Very Good Service
The extras (service, ambience, etc) were ok. This is my first time at this restaurant (and the chain, too) and I would have given 5 stars overall except for a minor lack of detail. My friend ordered a salmon without the glaze and I ordered steak (well done, not burnt). Well, both of us had to return our food for a redo: the salmon came with the glaze all over it and my steak was medium rare. Well, they fixed the problem and we enjoyed our meal. I will be back, and perhaps try another NYAJ.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYAJ Always Delivers Good Food/Time
We love it all over again when we eat at Joe's!! Service is so friendly and helpful and not intrusive. Food is made scratch (mostly) and they are SO FLEXIBLE and cheerful about any changes or requests! The Peanut Butter Thing for dessert is amazing. AND they had a lovely sea bass/arugula/sweet potato salad special recently. The potato salad was "old fashioned summer good" !!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything went fine - as it always does. We're regulars and can count on a good meal every time.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Joe's is by far my favorite chain restaurant! It doesn't even feel like a chain! The waitstaff is actually happy to be serving you and take pride in their jobs. The menu is so unique and being a vegetarian I can choose something different almost every time I go! 5 stars all around every time!!!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great value for money
Disappointed that 2 of the 3 special ales were sold out but food was good.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is interesting. Not overwhelmingly large but a good selection of each category, appetizer through dessert. Appetizers are excellent, large enough to share. Seafood /fish dishes are creative and well prepared. Family friendly but can get loud.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
we loved our server,,she kept our drinks full at all times, our table clear of extra dishes and was friendly and polite
the food was yummy..meatloaf was a hit, LEMONADE was delish!! bread awesome very enjoyable and relaxing
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with friends
We go often to celebrate birthdays because of NYAJs free birthday meal with a group of friends. Food is consistently good as is the service.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent experience
We went for lunch as part of a birthday celebration (mine). The food choices made selecting difficult, but what we chose was excellent. The server was friendly and fun to talk to and and she was very attentive. For my wife and I lunch portions as perfect and the prices appropriate.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was attentive and friendly. Enjoyed the peach chicken kabobs and sirloin tips were done just right. Also love the peanut butter thing dessert with the little cups of caramel and fudge sauces.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my daughters 13th dinner, wonderful!!!! Treated her like a princess :)
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always
It doesn't appear that the exterior construction and the shabby look that lends to this location have deterred people from coming here in droves. The place was packed, though somehow the noise level was manageable. Our little group had reservations (recommended) and were seated and served promptly. Our diners were excellent, and we all cleaned our plates. Though our server did not offer coffee or desserts, we were completely satisfied. Our four-way credit card payment was handled with a smile.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Attentive Service
Not Your Average Joes (NYAJ) is an excellent restaurant and a great place to dine with family and friends.
My wife and I come here often. She likes the Enchiladas while I like the large (16 oz.) portion of Steak Tips,
which come with garlic mashed potatoes (option: french fries) and farm-fresh green beans. For lunch or dinner, NYAJs is a great choice. Meredith is the Manager and is very involved to ensure the quality of both the food and the service. The waitstaff (especially Heather) is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and monthly specials. Meredith personally visits the tables to make sure that everything is perfect. Very crowded on Friday & Saturday evenings, so suggest making reservations with Open Table. Enjoy!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great menu with superb entrees
This is really a great restaurant chain that I had never heard of. My meal choice was the "not your average meat loaf", absolutely exceptional!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Your Average Joe's is always good, including for lunch. Everything went fine.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We can always rely on NYAJ,
We can always rely on NYAJ, Acton, for a nice meal. They menu is varied enough to give options for everyone, from burgers, sandwiches and pizza to healthy salads and entrees, with ever changing specials that vary with the seasons. It gets busy in the evenings so we always make a reservation.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Learned that making on-line reservations is best. Often when deciding at the last minute to dine at NYAJ's there is a 20-40 minute wait. Food is always good and NYAJ's provides a predictably good experience. Great for children, which is a plus. They love it and so do the adults. Children who are picky eaters can always find something on your menu.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a friend for dinner on a Wednesday. They were super busy because of their Wed wine special. Ordered flatbread with goat cheese and tomatoes. It was delicious! I ordered the grilled scallops. They were really good, but the couscous needed some additional flavor. Overall, a really good meal. The server was friendly and attentive.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Winesday Dinner at NYAJ
We chose to take advantage of Not Your Average Joe's "Winesday" special, $40 for 2 entrees and a bottle of wine. Entree choices were excellent; we went for Smokehouse Jambalaya and Farmer's Market Chicken Carbonara. Hearty, tasty dishes. A bit more rice with my Jambalaya to soak up the spicy broth would have been welcome, as would a spoon. Our first choice of wine was not available, but the Sauvignon Blanc suggested by our excellent waitress was a good alternative. Busy place, Joe's, but with reservations made in advance we did not wait long for our table. A good night out for us. Must try that Jambalaya again....
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here for my daughters birthday and the staff was very attentive and easily accommodated our large group!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food served by pros!!
NYAJ's is consistently excellent. You can count on the food, and the wait staff has clearly gone through a rigorous training program. Also the bar tender knows his wines and the selection is unmatched by any other rsnt. around.
Mark (waiter) is as good as it gets.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Usual Meal
We have eaten at this restaurant many times and this was like all the rest except that the waiter got my order wrong.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Wednesday, Winesday special
The Wednesday, Winesday special was a great value and excellent quality. Service top notch.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable local eatery
NYAJ is not fancy or a place for a culinary tour de force, but it does not bill itself as such. It is a local restaurant with a consistent production of tasty dishes and reasonable service for moderate prices - which is why we continue to visit.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great food and service, however it was VERY noisy due to construction overhead and next door
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new pumpkin molé chicken special ~ grilled citrus-marinated chicken breast with an autumn pumpkin molé, sautéed spinach and homemade corn cake for 14.99, was delicious. Love this place!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on Wednesday when they offer two entrees and a bottle of wine for $39.95. We ordered Jambalaya and Meatloaf. Both were delicious and large enough servings to take home a serving for later. The wine was very good, and we had a choice of about 6 different kinds.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, reasonable prices
The only thing I would change is sound absorption. It is very loud. Decor is bright and pleasant.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Your Average Joe's is always good. I'm typing more here because you are demanding that I type 50 characters. What can I say about a restaurant that I go to all the time?
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks. We will be back!
The restaurant has changed. Used to have waitstaff looking more professional.
I think the time of day one eats at this restaurant - they get a different atmosphere.
Friday night the noise was very loud. Lots of families with kids and everyone was talking loudly.
Sort of distracting from the great food and great drinks.
I would go there again but late at night when people would not have kids out for dinner.
waitress was great - manager came by to say hello and check on us
We love this restaurant. Traveled 40 minutes to get there.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around
We have been to this location many times, but this visit was the best. Our waitress was perfect from start to finish with her friendly attitude, knowledge of the menu, ability to make every table feel great during a very busy Saturday evening. Our drinks from the bar took a little longer, but again our waitress made that all better with her great detail of attention. The meals came out in a timely manner and they were all hot, as ordered and of great quality. After dinner we stayed at our table for drinks and then later dessert. Again the timing was good and everything was as we ordered it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tailors to most!
NYAJ's serves a family-centric community with tasty food. Dishes are restaurant stables but often with a new ingredient thrown in as a little twist. Menu specials changed frequently to highlight seasonal food or locally-sourced food. NYAJ's is not haute cuisine but its staff adequately cater for families and big groups as well as couples wanting a delicious meal accompanied with a selection of good wine, beer or autumnal sangria! Bar is always lively. Middle of the road restaurant, and something for everybody.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE NYAJ's however lately it has been PACKED and VERY noisy. The food and service remain good, and professional, but Man, it is not exactly relaxing!!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spur of the moment dining
Friends were swinging by on the day that I was returning from a trip, so we decided to bring them to NYAJ's. We sat at the bar to catch the Patriots game. The Octoberfest menu was a treat for them and three of my party chose the weiner schnitzel special. I heard rave reviews on the taste. I chose the all tme favorite balsamic salmon, which never fails. We were able to sit there from 1 to 5pm, just enough time to see the game. The bartender/waitress was excellent and always friendly, making our meal very enjoyable. Both desserts, strawberry shortcake and chocolate molten were delicious as well.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want great food and you are worried about limited time for lunch, I highly recommend Not Your Average Joe's in Acton, MA. I made a reservation online the day before; and pre-ordered our meals ten minutes prior to arriving. As soon as we walked in, we were seated by friendly staff, to our meal already on the table (with water glasses filled). Our server was there before we sat down, took our drink order and served us our drinks immediately. Service was excellent, food was awesome, drinks were perfectly mixed, and it made for an excellent lunch experience. Always loved Joe's food and service and will continue to visit this great location! I only wish I had paid more attention to our server's name, so he could be acknowledged!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
just a nice time!
From Barre so quite a drive for us but well worth it! As we approached we were a little dismayed at first because we thought the restaurant was gone! As it turned out of course, just going through a little construction in the front. Going inside however was just like we remembered it, very vibrant and friendly. The food is good and the service was fine. We particularly liked the manager coming over and greeting the table, very good move on his part...we will be back
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining out with friends
We have been going to not your average Joes for several years now and are always impressed by the amazing variety of great food choices on the menu. The wine list is also filled with great selections as well as the micro brews my husband enjoys.
The service was superb.! One thing I wish all restaurants would do is not try to push more drinks on people before the dinner is served.
All places today seem to do this. Many people don't drink much and prefer to just have one drink and then enjoy the dinner with their friends. It wasn't as apparent at Not your average Joes. I think that's another reason we keep going back!
Our Waitress that night we last went never wrote an order down on paper! Fantastic!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and food
The menu is full of great choices with many different styles of food sure to please most. Our party of five table was set complete with menus when we arrived which was really impressive given that the restaurant was very busy that night. We did not have to wait. Definitely going back and definitely using Open Table to book our meal again.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
as always the food was delicious
as always the food was delicious and they were very accommodating with changes to the menu items!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly service. The
Very friendly service. The manager was readily available and came to visit us.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
You got it right once again.....brought some friends for their first time and dinner and service was great, as usual.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
While I prefer the unique experience at indie owned food places, for a chain, NYAJ is a good place that never disappoints
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's great having Not Your Average Joe's in our town. It is reliable and a good place for an affordable meal.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and friendly!
Great food, great service and great value. Can't ask for better than that!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What to choose ....
Great menu. Hard to pick what to have! Simple foods a little fancy. Delicious!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating my sons 14th birthday early and decided on not your average joes because it is close. It was Tuesday night but we made reservations through open table for 7:00. Good thing that we did. The waitress was excellent and the food was great. The restaurant was busy and the food took awhile but it was worth the wait.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great weeknight out spot
Love NYAJ's - always great food at a reasonable price (particularly their specials - we had their "Winesday" special - two entrees & a bottle of wine for $39.99). The Acton location is undergoing renovations, so the ambience wasn't particularly appealing, but the service is always good, the food is always very good, and you just can't beat the price. We'll be back - a lot.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as usual!
Thoroughly satisfied with everything. An old friend and I eat at NYAJ once a month and always come away happy. Thanks!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting and inspired food!
Not Your Average Joe's always seems to have some new and great menu items. Food is healthier than at many restaurants, and is well prepared. Prices are reasonable and atmosphere is casual. We enjoy being able to have a conversation over a meal without shouting over the background noise.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh, Creative Food
Thanks to Open Table, we were seated immediately at 6:00 PM on a Saturday night -- with people waiting in droves. Our food was fresh, our waiter was very accommodating, and we all enjoyed our food. Try a signature drink. Don't miss the Goat Cheese Salad - consider splitting an entree salad and appetizer or main course with someone else - you'll get extra variety and a full stomach!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM