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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 - 10:00 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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, nice selection, fair prices

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
buddhagirl108
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North Andover, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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 via mobile

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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9 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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63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bradford, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not Your Average Joe's is a wonderful place to dine out for lunch or dinner. Staff goes above and beyond to please. Menu offers a wide selection of beverages, and food choices to please any palate starting with the wonderful bread and tasty dipping oil. 5 Starr meal and location to shop and catch a movie after

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I expected we would find this place was not much different than TGIFridays and other similar chains. So delighted to find I was wrong. The menu is eclectic, there are burgers and chicken dishes and a variety of salads, but there is nothing typical about how they are done. we had lunch yesterday and were very happy. The drink menu... 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?