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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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