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645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004 (Pleasant Street)
+1 781-643-1666
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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
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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    Very good
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quite an enjoyable experience

It can get to be quite noisy eating here but if you are okay with that you should enjoy the good food, drink and service. Respectable menu with enough good choices without being a short novel. I find that a well thought out menu usually equates to very good food. Not Your Average Joe's proves this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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367 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Joe's is our favorite restaurant when home. We are seniors and usually eat mid afternoon because we like the size of the portions on the lunch menu. They are more than enough for us. We have always loved the food at Joe's and the fact that they have great seasonal specials.. If you join their birthday club you get a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It can get to be quite noisy eating here but if you are okay with that you should enjoy the good food, drink and service. Respectable menu with enough good choices without being a short novel. I find that a well thought out menu usually equates to very good food. Not Your Average Joe's proves this point.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the best service in town (Kacey), appetizers are decent, tasty pizzas and a good choice of beers and whiskeys !!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

boring. menus is just so so .... don't understand why the place is popular. not much better than Jimmy's.

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Boston, MA
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I love the new renovations at NYAJ's in Arlington. Defiintely brought this one up a notch. We can always expect a good meal, good service, and happy family. The take out is a little slow. The car hop doesn't work too well (you need to call when you arrive out back because their camera doesn't work well. But if you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just got off bike trail in Arlington for lunch. I had an amazing lunch of freshly grilled balsamic salmon. I was offered 2 sides and loved the mix of snap peas and asparagus. My favorite though was the couscous succatash! I did not know there would be pieces of bacon in it but it was so good I just pulled... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I only tried their jambalaya and meat loaf but both food was great! Not too salty or not too greasy. However there was this once when the waiter never asked me for a refill. Then i finally could get my soda refilled but he never apologized for his laziness. Food wise 5 stars, but service wise, 3 stars.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The title says it all! When one starts off with a martini glass that arrives 1/3 empty, the stage has been set. Tried questioning our waiter whose understanding and English seemed to get worse at that point. :-/ Really a rip off. Wine was a good pour but pricy at $11.50 a glass for a house Merlot. Food is ok.... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A little gem right on Mass Ave with nearby parking and accessibility (my mother is handicapped). Excellent food - definitely a cut above expectations and other NYAJs. Uses fresh, local grown produce - and feels like a family owned establishment not a franchise. Great value too!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food was decent but they did hit two of my pet peeves. First of all, we ordered our meal and a table with a larger party that arrived after us and ordered well after us received their food first. Second, they removed my plate while my husband was still eating AND they then took the plate from my husband... More 

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Additional Information about Not Your Average Joe's

Address: 645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
Phone Number: +1 781-643-1666
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
    (Pleasant Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-643-1666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

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

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