Not Your Average Joe's Acton
Favorite Dinner SpotThis is a great all-occasion spot, with a fairly high energy level that is as good for meeting friends as a relaxing dinner with the kids. The menu offers a broad selection, with great dinner salads as well as meatier entrees. The kids' options are great too.
It's very easy to fill up on the bread dipped in oil/parmesan/pepper that starts every meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat to have a table forGreat to have a table for seven. We had folks coming & going and the server was very accomodating5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNext time I will request a boothLesson learned - if we want a private dinner for two, we will request a booth. We were celebrating my husband's 71 birthday and we were seated at a table for two with one side sharing a long bench seat with other patrons. Sitting next to 5 teen-age girls texting & taking pictures & hooting & hollering was not optimal for our particular occasion. The food and service were excellent though.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFish, Tips & JambalayaMy husband and I took my uncle on his 75th b-day. The place was packed so I was very glad that I had made a reservation. We were seated right away and we got a booth as requested! Our meals were superb and my uncle's was FREE (he's a member of the birthday club)! Our waitress was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable...a true professional. Thank you!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything went fineI'm a regular here and everything was fine, as always. The room was quite crowded and when it's full the noise level can be quite high, but that comes with the territory.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!All dishes are made from scratch so alterations are easy and welcomed. As a vegan they readily adapted to my needs and enjoyed helping me. Fabulous food, and service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks!Good place to meet a friend for a special meal. The food was delicious and the presentation was wonderful. Service was attentive and friendly...Bravo!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Birthday club is a greatThe Birthday club is a great reason to go to NYAJ but the food and wine are really excellent. Also the service was very special on our visit. Very attentive but allowed us plenty of time to chat and make our choices.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to lunch on Monday,We went to lunch on Monday, April 22nd because NYAJ's was donating a percentage of their profits to the One Fund Boston that day, a cause near and dear to our hearts in light of recent events in Boston. We frequent for lunch anyway, but it was a particularly nice reason to go enjoy their great food that day. Thank you from Boston!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent, tasty food. deliciousConsistent, tasty food. delicious bread starters. fun, friendly atmosphere.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy eating atWe always enjoy eating at "Joe's"; friendly and attentive staff; always happy with Joe's delicious and creative menu - and close to home.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at your restaurantFirst time at your restaurant in Acton. Will definitely be back. Atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent. A welcome addition to the area.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceGreat meal and had a great table in the corner for just the two of us. Our waitress could not have been nicer. We had a really nice time.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique servings, won't disappointNYAJ is a great place to take out of town guests and family. It's always a unique experience in food and atmosphere. I have never been let down and find those who return to the area asking to go back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Dining ExperienceSeven of us dined at Not Your Average Joe's on Saturday night. Our waiter, Cameron, was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable , and served our food at just the right pace. It was easy to get his attention when we wanted more wine, and he brought us extra plates & spoons as we ordered 3 desserts to share amongst us. The cost was so reasonable. We will be back soon.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there to celebrate myWent there to celebrate my birthday and we had a great time. Service was great, food was great, what else do you want from a great restaurant?? Good time, we'll be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad amost enjoyable lunchHad amost enjoyable lunch with friends. We had drinks & several different salads with dessert. Great service, food was delicious....very happy.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually pretty close to perfectOne of my favorite chain restaurants. Eclectic menu, something for everyone. Lots of options for kids. Servers go the extra mile to make sure your satisfied and informed. Portions are large but not overwhelming. On this occasion the dish I selected was good but not great - chicken was bland and tough, and the sauce lacked complexity. But the rest of my family had no complaint. I'll definitely return, and highly recommend.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA Neighborhood FavoriteMy husband and I have been at this restaurant well over a dozen times and have always rated this restaurant the same. It is a dependably very good but the menu is not very creative. If the diner is a chicken fan then there are a multitude of choices. The pizzas are thin crust and delicious. It definitely is a neighborhood favorite.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe featured wine was an enjoyableThe featured wine was an enjoyable surprise. We melted with the cheesecake.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI have allergies and theseI have allergies and these guys are PROS at handling it. Always a delicious, safe, meal. We will go back again and again.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a reservation on EasterI had a reservation on Easter Sunday for 2:15 but my plans changed and we needed to go to lunch earlier --- the people at Joe's were more than accomodating and the service weas excellent. I have been here a few times before and it never dissapoints.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choiceFood choices are outstanding and the quality is consistently good. Creative monthly specials are terrific3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI still miss having a NYAJI still miss having a NYAJ in Lexington Center. Acton is my first choice since Lexington closed. Staff always seems very attentive, and it is simply a very nice setting.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy B-day to meThis was my happy-birthday dinner. The Rosemary Scallops -- YUM! I enjoyed every bite!
We must have been seated in birthday corner as there were four other tables with birthday celebrants seated at them.
Our server was friendly and attentive and made sure our glasses of iced tea were never empty.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food menu, always busyGood food menu, always busy so make a reservation. Lunch prices are much more reasonable; dinners are still not too bad but less of a value, although as I said the food is VERY good.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bread (? foccacia) withThe bread (? foccacia) with garlic dip, was incredible! Meals above average. Our server was excellent, despite also handling a large group.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our "special occasionThis is our "special occasion place"! Food has been delicious with new and different items on the menu for everyone's personal taste.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten here a coupleWe have eaten here a couple of times. The food is always very good and reasonably priced. They usually have a diverse menu and a good selection of beers. We have always received good attentive service at this and the Westborough location. We have 3 kids and they also enjoy going, although not specifically a kids place a nice family place.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday DinnerI loved everything about Joe's, from the ease of reservation on-line through dinner. It was especially nice that we were allowed to bring in a birthday cake and the waitress served it.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall and service ratingOverall and service rating at four stars as we had to ask for water. We were seated quickly, and our server was friendly. Vietnamese salmon is a favorite, my husband had the New England Boiled Dinner - although he had to describe it to the server as it was not on the special menu (although in the email we recieved) and the server did not know what a New England boiled dinner was - once the components were described, he knew what we were talking about. The app (flatbread with tomato, cheese and basil) and the meals were great - we have never had a bad experience at NYAJ.
Physical plant-wise, the decor is getting a worn feeling, could maybe use an update and spring cleaning. And the parking can be an issue.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat corned beef and cabbageGreat corned beef and cabbage dinner! Just what I was looking for. We know we can always count on great food and great service at Not Your Average Joe's. All of us had a nice time and enjoyed our meals...we will come back again and again. Really appreciate being able to make online reservations and glad I could easily update it with the addition of our friends.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNYAJs is consistently excellent!NYAJs is consistently excellent! The wait staff is always professional, pleasant and clearly trained to do everything right! The food is superb and interesting or, superb and normal - whatever you like you can get it at NYAJs. Good ambiance and very busy for a good reason. LOVE IT!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile not out of the ordinary,While not out of the ordinary, Not Your Average Joe's is clearly above average -- decent food at decent prices, attentive and friendly servers, and a casual atmosphere. We will be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLadies Night OutAlways a pleasure to go there. We were a group of 7 and service was on target! Our waiter opted to call us 'Miss' instead of 'Ma'am' and that was a bonus to all us 40+ women.
Drinks, bread and food are always delicious.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have a good meal ...Always have a good meal ... like that there are always new specials to try.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal FavoriteNot Your Average Joe's does a great job for a chain. The food is more inventive than most chain restaurants offer. There is an attempt to include local items.
There are multiple healthier options. I wish there were more whole grain offerings. If you're going to go so far as to serve Isreali couscous, I don't think some quinoa or brown rice would be much of a stretch.
When I feel like splurging, their drinks and deserts are very good. My favorite sorbet - raspberry - has recently been replaced with passionfruit and I really miss the raspberry sorbet. They have a great kids' sundae - a treat but not too much too eat.
Service is always wonderful.
Make reservations, even on weeknights this place is packed.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointed that the lambDisappointed that the lamb kabobs on the seasonal specials menu was not available, but another special, the pork schnitzel, was very good. Also the scallops as usual were great.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM