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Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg
Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg
  • Address:
    245 Kentlands Blvd
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com
  • Phone: (240) 477-1040
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg
At Not Your Average Joe's, we build like we cook: creatively, from scratch, with guests in mind. One look at the renderings of our new Gaithersburg restaurant, and you'll see what we mean.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "This place gets better every time we go. The food is outstanding. You can taste the freshness and the "This was made just for me" that goes into each plate. We brought guests from out of town with us and they had a great experience. We love this place."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant with good food and service."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I've eaten here several times now and I just love the food. I had a puff pastry with tomato and zucchini baked in it with a spring salad on top with a delicious dressing. It was perfect for a warm summer day. I love the drinks they have too, I had a lovely pomegranate concoction that was quite refreshing."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My wife loves their annual lobster roll special. The manager was kind enough to reserve one for her, because quantities are limited. The fresh lemonade is our afternoon drink of choice."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Not Your Average Joe's is awesome! The food is really good and is changed up all the time. The attention to detail is incredible, even in the cocktails--well-balanced-kinda-good! It's pretty when it comes to the table, its delicious going down! Thank you for an awesome meal."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Service was slower than usual. And it took a very long time for our plates to be cleared once we finished eating. Our waitresses' "helper" was very attentive to the table next to ours but didn't give enough attention to us when it was time to clear away our plates."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the server was on top of everything! I think this place will be a monthly hit for us!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very noisy due to being in the entrance to the shopping center. Food has been better in the past but the burgers were very poor. Greasy. Think twice before ordering."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We discovered NYAJ's several months ago and couldn't believe our luck. The food is delicious, the service is uber friendly, and, so far, we've never had to wait long for a table. The monthly specials are truly "special," and even the non-specials are unique (the "Nacho Average Nachos" are the best we've ever had!). The prices are reasonable, but one tiny suggestion I would make is to fill the wine glasses a bit more--or use smaller glasses. :)"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 7 on Open Table for 8:45pm (this was the first available time). We arrived and the staff told us the kitchen was closed. They did confirm we had a reservation for 8:45pm, but again stated the kitchen was closed. Considering we had waited over 2 hours for the reservation, my party was disappointed (and hungry) to say the least."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food at NYAJ has remained consistently good in the 2 years it has been open in this location. We arrived early for our reservation and there were plenty of open booths, but they were dirty. It seems there may have been a staffing issue that night? We actually ate in the bar area which was fine. The focaccia was good, but not warmed as it has been in the past. The Korean B-b-que ribs appetizer was very good. The chopped salad was fine, but not amazing. The ahi tuna in that salad was done very nicely. The sangria was a real disappointment. Great price for the pitcher, but it just tasted like carbonated rose wine. Spend a little time and get it right."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Every time I go to NYAJ's, I vow to try something new...this can be difficult, because I know how good the things I've had before are. I stuck to my guns this time, and tried the fresh tomato and watermelon gazpacho. It was excellent! The goat chees and almonds really set it off, and while I know it sounds a little exotic, it was really quite nice. I kind of cheated, and had a pizza again, but with different toppings, so I think that that should count for something! My wife had the chicken sandwich, and we both ended up taking home enough for lunch the next day."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "They have the best gluten free bread and food. Great food for the non-celiac in your family too"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Not Your Average Joes is a very enjoyable and not too expensive place for a casual lunch or dinner out. The food is a step above the regular fare elsewhere and service is attentive. Specials are definitely worth trying. The bread and spicy oil is delicious. The wine selection offers some choices not usually seen elsewhere. We've been there several times and will keep it on our list. Only problem is that it does get crowded. Reservations help!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very fast service after we ordered just entree; creative summer non-alcoholic drinks; seafood stew had not-so-fresh mussels but they replaced with a side mussels right away. Delicious warm soft bread!! I forgot my doggy bag which was thrown away very quickly when I went back just minutes later and they cooked me another!! Totally beyond my expectation. If you're looking for quiet spots for conversation though, look elsewhere. This is very loud, I had to shout. Oh very slippery cement floor, be careful if you have skinny heels."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants ever. We go here regularly - even several times a week. The staff is incredible. Super sweet, kind, and always attentive. We love the food, the bread (oh god that bread is just sooo good), and it is very accommodating for any type of diet. They have a from scratch kitchen - meaning anything can be made just the way you like it and want it. I can't say enough good things about this place."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My family came in on 07/29/2014 we used the 100.00 dining check we received from opentable.com I had the mustard chicken (my daughter and i) my husband the jambalya and my other daughter had kids pasta. We had nachos as appetizer.. What can i say about the food.. Big Portions, Flavourful and Fresh! now the service was Great! he was efficent and on point. I work in the hospitality industry and i know 4 star service.. Jeff is a GEM!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great food! Nice selection of Beer, local, craft and import. Varied menu, like the summer theme..."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This restaurant has never let me down, the bread is always the best! Food is great. I ordered the lettuce wraps as an appetizer and was picturing more of a marinaded meat like lettuce wraps I've had at other restaurants, but it was more of a chicken-salad style... the menu describes it as "pulled grilled chicken with oranges, sugar snap peas, carrots and chopped peanuts, served chilled with a tangy sesame-ginger vinaigrette" but it was more of a mayo-based dressing so my friend didn't eat any of that. Good service everytime, good food. recommend."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "your gluten free food rocks! love the scratch kitchen !(any ingredient can be scratched off )"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The evening was lovely and the young man taking care of us in the bar area was slow but very chatty and knew all about the food he was giving great service and although we had marginal food that night it was about the service that made it the best."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Not Your Average Joe's, and we were impressed with the quality of the made from scratch food coming out of the kitchen. The service was friendly, without being intrusive. Overall, it was a very good dining experience and we will be back another time (but, we don't live close to Gaithersburg, so it will be a while). Note: Save room for dessert in order to have the "Peanut Butter Thing" - you'll be glad you did!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything was good, but our waiter was scarce at times. He took my silverware after I completed my salad course. Then, someone else brought my food. There were no waiters available nearby to get my silverware so I had to go to the waiter stand to get it from someone else. It's nitpicky, but a waiter should be aware of this."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A nice friendly place to spend the evening. Excellent food, extensive beer list, and friendly, efficient service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Always a good place to eat at. NYAJ is our go to place."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "When we get together for lunch during the week, this is the place we come to. The food is always fresh with plenty of choices to pick from, and the staff is professional and attentive. We will be back again."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Awesome lunch! Outdoor seating is pleasant and not to noisy and the food was great!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Wouldn't go out of my way to dine there again, but if a occasion arose to do so..that would be okay. It was just okay. Not bad, but not really really good either."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Outstanding dinner! I had the scallops which were delicious. Everything is cooked to order and they honor all special requests. I am delighted they have such a great variety of beers on draft. Excellent dinner!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We met some other friends from our neighborhood for dinner at Not Your Average Joe's. We were seated promptly and had great service. I thought the menu was good because it had many choices. Great for a group, there is something for everyone. The prices were good. I would go back again."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great variety of food. Service was outstanding. Great attention to detail. Manager came over to see if we were pleased. Overall way above the normal local food establishment."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First meal out in 5 months following cancer therapy, and not sure what (if anything) I could taste. I chose exactly the right food, a burger with BarBQ sauce and onion strips - really good quality meat, cooked perfectly, and very tasty. The manager is a doll and was extremely friendly and solicitous, and I left with a handful of "first timer" discount cards. The menu is ample for anyone's taste with a great selection of appetizers and entrees, and the deserts look amazing! You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love this place. Took some friends Saturday night and were a little disappointed. My husbands salad was drenched in dressing. He picked around it and then told the waitress he couldn't eat it. She took it, said "sorry" but didn't offer to replace it or take it off the bill. I had scallops which were very small and slightly overlooked- not at all like the last time I had them. Still one of our go to neighborhood places, just disappointing. Missed having Rich, the awesome manager, there that night to rectify things."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This has become one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The food is original and I love that the specials are constantly changing allowing us to choose something different each time. The ambiance is great with the open kitchen. The clam chowder had to the most clams I have every had in this soup. I can't wait to try different dishes next time. My husband loves the choice of non alcoholic drinks and my kids love the selection of the beers."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Have been here multiple times. On this most recent visit, had a very good meal, one of their monthly specials. Also had really good service. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I've been to Not Your Average Joes several times and I'm never disappointed. I've loved all of the food. Be prepared to have a delicious start of fresh made bread and delicious dipping....arrive there hungry!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood and have come to NYAJ's quite a few times. It's not the fanciest place I've ever been, but it's comfortable , the food and service are consistently pretty good and the menu works for us. The kids menu has quite a few good options - grilled salmon, steak tips with mashed potatoes, more than your average chicken nuggets or pizza/pasta. Service was a bit slow this time but our server was very apologetic and they did a great job with our daughter's peanut allergy. (Manager personally delivered her dinner to assure us it was ok for her to eat.) Taking reservations is also very convenient, especially with kids! Considering the competition in the area, I think they do a good job. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Pros: plenty of outdoor seating; friendly, efficient table service; reasonable prices; and a well-made extra dry vodka martini. Otherwise, NYAJG's at the taste and feel of a somewhat better than average chain restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Not your Average Joe's is a great find for a differnt type of foodster. Not pricey for the food with a decent menu. The nachos are wonderful and the salmon is tender and juicy. The service was peak and friendly. Strawberry shortcake was mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good. I would suggest to always do call ahead sitting due to how crowded Joes gets on weekends and holidays. good eating."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Have visited Not Your Average Joes many times. Consistently good food and service. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014