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Not Your Average Joe's Methuen
Not Your Average Joe's Methuen

Not Your Average Joe's Methuen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com
  • Phone: (978) 974-0015
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Henning
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Get started on your holiday shopping with Not Your Average Joe's gift cards. Buy $50 and get $10 in Appreciation cards free.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available in the Loop parking lot.
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Methuen
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
  • "Made reservations, hit traffic, were late by about fifteen minutes, had to wait another fifteen minutes. Then we were seated at the wrong table. Meh? They honored our reservation (non reservation was an hour wait). Food was good, server was very nice. Overall a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great deal of 1 bottle of wine & 2 entrees for $40. We love trying the different entrees offered."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We met for lunch here. It one a birthday for one of us and the waiter was outstanding: conspiring with us to bring out a surprise dessert with a candle. He even sang along with us to our friend and yet it was LOW key...it wasn't a loud noisy affair like some restaurants do that would have embarrassed our friend. Good good, reasonably priced with good service."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I received my birthday dinner coupon and dined with my husband. Our waitress was very attentive and helped make the experience enjoyable. The only downside to the evening was that our booth was located near the Kitchen and the noise level made it hard hear our conversations with each other. The food was delicious and I thank you for my complimentary meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Been to NYAJ's many times. Love most things on the menu. Very tasty and artfully arranged for serving. Love the bread too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Mango Lemonade was very good. Liked my chicken teriyaki cranberry dish, but chicken was a little well done as it was fried. Butternut squash inside 2 cannolli type macaroni was different...would have preferred 1 wrapped & other as a scoop of the vegetable.. Pear Extraordinaire Sangria with white wine & Pear Grey Goose was very good...could have used a little less ice though. My husband loved the Jambalaya n had a a bit to go home. Like the dipping oils & breads which come with your meal, but requested less parm. cheese in the 2nd batch of oils. There was no room for dessert. We did buy some discounted movie tiks from our server for our family to use on another night, though. A different place to go with a different menu."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband, me and my son had dinner at the Methune, MA location this past Friday evening. I was so pleased that due to the reservation I'd made earlier in the day we were seated right away even when the lobby was full of people waiting for a table!! Our waitress was pleasant and attentive, our cocktails delicious and our meals were wonderful! We enjoyed ourselves and it was a great way to celebrate our sons 33rd birthday!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We dine here often because everyone is happy with the menu choices. The variety is wonderful. The service is always prompt and courteous. I especially love knowing that the gluten free menu is taken seriously and has so many choices. I just wish some of the specials had the option of being gluten free as well."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was my friends fist time at a NYAJoe's. The manager made a special point to drop by and offer her some coupons for future visits to the restaurant. A very nice touch! The server had only worked there one week, yet she was fully prepared, friendly, attentive and overall excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We made it to the last Winesday and wish we had taken advantage more often. Great selection of foods and wines and all for $39.99 - a great way to go out on a budget. I ordered the meatloaf and it was fantastic. Two small meatloafs sandwiched between delicious mashed potatoes - a small veggie melody surrounded each tower. And then each one topped with onion rings! I even took one of the towers home. My fiance had the chicken picatta over pasta. It too was delicious - combine that with a nice Malbec and well we were very satisfied!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We tried the chicken piccata & the harvest mac & cheese with chicken. Both were very good & enough to split & take home for left-overs."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went on a Friday night, thankful that I made an internet reservation. Restaurant was crowded but our booth was waiting. Three of us were there, all enjoyed. I had salmon that was delicious and a fine complete meal. Cocktails were also great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I thought this restaurant had an excellent gluten free menu, one of the best I've seen thus far. They did an outstanding job catering to this."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We tried Winesday for the 1st time. Great selections of entrees from their regular menu, which are all great, plus 1 bottle of wine from a good selection of reds & whites. So 2 entrees & a bottle of wine for $40. Great deal!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was not over bearing, first beer was excellent, second one not so much, asked the server if the beer was an ipa, and she assured me it was, I do not believe it was. When settling the bill, the server gave me too much money back, which I informed the server. The server thanked me for my honesty, and all was good! we will be back."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. We all had a wondeful time for my birthday. We had a great table that I want to permanently reserve."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 7:00 on a Saturday night. Got there 10 minutes early, seated at 7:03 - awesome. Our waiter was very attentive and a friendly manager also stopped by. I had the steak tips ordered medium rare. They were just slightly overcooked but still very tender and delicious. The mashed potatoes and green beans were also good. My dining partner had the burger covered with onion strings and said it was very good. I always enjoy the food here and it's very convenient to the movie theater."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had a fabulous dinner at Joe's - the hanger steak was so good!! Our waiter Andrew was great!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food very consistent, mustard crusted chicken an all time favorite. Good for casual//on the run dining. Wish restaurant could expand there space, tables very close together, noisy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Methuen NYAJ is always consistent in their food prep, freshness and friendly atmosphere. I have dietary restrictions which are always met. Recently due to knee surgery I had some physical restrictions that were accommodated with a smile which made me feel comfortable and welcomed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The manager and our waiter were awesome. We had a long wait to be seated and the manager kept checking up on us, offered us a chair since we had our 7 month old baby. Our wait was a little over 45 minutes although I made reservations online. The manager gave us a free appetizer which I thought was very nice. He explained why we were waiting for so long. The waiter was great, very friendly and checked up on us often. The food was delicious, I had the steak well done and still juicy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We four were seated promptly on arriving for a reservation at 8:15 on a Friday night. Part of a local Massachusetts chain, the Methuen restaurant is in a mall with a movie theater and was hopping with the crowd you would expect -- lots of young people, pretty noisy. All of the food was good, service was OK for this setting (dinners all came together, but some of the food was getting cold when it arrived, steak ordered medium was well done). They are very focused on survey-driven customer service, and you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire on a glitchy iPod when you get your check. Overall a reasonable option for a decent family "mall meal"; a cut above chains like "TGI Friday's" , but in that vein"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "All of us at our table ordered the pistachio haddock and it was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We dine here often because everyone is pleased with the menu and can find something they love to eat! The bread is fantastic I hear too. Being GF I do not partake, but the rest love it! The service is always excellent too."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Outstanding warmth and hospitality from the moment Rob (mgr) greeted us at the front door throughout our visit. This entire team demonstrated once again why this restaurant is such a great representative of the brand. Keep up the fine work!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 6:30 PM on Open Table. Arrived a few minutes early and were handed a buzzer. We weren't seated until nearly 20 minutes after our reservation time."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food and service are always great. We have a wide variety to choose from so everyone is happy. They also have a gluten free menu and the choices are great. We frequent Joe's at least twice a month."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Due to an allergy to garlic, it is more difficult to find a restaurant that will cook to order and not have all ready-made sauces. The chef, Tim, beautifully prepared a salmon dinner for me that was delicious. Our waitress, Rahema, was both attentive and pleasant. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "loved it! The gluten free menu is wonderful with gluten free rolls!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Not Your Average Joes is hands down the best restaurant ive been to! Always comfortable, always delicious always makes me feel. special! If asked by anyone what my favorite restaurant is, hands down, NYAJoes! My all time favorite dinner is the chipotle chicken salad. When I discovered it was not on the menu,the waiter assured me it could still be made!I was so happy to know they would go out of there way too make it for me and anyone else that asked for it! Great customer satisfaction! Love it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The scollops were cooked just right. They were soft and easy to chew. The glaze gave them great flavor."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There was a rain / snow storm on Feb 13th. I wanted to make a reservation at 3 because it is my husband and I 21 anniversary. However the web site said they are opening at 5. So I made the reservations for 5 , however I got an email saying that the reservation was cancelled because the resturant is not opening that night. We had our choice of several different restaurants that were open. This was a poor experience."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have gone to this restaurant frequently. The dishes are always fresh and delicious. The wine list is good with a range of options but not so many that it is a long process of selection. And the cheesecake is to doe for."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A cut above TGI Fridays. Good choices and good variety."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was good , the quiet booth requested ended up being next to the servers center do was a bit noisy, seemed like tha was overlooked in their haste to seat as it was packed for vday. Fish was undercooked and could not be finished but we did not bother to send back favoring less stress. Will likely go back as it s near the movies and service seems good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our trip to Not Your Average Joe's for Valentine's Day. The service was great and the food was outstanding with lots of different unique and intriguing options on their menu. We'll definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the birthday coupon emailed each year. Bread and garlic oil are great. Pizza is very good. The price is right!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We reserved a table online for 615pm. We got there at 6:05 PM and weren't seated until 6:30PM. Kind of long to wait for a reservation but they were telling walk-ins that it would be a 2 hour wait! Bread is delicious! Salad was grand. Husband got salmon and loved it. Friends got a buffalo chicken pizza and its not traditional. Its pretty much a flatbread with buffalo fingers on it. Can't really eat it like a pizza- have to cut it. All in all it was good and they knew we were in a rush because we got seated so late so they brought the bill out right away."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We always enjoy this place - and Saturday night was no exception! There was a bit of a wait - and the Manager could tell people were hungry - so he brought around samples of their Pizza/Pita Chips - which I thought was a really great idea. Even though there was a wait - they were very efficient in getting tables cleaned so the next party could sit down."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Not your average Joe's never fails to please. Great good and friendly efficient service. Always a fun night out and a great value for the price."
    Dined on 1/25/2014