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Not Your Average Joe's

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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7214
+1 978-974-0015
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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446 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

NYAJ's has been a favorite for years and we've been to many of their locations. This location is no exception. Service and staff are always friendly and do a fantastic job. The food is consistently good quality and the seasonal dishes always interestingly yummy. We tried their new reservation system on their website and it worked wonderfully. I like that... More 

Thank plastx2
Hudson, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

NYAJ has become one of my favorite restaurant since moving to the NorthEast. The food never disappoints, the service is always outstanding and I also enjoy seeing what the seasonal offerings are.

Thank Tami H
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went after a movie. The atmosphere was fun and the food was great! Nice menu, plenty of choices and the drinks were tasty.

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

Hi- Thanks for the great review. One more thing I can mention is that we do sell discounted movie tickets and if you come back after the movie and show your stub, we'll give you 15% off your food purchase! Hope we see you again real soon. Jimmie More 

Methuen, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here recently for mere convenience as it's close to home. I always seem to get the crusted chicken with mashed potatoes. It's so delicious everytime I get it. I like that they are constantly adding new drink specials. I got a great margarita which was very different. Prices are good and portions are ample. I recommend it here!

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

Thank you for the excellent review. I think you covered it all! Come on back and see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

Auburn MA
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Horrible experience. The food is standard for the chain - no big deal. This location really set itself apart by the indifferent and horrible service. The hostess couldn't care less, barely a hello (don't expect a smile or feel welcomed!). Waitress must have been bothered that we had 2 small kids. Flat, bored and she wanted to be somewhere else.... More 

Thank bri01605
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I am so very disappointed to hear that the service you received was not anywhere near our usual quality of excellence. Please accept my most sincere apology. I will be contacting you privately to discuss this further and I promise I will try to make it right for you. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Such a nice friendly place to have meal. The stuff were very pleasant and so helpful. I am looking forward to returning. The menu was unbelievable,so much to choose from.

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

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything. Come on back and see us again real soon. Jimmie More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I have to give credit to the staff here who pay good attention to their tables every time I go, they're always so nice and courteous. And I'm pretty sure I've gone 10+ times over the years. Most of the food on the menu is delicious: mustard crusted chicken is a must, the burgers and fries, the seasonal items and... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review. I am so pleased that every time you come in you have great food and service. That's what we are all about! See you again real soon! Jimmie More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Good consistent quality food. Seasonal menus sometimes don't fit with the local offerings but is always good too. Great place especially if you are looking to go to the movies right after.

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

Hello {hil, Thanks for the wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoy stopping in. The new Oktoberfest menu starts later this week and a brand new Fall menu starts on October 5th . Stop in and check it out! Jimmie More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The two time's I've eaten at this restaurant chain in the past I was pleased with the experience and thought highly of the chain. When I took my kids to lunch here after a movie today I was disappointed that there were not any healthy meal options on the kids menu. No fresh fruit or vegetables were available as kid... More 

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

Hello Marc, Please accept my apology if the food your received was not up to par with our usual quality standards. I will be sharing those comments with the Head Chef so that he can review them with the kitchen staff. While I make it a policy to not disagree with our guests, I do have to point out that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Food is always great and service as well. I have never had a bad experience. They also have a gluten free menu . Love their cocktails and the outside seating in the summertime. Restaurant is always very clean and the servers are very attentive.

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

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7214
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-974-0015
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?