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Not Your Average Joe's Medford
Not Your Average Joe's Medford
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Not Your Average Joe's Medford Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com
  • Email: medford@nyajoes.com
  • Phone: (781) 393-9681
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11:30am- 10:00pm
    Friday- Saturday 11:30am- 11:00pm
    Sunday- 12:00pm- 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Ronnie Mosley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer family-style catering as well as a la carte options for groups of any size. We can customise to your liking no matter the size of the group you are trying to feed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 16
  • Public Transit: We are located in the Station Landing Complex, across the Skywalk from the Wellington T stop on the Orange Line.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking available at both entrances of the restaurant. There is a 2 hour lot in the center of the complex, as well as a complimentary parking garage located under the building.
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Medford
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
  • "We go to NYAJs often, as it is in the neighborhood. They have some great items on the regular menu that are favorites of ours (balsamic salmon, scallops, ahi tuna salad to name a few). However, we often try the specials that change monthly. They will customize your order, take out certain ingredients, substitute sides, etc. This is a great and reliable place to go (or to take out from) when you don't feel like cooking."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed time with friends over a delicious meal, with a great waitress."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always enjoyed dinner at the Medford location but was a little disappointed this time. Our favorite is the homemade bread and oil but the bread was so cold it felt as if it just came out of the freezer. I asked the waitress why it wasn’t warm and was told it gets baked in the morning which is when it’s served warm??? Food tasted good but that too was room temperature."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food and service are fabulous! The homemade bread and olive oil they serve before dinner is so delicious. I love the different varieties of dishes they have on their menu."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Friendly staff, food is consistently good. My favorite is the mustard-crusted chicken, and for dessert The Peanut Butter Thing. Starting the meal off with the homemade bread and olive oil, dried cheese and red pepper flakes is always a treat."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food this time was exceptional . It was the best gluten free chicken picatta I have ever had anywhere."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was our first time in many years going to Not Your Average Joe's and for the life of us we don't know why it took us so long to return. The menu was full of interesting and unique choices, the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming and our server Jimmie was exceptional. Based on his service and the excellent food (a great value by the way!) we will definitely return very soon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "consistently good food for a chain restaurant, service is good, the manager always comes by the table asking if everything was satisfactory and it is always is, nothing not to like about Not Your Average Joe's"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Although the special I was going for (Oysters and Martinis for $6) was not available at this particular NYAJ's, the dinner was good. Their bread is distressingly delicious. I could fill up on it alone. I got the email about the special but didn't see that it was not available in Medford. Oh, well......I like the consistency of the food, the ambiance and aesthetic. The noise isn't overbearinbg so all around a good choice."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The wait staff was patient (our group of 5 arrived over a half hour window due to traffic), but they seated each of us as we arrived and served appetizers and drinks. The young woman caring for our table was lovely, knowledgeable and professional. Classic NYAJ's bread and olive oil dip were a great starter. The pear salad is a perfect meal. Everyone was really happy. A fun place to gather."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I love coming to NYAJ to celebrate with friends. My colleague had never been here before and found his meal to be everything that I told him it would be."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My very vibrant grandmother and I found this place about 6 years ago and it has been a love story ever since! This is one of those places I can honestly say I love everything about! The food is amazingly consistent, the drinks are delightful and the serivce culture is #allthingsgorgeous! This is our favorite place to eat and catch up, a very happy median between other casual places and upscale dinning. The service is always great, they anticipate your needs as a guests and are very good at timely orders. One thing I really love is the leadership presence. The leader on duty is very involved in the service and checking with every guest table to ensure quality of service. Can't wait to be a guest again!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy dinner here. Food is very good and so is the Staff!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "(Medford location) A 'scratch' kitchen makes the food a little better than average; everything's prepped locally. Ambiance is a little iffy; dated interior, and it's not a place for a classy date. Service also has been erratic; some servers are attentive and good, others are more like diner staff. But for a local spot with decent food at Ok prices, it's fine."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Ordered a bottle of wine (Oyster Bay) and 2 entrees. Food came out promptly and overall it was an excellent meal. Would go again."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Waitress was very friendly. The menu is simple with a little of bit of everything but not so large that it's a chore to read. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went with 2 of my best friends and had a blast with the valentines day wine specials as well as great food. Jen Lee is a great server, if you have a chance to request her!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our server, whose name may have been Suzanne, was always there before we even needed to ask for anything. And she was also busy with other tables. The food was very good as well. The best service I've had dining out in at least a year."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation (a must on this night) but still had quite a wait. Very busy and noisy with tables squeezed in to fit extra customers. Food was good and the $20 bottle of wine quite a deal. Usually not so busy and noisy as we go quite often."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Though I have been receiving e-mails and birthday coupons for a few years, this was the first time I had actually dined there. What a great experience! The food was great and presented well, the prices are reasonable and Michaela was one of the best waitresses I have ever had! I definitely plan on making Joe's a destination for dining in the future, and will recommend it to my friends. Just sorry I haven't frequented Joe's in the past."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The home-made bread and dipping oil mixture is fabulous! The entrees are large & well presented. My chicken piccata was the best I've had anywhere. Prices are very fair. Selections change with the season and there are always new items to try. My wife & I enjoy dining here regularly, and we recommend this restaurant to all our friends."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Can't think of any other word to say about this location, great food, great staffs that keep us returning for any occasions or personal dinning....Keep up the GREATS!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our dinners were good as was the appetizer we shared. My hangar steak should have been sliced more thinly, I think, but it was flavorful. And the string potatoes were not warm, but I still enjoyed the meal"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Gave this place a second try after recently bringing a party of ten people here. Service for our group dinner was very poor so decided to try it for two of us last night. No one at the hostess table so waited there for five minutes before someone came by to seat us. After being seated we sat there for several minutes before anyone showed up at the table. This was early and the place was not all that busy. The server we did have was fine once he arrived but overall not a good experience here."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Server was attentive and listened to specific wants. Went off the menu for one of the gluten-free diners."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We followed our waitress recommendation on dinner and got the Enchiladas. Not a good idea - the food appeared to be reheated in a microwave somewhat inconsistently and just wasn't good. One person got the burger which appeared to be okay. If you go to this restaurant just get a burger - it should be okay."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "This was my first time here. My girlfriend and I went and I enjoyed dinner. I had a Greek inspired turkey tip dish that was very flavorful. She had a mustard encrusted chicken that was also great. I wish the beer selection was a bit more expansive, especially when other neighborhood places have them beat as far as selection goes. Otherwise we enjoyed our meals very much and we will be back again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Normally we like NYAJ but this expirience was awful.We did try a different location this time. Granted our reservation was for 9:15 which is late but the server was the type that made you feel like you were bothering her, the food took forever to come out (people that came in after us were eating before us) and it was room temperature. This was a very disappointing birthday dinner. It is nice that they offer a dinner and dessert but this was bad. Next year we won't be choosing Joe's for the big night, not the Medford locaton anyway."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great food; fair prices. VERY loud. Our server was friendly and efficient. Through no fault of her's, the dinner came much too soon after the appetizer. There was a large & loud party that was seated behind us; feel they should have been another section since the other tables in the area were for 2-3 people."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I am a consistent diner at NYAJ and the food is consistently good. I also love the birthday coupon they give to diners that sign up for their email"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are frequent diners here, and we've never been disappointed. NYAJ's has a great selection of beers and various drinks, not to mention the surprising variety of dishes (love the warm bread and parmesan cheese dip!). The service is always on point...we just really going to this neighborhood joint."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Again, another great dinning experience, server (Shannon) was great, friendly and attentive. She's not only serving food, but also concerned about the quality. For example: Shannon saw we had half of the desert left on the plate, I ordered a Key Lime Pie to share with my wife, I told her it was very sour and she immediately asked if she could offer us something else. This is what I called service. Not like some places, after you told them what's wrong of the food, they were like "Ah ha, you just looking for excuse to get something out of them". I will definatey return to this restaurant for any occassions."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "There was 8 and a child. Great food and great service by dave"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We definitely see a difference in mgmnt and service since our last visit to the restaurant in Medford. Service was a bit slow and it was hard to tell who our server was because different people came to the table and our first server wen behind the bar. Then when the salad was brought, it was with the wrong dressing. Then when the meals were brought out, they brought out another salad which we didn't order. When it came time for the bill, they were charging us for 2 salads instead of one. Seemed very unorganized."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Like the varied selection on the menu. Overall great food reasonably priced."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We enjoyed the atmosphere, lively, but not too loud. The food was excellent with a diverse menu to select from. Location was perfect for meeting someone using public transportation and someone driving, as there was a free underground parking garage right next door. The service was very good. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We discovered Not Your Average Joe's a decade ago in Lexington MA, and it's been one of our favorites ever since. The meatloaf was so good that I didn't try anything else. When the Lexington restaurant closed, we had to go farther afield to find one. The one in Medford is excellent, also, and now we live in Maine, so what we now hope for is one in Portland."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Katrina was an excellent server. Very attentive but not to imposing. She really was a delight! She is a very good example of what great service should be. She even found me a paper clip to repair my handbag strap. Food was very good. I would like to see more vegetarian choices available on the menu."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Excellent food and great service, got in with open table no problem and sat down and had a wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "As usual Joe's never ceases to disappoint...the new specials are just that...SPECIAL!! My group tried the salmon with sage pesto and the chicken pappadelle......and the gingerbread martini...what more can I say...."
    Dined on 12/5/2013