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Not Your Average Joe's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004 (Pleasant Street)
+1 781-643-1666
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11:30 am - 10:30 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 - 10:30 pm
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Staff did great, always attendsive. I had soup and a burger (cooked to perfection). Other party had chilli and a salad. Automatic checkout if you want it,otherwise you can pay in the normal manner.

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

I am so very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service and i wanted you to know that we'll be looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Jimmie More 

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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Arriving from airport , we wanted something easy and no wait so we stopped at this chain. The ambiance is good and service was efficient. The menu has a little bit of everything and the food we had tasted ok. The Caribbean buffalo tenders were spicy and quite good. Not amazing but sufficient restaurant.

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

It sounds like you enjoyed everything and I am hoping that you can come back when you have more time so we can show you what we do best. More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is my least favorite restaurant in Arlington. The service is usually slow. The tables are not bused quickly. The food is never cooked properly, order medium rare get well. Seared tuna was cooked through. ribs had an overwhelming and unpleasant rub. It is family friendly (go here if you have loud unruly children that enjoy over cheezy mac n... More 

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Thank LynneA2
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I am so disappointed to read your review. It seems that there is not one thing about us that you enjoy and yet it sounds like you keep coming back. I'll be contacting you privately to discuss this further. Jimmie More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Staff sat us fairly quickly and server was at our table promptly. Both dinners were hot when served. We did not feel rushed. Manager came by to ask how meal was. On some nights you may find more families than you wish.

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

Hello James, Thank you for your review. I am glad to ear that everything was to your satisfaction and I hope you'll be back to see us again real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

IN the area for a late lunch, and we stopped in to check out the GF menu. I liked the choices and got a seafood lunch. It was slow at that time, and the kitchen staff came out to tell me how he was cooking it safely.

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Thank tedsc0tt
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, Glad to hear you stopped in and I am happy that you enjoyed our extensive gluten-free menu so much! I hope you'll be back to see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

My favorite Arlington MA restaurant. Food is always fresh, not over fatted and over salted like so many others nearby. Service can be spotty and there can be a wait for the food on busy nights but forrtunately their bread is excellent and comes right away.

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Thank jaj2020
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the excellent review! We will be looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Not Your Average Joe's in Arlington, MA is offering an unbeatable deal. A lobster roll for $20. toasted and with plenty of lobster complemented with celery, herbs, and a light mayo. It is one of the best I have ever tasted. Add to it a great cole slaw, and nirvana! It was so good, I went back for a second... More 

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Thank paul2294
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for the glowing review. Now we all know! See you soon. Jimmie More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We were starved when we arrived. Immediately a beautiful and friendly waitress brought us the most delicious dipping aioli with fresh bread I have ever tasted. The rest of the dining experience was equally fabulous !

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

Hello Carole, I am so very pleased that you enjoyed everything and I hope that you'll be back to see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great salads, interesting dishes and lovely desserts. Very good service, caring and personable . One of the nicest chain restaurants, but Arlington is the best location I have tried. Yes there is a bar with sports TVs, but it doesn't intrude on the dining area. Oh, and they have wonderful individual pizzas! Great spot -- I'm eating there tomorrow!

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

Hi Susanne, Thanks for the stellar review. We're looking forward to seeing you again. Jimmie More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?