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

Not Your Average Joe's Burlington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nyajoes.com/
  • Phone: 7815051303
  • 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: American, Contemporary 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.
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Not Your Average Joe's Burlington reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (75)neighborhood gem (60)great for lunch (57)kid-friendly (54)fit for foodies (47)special occasion (31)great for outdoor dining (30)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (14)great for brunch (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)romantic (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always awesome
    plato79
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Not Your Average's Joe's is an excellent experience, always. Our meals were delicious, service was awesome, and the drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for work lunchs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were in and out with-in the hour. Its our go-to place for a sit down work lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • won't be back
    ToughtopleaseVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Service was poor and the food was fair. Have had some good meals here but won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good family dinner place
    cherrysky
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Nice menu. Excellent bread & dipping oil mixture. Food was good (not great). Prices are right! Manager came to our table several times to ask how everything was - much appreciated. Efficient & pleasant waitress.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meet KR
    MEOdale
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It was the perfect business meeting place between Danvers, MA and Wayland, MA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never pressured
    Siouxzq
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Interesting preparations - very good. We lingered at the table quite awhile without ordering any dessert and never felt pressured to leave so they could have the table back. Spinach leaves were wonderful. Wished I could order a smaller side to go with a meal I chose, in order to try more things. Will be going back to try more dishes that I couldn't try this time. The appetizer bread and garlic oil were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food BUT
    EddieP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The meal was very good but I would not Recommend the Cheese Steak Eggroll, thought this was going to be a finger appertiser which it should be but they used a hunk of steak instead of shaved steak. Needless to say there is no graceful way to eat it with you fingers, when you "try" to bite through the piece of steak it's impossible to do so you try hold it tight and pulling on it and low and behold you have a mess in front of you and it's not impressive when you're with someone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RichZVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    There was an (understandable) minor mix-up with one of the entrees in our order. Despite our protests that it wasn't a big deal, our waitress - on her own - comped the meal and provided the right entre in a to-go bag! This was backed up moments later by the manager visiting the table who was profuse in his apologies for the - again - minor mix-up. We've been here several times and will continue to frequent this NYAJs as well as the one in Randolph. The food is good, the menu varied, and the service is always terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't wait long for seating
    notharshcritic
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    got us right out to our table and service was very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I eat at NYAJ's a lot. I made a reservation for 10 of us for 6:45. We didn't get seated until around 7:20. We were kept being told it would be a couple of minutes. I wouldn't have minded as much if the hostess was somewhat apologetic. We had a great waitress . For the meals, the tomato basil soup was excellent as always. I had the chicken oscar but was rather disappointed that the chicken was dry. Two other people in our party had the chicken piccata and said their chicken was dry also. The other dishes of meatloaf, burger, pasta and salads were fine. We didn't say anything to the waitress, but I'm sure if we did, she would have handled it properly. Unlike previous times, a manager did not stop by to see how everything was.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dchase333
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Not Your Average Joe's never disappoints. Consistently good food and good service. The bread and the dipping sauce are to die for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The autumn spiced sangria was so delicious and the table loved it!! We've recommended it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anything but average
    FoodeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service. Very different menu options for food and drink. Going the extra mile for a food allergic guest. All make NYAJ a head above the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    Blueman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at NYAJ. The server was super pleasant and efficient. Fodd was enjoyable but nothing special. Prices are a tad expensive compared to the food quality. All-in-all, an enjoyable experience. I'm sure we'll go again someday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute
    MarleneS
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Decided last minute for casual dining with decent pricing. NYA Joe's was a great fit. Have been here several time and it never disappoints. If you are looking for good food, without high prices this is your place, not for that romantic night out. I had the hanger steak wedge salad and my husband had the jambalaya. Both dinners were very good. Sat on the bar side and had a great waitress.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always Above Average
    Eikooc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    NYAJ is my fallback place. I know it will always provide a varied menu, good food, and good service. It came through this time as well. I rarely have a complaint when we go and they change there menu frequently enough to make it interesting. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neildbermanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This visit was on a Thursday, normally a busy night, but because it was leading into Labor Day weekend, I guess many people were away, so even parking was not a problem.I had the Mustard Crusted Chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans, which was excellent. My wife had the Not-Your-Average Meatloaf, which comes as 2 mounds of meatloaf atop mounds of mashed potato and those yummy onion crisps. She requested her gravy on the side. Alyssa was our server and she was very attentive. Manager BOB stopped by to check that everything was OK. We waived dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for lunch from work
    John
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We got a round table by the window which is good for conversation. I asked for quiet and got it. Service and food very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birdie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had an outstanding waitress, I wish I knew her name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    You can always count on Not Your Average Joes for consistent food and great service
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu
    enjoying65VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good, our server very pleasant. One missp. One dinner did not arrive with the other four. I told the others to start as I waited for my steak. Finally had to flag down our waitress to let her know we were still waiting for the last meal. She immediately went to kitchen to follow up. Long story short there was a miss in the kitchen. She informed the manager while the kitchen immediately started preparing the plate. He came over to apologize and informed me he would take care of it. Since the kitchen pushed it out, it was not seasoned properly and compared to the other excellent meals served was disappointing. Will we go back? Definitely, we have always enjoyed Joe's and mgnt handled it graciously.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allergy helpful
    JulesnstuVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Staff was very helpful with our sons food allergy. Food was delicious and served quickly. Wish we has them in Minnesota!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Liked that we could make a reservation at a moderate priced restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fun Night
    RadmooVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was a beautiful night so we only considered outdoor dining spot. We did have to wait for a table on the terrace but it was worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server
    cfallon67
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Robert was a great server, very personable. Food was good as usual although I was not completely happy about my Chicken Picata this time. The chicken was a bit dry/over cooked and two rather small pieces. They had some lobster specials that sounded interesting but I didn't want lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Nofearrockstar
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I had a dinner with my soon to be 15 and entering high school son and to be able to sit and chat about guitars and music in a nicely located booth was very satisfying. Very good attentive service and food was done to order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was terrible-
    Marge123
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Most often- eat at Not Your Average Joes- Arlington. Have eaten in both the dining room and at the bar. Service, food excellent. First time for me at Burlington. Food was very good. Service was terrible. Sat in the bar- at a high top table. By choice. Waited almost 20 min before we even were approached my a waitress. Waited 20 more min for drinks. She forgot to bring appetizer- had to remind her. Very disappointed. Will Def. return to Arlington next time !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A grand Happy Birthday
    Memories
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was incredible as always. We had he scallops and the jambalaya. Just when you think you couldn't eat another bite the dessert menu tests your endurance. But gotta have it. I especially loved the Strawberry Shortcake. It was so delicious. I would recommend this place to everyone. I told all my friends and family!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oyster Night was Awesome
    SGregorioVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My 3 friends and I had a wonderful time eating shucked oysters all night along with a few bottles of a nice Sauvignon Blanc (or a Shandy for one of the guys). Service was awesome and the outdoor dining area was lovely. On disappointing part was that we ate them out of their oysters that night. Oink Oink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed this time
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We've been NYAJ fans for a while, but this experience wasn't great. I took my son for a simple meal. He got pizza, I had a hamburger. My son is not very picky; he thought the pizza was not very good. My hamburger was OK, with some caveats. I asked for medium rare; it was medium. They gave me a gluten free roll (which I asked for) but the roll was not great. And the vegetables that came with the burger were not very good quality. Still, it was OK, and I'll go back. I like the restaurant, the menu, and the gluten free options. But another night like this would drop NYAJ way down my list.
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  • Friday night at NYAJ
    neildbermanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Parking lot was very crowded so we went right to the valet - Eddie - was very personable. Table was waiting for us as soon as we got in -- not bad for a Friday night. I had the Nantucket Chopped Salad - love the Barbecue dressing. My wife had a small garden salad with grilled chicken. The lettuce looked a bit wilted -- manager Bob had it replaced immediately. Unfortunately I don't remember the waiter's name - He was new to us - we never had him before, but he was very attentive. Car was quickly retrieved by the valet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYAJ never disappoints!
    Dannyboy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband go to NYAJ at least once a month. This time we tried new items (for us!). My husband had the mustard crusted chicken. Delicious, just the right amount of mustard, enough for taste, but overpowering. The green beans were fresh; the mashed potatoes had the right mixture of creaminess to lumps! For the first time I had the pan seared haddock. I'm still talking about the dish three days later; I even raved about this dish to a waitress at another restaurant! Definitely will order again. Desserts were the molten chocolate cake; again GREAT! The chocolate had just the right bitterness to sweet ice cream. I brought home my strawberry shortcake to enjoy later. I just heat the biscuit with a little butter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up to Snuff
    RadmooVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    So my last couple of visits to NYAJ were a tad disappointing and I was beginning to think that perhaps they were going downhill. Not so . . this visit everything was perfect from the bevies, to the food, to the server and even the bread which was fresh and hot, as it should be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above Your Average Joe's
    DanimalJ3666
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For a similar price to say "The 99" or "Bertucci's" you get a slightly eclectic take on local foods. I had a Fisherman's stew and my wife had Peachy Keen Chicken Kabobs and both were very good. My broth and the toast they gave me were the highlights for me and the peach/mango salsa on the chicken made my wife very happy. We had the Buffalo tenders which had a unique kick. (I may have called these Thai Buffalo Tenders) I would say that they are better than your average chain restaurant. The waiter, Robert was great. His quick wit and his quirky style match the restaurant to a T. We drove from Middleboro (1hr) to meet friends and we were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Personable server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Restaurant was crowded and lively. Online reservations worked well. Despite one member of the party arriving late, there was no pressure to order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Birthdays
    joel67VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great for a birthday celebration!!! Food and service were quite good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best neighborhood restaurant
    BigD
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not Your Average Joe's is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always consistantly very good with friendly service. Great selection and reasonably priced. You can not go wrong. The scallops and meatloaf are our favorites.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissappointed
    Joal
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was less than desirable. I was surprised because I have Been to this restaurant multiple times and it was never a bad meal. Service and food were dissappointing this time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    Tbear
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The sushi appetizer was fabulous and filling. I had the scallop dish with the Israeli couscous and it was cooked to perfection. My husband enjoyed the large variety of local beers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Oscar
    weeknightout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was disappointing. We ordered the Chicken Oscar. The chicken was somewhat overcooked and tough, the rice was sticky and heavy, and the vegetables were not a feature in this recipe. It was very filling/heavy, so that was disappointing. It was just an okay meal. We have eaten here before and have had better meals, so we expected this to be better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.