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Not Your Average Joe's

305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3718
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Ranked #4 of 54 Restaurants in Acton
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Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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English first
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Every time I go here, it always lives up to my expectations. I have never been disappointed with the food or the excellent service. If you have not yet been to this location, you need to check it out--food is excellent, staff is absolutely wonderful, and the manager, Justin, is always visible! I love the Margherita pizza and the Tuscan... More

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Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The fresh menu changes monthly and there are always a variety of good beers on tap. The pizza/salad combination is the most cost-effective way to go, but if you want a full meal, the portions are ample and the combinations are good. They are trying to use as many local sources as possible and it shows. They do take reservations!

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Leominster, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Loved the atmosphere. Lively yet able to hold intimate conversation. The food was great and the waitress a real help with the wine selection. Found a new favorite wine.

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Acton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have been to the Acton store several times, and each time we have had good food, good service and a good dining experience. Joe's does a very good job of creating and offering good food and new dishes at very good price points. Service is always friendly and prompt, and the front-of-the-house manager, Meredith, is very helpful and accomodating.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have visited NYAJ’s many times when in need of a quick, casual meal, or a drink and a snack at the bar. Not gourmet by any means, but good straightforward food. The wine list is decent and well priced and they make a great cosmo and lemon drop martini and do not charge an arm and a leg for... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my main goto places in the Acton area when I want a nice sit-down lunch with good menu choices. However, this last visit the Grilled Chicken BLT was so hard and dry that it was almost inedible.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Average menu, nothing terribly good or bad. Very young, enthusiastic and inexperienced waitstaff. How wonderful to have the waitress ask me if I wanted a glass after bringing a bottle of beer. Yes, please. And so she brought a glass fresh hot out of the dishwasher. Then there was the shrimp salad without shrimp. Oh, they're quick to admit and... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

never ever disappoints....our go to restaurant in Acton for all the right reasons. love introducing not your average joe's to family and friends as well......

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The menu is constantly updated with lots of specials. I would not consider it a destination outing, but, if you are looking for a decent meal on the way to do something else, by all means give it a try.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

While not one of the best meals I ever had, you can't go wrong by going to "Joe's". I went for lunch yesterday and had their Bacon Blue Flat Bread and it was amazing. Their pizzas and sangria are quite good as well.

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