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Not Your Average Joe's Burlington
Not Your Average Joe's Burlington

Not Your Average Joe's Burlington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nyajoes.com
  • Phone: (781) 505-1303
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: 12noon - 9:00pm, Monday: 11:30am - 9 pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Roland Solorzano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 3A
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available in front of the building.
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Burlington
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My family and I, 10 in all, enjoyed sitting on the terrace, and especially enjoyed the good humor and warm welcome from our outstanding waiter, Robert."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "What else can I say! Not Your Average Joe's is ALWAYS good! Lunch, appetizers, late night, it's always good!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was great (as always). This was the first time that my gluten free meal was NOT delivered by the manager."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our first time at NYAG. It was very surprising! I imagined TV's all over the place. It was not the case. The service was excellent. Robert our waiter was energetic and very knowledgeable. His take on the food was spot on. His recommendation for the dessert was excellent! Thank You!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "They are always very accommodating to any requests. They value their customers."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good service and food. Server explained to us before we ordered that the AC was under repair. It was a warm night so it was a little uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Mobile reservation via Open Table at Burlington location went smoothly. Food good. Some blunders with appetizer and entree orders but waiter was quick to amend by apologizing and removing the cost from check. Waiter was not sensitive to who made the reservation or brought the birthday cakes earlier for celebratory dessert - had to pull him aside to explain. Table not fully cleared before dessert. Did a nice job presenting with candles and song. Round table was too small for six and right by entrance which did not feel very private or cozy for a party of six. Fine experience but could have been better."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Disclaimer: my husband and I are vegetarians, so our menu experience is limited. NYAJ has been a favorite of ours for years. They've got great pizza and cocktails and are very kid-friendly. The past few times we've gone, however, we've been pretty underwhelmed. Their famous bread isn't always fresh (we used to come just for this!). They change their menu occasionally, and never in our favor. Their delicious and unique butternut squash teriyaki cannelloni (my favorite) has been swapped for a fairly bland goat cheese artichoke cannelloni with a pretty basic tomato sauce... and I usually love goat cheese! Even the kids' mac & cheese, which my son used to inhale, is noticeably blander. We still enjoy NYAJ, but we miss the old days..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service, sat outside and had a wonderful meal. We will go back! The pizza there is amazing - my kids love it. Great menu with lots of options. Very, very friendly service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our waiter was very personable. He was very friendly & was there to answer any questions we had about the food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Reserved a table for a small group of business colleagues and everything was ready when we arrived. We appreciated that the entire party did not have to be present for us to be seated. Food was good with some unique twists on old favorites that set this restaurant apart from other nice casual chains. The decor was fresh and upbeat. The one downside for us was lackluster and at times slow service although this may have been driven by the kitchen more than our server. Server could have been friendlier. Our order was accurate and complete. We would return to this restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My friend, who had never tried it before, loved the ahi tuna salad! I tried the fish tacos for the first time. I thought it was flavorful but the fish portions were skimpy. Our server was friendly and attentive!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I have been to other Not Your Average Joe's before - quite often in fact. This was to be the first time my husband would be at one and I had raved about the food. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to my expectations based on my history at the other locations. I don't know if it was an off-night, but the bread was tough and my food plate was extremely dry and hard to eat. The pasta was rubbery and tasted like it had been setting for a while. On the good side, my daughter needs a gluten free items and the menu of available options was extensive. They even prepared gluten free bread for her. And thank you for having valet parking -- it was definitely needed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My friends and family like to go to NYAJs for gatherings because there's something for everyone. Always accommodating to what someone wants to the best of the chef's ability. If the ingredients are available, even old favorites will be made."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My wife and I started the night with Martinis and Oysters, a great choice as I had the Top Gun and she had the Black raspberry cosmos; this is their Monday special. No complaints about the drinks or oysters. We both found our dinners to be outstanding as I had the Rosemary skewed scallops and she had Herb crusted haddock. Our waitress, Lauren, made the night enjoyable as she was pleasant and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Maybe it was just the chef that evening, but the food was over-cooked and rather bland. NYAJ has been a favorite of our family for years...after sunday I'm not sure we can say that anymore. The atmosphere was great though, and our waitress was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service was pretty good, not great. We had the Pecan Chicken, which we have had before...this time, the crust on the chicken was burned and the sweet potato fries were not fully cooked in the middle."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "You can never go wrong at Joe's. The service is consistently outstanding, the food is consistently delicious. And with the wide variety of foods on the menu, even the pickiest eater will find something they love. Some items on the menu change with the season so you'll never have to have the same thing when you go. My only concern is that if I recommend this place to too many people, the wait line will be way too long! But even a 1.5 hour wait is well worth it!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my mother here for her 80th Birthday...the staff sang Happy Birthday to her and to my surprise did not charge for her dinner. The food was fresh and delicious as always. I love coming here cause it is consistently delicious, the service is always great and there is always something new to try."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at NYAJ. The waitstaff there are always friendly and attentive - no matter how busy the place is...and it is always busy!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was a Father's Day visit and Birthday visit. Not Your Average Joe's has a great birthday promotion where they will send you an e-mail for a free entree and dessert around your birthday (requires 30 days advance notice). On Father's Day, they gave all dads a $15 card for the next visit. The entree I selected was seasoned sea scallops cooked on a stalk of rosemary and served in a bed of couscous with fresh vegetables. It was scrumptious. I enjoyed this with their homemade sangria and an amazing bread pudding. This is a true gem of a small, local chain."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went here with work colleagues and had a great meal! Buffalo chicken tenders were spicy and crispy. I order the Jambalaya and it had great spice, big shrimp and flavorful sausage. The wine list is great, and craft beer selection is awesome as well!!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were very surprise at this special value. The salmon was very good. My wife had the chicken. Both of us were very pleased with the service. Our waitress was very congenial and knew the food when we had asked a question."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We requested a booth table in a quiet section and were seated next to a table of over 12 very drunk women. The noise level was unbearable. We ordered white wine from the special wine section and were told that they were out of stock of two choices. For my young teenage son, we had to return the Shirley Temple Drink as it was mixed incorrectly without taste and served in a cracked glass. Clearly, the bar was not at it's best even though it was 6:30 PM and the restaurant was not crowded. The Kitchen did not even get my Son's dinner order correct and had to serve twice. From the kids' menu is not a difficult task. The management was not able to anticipate demand? We are regular customers and we walked away wishing we went elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great (as usual!) My hubby was surprised at the end of the meal when the manager wished him a heart felt Happy Father's Day and gave Hume a $15.00 gift card!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A great spot to meet up with friends and have a glass of wine and lunch/dinner. Always very nice wait staff and management staff."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everyone is pleasant at NYAJ, and the food is consistently good. A dependable neighborhood spot to go."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Made a reservation on my birthday, they honored the free birthday offer despite my not receiving an email coupon. Got steak tips with mashed potatoes, they were delicious and I'm generally snobby about steak and don't order it often."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The atmosphere was noisy and service a tad slow, but overall had a great experience. Food was good, although it appears that many of the vegetarian entrees have been nixed from the menu. I did find one but its nice to have a choice!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Typical Not you average Joe's, but perks like ample parking, outdoor dining. Their menu is great, diverse. The cook their steaks perfectly - as asked. Wonderful Wednesday menu - check it out. The only thing I was a little disappointed of, is that their Chicken Picata was a bit heavy, the sauce could have been lighter on the fat factor. But wonderful service, great drinks choices, this is one of our favorite places to go for an ad hoc dinner."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food is fantastic and the service is great, we love this place and frequently make the trip to Burlington to dine here. "
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "OUR EXPERIENCE AFTER SEVERAL VISITS IS THAT THE FOOD IS GOOD AND THE SERVICE IS GREAT."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our wait time was pretty long but I guess that can be expected during the lunch rush. They had said they just got a new system in but other who had been there before said that there was also a long wait last time they were here. I got the pecan crusted chicken which didn't taste all that great, wasn't cripsy but more of a soggy coating, and the sauce on top wasn't too my liking. My sweet potato steak fries were more like quartered wedges of a sweet potato. One of them did not get cooked through thoroughly due to being so big. However, meals that others got at the table (i.e. burger. steak tips with potatoes) seemed to have been liked. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Started with a pitcher of maragitas, cold, tasty and a good buy. My wife got the wrong meal by accident. She was served the correct meal and got the wrong meal as a doggy bag. Both meals were excellent. Serve was timely and friendly. Suggestions were offered "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We've eaten at the Joe's in Burlington and we have always had a good meal. The prices are reasonable, the selection is varied and the service is always good. If I have one complaint is that parking can sometimes be challenging but it seems if you go after 8:00 or so on a weekday and after 9:00 on the weekend you can usually find a spot."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great service...good food...very accomodating staff"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "There were 3 of us for a birthday dinner. My two friends enjoyed their food. I switched mine up a bit and asked to have grilled shrimp instead of chicken for the piccatta. I ended up with 4 small shrimp on my plate of pasta which was a little disappointing even though it all tasted great. I've had other shrimp dishes before with pasta and typically receive more for the same size shrimp. Other than that, it was a great night. The waitress was wonderful. She had a 2nd round of drinks out to us without us even needing to ask. She was busy, but didn't make it seem like she was too busy to take care of our table. I'll be back again soon. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The whole staff was friendly and proffesional. Dining at the restaurant was a pleasant expierence as usual and the food was fabulous. Kate our waitress was extremely nice and is a true asset to your team. To put it in a nut shell, eating at NYAJ Burlington is top shelf. We will recommend your restaurant to all our friends."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "There were three of us and we all had a very good meal and time. Meals included the wedge steak, tuna tar-tar and steak tips. Every meal was well prepared and nicely seasoned. The waitress was efficient and personable. The restaurant was very busy but because we made a reservation we were seated within a couple of minutes ofter arriving. The only glitch was the lack of beers available that were advertised to be available. The first beers we ordered on draft were not available. We put in an order for two different brews and only one of them was available. It took four orders for the third person to get a beer they liked (and this was on a Tuesday night)."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We went on Sunday night for the steak special. It wfasn't on the menu- we had to ask for it. It was delicious, and cooked just as asked. I had the crab cake and cod. A lot of food, and good flavor on the corn/chorizo base."
    Dined on 5/18/2014