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Not Your Average Joe's

1 Market Sq, Ste 2, Newburyport, MA 01950-4701
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Ranked #17 of 84 restaurants in Newburyport
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
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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69% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Starting with the positive, the location was excellent, sitting outside on a summer's evening with no bugs. The service was good and attentive. Now the food which is where the wheels came off. The Spring Rolls were very soggy and mainly filled with noodles. The Coconut Shrimp was tasty. The steak tips were overdone and cool, the mashed potatoes would... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our second time at the same restaurant with no air conditioning. The temperature/humidity was high. My wife has COPD and emphysema. This is a reduced lung function. She had trouble breathing as a result of the elevated temperature. They created an unhealthy environment for her. As a result we will be unable to return.

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Albany, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great lunch menu! Clam chowder was amazing! Excellent service as well. Truly this is not an average restaurant by any means!

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is well-managed and very well-staffed. At 7:30 on a very busy Saturday in June we arrived to a substantial line. We had reservations, so I went to the hostess. We were seated within three minutes despite the long line. In fact, I noticed noone had to wait to long, even without reservations. The food was very good (as... More

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Germantown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We sat on the patio overlooking the waterfront park. We enjoyed martinis and oysters for appetizers before dinner, delicious! We had a wonderful dinner of scallops and salad! Unfortunately the service was awful! Brought our oysters, no napkins or silverware, had to ask. Never brought spoons or sugar with our after dinner coffee, even though we asked. Waitress walked by... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This attractive Newburyport restaurant has always been a reliable place for a great pizza or a casual dinner--great food, great service. But our last visit was a disappointment. The favorite crab cakes were gone from the menu. The chicken quesadilla did not taste fresh. And the service was a bit slapdash. Maybe it was an off day but it was... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport is super clean and wonderful environment. The staff was very friendly, and the food was hot and incredibly good!! I had the clam chowder and a glass of wine, everything came very quickly, and I had no complaints at all. I look forward to my next visit.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Tired of huge portions of food in the USA , my daughter and I stopped here for lunch. We had a beautiful soup, the cup was a very adequate lunch portion and we shared an appetiser slad which they kindly served on 2 plates. It was perfect.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten at the Newburyport and Methuen "NYAJ's". We find the good is always consistent and the atmosphere upbeat and contemporary. The servers in Newburyport appear a bit messy, their uniforms less upscale. The 1/2 price aps are a great bargain and delicious.

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Portland, ME
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Had a lovely Saturday lunch—pecan crusted chicken with sweet potato wedges for me, burger with a moist gluten-free bun with lettuce and tomato for my friend—while exploring the Newburyport waterfront. There is an outdoor patio facing the town square, and a back patio facing greenery and the Merrimack River (our choice on a beautiful day)—as well as indoor seating. We... More

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