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Not Your Average Joe's

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90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7214
+1 978-974-0015
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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 - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh food, attentive service

I was very happy with my first experience at a NYAJ. I had the haddock which was really fresh and the NYA salad which was great. They had some local brews which was a nice touch for a traveller. My server was friendly and efficient.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Houston, Texas, USA
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Houston, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was very happy with my first experience at a NYAJ. I had the haddock which was really fresh and the NYA salad which was great. They had some local brews which was a nice touch for a traveller. My server was friendly and efficient.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A visit to Joe's is always a pleasure. Food is made right there not out of a microwave bag. Flatbreds are awesome and the waitstaff attentive.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I eat at NYAJ's about once a month with family or with friends, for dinner or lunch. Never been disappointed! The food is very high quality, some of the best around, with lots of great choices, even for those avoiding meat. We love the half-price apps for happy hour. My kids have always been welcome here and treated nicely. Service... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food is above average and the service is usually great. It has a nice atmosphere, a little noisy during peak dining hours but is great during off peak hours. Very convenient if you are shopping at the loop but also a good location in general. If you eat there before you go to the AMC theater next door you... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are regulars here. The food is well above average, always inventive, and the service is excellent. Casual dining with upscale style. Because it's so busy, reservations are reccomended!

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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Tuna Wontons are so good! Great wine selection! Clean, friendly service. Prices are excellent. Love the meatloaf! This place is and alway will be our "go to place". I have never been disappointed here.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

you can always depend on not your average joe's for a very good meal and drink with very good service and an ok atmosphere...improvements could be made in this area......the mustard chicken is wonderful and the pizzas are fun.....ps alot of people don't know that you can get a discounted movie ticket admission to lowes right next door................

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Methuen, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I have been consistently pleased with the food and service we get at NYAJ in Methuen. The menu, while a bit limited, does change seasonally and monthly and is always interesting. The dishes are always well prepared, and more than adequate in quantity. Also, when asked, the staff will make every effort to accommodate a special request.... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A local favorite for many years. I have never had a bad meal at NYAJ's. I love the pizza and desserts. Mexican is ok.

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New England
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Finally a restaurant that gets gluten-free.... special menu, special bar drinks, educated servers. Even if you don't have dietary restrictions, this is a great place. I agree with other reviewers - this particular location of NYAJ's is better than the rest. Every single employee does their best to give a great experience, doing things without even needing to be asked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7214
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-974-0015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?