We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Not Your Average Joe's

$$$
American, Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1 Market Sq, Ste 2, Newburyport, MA 01950-4701
+1 978-462-3808
Website
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A new favorite

I'm a foodie whose recently turned over a new leaf towards healthier eating, anyone who's tried this can attest that eating out without falling off the wagon can be a challenge. I'm not doing any of those trendy fad diets but rather a lifestyle change with a healthy dose of common sense, I eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
L T
,
Manchester, New Hampshire
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

It was late on a Saturday night and we were happy to be able to be seated. Love the bread and oil that was on the table! So delish! Ordered our drinks and our waitress was very attentive and non-intrusive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The burger was so disappointing the cow had no regrets in giving up its life for it. Noisy, crowded, bad burger and fries..well, I think they were fries, limp and tepid. I swore I would not go back at gunpoint.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a delicious chicken dish. Was Chicken, Kale, Asparagus, baby peas and pasta. it was very good. the only thing I could say is It did not seem to have any sauce. That would have made it even better'. Took advantage of a $20 bottle of wine it was fabulous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We found this branch of Not Your Average Joe's by chance on our way back from a trip to Plum Island. Newburyport is a lovely place and this restaurant is well located. Although there was a wait time for a table, we were seated immediately for bar food and served quickly by friendly staff. The lunch menu was great and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'm a foodie whose recently turned over a new leaf towards healthier eating, anyone who's tried this can attest that eating out without falling off the wagon can be a challenge. I'm not doing any of those trendy fad diets but rather a lifestyle change with a healthy dose of common sense, I eat what I like! This was my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love the location- right in downtown and in the summer the patio seating is great, front or back. The food is always good and so is the service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boxford, MA
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We are consistently pleased with both the food and service here. NYAJ's keeps their menu fresh with dishes sourced from around the world. We enjoy the surprises on the specials menu but since the best ones are eventually added to their main menu, it is sometimes hard to choose. I noted a few recent reviews which surprise me. We haven't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A chain restaurant but good food. They give you a free dinner and dessert on your birthday. Most of the time the food is excellent. The service is great and the manager walks around to make sure everything was good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Can't go wrong with Not Your Average Joe's. Easily located in downtown Newburyport. Need to find the public parking spots but they're within walking distance. They have outdoor seating which is great to people watch. Location is next to plenty of place to shop, snack, coffee etc so hitting Not Your Average Joe's is perfect as part of your day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Prior to posting an unfavorable review of NYAJ's, I sent an email to the establishment informing them of recent (starting last summer) poor and inconsistent quality and service. As we have dined there since they moved into the Firehouse no less than a dozen times a year. I received an email back about a month later where management acknowledged my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Very disappointed that this was not handled correctly from the first review. I am new to this location and would like to personally invite you back. Please call me directly or shoot me an email. 978-462-3808 or rbeliveau@nyajoes..com Sincerely, Robert Beliveau More 

Travelers who viewed Not Your Average Joe's also viewed

 

Been to Not Your Average Joe's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Market Sq, Ste 2, Newburyport, MA 01950-4701
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-3808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • 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 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Not Your Average Joe's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?