Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge

Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
  • Phone: 5719895637
  • 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

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
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.
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Not Your Average Joe's Woodbridge reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (64)good for groups (62)fit for foodies (59)neighborhood gem (57)great for lunch (49)kid-friendly (36)special occasion (33)hot spot (24)vibrant bar scene (17)notable wine list (14)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)romantic (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Having 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!
    got2dine
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Have been there several times, and will go back. Excellent service and food. What more could one want?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just plain good food
    birthdayboy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    have 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oktoberfest
    vamathmom
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    Andy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Have 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Friday night
    Yippyfer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our 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:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    rosepetalgurlVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    What a surprise!!! loved the food and drink and will come back and tell everyone about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Onion soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We 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:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner Experience
    FoodLoover
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad birthday service
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Friendly staff
    deedawce
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Great place to go
    JJH54
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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  • Always a great experience!
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We eat at NYAJ's Woodbridge VA location about once a month, sometimes more often. The food and service are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    laudanVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    NYAJ 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Loved the food. Service, everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    DJBob
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We 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:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok- dinner
    suer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    3 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:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Even Average Joe's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went 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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I 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:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably Good
    hov1free
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found it On The Fly!
    LoveGr8Food
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Traveling 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:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    TallDiner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I'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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Delicious food. Especially the Peanut Butter thing for dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Jenn25
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Monday, 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.
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  • Party of 4 ... went well for 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Kitchen 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.
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  • Very good dinner
    DiningInVA
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We always enjoy the food at NYAJs. The service is reliable and the restaurant is family friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner
    ManassasDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice date night venue
    Jules1967
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite
    GrammyJane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I 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:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    DancingBear
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great for those looking for fresh made, healthy and gluten free. Outstanding friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food!
    suer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My 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:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good birthday dinner
    HappyGirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We 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:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely Above Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robby
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Have been to this restaurant many times, had been our "go to" when a impromptu dinner with friends. The Last time I was here the service was poor, but I figured a fluke. This time was no different. I had to ask the person serving the entre to please get me my coctail. That was almost 60 minutes after seating. The others had their drinks. The food was at best mediocre. I ordered the seafood stew. Overcooked small amount of seafood in a little sauce, on top of lots of noodles. . .not a stew. Not the place it used to be. . .when the bill came, the waiter had the nerve to tell me I had 3 drinks when in reality the other couples drink was on our tab. . . Poor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've been here several times for lunch or dinner. The first visit was at Easter for dinner. We had a wonderful meal. Second time was meeting some family members there....again a great meal. The third time was taking our daughters there for lunch. Again great food. The atmosphere is appealing. The food always is very fresh and unique. We've been told meals were adaptable. My daughter happened to need a change to her meal due to medical issues but was told they couldn't adapt the meal she chose (I believe it was Mainicotti or cannelloni). She was able to choose another meal that worked for her. Service was usually top notch. The last visit our server seemed to forget about us and we spent a lot more time there than planned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything was good! Food was good lots to choose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and Good
    lovetodine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went here on the occasion of our 35th anniversary and had a wonderful time. The staff quickly found out about our anniversary and within 5 minutes we had a card delivered congratulating us, signed by all the staff. The service and food matched this attention to detail and level of excellence. Great spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Good time
    susanismVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had wedge salad with grilled salmon.. My husband had special and loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ollie
    Ollie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great menu---lots of choices. Fresh produce from local farms. Entrees perfectly prepared. Timely, friendly, and efficient service. A great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.