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“Great service, good food, yummy libations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Not Your Average Joe's

Not Your Average Joe's
Ranked #7 of 321 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Ocean View, Delaware
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189 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great service, good food, yummy libations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stopped in for an early dinner. The house made bread and oil are so delicious, but put a rein on it or you will never eat your dinner. Food portions were plentiful, seasoned, but not overly :). Wait staff is very friendly, pleasant, and anxious to please. Prompt delivery of bread basket, drinks, food, check, and change. Imagine it might be noisy later in the evening, if that concerns you. And a kids menu.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
North Potomac
2 reviews
“Nice menu, family friendly and much better service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family has eaten at this restaurant several times, and each time, the overall experience gets even better. The menu has gotten more appealing and the service much improved. We now always look forward to our visit to Not Your Average Joe's in Gaithersburg.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank bdor12
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Germantown Maryland
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349 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Getting better everytime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were big fans of the Leesburg Facility when this one opened. It had a rough start but is better each time we go there. Service was done well today, the food came out in a timely manner but not all at once as it had before. The bread they give you is to die for as usual. I had the Ahi Tuna Appetizer and it was delicious, the tuna was perfectly prepared the spices of the sauce were not overpowering but flavorful. My wife had the tomato basal and it was very good also. I tried the special of clams and linguine for dinner. At first when it came out it looked pretty small in the bowl. But as I dug in there was a ton of flavor in there with the numerous clams, sausage, tomatoes and other ingredients plus another piece of that fabulous bread. over loaded on carbs tonight but it was worth it. My wife had the goat cheese salad and it was a generous serving well done with a lovely raspberry vinergarrete.

We are happy that the service has improved as the store has matured and we will be going back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank D4379
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good service and somr very good menu items”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I'm not usually a fan of chine restaurants but the service here is very good and there are some outstanding items on the menu. They also will modify most menu item if you request it. I had chicken enchiladas and know they would be too mild for my New Mexico taste but with added jalapenos I requested they were very good. A friend had a pizza which included pistachios which were a nice touch. The bread and spiced olive oil served before the meal is excellent and irresistible.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank charlie525
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Owings Mills, MD
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Average No”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Like the variety in this casual restaurant. We were with a large group and everyone could find something they liked. I had the Turkey Burger with a small Greek Salad on the plate. Nice presentation and tasted good. Service was outstanding with lots of refills for our drinks and prompt service. For us it is a long trip to eat here, but we have been back quite a few times because we enjoy food explorations. We would definitely go back again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank BronxG
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