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Not Your Average Joe's

90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7214
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Ranked #6 of 105 Restaurants in Methuen
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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
Methuen, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 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
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
116 helpful votes 116 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cannot get enough of this place. I go at least 1 a month. The staff is very friendly and most importantly loyal -there are hostess and waitresses there since I can remeber, at least the last 4 years I've been attending. Their Trukey Kabob and Sangria is to DIE FOR! Clean and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended! Ah, dont forget your... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Eight of us had Mother's Day dinner at the Methuen location and all I can say is that the food was wonderful, the service excellent (even though it was quite busy) and the drinks yummy! Three of us has the Saffron Cod special (the ladies of course) and the the men had Chicken Piccata (they even have gluten free pasta)...I... More

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