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Not Your Average Joe's

90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7214
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Ranked #7 of 105 Restaurants in Methuen
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

So I am a once a week take-out girl at Not Your Average Joe's. The latest and tastiest item menu is the Cranberry-teriyaki chicken w/ butternut squash cannelloni and sauteed spinach. Delicious combination of flavors. Although my chicken breast was very over cooked, the delicious combo of flavors made up for it. I absolutely despise sauteed spinach and this was... More

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Milford, Massachusetts
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405 reviews 405 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
660 helpful votes 660 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit as the service and cocktails were very good. The bread with specially mixed olive oil was tasty, while waiting for our food. The chicken lettuce cups were good but the coconut shrimp was just ok. The shrimp was a bit overcooked and appeared to be premade. The salads were crisp and flavorful.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant is consistently fabulous handling my children's multiple food allergies. They are accommodating in every way. Additionally, the staff is friendly and helpful and the food is great. If you like scallops, order the rosemary skewered scallops - this is a fantastic dish in both taste and presentation. My kids always order the pizza (light sauce, extra cheese so... More

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Every year my daughter and myself enjoy the fee entree and dessert. Because of our membership in the birthday club the food drinks dessert are always excellent as well as the waitstaff it's a great deal all around

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Quebec City, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped over for lunch after a long run in the morning. A friend had given us this restaurant's name and told us he really liked it. We did not really search for it but as we were looking for a restaurant, it just happened that an add by the road was advertising this restaurant so we stopped by. My... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews 177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Do love the bread but you fill up on it. Service was very good. Menu choices are always fantastic and creative. The ahi tuna salad was amazing with seaweed salad. The crab cake sandwich was very good. The bottomless nonalcoholic drinks don't hurt either and continued to come without our asking. NYAJ now carries Nantucket vineyard wines, beer, and vodka.... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food and drinks were good but the place was so noisy that I couldn't enjoy my meal. It is in the Loop Shopping mall so it is convenient when running errands. I'm not sure that I will be back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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170 reviews 170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The bread and oil here is like no other. If that's all they were serving, I would definitely stop in for that and a drink. Drinks here are reasonable and a good size. Had the Front Porch and liked it very much. It was a rum drink similiar to a mojito. We had a pizza and I loved it. Thin... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Overall, this is still a good place to go. There have never been any food quality issues, plating is nice and cocktails are well priced. It is not quite the same as when it opened, when absolutely everything was top notch. The portions have shrunk over the years and some of the ingredient substitutions are not that great (previous reviewer... More

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New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Through the years we've stopped at the Methuen NYAJ's on our way from New Hampshire to attend events in Boston. But lately, I've become turned off. For instance, my very favorite entree was the rosemary scallops, but slowly the pancetta in the risotto turned into bacon, the butternut squash in the dish is M.I.A., and the scallop portion is now... More

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