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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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Once I had written NYAJ off my list b/c they always got things wrong. Maybe it was the lack of other diners, or maybe they've taken note, but either way, this was a great and delicious meal, a wonderful deal $$-wise, and our server was terrific. Mia. Give her a shout out!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Have visited Not Your Average Joes many times. Consistently good food and service. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant to entertain family members visiting from out of town. They are not really picky eaters but don't typically venture much beyond basic American fare. Everyone found something he or she liked on the menu, and we finished the meal by sharing the dessert special of the day. The service was friendly and we didn't feel rushed to finish our meal. The restaurant was busy, but we were still able to carry on normal conversations without difficulty. All in all, a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Another nice evening at Joe's. Just love sitting outdoors, but be aware service will be slower outside. Relax & enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Was my birthday choice because they have 1 of my favorite desserts (PB thing)."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I chose this place, even though it is about an hour's drive from our house as my birthday dinner spot. We were late, but the place was not too crowded. The food was excellent as usual, and the first timers among us were very impressed. The only problem was that even with the lack of a crowd, the service was sub-par. We waited for drinks, sweetener, bread, dip, etc. way too long. I didn't pay for the meal, but I'm hoping that my two sons took this into account when figuring the tip. I have to say that this is the first time I've ever had this experience at any NYAJ's, and it is the exception. Generally, we all had a great time and great food."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This took over the old chicken out in the kentlands shopping center. Big place with nice upscale decor and a hip vibe/trend to it. Menu is oddly small in the entree selection but has come good choices. Drinks are plentiful but mislabeled on the menu. It was only a .60 cent difference but its the premise of the price on the menu. Either way, great drinks and lots of different spins on classic things like sangria. Waitress rushed us through our meal and gave us our check while my wife was still eating dinner. It was a little annoying since we wanted dessert and an after dinner drink. Overall, good place to go on a friday or saturday night to grab a bite to eat."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are weekly visitors to NYAJ Gburg and it is always nice to see the smiling face of Rich, the manager. If ever there is an issue, he's on it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food had lots of flavors and was very good. Waiter was very knowledgeable and stopped by just enough."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 8 people for Father's Day. 2 people arrived late, but the hostess and waitress did not have a problem with it and the waitress gave us enough time to wait for them while at the same time she took our orders and provided great food advice. She came back often and made sure we we were OK at all times. The food came out well prepared and was very tasty. I was very impressed with how correctly all steaks were prepared. We will definitely come back! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food in just the right amount. Good service and ambience. Will certainly good again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had a great experience with Not Your Average Joe's. The staff is great and the food is awesome too!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Family went for Fathers Day dinner and got a nice present from the restaurant for a next visit. Food always good. Nice time. Of all the titles I have held, Father is the greatest."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Joe's doesn't disappoint and this visit was excellent, as usual. The place was packed for Father's Day, and I was smart to have reserved my table on OpenTable. We were seated quickly and they brought an awesome basket of bread and delicious serving of olive oil. We had a variety of meals, ranging from steak, to pizza, to cannelloni. Everything was delicious. My dad got a $15 gift card as a thank you from Joe's. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I went on-line to make my reservations and requested 5;30. The time available that came back was 4:15. I would have preferred a later time, but we had a gift card and wanted to use it. While we were there some friends stopped by and said they had called that morning and gotten reservations for 5:45. I would have made reservations over the phone if I had known we could have gotten a later time. All that being said, the dinner and service were good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food; great drinks; superb service! Another perfect evening. Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food OUTSTANDING WAITER. Even though we had an 8:00 reseration they were able to accomodate our party of 6 a little earlier."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A good restaurant is good enough with the things that you usually order that you begin looking at other menu items to try new things. I tried a cod and crab cake dish which was very good. The waiter recommended that I eat it such a way as to combine the flavors, and he was right. I also ordered a wonton appetizer for the table, which no one at the table had expressed an interest in. When it came to the table, everyone thought it was for me, but I said that anyone could try it, and it was like a feeding frenzy! I also ordered a special white chocolate blueberry bread pudding, which was perfect as to taste and portion size."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a friendly, neighborhood restaurant with a reliable menu. The management makes it feel like a family owned business that welcomes its diners back as friends. The gluten free menu is a bonus."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "NYAJs was the perfect spot for a graduation celebration. The dining choices were varied and tasty! Highly recommend spring rolls and raspberry sorbet!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We are regulars at Not Your Average Joe's, and the food is always good. The monthly specials are my favorite, but everything is good. They have the best bread and dip for before dinner. The manager is very friendly and always walks around to see how people are doing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went with another couple and had a wonderful evening here. The food was terrific - it has been every time that I have dined here. Interesting menu selections, well prepared. We went on a Saturday night this time, and the restaurant did get a bit loud as the evening went on, but there was a great energy to the room. We all chose different entrees and there was not a bad one in the bunch. We love NYAJ and will return!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My bf and I sat out on the patio which had a great feel to it. The food was mostly good. The restaurant worked well with making an option that was gluten free and vegetarian for me. (They have a gluten free menu, but all the food on it were meat dishes). The appetizer was great and my bf enjoyed all of his food. However, the piccata sauce was overwhelming, stronger than a glass of lemonade. The waiter did have it removed from the check. The bigger problem was our server bringing anything to our table promptly. 20 minutes for drinks to be brought. Even then he only brought the mixed drink my bf had ordered and didn't bring my drink, thankfully another server did. My bread took over 30 minutes. And we couldn't even get the check to leave!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "There's only one problem - the menu. You see, I love my favorites there, but the daily specials menu is always so provocative that I can never make up my mind! I'll have my taste set for The Wedge or the Scallops Kabob or Smokehoue Jambalaya and when we sit down, I'll see Linguini with Clams or Pecan Crusted Chicken or something equally yummy as specials and it's decision-making time again. And don't get me started about the cocktails -- amazing! Definitely not average! The staff is very caring and professional. We always feel comfortable and happy there. Great value for the money."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was my second visit to NYAJ's and the first visit was great but, after this past visit I would not recommend this restaurant. The coconut shrimp were overcooked; the avocado was brown in the nachos and the cheese was rubbery not melted. The server seemed annoyed and spent more time talking to the other server rather than serving our food. The restaurant was not packed for lunch time service. The vegetables in my cannelloni was almost raw and, the chicken breast was bland. The fish and chips were ordinary. My friend enjoyed her cappellini pasta and another enjoyed the mustard chicken."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Returned again to our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great service & great food. Staff & management are very attentive. Great selection of food prepared as you like it. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. The Sunday Steak Special was prepared perfectly. We will be back again.................................................................................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................................................................ ......................................................................................................"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "my friends and family come here often. Menu never fails to disappoint. Food is fresh and there's always lots of it. Service is pleasant. Noisy at times"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Waitress forgetful. Brought out entrees whiles we were in the middle of eating appetizers! Manager didn't charge for appetizers. Tuna tempura sushi roll missing tuna!!! Hamburger beyond greasy! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "NYAJ's is a great place to have dinner with family, friends, celebration or what ever you like. The food is always great! Service is awesome and I always like when the manager walks around the restaurant and chats with the customers. Keep up the great work."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "NYAJ is a chain restaurant, but one that does well. The food and service are consistently of top quality and the menu specials vary on a regular basis. It is one of our favorites in our neighborhood. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went there with a group a friends. Service is good. food is always excellent. We sat on patio. Plenty of parking. Not your average Joe's is always a good choice. Have never Been disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had lunch with a friend and found nearly everything satisfactory, with kudos to the server for friendliness, promptness, and honesty. She did not recommend the crab cake BLT (not up to Maryland standards, not fresh lump crabmeat). We were happy with our second choices, but not so much with the strawberry shortcake dessert. The shortcake was tasty but had a very hard crust, had to be cut with a knife (over-baked?). The restaurant is spacious, so you don't feel like you are dining in your neighbor's lap (thanks for not cramming tables cheek by jowl); however, it is noisy (more than energetic!) when busy. All in all, a good addition to the Kentlands."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "NYAJ is consistently an excellent place for dinner. Starting with the wonderful bread and dip (so difficult not to overeat!), great tasting drinks (there is always something appealing on the specials menu), and the the entrees. So many choices; never had a bad dish. If you still have room, try a dessert. The service is good, the staff attentive and considerate. Very nice outdoor seating area. I would recommend making a reservation, especially on a Friday or Saturday evening. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This place is ALWAYS a wonderful meal! Value, terrific service and excellent food."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Comfortable outdoor dining with heat lamps or ceiling fans as needed. Food is consistently good and they seem to really try to please. Not Your Average Joes is our GO-TO for neighborhood dining."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have to drive over an hour to get to NYAJ's, but it is always worth it. We split a Waldorf salad and each had the pecan crusted chicken. Everything from the bread (seconds were required) with dipping sauce to the ice cream dessert we had to split, was great. Affordable, friendly a constantly fresh menu make this one of our all time favorite places."
    Dined on 5/24/2014