Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge
15101 Potomac Town Place
Woodbridge, VA 21919Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
- Phone: (571) 989-5637
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
A word from Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge
Why would a restaurant born and raised in Massachusetts open a location in Woodbridge, Virginia? Doesn’t seem like a path the average restaurant would be expected to take. But then, we’re not the average restaurant — something you might have guessed from our name. Now to answer the question. We chose Woodbridge because it’s a thriving community in a beautiful part of the country. Leesburg and Gaithersburg — the other two communities we’ve settled into outside of our native Massachusetts — both welcomed us warmly, so we think we’ll be at home in Woodbridge too. there are five breweries, three wineries and numerous farmer’s markets within a 20-mile radius of our soon-to-be home in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. That means we’ll have plenty to satisfy our preference for locally sourced ingredients. Our chef takes a creative approach to made-from-scratch food, where everything is prepared to order (aka, your way), where service is over the top and prices are not. That’s us.Continued
Foodspotting photosSee all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge - Best Restaurants in Woodbridge ›
Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
good for groups (61)fit for foodies (57)great for outdoor dining (54)neighborhood gem (54)great for lunch (49)kid-friendly (37)special occasion (30)hot spot (24)vibrant bar scene (16)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)notable wine list (12)romantic (9)scenic view (3)Show More
- Date Night Bliss for Hubby and I!!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/22/2014This was EXACTLY what the hubby and I needed! The food, staff, and atmosphere was awesome. The manager Rob was so friendly and in tune with his guest he made our first visit feel like we were NYAJ regulars! We WILL be going back again!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great SpotOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 11/11/2014I love me some Not Your Average Joe's. Every time we eat there, the food never disappoints. Unfortunately, this time the server had a stick up her dairy-air. We waited over 30 for the food to come out, no utensils (stood up and took them from the table next to us), and she did not check on us until we were just about done with our meal.Special Features:
- Good food with optionsCaliDined on 11/9/2014Service (Josh) was fantastic. The first thing he asked was if we had any gluten allergies or special requirements, which was helpful since my sister is a vegetarian. He was also knowledgeable about the vegan/vegetarian difference. We were told the food is made fresh, from fresh ingredients, which I appreciate. It also means that they are very accommodating if you want to adapt a dish to your liking or needs. On top of it, they had healthy options that I've not seen in restaurants in this area, like quinoa. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the impeccable service, and I will certainly revisit NYAJ's.
- Great place to eat!jbabDined on 11/7/2014This place is great and we eat here often. The lamb sliders are too spicy, but we'll order something else next time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MaineRickVIPDined on 10/31/2014The service was good but the food was not any better than okay. It was a quick dinner but not notable.
- Eclectic and interesting dishes!GodivaDined on 10/29/2014They have new specials every month and are always pairing ingredients that you wouldn't think to pair together into new and exciting dishes! Always something new and good to try! Seasonal brews and other drinks are always being offered as well. They have great classic American and comfort food dishes, but with their own unique flare. Everything I've had there (been several times now) has been great and we love trying new items. The servers are always friendly and attentive.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/22/2014Having recently moved to Woodbridge, my husband and I were on the prowl for a great dining spot that wasn't in the Potomac Mills area. We stumbled upon NYAJ's in August for my bday and loved the decor esp. the sputnik chandeliers and the gaslight-looking lamps and the food. We are addicted to the free foccacia bread and the parmesan/olive oil dip. My husband swears by the Waldorf salad and I love the mustard chicken. The only drawback we've experienced in the four times we've been here is the service. Twice with two different servers, our food did not come as we ordered.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place to eat!got2dineDined on 10/22/2014Have been there several times, and will go back. Excellent service and food. What more could one want?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- just plain good foodbirthdayboyDined on 10/20/2014have been many times and the food it always top notch. Service in the bar area could be improved but never had an issue with service in the dining area or outside (prefered weather permitting).Special Features:
- OktoberfestvamathmomDined on 10/17/2014I always enjoy the specials at NYAJs, but Oktoberfest is my favorite! The Schnitzel & Kugel is out of this world and remind me of my mother. I love the cabbage - it adds so much extra flavor. My husband's favorite is still the meatloaf - it is so hard to find a good meatloaf anymore'Special Features:
- Nice PlaceAndyDined on 10/16/2014Have visited before - the Focaccia bread is truly excellent and always has me asking for more! Their entrees are quite inventive and it is tough to decide what to get. I had the mustard-crusted chicken and it was great. It was more than I could eat in one sitting, so I had a very nice lunch a few days later.
- Great Friday nightYippyferDined on 10/10/2014Our experience Friday night was great all around. It was busy night but the servers did not seem overwhelmed since there was a lot of support staff. The food came out at the perfect intervals and we were never in need of anything. Our server, Marie, was on point! Kudos to her!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WOW!rosepetalgurlVIPDined on 10/7/2014What a surprise!!! loved the food and drink and will come back and tell everyone about this place!Special Features:
- Onion soupOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 10/5/2014We had sushi appetizer. Great. We all had onion soup. None of us finished soup because it tasted like leftover burnt pot roast. Try adding sherry or white wine. Use more beef stock/broth.Special Features:
- Great Dinner ExperienceFoodLooverDined on 10/3/2014We went here for our anniversary. We are foodies, not wine drinkers though. The menu included something for all of us, from 10 to 76 years old. A pretty packed house on a Friday night, but we got seated within two minutes of our reservation...it only took this long because we asked for a booth. The variety of choices for dinner was outstanding. Made deciding what to eat rather difficult, but I was happy with my choice. Our server didn't hover, did let us stew, but we never had empty glasses.Special Features:
- bad birthday servicedisappointedDined on 9/30/2014My favorite restaurant, love the food but unfortunately had a terrible waitress....ruined my birthday dinner. She was not friendly, we were out of drinks most of the evening and at one time she went missing for 30 minutes. We had to ask another staff member to get us our check. She was very helpful. I rarely complain because you don't know if they are overwhelmed but she never even apologized for neglecting us. Usually the service here is great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, Friendly staffdeedawceDined on 9/29/2014This was my second time visiting Joe's and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. The staff accommodated my dietary requirements and were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very helpful. I'll be back!!Special Features:
- Great place to goJJH54Dined on 9/27/2014My wife and I have gone to Not Your Average Joe's in Woodbridge a half a dozen times or so. Each time we have enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It has an appealing menu with new specials on a regular basis. I would recommend it highly.Special Features:
- Always a great experience!BarbaraVIPDined on 9/27/2014We eat at NYAJ's Woodbridge VA location about once a month, sometimes more often. The food and service are fantastic!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- always greatlaudanVIPDined on 9/25/2014NYAJ has become our favorite place to go anytime of the week. We usually are there at least 1 to 2 times a week and generally as a group of 4 to 8 people. Changing the menu by season or monthly is wonderful as it always keeps it fresh. Great beer and wine selection and good dependable service. Our server was good this time around again, though she was a bit over the top in selling us on items on the menu and the restaurant in general.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/23/2014Loved the food. Service, everything was wonderful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great PlaceDJBobDined on 9/20/2014We have been at this restaurant I believe 4 or 5 times now. We are never disappointed with the food or service. Both are outstanding.Special Features:
- ok- dinnersuerDined on 9/19/20143 of the 4 plates ordered were 'ok,' not great. 2 folks ordered the meatloaf and thought it was 'different' but not in a good way and fish and chips was not impressive in the least.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not Even Average Joe'sOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/16/2014Went to this place with a group of friends after reading several reviews that were positive. I am not sure if our experience was isolated, but it was definitely not on par with the level of service and food quality the reviews would lead one to expect. Maybe those reviews were planted by employees? Service was terrible (average 15-20 minute wait for server/food items) but it was not crowded at all, so there really was no excuse. The food was just so-so for all of the diners in my party, and they were out of all of the beers we wanted to try that were on the specials menu. Another miss. Really, the only highlight was the dip they serve with the bread. Maybe I just went on an off night, but my suggestion is to dine at your own risk.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/16/2014I enjoyed the food and the kitchen was very understanding when I wanted to change my entree a little. The only complaint I have was the service was not smooth, our salads came before our appetizer and then our entree came out less than five minutes later. We were told they were having issues with the computer system but that shouldn't make our server take 15 to 20 minutes every visit to the table. Food was awesome!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dependably Goodhov1freeDined on 9/13/2014We have eaten at NYAJ's since shortly after they opened, and they just get better and better. It has become the place that we like to invite our friends to join us for either lunch or dinner. The food is consistently excellent, and they make a real effort to provide for your comfort. Their menu is an innovative take on food that we have always enjoyed, adding an extra kick of pleasure when we eat there. We always get rave reviews when we meet our friends at NYAJ so it will remain a favorite for our family.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Found it On The Fly!LoveGr8FoodDined on 9/12/2014Traveling up I-95, we needed to find a place to eat...I searched for a unique, modestly priced restaurant in the DC area and "voila!" up popped this one! Guesstimated arrival time & made reservation on line. Easy access to the highway, great food, super service...we will remember this and be back! :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always ExcellentTallDinerDined on 9/7/2014I've eaten at NYAJs several times and have always been very satisfied. This evening my wife and I shared a pitcher of peach sangria which was really nice. The meal, as always, was prepared perfectly. I had the founder over polenta and my wife had a pasta special. Our waitress was attentive and came around just enough times to see that everything was in order. Overall a terrific dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- perfectOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/6/2014Delicious food. Especially the Peanut Butter thing for dessert.Special Features:
- DisappointedJenn25Dined on 9/1/2014Monday, my coworker and I dined at NYA in Woodbridge. The food was average and the service was lackluster. To top it off, there was a woman breast feeding her child in the restaurant and she did not cover up. We saw several waiters and staff pass by the woman and didn't say a word. I will never dine at this establishment again. There are too many other restaurants to patronize at Stonebridge.
- Party of 4 ... went well for 3OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/31/2014Kitchen got 3 out of 4 orders correctly. I ordered fish and chips but a tuna entrée arrived. No explanation what happened. Not a word from the manager or from our server. Took another 15 minutes for my over salted fish and chips. I was famished from all that waiting so I just shoved it down the hatch. They comp'd my meal but I wasn't too thrilled with this visit. Will skip this place for a while.
- Very good dinnerDiningInVADined on 8/30/2014We always enjoy the food at NYAJs. The service is reliable and the restaurant is family friendly.Special Features:
- Another great dinnerManassasDinerDined on 8/29/2014My girlfriend and I went there for dinner and everything, as usual, was amazing. The wine was chilled to perfection, the waitstaff was prompt and courteous, and the food was delicious. We could not have asked for a better dining experience.Special Features:
- Nice date night venueJules1967Dined on 8/27/2014Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The outdoor patio is large and nice. They have a very nice gluten free menu compared to other places in the area. They even provide gluten free bread and separate dipping sauce. No other place around her thinks to do that!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our FavoriteGrammyJaneDined on 8/23/2014I wish I could eat there everyday. Alas, I have to control my food intake and this food is so tempting that's difficult. Beautifully presented, fragrant, nutritious with local fresh ingredients, this is a special dining experience for young and old alike. Our grandsons love it. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the service is attentive. Sadly our server on this occasion was obviously new and a disappointment. But that won't keep us from going back. The table bread is foccacia with garlic herbed olive oil dip. Desserts delicious and generous enough to share if you want. Salads have delightful combinations of flavors, the brick oven pizzas are yummy and the main dishes are fresh and delicious. Varied menu. Just go!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Find!DancingBearDined on 8/23/2014Great for those looking for fresh made, healthy and gluten free. Outstanding friendly service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food!suerDined on 8/23/2014My Mona Lisa chicken salad was GREAT! Thank you! Some friends opted for the flank steak & both said that it could have used some seasoning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not a good birthday dinnerHappyGirlDined on 8/22/2014We eat here often but something was off in the kitchen. Food took forever, chicken was dry, meatloaf was terrible. Unusual for NYAJ. Very disappointed. Wait staff is good, manager tried to make things right.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Definitely Above AverageOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/17/2014We liked that the menu items were different from many moderate-priced restaurants, but not so odd that we weren't sure we wanted to try a dish. My husband had the jumbalaya and really enjoyed it. I had the cod and crab cake in broth. It was very good. The broth-line was just below the top of the crispy cod! I also asked for Isreali cous-cous. Even though my dish didn't come with the cous-cous, they gladly added it - both on the side and in the broth. Their bread and parmasean-in-oil drip is as wonderful as everyone says - as is the service. Our server was knowledgeable and went the extra mile without checking every little thing. All in all - we are definitely adding "Not Your Average Joe's" to our list of regular restaurants!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Slow Serviceluv2eatoutDined on 8/15/2014We have been to this restaurant several times. This time we went with another couple who had been to NYAJs several times too. This was our second visit on a Saturday night at prime time, 7PM. We had Open Table reservations both times and were seated promptly at the scheduled time, both visits outdoors. Both Saturday nights were very busy and there was a wait if you did not have reservations. Our first visit was perfect including the service. Not sure if the staff was just having a bad night but the service during this visit was poor, very slow, drinks and food. Just seemed that some of the staff could not get their act together. The food was excellent and the location is perfect in Stonebridge. We will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.