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Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport
Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport
  • Address:
    1 Market Square Firehouse Center
    Newburyport, MA 01950
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com
  • Phone: (978) 462-3808
  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am -11:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We specifically chose NYAJ in Newburyport so that we could sit outside and enjoy the views and weather. While that part of the experience was good, the service was poor. We were seated right away, a server came over with bread and to take our drink order within about 5 minutes. We ordered dinner after about 10 minutes ... and did not get served until 30 minutes later. Our meal was served at 7:40, after being seated at 7. In addition, one of the meals was incorrect. It was corrected within 5 minutes but that meant someone waited 45 minutes for their food. Several times we tried to find our waitress but could not. While not as slow as the dinner service, the dessert service was not as quick as it should have been."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We've eaten at this location before and everything was really good but this time was disappointing. Service was slow and food was just average. I would not go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were so thankful for a wonderful Military Discount! It is wonderful to know a company looks out for those who risk everything they have. It truly made our night and means the world to my husband and I. We couldn't have thanked them enough. The only bad thing I have to say was the milk was chunky. We did get a new milk that was good but other then that it was great. Everyone was nice and we got seated right away. Our food was quick even though they were busy, and with a little one that is a key element when we go out. Everyone had a smile and greeted us at the door and while leaving. We talked about going back the next day because the food was great! I have not gone often but I certainly will be from now on. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We go to NYA Joe's all the time, but it is usually at the Methuen location. We decided to try Newburyport and we extremely disappointed in the service. It took over 10 minutes just for someone to recognize we were there and offer to get our drinks. The service between drinks and food was extremely slow and it was always a different person that would eventually come to the table. The restaurant was not that busy so I have no idea why things were that slow. I will definitely go back to NYA Joe's again as I love the food, but will most likely stick to Methuen."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Made a resv. for myself this time. Nothing special. Appetizer, Tips, other goodies... Service was very good. Food was very good. In and out in a timely manner. No surprises. Thank you very much!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at nyajs fir my birthday! We asked to sit outside and ended up with the best seat in the house! Great food! Beautiful view!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Flavors were satisfying but temperature I'd food presented wasn't hot or as warm as should have been. When asked by server who was very good server how everything was we shared our disappointment. Apologies received and appreciated. Would still visit NAH in future."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We arrived 5 minutes ahead of our reservation and were seated immediately. The waitstaff is good, not great. We ordered 2 appetizers. Both came out quickly and were very fresh and hot. The meals were great and the portion size was addequate. We enjoyed the overall experience and will visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We've been there many times... good thing this wasn't our first experience or we probably wouldn't go back. The food took for ever to come out (about 40 min) and then some dishes were cold and others were wrong. The server dropped bread and then a drink on the same person in our party!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food and drinks were both a lil off tonight. Hopefully they were just having a bad day. Usually there Fun drinks are my favorite but this time nothing seem to be as tasty and unique. I waited about 40 mins for my pizzas. I will go back, on most other occasions I really enjoy NYAJs!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Loved eating here, first time and will be back. Food portions were amazing. The appetizers were delicious and fresh!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Originally going in I thought it would be more along the line of the same food chain restaurant however I was actually taken a back by the options. Warm bread at the beginning was excellent, appetizer we choose was filling and meal each one has was plentiful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate my birthday as I'm a member of the birthday club and was entitled to a free entrée & dessert. Upon being seated the waitress noticed my voucher on the table and put it in her pocket. I then said with a big smile, "It's My Birthday!" and she said, "yes, I know" I was a little deflated as I would think that 99% of people would say, "Happy Birthday!" and this waitress could not care less. She was also very un-attentive and we had to wait for each course and the check for more than the usual amount of time. The food however was awesome and it was our first time at this NYAJ's and we really enjoyed the water views. I would definitely recommend, but that waitress was not an asset to their restaurant in my opinion."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The staff was very nice and friendly, but we didn't see our server for stints of 25-35 minutes. It took at least 45 minutes for our food to come, and at the risk of being puny, it was average. We have been there one time before and it was better. We just we really disappointed this time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "NYAJ's is a great spot to meet friends and catch up. Never rushed, great service, friendly menu."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was a great time for our group of five adults. Everyone enjoyed their meals, great drinks and desserts in a very cozy spot."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "There aren't enough nice things to say about this place. Jill was a fantastic waitress. Unique and affordable food. Treated us with respect and care. Great location. Wonderful view of the river."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Not Your Average Joe's is conveniently located downtown and right next door to the FireHouse Theatre. The menu has quite a variety, something to please every palate. The wine list and drink menu is expansive as well. Nice place to meet to catch up with friends!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always consistent and staff is friendly. Love their scallops so much that I just have to order them every time!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my 1st time at the Newburyport location having always dined at the Methuen location. We started with pitcher's of strawberry sangria which was very refreshing while waiting for our meals. Four of us ordered the baked haddock dinner. To our surprise when the meals came they were all "fish & chips", not the baked haddock. We did not speak up about it since the server had already spilled a glass of wine on my daughter & son-in-law. The manager was very gracious & gave my daughter a $25 gift certificate & the server was all apologies. I felt bad for the server & did not complain that the orders were wrong. I was disappointed as were our guests that we did not receive the baked haddock which has always been exceptionally delicious."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I am a birthday club email member. LOVE that program I got a FREE dinner and dessert!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Beautiful day, riverview table, family together, terrific food,great beers. We are frequent diners at this restaurant. A real favorite."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A couple of years ago, we could not have enough of the great food NYAJ was offering...lately, the food is just average taste like, portion wise and service. I am thinking...you may have replaced the chef or there is a lack of pride in your crew part in putting out those high quality dishes? It remains to your decision and investigation...maybe is time for a full training program or maybe you the managers should watch more closely how the work is done. Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts! Sincerely, ANISABELLE"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Need bug candles for outdoor dinning, the bugs were pretty bad."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Making reservations on-line was so convenient and easy. When we arrived I asked if we could be seated outside and Joe's was very accommodating even though they had already set up a table for inside. The food was delicious as always. The waitstaff very professional, friendly & courteous."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a nice meal on the patio with acceptable service however we were amused by watching the manager give gift certificates to one diner who had a drink poured down her back and 3 diners who sent back raw in the middle giant hamburgers...skip the burger...my salad was good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was delicious - members of our group had food allergies and they were very attentive to this. Would definitely go again"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food and wonderful service. We had a table on the back deck with a beautiful view of the harbor. We were also glad we made our reservation through Open Table since they were quite busy. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I really like the ah I tuna wonton. Good place for eating outside in such a nice downtown area. The kids liked it too, so that was a plus. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Consistently good food in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff is very pleasant and service is quick. The prices are reasonable too!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been to many of the Not your average Joe's and we are never disappointed. We brought friends to Newburyport as they had never gone to one before. They were impressed with the food and the value. And we love that it has an eclectic menu and is always consistent. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Needed to find a spot for a small group on a Friday night and was able to get a reservation here. I would keep this a a lunch spot rather than dinner as the food was somewhat bland and the salads are a better choice."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Although the restaurant was very busy on Friday evening, we had reservations so were immediately seated. All in our party found our food to be of excellent quality, tasty, great deserts, and the service was very prompt"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The staffing manager must have misread the weather report on this day. Our group of four and everyone else in the greater Newburyport area wanted to a meal outside. Too many tables for the overwhelmed servers and understaffed or under qualified kitchen. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The steak tips were overdone, pasta cold and chicken dry. The waitress was fantastic and felt badly, the manager handled it appropriately however we went out for dinner as a family because we had a long busy day and we were looking to relax and enjoy a yummy meal so we were disappointed in the quality of food but the staff was great."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood and go to Joe's regularly. The food is always good, and the servers are usually very helpful. The management has always been great. Joe's ran out of bread on Mother's Day and we had to wait quite awhile for it to be made. Also, we found a marble in our bleu cheese dip. The server and management were quick to respond and comped the appetizer and dessert. I will continue to visit Joe's and would recommend it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They sat us right away with our reservation despite many walk-ins waiting. It was very busy but there wasn't that insane scurry that often occurs which was really nice. They did not rush us. Waitress was very polite and had very sweet comments to share on Mother's Day. Food was typical - some of it over-seasoned for my taste. Meatloaf was way to heavy on the sage; garlic mashed potatoes could be smelt across the table. I had the poached pear salad with chicken and it was wonderful as usual. They should have had the unbrellas up outside since it was 85-90 degrees of glaring sun. Luckily we did not sit there. We saw people just dripping sweat sitting there. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful mothers day lunch great food, great waitress great day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We love NYAJ. Great food, pleasant staff, and good view of the water and the park full of families enjoying the sunny day. Several families were at nearby tables. It's fun for us senior citizens to see kids. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was Mothers Day and I hade made reservations in advance so seating was no issue and the food and service were great . Why I opted for a 4 stars was I had seen other waitresses at the end of the meal giving a small Mother's Day gift to the woman at the tables. My wife did not receive one and did not notice but I did and felt sad . This was a trying Mother's Day for my wife and any thing that would have brightened her day would have been great. Not mad just disappointed . We go often and will in the future Thanks Bob"
    Dined on 5/11/2014