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: (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: 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
165 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (78)great for lunch (57)neighborhood gem (54)kid-friendly (51)fit for foodies (48)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (25)great for outdoor dining (22)hot spot (16)notable wine list (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (6)romantic (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great availability but not enough variety..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    While the restaurant is great for a large group, it doesn't have a lot of variety for vegetarians and vegans.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable and Delicious
    WWR57
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    NYAJ is a reliable source of delicious and interesting dishes. There is nothing "average" about it. With reservations on a Saturday evening, we managed to walk right in and sit right down. Service was prompt and attentive. The pre-meal bread is to die for -- just don't eat so much of it that you don't have room for the main course. The NYAJ salad is unique and outstanding and you can't go wrong with any of the entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I've been going to NYAJ for years now and have never once had a bad experience or bad or "just okay" food. The food is always delicious and changes often enough that I never have to have the same thing. I always take out of town family there and the reaction is always the same, they love it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Also enjoy going to NYAJ, great food, reasonable priced drinks and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Average Chain!
    SavvydinerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Once again, we had a yummy dinner here. A great place for freshness/quality of food coupled with innovative takes on the classics. In short, kind of like fine dining without the price tag/snobbery which often accompanies such venues. Keep it up NYAJ's!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the meatloaf
    kathyb
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Never ate meatloaf in my life before trying it on a waiter recommendation at Not Your Average Joe's. It has become my favorite; good quality food, good presentation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You have the largest and best GF menu that I have found in the local area and it keeps expanding. I come back to you more often that any other restaurant because of this and the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not your average joe's
    snowbunny
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It is always a good experience to eat here both for food and atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • patsy1106@yahoo
    joe1out
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Fabulous meal,service and atmosphere. Had a wonderful birthday meal !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • girlsnight
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The service was great from the hostess to our waiter. The food was delicious and we loved the bread. It was a great place to get together with friends and enjoy dinner. It was a little noisy but otherwise perfect...........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Strwbry201
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food and great service. Would go back with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu
    KimberleyTVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The menu at Not Your Average Joe's changes according to the season. Each season you have the opportunity to taste an old favorite or soemthing new. Right now there are some great butternut squash dishes!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    cfallon67
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    As always, Not Your Average Joe's was great. We have 3 birthday coupons and they always honor all of them together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This time I ordered a new entree. The Pork Tenderloin it was awesome. I usually always get the steak tips but I was thrilled to see a great pork choice on the menu. I still miss my Bow Tie pasta with Chicken, please bring it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.