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Not Your Average Joe's

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American, Contemporary
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305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3718
+1 978-635-0101
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11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reliable local restaurant

Pretty standard pub fare with good atmosphere, good service, and good food - especially the burgers, steak tips, and the jambalaya.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
UncleCliff
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Acton, Massachusetts
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Several different combination dishes. Very gourmet. I ordered the scallops which was very tasty. . Food is average, Service was decent. Prices are high for the portions they give.

Helpful?
Thank Bryna289
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the scallops. They really are quite good, especially with the couscous that comes with them. They are the most expensive item on the menu, but I think they are worth the price. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Acton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty standard pub fare with good atmosphere, good service, and good food - especially the burgers, steak tips, and the jambalaya.

Helpful?
Thank UncleCliff
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for the great review. It's always nice to read compliments like yours because they reinfroce the fact that we are doing things the way they are supposed to be done. I hope we'll see you again real soon Best regards, Jimmie More 

Bolton, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Met my wife here one night after work for dinner. I placed my reservation online using Open Table app and only had 6:15 as time to select. Arrived a little before 6:00 and there were plenty of seats available. We were seated quickly and greeted by our very friendly waitress, Brianna. We wanted to chat a bit before dinner; we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lyndy B
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Lyndy, Thank you for the great review. I am so glad that you and your wife enjoyed everything about your visit. I'll be sharing your compliments with Brittany's General Manager so that he can recognize her for a job well done. I hope we see you again real soon Best regards, Jimmie More 

Massachusetts
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't my first visit to Not Your Average Joe's; nor will it be my last. This family-friendly bistro has cute, modern decor, a cool bar, & a constantly changing menu. You are served homemade herb bread shortly after arrival & oil with yummy herbs & finely grated cheese. We had a baby with our group & she was quickly... More 

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Thank momorse
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the wonderful review. I am so pleased to hear that you have always enjoyed our delicious food and great service. That's what we're noted for. I hope you'll come back and visit us again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Came here after landing in Logan airport and needed a place to eat. First off, this place is located in a strip type mall plaza. It was a Friday and the parking was crowded! This has to be a hotspot for many locals. We were told the wait would be 25 minutes. We decided to try to get a bar... More 

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Thank John C
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks so much for this glowing review. I am so glad that you had such an excellent time and I am even happier that the food and service shone. We'll be looking for you again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Acton is not the gourmet capital of the eastern seaboard. Not your Average Joes is yes, a chain restaurant but a good one. I always find something for dinner that I would like to try. Never have had a bad meal. Scallop kabobs with orzo my favorite. Sauce with dish makes it.

Helpful?
Thank flowerpower64
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I am so glad that you are always pleased and I guarantee we will continue to provide you with great food and outstanding service. I hope we see you again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

New England
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were driving on 495 from the Berkshires and starving, using the AroundMe App we found Not your Average Joe's. It is built in a strip mall so instantly we looked at each other wondering if we should continue on but we were both so hungry. We went inside, were seating quickly, they had both GF and regular bread, the... More 

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Thank Lisa-Marie W
Ball Ground, Georgia
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The beet salad was so good, it was hard to remember the rest, Seriously, it was very good all around, and the staff was very helpful. We like to share each others choices and the staff was more than willing to bring extra plates to make sharing easier.

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Thank Jeannie82649
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Jeannie, Thanks for the great review. I am so glad that you had great service and that you loved the food as well. The beer salad is one of my personal favorites as weel. Try it with steak tips next time! Hope we see you again soon and hoping that visit will be 5 stars. Best, Jimmie More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

NYAJs food is a bit better than average but not outstanding. They earn 4 stars instead of 3 because they are so careful and accommodating with food allergies and preferences. I know that I can bring my kid here and not worry about cross-contamination.

Helpful?
Thank LNE_DB
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We always do everything possible to make sure we extra careful with all allergies and we always try to accomodate all preferences as well as special requests. Hope you'll keep coming back. I want the next visit to be a 5 star experience for you. Best, Jimmie More 

Acton, MA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We occasionally visit NYAJ. There is often a wait, and there is a compact waiting area. They have a bar area to wait in too, but that is often full. The bar is small, only holds about 8 people or so, but there are other tables towards the windows. Many times you need to wait outside. Once seated, the service... 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
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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