Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.4
1452 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, rice bowls and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub-like experience. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

Not Your Average Joe’s Ardmore is located in the Suburban Square upscale open-air mall and farmers market. Conveniently close to Villanova University, Lower Merion High School, and Haverford College, our restaurant has dine-in, carry out, and delivery options to serve-up our creative cuisine any way you like it. 
What 1452 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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MarkR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food. Service was a little sluggish, but that's why I expected given COVID and the shortage of servers. It wasn't too bad and the server was very pleasant. Prices are a little high for what you get, but the food was very good.

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jeanetteY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing and fun to be around! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipLisaD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Not Your Average Joe’s in some time. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, the service, and how this restaurant is run. Gerald, the manager, is doing a phenomenal job. We were glad to get to talk to him today.

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JasmineB
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and friendly staff . I would recommend but come on time because staff will make a fuss..

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vipMargie
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very windy outside on the balcony. The meal was pretty good. The waitress was fine and attentive to our needs. Wording by hostess was a bit harsh telling us that no cash is accepted. They should say” I’m sorry but due to Covid we do not accept cash”.

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vipChase
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Ordered a burger well done. Burger was rare the first time and then even rarer and actually cold and bloody inside the second time.
Kayla our server was wonderful.

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vipLpfox
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All 3 of us had the Supercrunch salad and it was delicious! The outdoor seating was great. WE were told after 90 minutes we needed to leave and we did but thee was no one waiting for our table and there were plenty of empty tables all around us.

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vipDpe123
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As dependable and delicious as ever!

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vipTravel1
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice meal.

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KathleenS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The upper deck is very pleasant, but some plantings to soften the industrial building view at one end would be better. We had a 10 year old in our group, and she was very pleased. Food was good and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for me and my daughter.

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Ratchet
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i loved my experience at “not your average joes” ratchet ryan’s experience was ANYTHING but ratchet! the service was great, and the hosts were even better ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice space, good food. Definitely coming back!!

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vipLivindaDreamwitthe1Iluv
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We had reservations for a Tuesday night. We waited along time for our food (alittle more than 30 minutes). In addition the portions were not like they use to be when we were there over a year ago. I now call the place..."BELOW Your Average Joe's". It will be a good while before we return.

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GerrieC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious new appetizers

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DavidS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was a very disappointing visit to NYAJs. I have been many time to ones in MA, where I live, but the first time here. First we were seated outside next to a table with 4 very loud young teenagers. Secondly, I asked the waiter for advice or just information about the different beers on tap but she couldn't help and so I had to go inside to ask but none of the staff inside were very knowledgeable either. My brother and I both ordered the almond encrusted salmon. In MA they serve it with some pesto - none here. The salmon was a bit overcooked (dry) and didn't have much flavor. The broccoli was seared (more like burnt) and had no spice or added flavoring. The dish came with a rice/quinoa mixture which was also uninspired. Overall a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess that walked around to eat tables to chat with guests was a plus. He was so personable! The waitress was very attentive and nice as well. Over all great experience!

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vipLisaK
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The charred broccoli with the almond crusted salmon was too charred. Couldn't eat half of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

thank you! i had a ton of fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Outdoor heaters not quite warm enough. Good food but slower service

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Emma
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was not very good and overpriced. The sangria also barely had any alcohol in it and was very sweet/more like a juice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The place looks nicer in pictures, which isn't a terrible thing because a lot of places are designed to be--and look better when--they are teaming with people. I get that. (It of course wasn't full due to the pandemic.) The place is a mid-level chain restaurant along the line of a TGIFridays, with less of a menu. The host/hostess were pleasant enough. Our table wasn't ready when we were seated. It was more than five minutes before we saw our server, who couldn't have seemed less interested in being there. She didn't know much about the menu, and she felt like telling us she was nineteen and they wouldn't let her drink was her pass for not knowing anything about the bar service or even making the effort to get someone who did. We had to ask for water. Despite the reduced dining size, the kitchen was somehow "backed up" but we were still advised we needed to honor the 90 minute table turn. We were not offered dessert or coffee. The food, even for what it was, was just okay. This particular Wednesday night it was Less Than Average Joe's. It's unlikely I'd go back. King of Prussia is teaming with chain restaurants of better quality for the same price.

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vipNewby
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our food took a long time to be ready! We dinned around 5pm, the place was empty too. My drink was terrible and waitress was slow to check on us.

The food was mediocre at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was grate
Potstickers, crispy bang bang shrimp & cheesteak egg rolls for starters. All very good.
Chicken parm for entree which was fresh & tasty would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor dining was very cold because the heat lamps were not working.

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Roberto
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The server was great, quick on checking up on us and making sure everything was well.

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LoriT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We want to top patio opened. The below patio lacked ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Basic bar food. Not you’re average Joe’s is VERY average.

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Greta
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and outdoor space. Food was great too.

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vipMare
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was top notch. Highly recommend

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vipKelz
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is good but the menu could be a little bit more extensive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was ok, food was fair. The service is always slow at t he Ardmore location. Bread was yummy!

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NettieSND
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual!

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SusanH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! We had the cheesesteak egg rolls!

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vipNataliaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Menu is limited to literally five dishes and three sandwiches. Staff was inattentive, told us they are closing when I tried ordering additional items about twenty minutes before 9pm. I made a reservation and they were running 30 minutes behind schedule.
I like this place a lot but I will wait until COVID season is over to go back, as they have not figured out a good way to adjust like other restaurants in the area.

BM
vipBillM
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly service as soon as you arrive. Compliments to the chef as our dishes were excellent.

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sharonm
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

it was a nice lunch spot. Food was good, sever was just ok. i wouldnt say lets go back but if someone else wanted to go I would no problem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The torn plastic outside is awfullllll🤮

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vipTheRuns
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you or someone you with is allergic to gluten, this is outstanding! For gf, they serve gf rolls. They have gf options for all their sandwiches and many entrees.

Great indoor atmosphere. Waitress was very accommodating.

My wife & I really liked the food and atmosphere. Prices are the only part I wouldn't rate 5 stars. Parking is a little challenging and you need to bring quarters with you to do so, but it's still worth coming here.

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MariaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and variety of the menu. Will definitely be back!

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.4 stars by 1452 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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