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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: 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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Casual Dining

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good- great location

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
travelbugger68
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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English first
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.

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Boxford, MA
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 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 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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262 reviews 262 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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 

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Boston
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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 

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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 

Amesbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Well, maybe it was an off night in the kitchen. But my wife's burger made her burp for hours afterwards and the salad was not fresh. My "house special" was a slab of dessicated, precooked chicken breast over a mess of gooey risotto. We'll be back, perhaps, for the 1 dollar oysters on Monday, but will henceforth steer clear of... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. I would love to talk with you more about your visit and invite you back. Please email me directly or give me a call. We hope to see you soon for more than just the oysters :). 978-462-3808 or rbeliveau@nyajoes.com Sincerely, Robert Beliveau More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My friend and I recently dined here and were very disappointed with the quality of the food.although the pizza was not too bad(actually pretty good) the portions were small and the food was lousy drinks were very expensive( 4.00 for a ten oz. Bottle of root beer) I would definitely not reccomend this place!!

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I will start off by being very transparent, the first time I visited this restaurant was in July 2007 and it still remains to be the WORST dining experience I have ever had. My husband was raised in Newburyport so we visit from the West Coast at least twice a year. Since my first experience here 7+ years ago, my... More 

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Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

What happened to NYAJ's? My family and I dine here 2-3 times a month and the last several times they just can't seem to get it right. Consistency is crucial for a place like this and recently it has been all,over the map. On a recent visit on a Sunday afternoon not only did it take 50 minutes for our... More 

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W. Newbury, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My visit this past Friday was just terrible! The silverware and side plates were all filthy and had to be replaced. I ordered the Tuscan Grilled Chicken sandwich and the chicken was so overcooked and hard that I could not eat it. I left it all on my plate, but the server never inquired about the meal. I filled out... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?