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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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 !!!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Restaurant was crowded and lively. Online reservations worked well. Despite one member of the party arriving late, there was no pressure to order."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great for a birthday celebration!!! Food and service were quite good."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is the second time we have dined at NYAJ's and have been disappointed. I always get the tuna tataki salad and the pieces of tuna were microscopic this time. There were 4 pieces of about an inch each. Last time we went the salmon was over cooked and tasteless. We always enjoyed this restaurant and will give it one more change. Oh, and there were about 5 slices of strawberries in the strawberry shortcake."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our party of four had an uneven experience with the food we ordered - the meatloaf entree was very disappointing; the chowder and salads were average and the chicken kabob was very good. The place was teeming with young families with kids, who seemed to enjoy themselves."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I suggest going during the week, it's a bit crazy on the weekends, to be expected. Creative and delicious menu. Service is on point."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We meet two other couples here a couple of times a year as mini reunions. It is a central location for all of us. We make the reservation for mid afternoon so we can sit and talk without taking up space in prime time. They are so accommodating to us. The food has always been delicious and the staff attentive and efficient. We really enjoy our gatherings at Not Your Average Joe's in Burlington and have already picked our next reunion date."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "NYAJ servers treated us well, which we enjoyed. But the flow from the kitchen was poor, so the time to wait for food was long, they apparently ran out of bread, then one of the dishes was overcooked when provided, so on the whole it was not a great experience. We've eaten at NYAJ for a number of years. I think the menu needs to be updated (it has not changed that fundamentally in the years its been open), and lean / theory of constraints should be applied to optimize flow in the restaurant otherwise it's a difficult restaurant to eat at for Friday or Saturday dinners."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "As always, this is one of my favorite places to eat. Our waiter, I think, was new and there were a couple of glitches but not serious, and he went out of his way to be sure we were satisfied. We had pizza, which I'd never had there before , and it was very good, even the leftovers two days later. Soxfan"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Good Menu selection and love the bread! Food was good as always."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been here before and always have a difficult time deciding what to order but I know what ever I get will be great- they have a broad range of great food that covers simple sandwich/burger food to fancier cuts of meats... You won't have a problem finding what your in the mood for"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Your dipping sauce is toooo die for! I asked for a special tomoto, morzzarela and basil with balsanic vinager and they did an excellent job of doing what I asked for."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I took my friend out for her birthday---our usual spot, NYAJ in Burlington, MA. She had scallops and I had the Waldorf salad with chicken. Service was great, food was great, drinks were great! We always come back and do our birthday lunch/dinners here."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great value, reliably good & creative meals... Always a family favorite of ours due to the fabulous bread and oil on arrival plus the broad and creative menu which has something for all tastes. The specials menu is always interesting & tempting and the vibe is friendly and relaxing. We always make a reservation so we can walk right in and avoid the line. Staff are always friendly and eager to please. Great for anything from a weekday meal to a reasonably priced family celebration. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is the best Joe's restaurant I have been to. Excellent service and great food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "They are always very accommodating to any requests. They value their customers."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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