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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
11:30 - 21:00
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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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191 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite place to eat! The only restaurant that I really trust to get a great and SAFE gluten free meal! The food is always great and the waitstaff is always wonderful. The rosemary scallops are AMAZING!

Thank Lovetotravelforfun
Medway, Ma
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for an early dinner around 3pm on a Saturday. They start off by giving you a great bread basket. Hate to fill up before the meal. We ordered two appetizers for 4 of us. Very tiny small appetizers but the quality was killer. Still not sure if it’s worth the price. Everybody seemed to love their meals. Great... More 

Thank levijl
Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The portions are usually more than I can eat, so I end up taking food home for a light meal the next day. Definitely worth the price.

Thank BigAl7769
Northbridge, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my fave chain restaurants. I appreciate the seasonal menu & seasonal drinks. Great kids menu as well. Highly recommend the goat cheese salad.

Thank Sarah V
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here several times. I struggle to find something on the menu that appeals to me. I wanted a salad but they all have fruit in them. Two members of my party did get salads which were predominantly iceberg lettuce. On a previous visit my daughter's mac and cheese was seriously lacking in cheese. I got a pizza last... More 

Thank Gina D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank David G
Northborough, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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 

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

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.

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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