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Not Your Average Joe's

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4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA 01803-4603 (Route 3A)
+1 781-505-1303
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is popular beyond all understanding. Hard to tell how and why a restaurant just has "it." Food is good, service is friendly and prompt (except perhaps at absolute peak times) but I just don't see waiting 45 minutes for a chain restaurant meal.

Thank M D
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go there each time i go to boston great drink super amazing food not your average wonderfull easy to find and everynthing is good

Thank Simon D
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looks as good as it always has with nice colors and décor. The focaccia bread is excellent as always. But the food itself... what happened Joe? The steak tips are okay, I believe they used top sirloin and cubed it up. Good thing I didn't order any level higher then Med - Rare or I'd be sorry. Well... More 

Thank riklin52
Paris, France
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The family's sixth time at a "Not Your Average Joe's", and each time we are reminded why we always return. We had ordered a table of 5 and had requested to be seated outside. Upon arrival, we were kindly escorted to a nice outside patio and were immediately seated around a nice, round table set for 5. Our waitress was... More 

Thank Caroline T
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here before and again NYAJ's didn't disappoint. We love the outdoor terrace, the delicious dip for the bread up front and the great selection of salads.

Thank 10Ellen712
Harpswell, Maine
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236 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service from the front desk to the end was very friendly and good. Perhaps I made a poor choice, but the ribs were not that great, a bit dry, and the sauces not that interesting. My son said the Tuscan chicken sandwich was quite good. Bottomless iced tea was fine. The salads that went by looked quite good.

Thank Peter B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On several trips we have had sub par food. For example, Caesar salad comes without Parmesan cheese and is a bowl filled with just lettuce for 4.99. Chicken quesadillas were lukewarm at best, and fries are soggy and burnt. Kids pizza is good.

Thank Dibby623
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Helllo, I am very disappointed to read your review. This does not sound like the quality of food we provide to our guests. Please accept my apology. I will be contacting you privately to discuss this further. Best regards, Jimmie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never expect everything to be perfect at any meal, but it's how the staff at the Waltham not your average Joe's respond when there is an issue that set them apart. We've eaten there about 5 times since we've moved here and the food quality has always been spot on. The cocktails and very high quality and creative. On... More 

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

Thanks so much for the stellar review. I am so pleased to hear that everything was taken care of to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed the excellent service you received. Making sure every guest as the perfect experience is what we are all about. I hope that we'll be seeing you again real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We again visited this month after a long day and did not want to cook. Jackie our waitress was fantastic The scallops were great as usual my third time having them. My wife ordered the rack of ribs which were find but one of the side offered, carrots raisins was dry and had to asked for a replacement of a... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for the great review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed everything and I am very happy that when there was a slight issue it was taken care of on the spot. We'll be looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a chain of restaurants offering a casual environment and delicious comfort food. Prices are reasonable. I've never had a bad meal here.

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

Hi William. Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you have always enjoyed everything and I hope that you'll be back to see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA 01803-4603
    (Route 3A)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-505-1303
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?