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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: Closed, Tuesday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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
  • "First time there. Food was delicious, great corner table for a group of 8 people, including children."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great location, amazing with small kids, they are always very accommodating and the menu is constantly having a couple great seasonal items. For us, this place is our favorite in the area for casual family dining."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Seated promptly with Fri night Res. Mrs had a mac and cheese with roasted butternut squash, chicken and spinach which she enjoyed, while I had a cranberry teriyaki glazed chicken breast with butternut squash cannelloni which was quite good. Both came with an average salad. Dessert: Peanut Butter Thing - peanut butter ice cream with chocolate chunks, hot fudge and caramel sauce very good, the spiced appleberry cobbler, a mix of apples cranberry and ginger with vanilla ice cream, topped with a biscuit missed any flavor of ginger and it was way too sweet. Our waitress was very pleasant and efficient. She very efficiently bussed a nearby table occupied by a large # of guests. The amount of food in the entrees was ok if you were not real hungry."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been to "Joe's" many times and have never been disappointed! Food and service are outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Always enjoy the good customer service, Great when attending theater in building too!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were seated at 7:10. Waitress very sweet and accommodating. Took forever to get our food. We weren't out of there until 8:40 pm. This is not a fine dining type of place. The steak tips were tough and lamb kabobs over seasoned. Enchiladas were ok. We have been to NYAJ many times. Never great but this was pretty bad."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was just ok.. Service was poor. We were seated all the way in the back at the very last table."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wednesday special 2 entrees and a bottle of wine 39.99. Good choice of entrees as well as a nice selection of wine.I would return for Winesday. Excellent server made for a relaxed dinner . We went to the Newburyport location."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I love Joe's spring rolls, so much that I get them everytime I go! The sauce was fine, but the rolls were not! They were not cut, and there were very few vegetables in them. Just bits of carrots, tons of rice noodles (I think) and one little sprig of asparagus. Our waitress was excellent and I loved our reservation, but the food was disappointing. My friend had the tomato basil soup and it was way too thick. Almost flour like. We'll try again, but it was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Good food and great service. A little noisy for our taste but overall a very good experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience dining out for my birthday. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. This is a great restaurant with great food at affordable prices."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "we were a little early, by 15min......table though was not ready? we had to stand and wait. When taken to table, it was somewhat clean, but the booth that we had to sit on, was not, and at first we felt rushed? seeing that it was a Tues early afternoon, and there were not that many people in the restaurant, we were getting a little irritated, it evened out when the food came, and we did enjoy our food..............................."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We have been going to Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport for years and have never been disappointed! The food is ALWAYS outstanding, the service is ALWAYS superb, the atmosphere is ALWAYS fun, and the view is ALWAYS spectacular!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This past weekend a group of the guys ventured out for a night out that began at Not Your Average Joes in downtown Newburyport MA. We chose to dine here for the up-beat and laid back atmosphere. The bright colors blended into the decor and ambience brings forth a fun and energetic dining experience. The food as always was a treat as well! Cold drinks, great foot, equal service, and a live atmosphere. Not Your Average Joes was a great start to an even better evening out with the fella's!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "One of our favorite places to go when we leave Exeter for lunch."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We traveled from Maine in order to celebrate my birthday at Not Your Average Joe's. We saw many families, couples and large parties enjoying the food and ambiance as well. We were seated immediately and enjoyed the view of the water from the dining room. The staff was courteous and made sure we were well taken care of and checked on us frequently - but not too much. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. I travel a few times a year to enjoy the food at Not Your Average Joes. That's saying a lot because I live in the Portland area where we have an abundance of great food establishments. I highly recommend Not Your Average Joes."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "we had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner at NYAJ's. We had steak tips and salmon and they were delicious. And we had a wonderful server. She was very nice, friendly and efficient. It was our complimentary birthday dinner too so the price was right! An overall very nice time."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have been to "Joe's" many times and the food is always great. This night it was freezing inside- many other people kept their coats on and were complaining. The service was good, but not the usual up beat atmosphere we have known before. Perhaps New Year's eve is not the best night to visit. We will defintely return for the warm weather outdoor patio."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was very good and getting a free entree and dessert was a real plus. We just ate too much and of course too much bread. Great local restaurant which we tend to come to more often in the warm weather so we can sit out on the front patio."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We always enjoy this place. Food is consistently good. Can be noisy at times, so not really a romantic place."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "food was dry and overcooked; really nothing special as had hoped for"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I love a good french onion soup, but this was only so-so. The cheese was just a piece of swiss cheese placed on top and cooked a bit too long so it was kinda burnt. It was not thick, crispy, and melted. And the soup itself was a bit bland."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Opted to sit at the bar and service was very friendly and fast. Mustard panko chicken was quite good and surprisingly good wines by the glass. Next time we are in the area would def go again!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Normally, when I dine at Not Your Average Joe's, I get a full meal and it is always excellent. This time I was on a first date, and we were allowed to sit for four and a half hours ordering only an excellent margarita pitcher and a very good appetizer of coconut crusted shrimp. It was much appreciated on a Saturday night to not feel rushed out because we perhaps weren't spending enough money. I have dined there probably 15-20 times and never had anything but excellent food and service. And I have to travel an hour to get there, but along with the many other things there are to do in Newburyport, I have always made sure to have lunch or dinner while I'm there. In fact, several times I have had both lunch and dinner there in the same day."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The waitress went out of her way to accomodate our needs for a computer electrical plug after dinner and even moved us to another table for the connection. All the staff were helpful and even one of the chef's visited the table."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Along with friends we enjoyed a special evening of food and wine (2 entrees and a bottle). Nice table, a capable and exceptional waitress, and great dinners - had everything from soup to dessert and coffee. We were not rushed and spent at least two hours at table with conversation over food and drink.."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Not Your Average Joes has always been a great place for us, we like the food and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I have been to other Not you average Joes and had very googd food. With this one- it really is JUST your average Joes in terms of quality of offe- burnt shrimp, bland tips."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I picked this restaurant as the place to meet my boyfriend's parents. They loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food, and the delicious bread they serve you before you order. Not too pricey, good value. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our waitress was very pleasant. Drink prices a little high. They also have a great GF menu for people with GF allergies. Pasta dishes were a little small, but the food was very tasty."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "As close to a regular dining spot as we have. Comfortable environment and friendly staff. Food always very good to excellent."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We love winsday special, great idea to include a decent bottle of wine with two entrees at a reasonable price. Also like the seasonal specials. Great place to bring kids or large groups."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Always enjoy my meals at NYAJ's!!!! And I always go for a birthday lunch with my husband. Mother's Day is wonderful too, I love to take my mom there!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We love to get together at Not Your Average Joe's for our girls get together. Great atmosphere, friendly service and fabulous food. I've added Joe's to the list of places to bring all of my out-of-town guests."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Lots of seafood restaurants in the area claim great lobster rolls but NYAVJ is not billed as solely a seafood restaurant & I had my most favorite one at this restaurant!!!! All 4 of us had different menu items & all 4 of us LOVED our food.This is the 3rd year in a row, that we have met for lunch & expect to return next year. Unfortunately, none of us live in the area or we would eat here MUCH more frequently."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "The location and choice of front or rear outdoor seating always makes this our first choice to go when we want to head into Newburyport. The portions are huge, almost always are taking home for the next day's lunch. Its always busy but service is good and food service is efficient. Better to sit away from the hedges in the back as the bugs can get bad after dark but not as noticable closer to the center."
    Dined on 7/19/2013