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

Not Your Average Joe's Medford

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
  • Phone: 7813939681x
  • 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: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Not Your Average Joe's Medford reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (36)kid-friendly (32)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (24)special occasion (15)great for outdoor dining (14)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (5)romantic (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • NAJs is cool!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    NAJs is a very cool place...when we were there a crying baby was there too! Unfortunately, that puts a bit of a damper on things...however, I do love the food, our waiter was great. I love the decor...I would highly recommend it to anyone for any event or special event! It is a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I go here often for dinner with friends. Most of the time I order the pan seared fish and it is FANTASTIC. Service always great also!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    Patcope
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was outstanding from the front door on through the entire meal. Keylime pie was very good, everyone enjoyed the meals
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60th birthday
    bubbama
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    my friend took me to joe's because I love the food,also I am wheelchair bound and the staff is always very kind and helpful
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • InnaK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As always - Thank you so much for the great time and good food !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our meal
    Mel08
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a delicious meal at this restaurant. We thought the food was delicious. Service was a bit slow, but the waitress was really friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Had to send my lunch back as they dressed the salad when I specifically asked that the dressing be "on the side". This is always frustrating because my lunch partner had to (wanted to) wait for my lunch to arrive. Lunch was only OK. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Haven`t been to Joe`s in a while but I went the other night and it was still as good as before. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Would def go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodjoys
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    loved the chicken Oscar, had it over spinach, nice to have options! it was a mellow weeknight
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good food and menu variety
    Dalton47
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Never have a bad meal here. Wait staff very personable/friendly and always checked in with our table. I never feel rushed to leave when we are there for a meal. In addition, restaurant manager or shift supervisor took the time to see if all was well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    August31
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have been to NYAJs many times and I'm never disappointed with the food, drinks and service. My favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less salt in food would be nice.
    Love2dine
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Like most restaurants it seems salt is a major ingredient. Would like to see less of it. Good was good and will go back but will request no added salt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to joe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Consistently good food and innovative ideas. Dishes r smaller than before though. But overall reasonably priced
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    VegasVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Always a reliable restaurant. Good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great night
    MrsMel
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Not Your Average Joes is consistently a great choice. The restaurant is clean, the staff are plentiful and very friendly. The menu is diverse with something for everyone to enjoy. The staff are very helpful, they will explain what something is, make changes for you, very flexible. The start of every meal is bread and oil which is to die for! Highly recommend, and you can reserve a table on Open Table which is nice to know your table is waiting for you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dining experience
    foodjoys
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were a small group seated comfortably. Had appetizers and Wine Wednesday special. Just enough to be able to share the peanut butter dessert. Could just eat the bread and dipping sauce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent meal and service. This resturant never fails to disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Lou0326
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I normally visit Joe's quite regularly w/ my family & the food is always very good but this time I ordered the chicken picatta & the chicken was very dry & tasteless. I think it was overcooked. I should have sent it back but we were pressed for time. Service was great as usual. One of my favorite restaurants to visit & dine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The management and staff at NYAJ are very good, we have become friends with some of the people working at Medford so it's like coming home for dinner. The food is very good, and the portions don't overwhelm the diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Tempeted by the new menu and $10 off coupon. Always consistent and varied menu to accommodate everyone palate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice staff
    nehbq
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A nice place to go for a family friendly dinner. Interesting menu with great seasonal specials, wonderful local beer selection & nice staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noname1VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very nice experience - wide ranging menu; something to please anyone. Server, Suzanne, was very helpful and attentive. A very interesting thing happened when I was told that one of our entrees was not available - Suzanne said that the restaurant would "comp" me on my second choice. I said that was not necessary - the manager came over and insisted. This rarely happens in four and five star high end restaurants. These folks are going out of their way to make their customers feel satisfied!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 208 reviews are from the Not Your Average Joe's Medford reviews archive.
  • 3 out of 5 stars
    Misabelle
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I enjoy going to Not Your Average Joe's and do so at least 1 - 2 times per year. I would like to go more often, but unfortunately, there aren't many choices available for those with gluten allergies. I was very happy that they were able to provide us with a menu dish without the pasta - It was delicious! The other gluten-free dish we had; however, (salmon w/ rice pilaf and asparagus) was not as good, and the salmon did not taste fresh. I would go to NYAJ again, but not more than 2x in one year (due to the lack of options) and I would be hesitant to order the salmon dish again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud Music Ruined a Good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We ate at the Medford restaurant on Easter Sunday. We were four adults ranging in age from 20 to 74. We liked our dinners but the loud music made it impossible to carry on a conversation and we were glad to be finished and leave. Ann
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    jlmm2389
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Hands down one of the best low key spots around! The service is always great, the food is good and you don't feel pressured to rush out! Overall wonderful experience, I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wine
    dinewithfriends
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    OMG the Chardonnay was amazing. The server told us that it's a wine you don't normally carry. My friend and I both ordered it and LOVED it! Unfortunately, I don't remember what it's called. So good! One of my favorite things on your menu is the squash flatbread. I get it every time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    InafoodkomaVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AS ALWAYS, HAD A DELICIOUS MEAL
    HfrayVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Enjoyed time with friends over a delicious meal, with a great waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This visit was an 'Average Joe's'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service are fabulous!
    Food4thought
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Lou0326
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The food this time was exceptional . It was the best gluten free chicken picatta I have ever had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Lunch
    JimmieTimmyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good food for
    CityGirl150
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Wonderful
    bitsandpiecesVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good dinner with the fam
    MargaritaMarcia
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Treat
    HfrayVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a Kind!
    DonNjad
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent casual american restaurant
    flanga
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    (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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy dinner here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Always enjoy dinner here. Food is very good and so is the Staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Ziggy
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Ordered a bottle of wine (Oyster Bay) and 2 entrees. Food came out promptly and overall it was an excellent meal. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.