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Not Your Average Joe's

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645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004 (Pleasant Street)
+1 781-643-1666
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Manchester, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great varied menu. Hard to choose, since nothing is bad. Service always pleasant, too, suggesting good worker morale and good management

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Thank susan7179
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Susan, Thanks for the great review. I have exactly the same problem - I can never choose because I like almost everything on the menu. Have you tried the new BBQ menu? It's really good. Come on back and see us again real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

Boston, MA
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169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this is one of the smallest of the NYAJ's, it is still my favorite, right up there with the Burlington spot for consistency of food prep, service, and atmosphere. I called to make a reservation about an hour before we wanted to eat and requested a booth -- no problem and I'm glad I did because even on a... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for the excellent review. I'll be sharing your compliments with our General Manager and Head Chef so that they in turn can share them with the entire staff. I hope that we'll see you again real soon! Jimmie More 

Rhode Island
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The wait staff when we last visited was great. The food was very good, the service quick and accommodating for our party of four adults and two children. But the temperature! The A.C. was set to freezing! We asked to have the ceiling fans turned off, to which our server replied that they were about to do so because "... More 

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

Hello - I am glad you enjoyed the food and the service. The problem you mentioned with the air-conditioning has been addressed and fixed. I hope you'll be back again real soon to check it out. Jimmie More 

Venice, Florida
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172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Friendly welcome, mere seated right away and table and area was clean. Service was fast, efficient and friendly. Great bread at the table as a starter with a oil and I believe Parmesan cheese dip. Our drinks from the full bar were good. You can sit in the bar area or at the bar instead of a table or booth.... More 

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

Hi Rick, Thank you for this excellent review. I am so pleased to know that you have enjoyed the food and the service and it's nice to know that we just keep gettihng better and better. Just wait until you return next year! Jimmie More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food here isn't great but it isn't bad, I've had some good salads there. The service is fine. If you just need to have a sit down lunch with a friend in the center of Arlington and you like solid american food, this could be your place.

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

Hi Kat, Thank you for your review. We're known for our food and service and we are constantly adding new menu items to keep things fresh for our guests. if you like our lunch, you should try our Happy Hour or dinner menu. I hope we see you again soon. Jimmie More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I always enjoy meeting friends for a drink and a bite to eat after 5P. It helps that in the bar area the food choices are discounted.

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Thank BAP47
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I am glad to hear that you enjoy our Happy Hours. I agree, the prices are great and the bar is a super place to meet. I hope you'll be back again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Had little time but took the trouble to reserve a table just as well because it was busy. For an English man the IP harpoon was an except able beer. Steak and chips did not disappoint American steaks Are from corn fed cows so taste a little sweater... the haddock was fresh and chips tasted great. The service was superb...... More 

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

Hello Tony, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your excellent review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed both the food and the service and I definitely hope you'll be back to see us again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Irving, Texas
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Just judging by the name, I expected a comfort food diner with a nice selection of pies. Nothing could be further from the truth. This place has a very curated menu made by a professional chef. The decorations are modern, clean, and bright. This is in keeping with the product palette. The food was very good, and the drinks were... More 

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Thank bithead2k
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed everything and I sincerely hope you'll be back to see us againreal soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Went here for a family gathering, food, drinks, atmosphere, service were all great. I have been in their Burlington restaurant and did not have the same experience (actually decide never to go back) but because we could make a reservation and the variety of food options, we gave the Arlington location a shot. Very glad we did!

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Thank RicktT73
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello Rick, Thanks for the great review. I am glad you found our Arlington location and I am very happy that you enjoyed everything so much. I hope we see you again real soon. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This place was great! the service could not be better. The waiters and the managers. For a slight mistake they discounted the full meal. The place is clean and the food is excellent I ordered a side salad and the size was enough for a lunch portion and i accompanied with a soup which was enough for lunch. Very inexpensive... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your wonderful reveiw. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything so much. Excellent food and servicxe are what we are all about. If there is ever a problem, no matter how slight, we do everything possible to make things right for our guests. I hope you'll be back to see us... 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
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
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 - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
    (Pleasant Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-643-1666
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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