Not Your Average Joe's Beverly
Not Your Average Joe's Beverly

Not Your Average Joe's Beverly

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nyajoes.com/
  • Phone: (978) 927-8950
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tony Mazza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do different food drops and or local store marketing events in the area.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Beverly
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Not Your Average Joe's Beverly reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (22)fit for foodies (20)vibrant bar scene (11)special occasion (11)notable wine list (5)hot spot (5)romantic (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Had a very good time. Place
    luv2eat
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Had a very good time. Place was causal, plenty of family's with young kids. Asian pot stickers were great. My scallops were cooked well, not over done. I was most excited to see that Joe's was serving one of my favorite beers, Peroni. Not alot of restaurants serve it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food is delicious, and we have developed some favorites - cheeseburgers, pizza, and chicken enchiladas. The desserts are wonderful and I can always count on a creative alcoholic beverage. The molten chocolate cake is to die for. We love digging into the bread and oil, a comforting starter. The service is great. We've had many different servers, and all are attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Portions
    Speck007
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I had a business luncheon with an accociate last Friday. I ordered miso fish. The portion was very small. Three or four bites and it was gone.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Winesday - was so
    GAPPR
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Went for Winesday - was so pleasantly pleased with our entire experiece - an amazing value at $39.99. Food excellent and so artfully presented. Wine with meal was fine and we simply enjoyed our entire experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYAJs is wonderful!! The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    NYAJs is wonderful!! The food is consistently creative, fun, and each is different and delicious. Winesdays are terrific. But we enjoy it any day of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well run restaurant, varied
    Jdulongma
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Well run restaurant, varied menu, well prepared meals, excellent serving staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When we arrived our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    When we arrived our table was ready and the waitress come right over for drinks, our apps. and lunch were very good, will go again when we are visiting my daughter.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just average today joe
    Girlygirl1219
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My husband and u dined here Friday evening and I have been at this location as well as Needham the nacho appetizer special was burnt our drinks were great as well as desert and I thought my steak was a bit overcooked next time I will try the scallops
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Cream
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Rebecca was excellent. Fast, efficient, friendly and had great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Diners at Dinner
    Cbru
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We came specifically for the fantastic gluten free menu and were totally happy with our orders. Service was friendly and remarkably prompt, especially given it was peak dinner time on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    black
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Frequently go there. Service is good. Food is good. No wait if you use Open Table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little off the beaten path
    Unhappy
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    How did we forget about Not Your Average Joes?! It' s a little off the beaten path, but very convenient to Rt. 128. Glad we remembered it was there. Our party of 4 was seated immediately at 7PM on a Sunday night.. The menu is varied and there is something for everyone. The pasta w/ chicken and sausage was hearty and pleasing as was the clam chowder and pizza. The peanut butter thing for dessert was perfect - not too sweet. The service was top notch, attentive but not intrusive. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was OK
    EddieP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    When I made my reservations I requested a booth towards the back.. When it was time to be seated I was told if I wanted a booth in the back I would have to wait about an additional 15 minutes. I ordered the braised short rib with portobello and shiitake mushroom risotto. When I got my meal I was VERY surprised to see only one rib (boneless). When I broke the rib apart the center was cold in the middle. I did not sent it back because the risotto was hot enough to warm the meat. Manger and server were both great in resolving the problem. (they did not charge for it) The person I was with was their first time and their food was excellent. This will not stop me from going back.. every place can have an off night.. would recommend
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Dee5
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I dine out here frequently. I recently tried the Mona Lisa salad and I'm addicted. We always have great service and enjoy our food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    cbrads2
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I went to Not Your Average Joe's with a few friends to celebrate my birthday. We did the Winesday Wednesday deal, and the meal and the bottle of wine were both great. It's such an awesome deal! 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $39.99... Can't beat it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Date Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    My husband and I had a gift card for this restaurant and decided to use it for a date day. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. We had a very enjoyable time and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the usual
    Live2eat
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Always come to NYAJ for B-days and Anniversaries. Come as often as possible. Appetizer quantities are enough for a meal with house salad. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent (ask for a table served by Paul). The Chef's creations are not only excellent, they are "consistent." When a favorite is taken off the menu (for who knows why), management listens and corrects the error in judgement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • try it!
    go2joe
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Very accommodating; good seating (doesn't feel crowded). The atmosphere is lovely. While there are only a few vegetarian options, they are delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Ordered the jumbalaya which was very dry and didn't have any flavor to it. Scallops were very good as was the chicken piccata and the Southwest burger was very good. We were not hurried the waitstaff was extremely attentive to our needs. The deserts were great. I was just a bit disappointed in the Jambalaya. Other than that everything. Was as expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. The special menu was fun, and the food was delicious. It was great seeing the waitstaff back in black. The cowboy outfits were pretty dreadful, ha, ha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One out of Four
    Tootsie
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I'm the only one who liked their meal out of 4 of us (I ordered pistachio crusted haddock). My friend's onion soup had to be returned because it had a burnt taste, her husband's chicken marsala was so-so, and my husband's pork two ways was tough. Moulton chocolate cake was wonderful. I was embarrassed because I love Not Your Average Joe's. I have never had a bad meal. It may be a long while before I get our friends back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Jeanne
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We frequently dine at NYAJ's and lately the quality of the steak tips seems to be a bit less. The taste is still there but they are quite a bit tougher. Use to love them, now I will be switching to your chicken when we dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Bill
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    NYAJ's has excellent service. Our two families had 5 kids and four adults and everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated a birthday and
    Dee5
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Celebrated a birthday and they made it very special!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I know we have a kid, but....
    Dave
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Tough to get the server to pay attention. Empty drinks for minutes. Burger was ordered medium rare, came out like it was cooked at Chernobyl. Fried underdone and greasy. My wife's salad was drowned in dressing and had all the white rib parts of the lettuce. Hardly any green. Not going back. Not Your Average Joes is a correct name, because it was not even average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place. great food
    Caitlin
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Love this place. Will go back time and time again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome as usual
    Feedbag
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Always a great draft selection. The food and app were great. The bread they give you is a meal all to itself. I've never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    cooljude
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    One thing that Joe's has above many other local eateries is that is management is very hand's on. They always seem to be very aware of any problems that arise when you are there, and find a way to make you happy. They surely did that the last time we were there, and continue to have good food at good prices............always a place to go for a meal without a lot of fuss, etc.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Dining
    shaynes
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Great restaurant for casual dining/ Love the focacia bread! Wait staff is very attentive. Good variety of choices on menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value for money
    Mariannesj
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The food is always delicious here and I love that they are kid-friendly. That's important to me with my often rambunctious 3-year-old. Also, the complimentary bread and olive oil hits the spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good eats!
    gorke
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Went to celebrate my wife's birthday - food was tremendous! We have been eating at Not Your Average Joe's in Beverly for a long time, and have rarely been disappointed (I did not like how they changed the meatloaf, but the rest of the menu is fantastic). If you like NYAJ's at all, you should sign up for their email service that sends you a "Birthday email" - that gives a party of 2 a free entree and dessert, which is a steal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Dee5
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Not your average joes never seems to fail. I am always satisfied here
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and food quality
    great1
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The service and food quality are excellent here, as the mgmt team is clearly running a tight ship.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Experience
    Kathy
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Our Server was very attentive and pleasant. Unfortunately the kitchen was apparently backed up and it was almost 45 minutes before our appetizers arrived. The manager came by and apologized and took the charges off our bill. Lunch took a little longer after appetizers than it should have but the rest was quite busy and we made due. Again, the server and manager were very attentive and are the main reason we'll return as a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whether you're looking for
    Nancy
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Whether you're looking for a casual sandwich or a full course meal - the food at NYAJ's is consistantly good - the service is great and it wonderful to have it in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Jerrica
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    NYAJ's is one of my faves - food is always good even though they have a different kind of menu. I recommend the gingerbread martini - to dieeee for!!! I requested a booth in my reservation and they gave me a half booth which was a little annoying but besides that - awesome, awesome, awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was great
    cfallon67
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Service was great as usual. We mentioned an issue with the desserts and the manager immediately came over and spoke with us - he also took both of them off the bill. One of the issues was minor (the chocolate sauce that was on the side was burned) - but he still took them both off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly neighborhood place
    Tablefor4
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The wait staff are always warm, friendly, knowledgeable and timely. The food is quite tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Caitlin
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Love this place, will go back time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place
    luv2eat
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Ate here after theatre show and was very close, reasonable price, great food, and pleasant decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.