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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but the sangria is a complete rip-off, $7 for essentially a small glass of ice.

NYAJ's is one of favorite restaurants. We had dinner there once again recently and as usual the food was excellent. However, one major complaint. My wife ordered the Blood Orange Sangria at the recommendation of the waitress - now we know why. The drink was itself delicious, what little there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Peter C
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Enfield, Connecticut
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North Hampton, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love Not You Average Joe's! I have eaten at another location in Mass. As well. The food is always delicious, with an extra little twist. Their menu is varied and offers everything from sandwiches to salads and full dinners. The atmosphere is business casual and the wait staff are always right on top of the service!

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

Good morning Explorer599, Thank you for your very kind words, I am very happy to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Bruno More 

Enfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

NYAJ's is one of favorite restaurants. We had dinner there once again recently and as usual the food was excellent. However, one major complaint. My wife ordered the Blood Orange Sangria at the recommendation of the waitress - now we know why. The drink was itself delicious, what little there was. It came in a rather small glass that was... More 

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

Good evening Peter, Thank you for your kind words about our food and drinks. I am sorry that your wife's sangria was not up to par, if you are willing to send me your contact info to bferreira@nyajoes.com I would love the opportunity to chat about how we can make it up to you. Kind Regards, Bruno More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
312 reviews 312 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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.

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

Good evening CMC, Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves on Saturday! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Bruno More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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.

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

Good evening Chris, Thank you for your feedback on your latest visit to our location. I am sorry however that your burger was not cooked properly and the fries were not crispy. We will use this as a coaching tool for our staff. If you are willing to reach out to me at bferreira@nyajoes.com I would love to discuss way... More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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.

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

Good evening Dibird50, Thank you for your kind words! The Green Machine pasta is one of our most popular new items, I'm glad you liked it. Next time please do not hesitate to ask for extra sauce! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Bruno More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 

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

Good evening Leah, Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you found us here in Newburyport and had an enjoyable time at our bar! We do serve half price full size apps Monday - Friday from 3pm-6pm. If you are in town its worth a try! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Bruno More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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

Good evening LT, Thank you for your very kind words, We are glad you and your husband enjoyed themselves! We are very pleased with the healthier options on our new Spring 2015 Menu! We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Bruno More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Boxford, MA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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.

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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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