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: 9789278950
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Not Your Average Joe's Beverly reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (49)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (40)kid-friendly (39)neighborhood gem (37)special occasion (23)vibrant bar scene (14)notable wine list (9)hot spot (9)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)romantic (3)Show More
  • Always reliable
    Doug67
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a party of 8 and were able to make a reservation. The food came out on time and warm. Everyone's meal was good and there was plenty of choice. My Ahi Tuna salad was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great menu and service! Generous portions! Reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continue to love this place
    droffops
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food continues to be fresh and seasonal. They source most of their summer and fall menu locally. And when you ask for medium rare you get medium rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shocked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After dozens of visits to Not Your Average Joe's, on Saturday my wife and I experienced something for the first time: a bad meal. We visited the restaurant in Beverly. I ordered the seared tuna. There were about four slides of tuna, which were partially frozen and completely tasteless. I recall this item being different, so perhaps it has been changed on the menu. I also found something inedible, which may have been part of a wrapper. On the positive side, our server, Brandy, was prompt and courteous. I was pleased to see that the restaurant wait staff had abandoned its Beverly Hillbillies look and returned to black shirts. But the food has taken a decided turn for the worst.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food and drinks - never had a bad experience at NYAJ's!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Not Your Average Joes was awesome. The watermelon gazpacho soup was delicious. Jake S. was our waiter! He was super! Our meals were superb! Great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYAV is the best! Love them
    krissyk
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    They will change the menu to your liking. Love the oil and bread too. Haven't had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous Joe!
    Jerseygirl818VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My husband and I recently returned to Not Your Average Joe's in Beverly, mostly because I had a "birthday coupon" ... a free entree and dessert for my birthday! Everything about our dinner was perfect, and it left us wondering why we hadn't been there in almost a year ... from the warm greeting at the door to our wonderful server to our glasses of pinot noir to the clam chowder to the stuffed meatloaf and salmon entrees to the raspberry sorbet with berries ... all in all, it was a perfect dining experience ... and we will be back sooner rather than later! :D
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Laurel
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This place is hit or miss. Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's just ok
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    droffops
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is the only restaurant I know where adults, picky kids, and people with food allergies/sensitivities can all eat together and be happy. Everything was great. The place was really busy and you would never have known it. Food was great. My granddaughter would be happy to eat only the foccacia and dipping oil.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant.
    patty
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food every time we go. It's nice we have a few venues of NYAJ in our area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The bread was fantastic--moist and delicious-- the best we've had at NYAJ's in months. Loved the caramelized onions on top. Keep that baker!! The chicken piccata, a favorite, had extremely dry almost withered chicken, and small pieces. The worst we've had at NYAJ's. Still, their overall record as a restaurant is wonderful. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was good, however the portions seem to be shrinking! Usually get a salad with salmon on top, and the salmon has gotten tiny. Waiter was very slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional experience
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Exceptional service with friendly and pleasant waitstaff and manager. Wonderful meals! Chef consented to making crab cakes as an appetizer...customized service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We always seem to enjoy Not Your Average Joes, Beverly. Our server was Morgan M. she was wonderful! The food and sevice are always superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a pleasure!
    Tablefor4
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the things that we enjoy most about this restaurant is the friendly atmosphere and staff. Always with a smile, always ready to bring more bread, adapt an order, accommodate picky children. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming. Our last visit was as a group of 12-they put us near the back of the restaurant and we were able to converse comfortably. The food is American comfort food with a twist-different veggie blends and sauces. Nice bread and dip come as soon as you are seated. Fine kid's menu-pasta, burger, steak, chicken, pizza. Shirley temples are always a hit. Nice selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. I would wholeheartedly recommend Not Your Average Joes, Beverly MA!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good!
    cooljude
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is one place where we can count on good food/drink, for good prices in a good atmosphere............never very noisy, and always a friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a deal!
    rina
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We love NYAJ because the food is fresh, creative, delicious! Prices are very reasonable,you can't ask for more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Co worker get together
    Cdahl207
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My coworkers and I got together once again here for a birthday celebration. This place is awesome for us because it's central to us all. Highly recommend this place for groups
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not enough
    Lefthungry
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I ordered the chicken kabob skewers special and it was listed as an entrée but really there was only enough food on my plate for an appetizer. A bit disappointed for the price I paid. I had only about 5 super small pieces of chicken cut up and about 5 sweet potato fries, for $16.99 I expected a little more. They did say skewer(S) and not skewer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    mack
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Have been dining at Not Your Average Joe's for a few years and have always been very happy with the menu and the service. Would recommend Joe's everytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We always enjoy Not Your Average Joes at any location. When we are in Beverly, MA we seem to always eat at NYA Joes. The food, service and prices are always superb! Ashleigh S. was our server and she was very attentive. We would not hesitate to return there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing service
    Linds945
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    very friendly servers! The food was great and timely - would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great offers but need to train the employees about how these deals work. Was not given advertised pricing as expected. Asked the waitress about it but she did not respond to my question. Finally asked the hostess on the way out and she had to clarify with the manager. Never approached by the manager for an explanation or apology. Finally the waitress came out with a new bill reflecting the adjusted price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Another excellent meal. We had the Alaskan Salmon special. You just can't beat wild Alaskan salmon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    patty
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Always good food, great service, and always crowded. I guess it's no secret that Joes' is a great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to NSMT
    Jafstime
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is a very good rstaurant about 5 minutes from North Shore Music Theater. Great for lunch or dinner before a show... and they give a 15% theater discount. It's a great deal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic first visit!
    glowpixie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I ended at Joe's for my first visit on a hot summer evening. Reservations were easily made online, and the table was ready as soon as we arrived, even though it was a bit early. The quickly served bread with oil and cheese for dipping was a fantastic way to start out, fresh and full of umami. The menu was novel, a little higher in price than you might expect from the decor, but the food quickly proved its worth as it was served. The scallops on the rosemary skewer were delightful. The Peanut Butter Thing is a monstrosity, though immensely delicious. Would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner FREE!
    Pete
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Exceptional service as usual. Everyone so friendly! Can't beat the birthday deal of FREE! Most other restaurants give a discount or free appetizer but here the birthday meal is FREE! WOW! All you need to do is sign up for notifications.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Delightful Dining
    debatecoach
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    NYAJ's is a go-to restaurant that always pleases. We dropped by for a birthday special (free entree and dessert for the birthday person), and we had drinks (wine, G+T, Strawberry Mojito, and Sangria) and appetizers (Coconut shrimp + Pulled Chicken Quesadillas). Three of us had the Scallops on a rosemary skewer, and one had the salmon. For dessert we shared the molten chocolate cake and some raspberry sorbet. The service was as leisurely as we had requested, and our server was friendly and familiar. We have never left NYAJ without feeling that we got value and a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice touch
    steve
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I notice the little nuances at restaurants. Not because we're fussy but because we both have had experience in quality issues and my wife was a waitress back in the day. We noticed that our server didn't bring out my wife's food but that it was brought out by the manager who explained that because it was a restricted diet (gluten free) meal it was policy that either the manager or a qualified server would bring out the food. It might seem like a an overkill detail, but it added value to the experience. The manager server was in way a reflection on our waitress who was pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The service, ambiance, and of course the food are all outstanding. It is one of my favorite dining venues. My wife had the steak tips and I had the Crabcake blt (superior !!!). Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not our best experience
    wcahan
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Generally NYA Joe's is one of our favorite places. However, this more recent experience in Beverly did leave something to be desired. My first entree (chicken) came out over done and tough. My second, a salad, had a piece of plastic in it. All in all, they were very apologetic, took my meal off of the check, and gave us a free dessert. The service was excellent and usually the food is as well. I think they were just having an "off" night - we still highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Winesday
    BETH
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very nice on Winesday...free bottle of wine and good selection of dinners.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deal to top a Great Day
    debsea
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    After a visit to this restaurant the day before, my daughter suggested we return the following day to bring her Dad for Father's Day. I was pleasantly surprised to learn the we would get a 15% discount with our ticket stubs from music theatre. My husband really enjoyed his chicken piccata and top shelf martini. My daughter really enjoyed her burger and strawberry short cake desert. The salmon on my salad was delicious, and I thought the wine menu was appreciable. The only change I would suggest is that the house salad needs something more exciting greens than iceberg lettuce. My husband got a gift card for Father's Day and $5 off anything, another great surprise. We will go back...hoping to find some spring greens in my salad!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best Steak Tips in the World
    BookCollectorEatsOut
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The steak tips at Not Your Average Joe's in Beverly taste delicious. I like them medium rare and that's how they arrived. Those steak tips are seasoned just right. My wife likes them so much she always samples a few to be sure they're OK. Our waiter was just right too. He was prompt and friendly, and signed thank you to my wife (she's Deaf). A great dining experience all the way around. PS The strawberry shortcake is to die for. Ahhhhh.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food!
    MamaB
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I go to Not Your Average Joe's pretty often. I particularly like the beef tips, the chicken parmesan, and the chicken piccata, although I tried my husband's entree the other day.....some kind of chicken with pecans....and that was also delicious! They are very flexible with substitutions....mashed potatoes for pasta, for instance....which I appreciate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    debsea
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my first time at restaurant, using a gift card. I would not have though of it otherwise, but definitely plan to make a return visit. My teenage daughter really enjoyed it, and it appears to be a great place for adult only parties as well as parties with children. The service was excellent. The Not Your Average Meatloaf definitely stood up to it's name. My daughter loved it. I had balsamic braised salmon which was very good as well. Service was outstanding. Managers also checked in on guests to make sure everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    Valentine
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our dinner at NYAJ's was marred by the fact that we were seated in a back area (which might have been very nice) near a VERY loud table of 4 moms & 9 young children. The food was great, our waiter was good (I think he was inclined to stay away from us because of the kids at the next table) and everything was brought out quickly. I'll definitely try again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Pete
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I received many birthday offers from establishments because I signed up to receive messages via email. Most restaurants sent email offers of free appetizer or dessert. But Not Your Average Joe's offer was a free entre & dessert. Can't beat that! Our waiter Joe was one of if not THE best waiter we've ever had. Great Food too! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 390 reviews are from the Not Your Average Joe's Beverly reviews archive.