.

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NM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for families with food choices to satisfy every type of picky eater.

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NB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was yummy :) No wait with our reservation , definitely coming back

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PD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and accommodating staff. Thanks!

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CM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We hadn't been to the Watertown location in several years. Unfortunately, Waltham was completely booked for Mother's Day. It was a reminder of the inconsistency between locations. Portions were inconsistent across members of our party ordering the same entree and they were overcooked. Due to the seating arrangement it was very crowded with little space for servers and patrons to negotiate.

However, our server was amazing and extremely attentive. He went above and beyond and knew exactly what we needed before we asked.

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server, Lauren, was very attentive.

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j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A hidden pearl in Watertown. Great food and service, would recommend. Good job.

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RS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is good, but the menu changes can be a bummer and unpredictable. I don't think I'll be back until the menu changes again.

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EN
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always love the food and ambiance. Our waiter was overwhelmed with the amount of tables he had and we did not feel was able to give us top notch service.

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r
New England
51 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Not Your Average Joe's! The hostess readily accommodated our seatng request, The jambalaya was delicious - full of chicken, shrimp, sausage, rice, and vegetables. It's a great dish to share and goes well with the amazing seasoned bread brought to the table. Don't forget to leave some room for dessert - the key lime pie in a raspberry sauce, topped with whipped cream, is exquisite. One of our favorite restaurants that never disappoints!

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OT
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our food, beverages and service. We'd go back.

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JT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - everyone loved the specials that are soon coming on the menu. Service by Chuck was professional and friendly. Bartender Tricia stopped by to say Hello. Just about as good as it gets!

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e
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pizza was delicious as well as that bread and oil! Had a reservation and was taken to our booth immediately upon our arrival.

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LL
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place.....open and cozy, different kinds of seating choices, great gluten free menu items!!

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JT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with a group to support the Boston Gay Men's Chorus (NYAJ will give 15% of your total check to the chorus if you mention the BGMC during the month of April). Service by Natalia was excellent (sorry we stayed so long!) and everyone was impressed with their meals. Will be back with another group next Tuesday. Looking forward to it!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for Easter dinner with my family. Could not have asked for better service, food, or an experience. Top notch!

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m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza maker had my son come up to the pizza bar to watch his pizza being made. So nice!

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was very bad. Waited an interminable amount of time for everything including the opportunity to pay which took the server about 4 trips back and forth to the table before he got it right.

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IS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Truthfully, I was surprised at the quality of the food. My friend and I both had a super crunch salads with salmon added, and both the fish and the salad were delicious. Our waitress was great and even though we sat for a while after finishing our meal, we never felt rushed or pressured to leave. We'll definitely be back.

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JT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and even better service by Dane. Great night out supporting the Boston Gay Men's Chorus - come in anytime during the month of April and mention your are there to support the BGMC and 15% of your check total will be donated to the Chorus. Thanks to GM Sara and AGM Casey for doing this!

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New England
53 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, casual ambiance! The server was sometimes a little awkward, but he was a great guy, and we had a terrific meal.

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s
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

very average food but good quality for the price. the major attraction is $1 oysters on Monday.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Look forward To meeting friends for Monday night apps,oysters,shrimp and our table with Chuck. Chuck is friendly and attentive and we look forward to a buck a shuck with Chuck

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OT
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food, drinks, service were fine. I had the Chicken Capresse, which tasted great but there was not enough food. 2 average size pieces of chicken and a salad with it. If a full vegetable portion or potato portion came with it, it would have been enough food. Overall, everyone enjoyed their food and our waiter was extremely accommodating.

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M
New England
140 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious as always. Seared tuna wontons are my fav but always inconsistent. Sometimes a little sauce. Sometimes a lot. Sometimes they offer to put on cucumbers. Sometimes not. And the kitchen needs better standards. No gloves worn by chefs who are CONSTANTLY eating with their hands and touching their face. So gross.

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at our special meal.

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LM
New England
88 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like to go to NYA Joe's on Friday nights when we can. I always have my favorite Pomegranate Martini. We both had the Haddock with different sides. Really delicious! We're regulars.

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very efficient service

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