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Not Your Average Joe's

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1 Market Sq, Ste 2, Newburyport, MA 01950-4701
+1 978-462-3808
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Basic food, nice venue, friendly servers, convenient if you're in Newburyport

Didn't feel like fighting the restaurant crowd on a pleasant August lat afternoon so we stopped in the first restaurant we came across. Seated right away, within a few minutes we were served bread followed by our waitress checking in an taking our order. Burgers came out in a reasonable amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
jax14fun
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant was casual, with food for all ages! We were traveling with three generations and everyone found something they liked. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. It was a great location close to the harbour. We were a large group of 14 and they were able to accommodate us in a lovely, private location. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good morning Christine F, Thank you so much for your very kind words about our food, service, and location. I am glad to hear you and your family had a nice time with us! I will be sharing your feedback with my staff, they will the thrilled to hear it! Have fun on your vacation, we hope to see you... More 

Beverly, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went for lunch on a perfect summer day! This past Sunday!! First impressions are a big part of my world. When my wife and I entered the front door there were three gals hanging at the entrance, I guess they were on "break" I really don't get it? Hello! Customers in front of you! Yes we are here to be... More 

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good afternoon Gotraveloften, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your latest dining experience with us. My name is Bruno, I am the General Manager at our Newburyport location. I wanted to apologize that the host staff was not responsive right away and for the temperature in the dining room. I also wanted to apologize for... More 

Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Didn't feel like fighting the restaurant crowd on a pleasant August lat afternoon so we stopped in the first restaurant we came across. Seated right away, within a few minutes we were served bread followed by our waitress checking in an taking our order. Burgers came out in a reasonable amount of time and they were tasty. We sat outside... More 

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good morning Jax14fun, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on your latest dining experience. My name is Bruno, I am the General Manager at our Newburyport location. I wanted to thank you for your kind words about our food and service. I will also make sure to look into whether we can trim or... More 

Gray, Maine
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love this restaurant! Their menu & service are both great. Love the salad with the goat cheese & fresh raspberries. They were very accommodating when I went with my daughter & 2 yr. old granddaughter. Great seating both inside & out.

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good morning Claire Z, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on your latest visit. My name is Bruno, I am the General Manager at our Newburyport location. I wanted to thank you for your very kind words on our food and service! I will make sure to share your feedback with my staff, they... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a completely average meal here. It was average with good prices. The best part was the olive oil and delicious fresh bread before the meal. We ordered the lettuce cups which were okay. I also had the hanger steak and wedge salad which was delicious.

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good morning Patience, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your latest dining experience. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your Steak and Salad! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Bruno More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been to four, Not Your Averge Joe's. This was my first, and is my favorite. The food is very good in all of them, but this one is special, for its location. There are two places to eat outside: in front, where there's great people-watching, with a view of the busy square and shops; the back, where you dine... More 

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good morning CaroleArt, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your latest visit. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed having Joey as your server, and we really appreciate your very kind words about our location, food, and service. I will be sharing your feedback with Joey and the staff, they will be thrilled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I ordered the turkey burger and it was overdone and dry. The quinoa. Cucumber and olive salad with it was past its prime, maybe a leftover from yesterday? and with too much crumbled feta. We have eaten here before with consistently outstanding quality. Perhaps the kitchen right now is overtaxed with it being homecoming week.

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good afternoon Judith, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am very sorry that the turkey burger was not prepared to your taste and that the cucumber salad was not up to par. Yankee Homecoming is not an excuse for the food to not be excellent. I will be sharing your feedback with the... More 

Boston, MA
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I am a resident of the city and have frequented NYAJs quite a bit but I did not realize that I would not only be recognized for my patronage but be catered to as if I were a celebrity. It's Yankee Homecoming week and if you know anything about that, you know the number of people who turn out for... More 

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good afternoon SNP1000, Thank you so much for your very kind words! I will be sharing your feedback with Maddie and the rest of my staff, she will be thrilled to hear it! Thank you for being a loyal patron, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Bruno More 

New Hampshire
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

NYAJ's looks like a pizza joint, and they do serve pizza, but they also have a lot of nice plated meals - and a completely separate gluten-free menu, and staff who "get" the details. They have nice gluten-free bread to enjoy their lovely olive-oil/Parmesan dip with, and lots of great GF entrees, and willingness in the kitchen to adapt even... More 

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good afternoon NHInsider, Thank you so much for your very kind words! We are very proud of our Gluten Free menu and our scratch kitchen, I am glad you enjoyed it! I will be sharing your feedback with my staff, they will be thrilled to hear it! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Bruno More 

Casselberry, Florida
Level Contributor
163 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I came for lunch after a morning spent walking around Newburyport. We got there a little before noon and were seated right away in the back patio area. We had a nice table and the server was right there to take our order. I had a burger and my wife had a large salad, both were very... More 

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NYAJoes, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Good afternoon David, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your latest lunch with us. My name is Bruno, I am the General Manager at our Newburyport location. I really appreciate your very kind words, I will be sharing it with my staff, they will be thrilled to hear it! We hope to see you again... More 

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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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?