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Not Your Average Joe's

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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1 Market Sq, Ste 2, Newburyport, MA 01950-2596
+1 978-462-3808
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used to be frequent visitors here, as long as we stuck to a few key things. Then they started playing with the menu too much and some of the best favorites left the menu. Servers are variable, with some that are awesome - you just have to ask to get seated in their area. Honestly, the thing that has... More 

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Thank NbptUH
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times. Always good service. Great for before or after a show at the Firehouse theater. Love the fish wrap appetizer. No one in the family has ever had a bad meal here.

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

Hi Robin, I am thrilled to hear that you and your family have always enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Jimmie More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice dining room, good staff, interesting menu choices, and reasonably priced. In the summer patio dining is available. Located in downtown Newburyport with plenty of parking in nearby lots.

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Thank DAWGMA17
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I am glad you enjoyed everything and I hope that whenever you're in downtown Newburyport you'll come and see us. Jimmie More 

Davie, Florida
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125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat on the back patio. I was disappointed the hedges were so high as to obscure the view of the river. The service was below average as they appeared very understaffed for the lunch hour. The entire process took longer. I was disappointed that the menu seemed to be limited in choices. The prices were also high, especially for... More 

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

Hello, I am sorry to hear that you seem disappointed by your entire visit. I would like to make things right for you so I hope you'll contact me directly at guestrelations@nyajoes.com Thank you, Jimmie More 

Portsmouth, NH
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135 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TERRIBLE service full of disorder, confusion, attitude, and even a healthy dose of fresh cigarette smell (must have managed a smoke break while we were waiting FOREVER for our food.) This used to be a favorite place and clearly is popular with the city, but the server was severely subpar to the many we've experienced in the past. The only... More 

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

Hello, While I am glad you enjoyed the food, I am so very disappointed to hear about the service you received. It certainly was not up to our usual quality standards. Please accept my sincere apology. I will be contacting you privately to discuss this further. Best regards, Jimmie More 

Bethesda, MD
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239 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newburyport is a treasure, especially the downtown park and shops, including the repurposed tannery factory. But, when you have great views, you need a place to sit and enjoy them and have a meal or snack that complements your many pleasures. Not your Average Joe's is a hit in so many ways, refreshing drinks with or without alcohol, well-sized and... More 

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

Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. i am so pleased that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. The only thing you forgot to mention about Newburyport is the nice people like you who stop in to visit with us. See you soon! Jimmie More 

Danvers, MA
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had dinner here after the whale watch. Service was competent and efficient. Three cheese pistachio pizza was good. Nice downtown location.

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Thank Danno2007
NYAJoes, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hi there - Glad you both stopped in and even happier that you both enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Jimmie More 

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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have already reviewed them on Yelp. The food is amazing but even better then the food is the amazing service !! The waitress Jenn we love no longer works there, but the other waitstaff is also amazing. Again, like most food establishments in our area the only negative is the summer tourists making it impossible for us locals to... More 

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

Hi Gioia, Thanks for the superb review. Keep your chin up - tourist season is almost over :) See you soon! Jimmie More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok. Along the same lines as any other chain restaurant. Prices were a little high for what we were looking for, but it was convenient as it was the first restaurant next to the harbor.

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

Hello Elaine, I just wanted to say that "ok" food is never good enough for our guests, If you will contact me at guestrelations@nyajoes.com , we can discuss this further and I will try to make things right for you. Thank you, Jimmie More 

Peabody, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Showing off Newburyport and Plum Island to a visitor from Texas. Reasonable prices and the scallops (rosemary skewered) that she was asking about were very good. Cloudy and a little rainy, so inside with some warmth from the open oven was a nice environment for dinner.

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

Hi David, I am glad that we were part of the tour for your guest and I am glad that we added to her favorable impression of this lovely area. Best, 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
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, 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 - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Sq, Ste 2, Newburyport, MA 01950-2596
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-462-3808
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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