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Not Your Average Joe's - CLOSED

105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
+1 781-453-9300
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (24 reviews)
“chowder” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
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Reviews (148)
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1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great spot – casual dining with kids always welcome. Noise level is high, so take that into account when the restaurant is full. But the food is always good, and if it isn't it's quickly replaced or repaired by a fabulous waitstaff. My grandson...More

Thank KAREN V
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Three of us ate dinner there, and we chose this restaurant because they offered a veggie burger for my vegan daughter. My friend and I both ordered the western burger because it sounded good - cheese, barbecue sauce, and onion strings. We both ordered our...More

Thank Mishelle M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Had lunch here and was very good. Brigitte our server was excellent. Had had Tacos and a coob salad. Tacos were excellent. Three of them were only $9. Total bill was $30.25.

Thank momskier
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Good service, nice food, brick oven pizza. Never a disappointment in that chain. Kids loved it. Will be back.

Thank Bostonian2011
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thanks for the stellar review. You and the children as always welcomed back. See you soon! Jimmie

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is the only reataurant in town with decent food and not spend a fortune. Don't always want Asian or gourmet food. Also great family restaurant. Sadly, it is closing. Heard rent went way up. We don't need another gourmet restaurant in its place.More

Thank kmbsold
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

We are sad to be closing this location as well but we will still be opened until the end of April so I hope we'll see you many times before that. After that, you have got to try our newer locations in Westwood and Waltham....More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had dinner here on Friday (must have a reservation) after not visiting the neighborhood stalwart for many months. Good burger for me and very good tuscan chicken panini for her. Service was decent, price was good . . . but neighborhood rumblings are that they...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hi there- I'm glad to hear that you have always enjoyed our food and service in Needham. It is true that we will not be renewing our lease at the end of April (after 20 years) but we do hope you'll come visit us at...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

I'm always impressed with the NYAJ restaurants. But I keep it simple and never stray. Beer selection is always good (including craft beers) and always come perfectly chilled. Burgers are good quality meat, cooked to order, and can be had with numerous fancy toppings and...More

Thank diane w
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hi Diane, Like I always say, when you find something that works, stick with it! Glad to hear that we keep you coming back for more. Jimmie

Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...More

Thank Sam G
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hi Sam, Glad to hear you decided to check out our new Waltham location and pleased to hear you enjoyed the new space and our always delicious food. See you soon, Jimmie

Reviewed 13 January 2017

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...More

Thank pickyeater15
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you for the awesome review - it's nice to see that even a "pickyeater" enjoys our food :) I hope we'll see you again real soon. Jimmie

Reviewed 30 December 2016 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.

Thank Bruce H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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 - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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