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645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004 (Pleasant Street)
+1 781-643-1666
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11:30 am - 11:00 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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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 

Boston, MA
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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178 reviews
123 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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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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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, Large groups
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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