Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

4.4
996 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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KR
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful Birthday dinner.

SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Selected restaurant to meet with friends visiting from out of town. When I made reservations, forgot to ask for a booth, but they were amenable to moving us to one. Food and service were very good, but I had a hard time following conversations as the noise level was "energetic". All in all, eveyone enjoyed the visit.

AT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Everything about this restaurant was fine. The noise level is quite high and was about the only complaint I could reasonably have.

LV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thought it would be more crowded for 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. The place was quiet, but the food was delicious and the service was great.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great as was the food
The AC was too cold

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A few times when I have gone in between rush times, the food was just fair. At this seating, my coconut shrimp was clearly over cooked. It was dark brown. Sure they offered to make me something else and took it off our bill, but it shouldn’t have been served in the first place. There were 7 of us- the first basket of bread was mostly hard and unappetizing. The second basket was great, but the first should not have been served. Everyone else loved their various bowls-but you need to watch out for the details.

LL
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambience and the service, and especially the gluten-free options.

RS
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Consistently good for a local chain. Get the lobster Caesar salad while you can

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With our complicated allergies, this chain (and this location in particular) are really fantastic serving us safely. Thee food was yummy and our server was top notch.

VA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, NYAJ's didn't disappoint! We love coming here, especially with the kids. Michelangelo always is so awesome with them. Tonight after helping them make their own pizza, he came over to the table to check in on how it came out and gave them each their own dough to take home to make there.

I had the watermelon sangria and lobster roll; both delish! My husband had the quinoa stir fry with chicken and a moscow mule, which were just as tasty. And who doesn't love the fresh focaccia bread?!

Can't wait to go back for another great meal!

NO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious mesl

PP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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.

m
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.

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.

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

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

B
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.

SJ
New England
13 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.

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!

G
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.

C
New England
17 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..

OT
London
188 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Fantastic service and accommodating staff. Thanks!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

JT
New England
59 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!

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.

LL
Columbus
15 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!!

JT
New England
59 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!

OT
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!

m
New England
6 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!

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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