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Not Your Average Joe's

645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
+1 781-643-1666
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Ranked #24 of 91 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pleasant Street
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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Olathe, Kansas
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521 reviews 521 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

great place to grab a bite and just chill out. It was a surprise to find this place, but the advertising on the front entrance kind of drew us in. Definitely a place to check out for certain.

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Monroe, ct
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I really enjoy going to not your average joes! The bread and oil is absolutely delicious and every plate I have tried is awesome! This is a good place for family and friends, or a nice date with cute atmosphere. They also have a bar with a few booths if you prefer to drink. I have come back to this... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I go there every Saturdays to meet my friends, we sit at the bar and enjoy the nice selection of beers and appetizers! The service is great, especially if you are lucky enough to be looked after by Kasey!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Because we did not want to cook dinner in the heat, we chose to NYAJs in Arlington as we hadn't been to here for a while. We were seated promptly when we arrived with a reservation. Service was prompt and attentive but not overly. A quick response and follow up when I asked if the AC could be turned up... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

NYAJ's is our go-to restaurant. Their menu is creative and the execution is excellent. The rosemary skewered scallops are delicious, and the burgers are as well. The bread and dipping sauce are really good. The only thing I have been truly disappointed in is the take-out service. We have tried it several times, but it has been consistently poorly plated... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the big place in Arlington. Big room, big menu, BIG potions. The food is very good, nothing exceptional. It is very kid friendly anda very nice family retaurant fo casual eating.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We enjoy the food, especially when we want a good burger. Usually the ambiance is above average. However, on occasion, families allow their children to make too much noise.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our server wasn't very attentive, but the food was delish! We're familiar with this chain and knew we could trust them to serve us up a great affordable meal for the family.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like NYAJ for the diversity of the menu. They will recreate past menu items for you...split an entree onto 2 plates.....they make every attempt to accommodate your every request. Their 3-6 pm appy happy hours is a fabulous deal....all appys are 1/2 price. Well worth time and $$$ spent at any NYJAs! Great value.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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279 reviews 279 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although I am not too big on the food here, this place is a convenient spot to meet friends for lunch or dinner. The food served is mainly comfort but I wish the servings were a lot larger. After having my meal here, I still feel like I have plenty of room for half of another entree. If they charged... 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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