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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 - 10:00pm
    Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
  • 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
  • "The food is always very well presented and tastes fresh and great ; loved the chicken lettuce wraps; friends had chicken kabobs and a pasta dish and they both were very happy. Al Fresco dining was very nice on a beautiful summer night; only drawback was that the public bus parks immediately adjacent to the outdoor patio and while it's there you can't hear each other talk and the smell of diesel is bad. But it isn't too often. Also I did go inside to use the ladies room and was reminded that we were lucky to get an outside table - the noise level for some reason inside the restaraunt is very loud. Do try the watermelon sangria - very nice refreshment on a summer night."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Hospitality at it's finest! Food and service were exceptional and the vibe of the restaurant reflects the way the community feels about this location, they love it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Go to Not Your Average Joes, quite often. Always good food and wine and always a nice rlaxed place to eat."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband and I had an enjoyable dinner. The food was excellent. The waitress was very good. She kept checking to see if we enjoying our dinner."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "It was a busy July 4th because of the rain but overall the food and service were very good. Timing was great and we were very satisfied by the end!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food is way too salty and my good order tasted over cooked and not fresh"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We've been dining at Joe's for years and we are never disappointed. The food is always great, the service friendly and the prices more than fair."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Salad choices are outstanding! Food that my kids loved served. A nice selection of cocktails and online reservations was so convenient. Outside dining was great and the service is always polite and accommodating."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious! The service was great! We got tickets to Lowe's theater. The price was right! Thank you for a great afternoon!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my friend's special birthday! All meals were awesome as usual. We have eaten at their resturants in Burlington, MA, Medford, MA, Beverly, MA, and Newburyport, MA as well as Methuen, MA, and have never been disappointed at any of them. It is wonderful how they offer the birthday person such a wonderful dinner on their special day, unlike any other resturant I have been to."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Best birthday deal around. Free entree and a free dessert. Sign up for their e-club and you will get this every year. The specials are creative and the regular menu has something for everyone too. We have not been disappointed yet. A favorite that we return to often."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "They try to serve plain good food in a fancy way. The chicken I had tasted very strange---maybe the "mustard" coating on it. See what I mean. The restrooms could have used some attention...sloppy and very wet all over counter sink and floor."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The jambalya was fanstastic but the salmon is not as good asI have had in the past and I doubt I would order it again. The cut of salmon was very thin and I like thicker wild salmon type cut-I do not know if this was wild or farmed. I have had trouble with this before at this restaurant with the salmon on the salad that I had ordered was a couple of smaller pieces and dry-not good, and then I came back and got it again and asked if it were a small piece and was told it was one bigger piece and it was good that time-this time not so good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "we have dined here numerous times but usually with a party of 4 or 2. This was the first time we had 8. NYAJ was really helpful on setting us up and had our table ready even though we arrived early. The staff, Jessica, was outstanding in providing excellent service and attending to the entire parties needs. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is our second Winesday - $39.99 for two entrees & a bottle of wine. Your entree selections are limited but the choices delight. I had sirloin tips. It comes with mashed potatoes and green beans. The garlic mashed potatoes are so full of flavor you will want more & the green beans were cooked to the perfect al dente! My finance enjoyed chicken piccata with fettucini - again a great filling meal. We selected a nice cab for our wine (they offer a limited selection here too). I ordered a side salad so I was a bit full and took 1/2 my dinner home for lunch! Stretching that great Winesday price even further. You can also bring home any wine you do not finish not a problem for us. Attentive service & management. Worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are Not Your Average Joe's Regulars, and we love the Gluten Free options and regular menus! Its such a great option for him and I to be able to go out and I can get my Gluten free meal while he enjoys their amazing bread. Their drinks are always great, their on tap beer selection is always at a great temp, and I can only recall one bad service experience I have had at the restaurant. Out waitress, Gina, was pleasent and very attentive which meant al ot because the place was VERY BUSY. She checked in on us, kept up with drinks, and the food was amazing and out in amazing time. Needless to say, we will always come back. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We eat here at least 3-4 times a month, and usually the food arrives within 15 minutes of ordering. Granted it was a Friday night, so they were busy. Our server was excellent, he kept drinks & bread stocked. Time passed easily with our company. We will return for our favorites and special items. The gluten free menu is a welcome sight to those of us who need it. Keep up the great food and service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "New menu, great food, superb service, atmosphere is always great. This is our favorite place to relax, enjoy, and forget the troubles of the world. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everytime we have eaten here, whether it's been with the kids, friends or on a date night we have never walked out disappointed. Always great service, something new to try and affordable prices! The drinks are pretty amazing too!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Lots of new and delicious items, but so glad they still have the Coconut Shrimp Appetizer! Deelish!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Being a mom of three and the day after Mother's Day (which I worked at a restaurant serving others) I was really looking forward to dinner outside with my girlfriend. Our server was awful, took over 10 minutes to greet our table. Others servers stopped to apologize. We were in the back and it felt like I saw every other server, but ours was never around. It was a very poor expereince. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I came here for my birthday with my friends and we all had a really good time. The waitress was accommodating and friendly, and the food was quite delicious. I will definitely go to Not Your Average Joe's again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I really did like the salad and taco appetizer. The only thing that I was not extremely fond of was the dessert. I had the gluten free carrot cake. I liked the cake texture and taste. The disappointment came with the frosting on the cake . I was expecting a typical cream cheese frosting and instead got a very sweet frosting that didn't match the savory cake. The service was great!!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had a great birthday thanks to our waitress! Food was very good almost too much to eat it all. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The buffalo chicken pizza was delicious. It had large nuggets of perfectly cooked crispy chicken spiced just right and just the right amount of blue cheese sauce drizzled here and there over the pizza. It was served in a timely fashion and at the proper temperature for eating. Their bread used to be delicious enough to crave and was one of the reasons I liked going to Not Your Average Joe's. The bread has changed. It is now okay - average - but not something to crave. The special dipping oil was not quite as good this time either, but that is probably dependent on how the server mixes it - I hope. Our server was excellent. The manager was excellent. We were able to make reservations easily on OpenTable.com and were seated quickly."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "One of the best things about NYAJ's is it is very consistent in the quality and the service we recieve especially at the NYAJ's in Methuen. Thank goodness for open table."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Service wonderful and food enjoyable! A great place to eat before or after watching a movie next door. They offer discount movie tickets too! Love your weekly emails too...."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friends and I have dined many times at the nyaj in methuen and always enjoy the food and the drinks. We've never really had an outstanding server and today was probably the worse we've had. She was not attentative to our table and made us wait a long time before clearing our plates and getting our check. I know she want busy because I saw her strool by us several times. I am also a server so I know when one is lazy and frankly doesn't care. My friends and I will be back for the great food and drinks but we won't expect 5 star service."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The waiter made up for the issues with my meal. It must be an isolated incident, as my friends all had good meals. I would still go back to Joes!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone who is interested in good food at a great price. Very good menu variety so there is something for all different tastes. The service was excellent in fact, our waitress recommended an exceptional before dinner drink, as well as providing insight to menu offerings. Though the restaurant was busy (Saturday night) at no time did we feel rushed. I would suggest making reservations as we did for we had little to no wait. We'll definitely come back to Not Your Average Joe's!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I only wish there were more vegetarian options. And if I can be picky maybe some more whiskey infused drinks the manhattan is delicious."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our waitress remembered us and she was very pleasant, always right on top of everything. I ordered the gluten free ahi tuna salad, however, it came as the regular one. They replaced it immediately! Such great service. I love the care they take to be sure everything is right."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our visit was to celebrate a birthday with close friends. We asked for a quiet table and got a corner table. Generally NYAJ is a moderately noisy restaurant. Prices are about average and the food is good, not exceptional. Our server Chrissy was wonderful, friendly and made sure we were well attended to. She made the experience memorable for us. The variety of entrees offers something for any taste, and the prices are moderate. I would recommend the Methuen location for casual dining with friends or families. There are better choices for families with young children though."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "NYAJ is consistently a great spot to take my family. The service is exceptional, food is great and my kids are always happy there. I love that I can make a reservation so my kids don't have to wait in line when they are hungry. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I went to the celebrity wine tasting and met with Steven Mirrasou-Thuman who was quite gracious answering my questions. It was a great experience. I then extended my stay for dinner to which I enjoyed a glass of the Mirrasou Pinot noir wine. The Staff was high energy and very friendly as always. The food is unprecedented which is why I always come back. If you haven't tried a meal here you are missing out. Try it once you will keep coming back."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I had lunch at Not Your Average Joe's. The waiter was fun and very attentive. The food was super. The tastes were delectable and as always the combinations are not what you expect. The menu always has a twist or two. Great decor. Great food. Looking forward to my next visit. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I met friends for dinner at NYAJ's on Tuesday night. I was pleasantly surprised that one of my friends was already seated at a booth that I had requested when I made the open table reservation. Waitress was the best - told her we just wanted to order a bottle of wine and catch up before ordering our meal. She said no problem, she was busy and just put the menus at end of table when we were ready to order :-) We ordered steak tips, salmon and the meatloaf dinners and we all cleaned our plates. Everything was delicious and we loved our waitress who didn't make us feel rushed. We will meet here again soon!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed dining at Not Your Average Joe's in Methuen. The atmosphere is always upbeat whether for a casual lunch, dinner or special occasion. A good place to enjoy before or after seeing a movie which is right next door. The service is excellent and you don't feel as though they are rushing you out the door to fill up the table again. The bar has a lot of drink choices and a good wine listing. Keep up the good work! I have recommended Not Your Average Joe's many times. PS The pizza is delicious "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We love dining here. The options are always great. Oddly this time we did not get drink refills until we were down to ice and we were never asked if we wanted more bread. This is not normal. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014