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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
    Neighborhood:
    Newburyport
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I am a birthday club email member. LOVE that program I got a FREE dinner and dessert!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Wonderful mothers day lunch great food, great waitress great day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal. The food was very tasteful and the service was excellent and this was on Mother's day. "
    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
  • "We had Mother's Day brunch. It was very busy. Food was average. Most times we eat at NYAJ it is really delicious but this meal was average. Portion size was also average. May have been just a busy day but I expected better. The view was great, the patio in front and out back were fun spots to sit and people watch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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
  • "Our waitress forgot one of our appetizers ( we ordered 3 at one time and this was the second one ordered, the third was an after thought) we eventually received it. We had an order or a side ceasar salad that never was brought to us. The rest of our food was very good and we totally enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Excellent food at fair to moderate prices. nice menu and surroundings. the outside dining area is excellent too. the staff, although some are in training, are excellent and attentive. service fast and, when delayed, staff alerts you and brings more bread and dip! oysters outstanding as are the martinis. a fun place, not pretentious at all but classy in a nice way."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Always consistent. Great variety. Joe's truly wants to serve its customers well in every way. Very few slips occur in their reaching their goal. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Decent food, quick service and food delivery. Location is great, parking lot to the left but be sure to pay at the kiosk - the meter maid does her job very well."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was very good and the Salmon cooked just as ordered. The hostess and wait staff were very good."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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