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Not Your Average Joe's

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305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3718
+1 978-635-0101
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re...
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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  • 39
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of our go-to favorites.

When cooking isn't in your schedule, go to Average Joe's. It is always a good place for a relaxing meal and the food has never disappointed us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
rosieml
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Acton, MA
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Acton, MA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

When cooking isn't in your schedule, go to Average Joe's. It is always a good place for a relaxing meal and the food has never disappointed us.

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Somewhere near Boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have happily gone to NYAJoe's for a long time. Their birthday coupon program is intelligent on their part, reminding me to go there more often for their interesting and changing menu. It is a boisterous and noisy place, with people chatting in families. Not the best place to go for a quiet chat. The bar area is actually a... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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162 reviews 162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had dinner here recently with one of their great Birthday coupons. Started out good with reservations made on line (note to mgt - not everyone uses ’texting’ so don’t get rid of all your beepers). The menu keeps changing but never really impressed for our tastes. Clam chowder came warm not hot. Sorry, will never understand why all these restaurants... More 

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Acton, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We always have a good time here! It's cozy, the typical NYAJ menu, can accommodate special diets, and it feels generally upbeat. I like the onion soup. The bread is superb, so if you don't want to make it your entire meal--have them take it away early. I find that NYAJ staff are terrific no matter what part of town... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well prepared basic food. Bread and oil/cheese dip is great. We had the spicy tuna roll- surprisingly good, and a pizza- brick oven style. Be prepared for lots of active kids in the main dining room. If that's what you have this place is fine, but if you're looking for a mostly adults place you'll find it noisy. I wish... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Can't go wrong at Not Your Average Joe's. Whether it is to dine with friends or family, quick dinner or lengthy one with drinks the restaurant is very good. Meal are fresh and the menu changes. Staff is always friendly and ready to serve.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

NYAJ is an excellent place to eat. I recommend the Chicken Oscar which is not on the menu, but is a dish from the old menu. Includes scallops, shrimp, a large chicken breast along with string beans, mushrooms and mashed potato. Chef will accommodate any reasonable request to satisfy any dietary concern. Quantities are generous.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My daughter and I ate here recently -- we got a sausage and pasta dish; and meatloaf. It was very good. The meatloaf had a sweet bbq sauce, which was unusual but very tasty. The portions were ample -- enough for lunch the next day. Although the atmosphere is a bit loud . . . the food is consistently good.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a very nice lunch here recently as our first visit. The waitstaff was very attentive and the food was prepared quickly. The free bread and olive oil was superb. The remainder of the meal was fine, although the absolute value of the meal was leaning more towards fair rather than good. All in all, would probably eat there... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I just ate here and both our meals were much better than we expected. We have eaten at the NYAJ in Hyannis for quick lunches which were always really good but not dinner. My husband had the meatloaf which he loved, esp. as it reminded him of Shepherd's Pie which he also loves. And he had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Acton
  • Phone Number: +1 978-635-0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?