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Not Your Average Joe's

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291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807 (Ottis Ave)
+1 508-986-2350
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us at lunch there today and each loved it. Fresh fish with the good fries. A cup of chowder for one and tomato for another - both amazing. And the salads so fresh - go with the Waldorf. You will really enjoy eating here.

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Thank David G
Northborough, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joe's started a Wednesday night raw oyster special - $1 each! You can't beat the price and the oysters are from various different locations, changing each week. They start at 4;00 and serve until they run out. Sometimes they have run out before 6:00 and other dates they still have some. Other food is also quite good and varies with... More 

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

Hi Christopher, I am so glad to hear that you keep coming in for our Buck-A-Shuck Oyster promotions every Wednesday. I hope that we'll see you tonight! Best, Jimmie More 

Hopedale, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This past summer my family ate at NYAJ in Nashua, NH. I had the best enchiladas I have ever had and was anxious to try them again. Last Wednesday we went to NYAJ in Westborough, MA. My expectations may have been a bit high, but the enchiladas this time were just average. But that is not why I am writing.... More 

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Thank MelissaMS61
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Melissa, I am so very disappointed to hear about the fact that your food was not up to our usual quality standards. Please accept my sincere apology. I am not sure why the salmon arrived without the coriander crust and why the slaw had no bacon or dressing and i will let the Head Chef know so that he... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here. I had the mustard crusted chicken sandwich. It was highly recommend by the server. I thought it was so-so. The fries were greasy. My husband had the coriander crusted salmon. He thought it was fair. The Brussels sprout salad was raw. I think it would have been better cooked or at least blanched.

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

Hi Leanne, I am disappointed to hear that your food was not up to our usual quality standards. Please accept my sincere apology. I will share your comments with the Head Chef so that he can review them with the kitchen staff. The one thing I can tell you is that the Brussels sprout slaw is supposed to be served... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great service, average atmosphere. This is an excellent option if you are looking for gluten free menu options. the wait staff is also very helpful and pleasant!

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

Hi Chris, I am very glad to hear how much you have enjoyed our gluten-free menu. I think it's one of the best in the industry. I am also happy to hear that you had such great service. Come on back and see us again real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

Westborough, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We live in town and have eaten here several times. The food has been very good to great over the last 2 years. Service is inconsistent. We have never had great service. Most often, the servers seem distracted or disengaged. On our last 2 visits, the pace of the meal was so fast we felt rushed out the door. Entrees... More 

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Thank hogan603
Rochester, NY
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised, never having been here before. Large seating area with booths and tables. All three items ordered were very good: chowder, veggie burger and Cobb salad. Service OK, some slow periods. Would go back.

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

I am so glad that you all stopped in and especially pleased that you all enjoyed your meals. We will definitely be looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Northborough, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Always a fun place, great food, lively atmosphere. The bread and olive oil dipping sauce is to die for. They have oyster specials on occasion.

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

I am glad you enjoy the food and I have to say, you can't beat the Buck-A-Shuck Oysters every Wednesday starting at 4 (until the run out). I hope we'll see you again real soon. Jimmie More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Perhaps it was the look from the outside which didn't speak to me, but I had misgivings on the way into Joe's. You'll be surprised, however, that it's fresh and delicious, and no where near a fast food chain like Applebees. The bread they bring to the table is fresh, served with garlic and herb olive oil. Also, be sure... More 

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

Hi Brent, It's that old "Don't judge a book by it's cover" thing :) I am glad you stopped in and even happier that you enjoyed everything. I hope you'll be back again soon. Jimmie More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I'm in Massachusetts visiting my family. My daughter took the day off from work for a day of shopping. After all our hard work we needed some hard earned lunch, of course. Our waiter James, was especially attentive & did not disappoint. My daughter had one of their specialty salads (not sure what it was) & I had the herbed... More 

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

Hi There - Sounds like nothing could have been better after a hard day of shopping! I am going to make sure that James' General Manager recognizes him for doing a great job. If you have time before you head home, be sure to stop in and see us again. Best, Jimmie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581-2807
    (Ottis Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-986-2350
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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