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Not Your Average Joe's

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3718
+1 978-635-0101
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the kind of place that oozes confidence in every aspect of one's dining experience. There is a palpable sense of energy. The interior sound level can be high - but it reflects people enjoying themselves. Of particular interest at dinner is their dip served with fresh bread. The dip is made with canola oil, crushed red peppers, garlic... More 

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Thank Bob C
Acton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bread and dip are fantastic!! Lots of choices in entrees. Always friendly competent staff. Have been here in large groups and never a problem requesting individual checks. Love the enchiladas.

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Thank Mimi2JKE
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to go there more often but the service is just ok and presentation of the food is a little lacking. They seem to get our orders wrong or they are slow. However, you can see they do try and make it better if something is wrong. Price is ok too.

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Thank Valerie F
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Valerie, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to hear that the food and the service are not always up to your expectations but I am pleased that we always make things right for you. I will be contacting you privately to discuss this further. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an office favorite. The staff is always very friendly and efficient. Food is consistency prepared nicely, and there is good variety on the menu.

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Thank R D
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I guess you said it all! Thanks so much. I am hoping we'll see you all again real soon. Jimmie More 

McKinney, Texas
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667 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A group of us stopped at this restaurant for lunch. The service here is excellent. The food is an eclectic mix with pizza as a featured item. I had house salad and clam chowder. Both were very good. My Arnold Palmer was served with sugar around the rim of the glass. Interesting and artistic touch.

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Thank DDay1959
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I am so glad that you had such a great lunch and I hope that you'll be back to see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

Northbridge, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My husband and I stopped here on our way home from a weekend in Maine. I love the NYAJ restaurant in Westborough, MA, so we figured this was a good choice for a nice lunch. Mid-range, lots of variety on the menu with something for everyone. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, so it was quiet and not hectic.... More 

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Thank Sarah V
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, I am glad that you stopped into our Acton location. I'm always pleased when our guests try a new location. While I am pleased that you liked just about everything, I am disappointed to hear that your husband's mashed potatoes weren't up to our usual quality. I'd like to make that right for you, so please contact me... More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I know NYAJ is a chain but it's honestly one of the best restaurants in Acton. I've been there multiple times and have never been disappointed. The price is good and the drinks aren't expensive. One time I ordered an appetizer and a few minutes later the manager came over and apologized that it wasn't available that day. He offered... More 

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Thank Dan K
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi Dan Taking care of our guests is what we do best. I am hoping you'll be coming back to see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

Massachusetts
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We usually go to Joe's on the evenings that they have the oyster specials and then also order appetizers, which have been great, so we decided to try them for dinner. Both my husband and I were disappointed in our meals. I had the turkey meatball strozzapreti. The pasta and sauce were very good, but the meatballs were so dense... More 

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Thank fellowtraveler_9
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I was quite disappointed to hear that your food did not live up to our usual standards of excellence. I would like to make things right for you so I will be contacting you privately to discuss this further. Jimmie More 

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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Decided to get to in a early Mother's Day dinner since I work them too. Not a real busy night but the food service wax very slow, albeit very good it too a long time for it to arrive. I got the black bean soup which was very good and it had bacon in it which I don't mind but... More 

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Thank Stefano Z
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Stefano, While I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service, but I am sorry that your food took longer than it should have. Please accept my apology. I will be contacting you privately to discuss that further. Jimmie More 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We visited the restaurant last night to celebrate our anniversary. After years of trying to find "our place" to celebrate, we finally found our spot! The interior has an art deco feel, yet it was casual. The clientele ranged from couples to young families to large groups. Once seated we were served fresh foccacia bread with dipping oil. I could've... More 

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Thank Matt G
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi Matt, I am so glad to hear that you discovered us and very pleased that you both enjoyed your anniversary celebration. I hope that you'll be back to see us again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Acton
  • Phone Number: +1 978-635-0101
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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