Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore

4.4
1418 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. 
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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vipLisaK
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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

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Emma
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 April 12, 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
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Roberto
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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LoriT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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Greta
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and outdoor space. Food was great too.

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Mare
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was top notch. Highly recommend

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Kelz
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 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
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual!

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NataliaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 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.

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vipBillM
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 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 March 27, 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 March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The torn plastic outside is awfullllll🤮

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vipTheRuns
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 25, 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 March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKathiD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

I was a little disappointed that the outdoor seating was not on their second level patio.

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vipJillB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood Gem! Food was excellent. Lots of choices. Would definitely come back!

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vipTamikaW
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Tried their new cheesesteak egg rolls. They were mouth watering good!!

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timisheak
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took awhile to be greeted once we finally sat down for our reservation. Our server was switched midway through our night. It took awhile for them to let us know. Then I literally watching my partners food sit in the food window for 15 mins before it was brought out to us. Probably wouldn’t go back. The pizza I ordered was more crust than actual pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service left some professionalism to be desired. Weren’t notified of the bar closinhv

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday and I enjoy going to Not Your Average Joes for dinner - people are nice and friendly and I enjoy the food !

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SandiA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had the hamburger special; it was delicious; there were plenty of fries accompanying the sandwich.

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vipDDEnterprises
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service here has really gone downhill. The servers don’t seem to know much about the menu, don’t know what to do when something goes wrong (in this case he shrugged and walked away), and the place looks like hell. The projector over peoples heads is literally held up by a bungee cord. Scary.

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LRNova
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining here and we were pleasantly surprised! The food was great and we had a fun time

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1234
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food.

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SheEats
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation and was seated right away when I arrived. We weren't told about the restaurant being cashless, until we were seated. I wish they'd mentionec that when I made the reservation because I planned to use cash, but we had credit cards.
The complimentary bread was delicious. My friend had the Meatloaf and I had the special, Shrimp and Salmon Alfredo. The food was really good, as well as the service.

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vipfoodie79
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

New menu. Was disappointed that both items I went for were removed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a good night! Service and food was horrible!

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ShaliyahK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Our waiter was nice and the food was very fresh. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was better in my previous visits. Substantial reduction in menu selections. Existing menu is ordinary.

Hopefully things will revert to the norm post pandemic.

As for now, it’s forgettable.

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vipDRHBR
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Ambience average but fine.

Food -bar type - very good for what it is.

Overall- good value for what you get

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vipTamikaW
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went in for a quick bite. Enjoyed it

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vipImaPhilly
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is experience was underwhelming. The service was blah. The food was meh. The environment was meh. Manage had full conversations over our table without asking how our dining experience was. Waitress (Jane) was less than boring. Was not very attentive to needs. We had to ask for everything little thing, straws, salt, pepper, etc. The food was subpar. The drinks were good but a little pricey in my opinion.

Needless to say, we won’t be back.

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Not Your Average Joe's Ardmore is rated 4.4 stars by 1418 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 reservations at the moment.

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