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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/
  • Phone: 9784623808x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am -11:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00 pm
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (83)great for lunch (52)scenic view (50)good for groups (42)neighborhood gem (42)kid-friendly (38)fit for foodies (23)special occasion (20)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (10)notable wine list (7)late-night find (6)romantic (5)Show More
  • Experience average. With
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2011
    Experience average. With 24 hour notice could not accommodate request for outdoor seating. Z
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over all an excellent evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Over all an excellent evening. Food was very good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with friends if
    JayG
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    Great time with friends if you eat outside be cautious of small biting bugs. Still very good food and a good time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu and they are always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    Great menu and they are always open to changing a dish or preparing an old favorite that is no longer on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy NYAJ's. The
    Liketravel
    Dined on 6/22/2011
    Always enjoy NYAJ's. The menu is always changing and still the food is consistently good. Very willing to make substitutions. Staff is well trained and friendly. Very good value. Also they do not rush you, but if you are in a rush, they will move things right along.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Father's day gift and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2011
    Great Father's day gift and he is hard to please. Always busy so book ahead if you can.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I reserved a well lit table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2011
    I reserved a well lit table for fathers day for 7 people. We had people that had problems seeing and getting in and out of a boothe. The table was exactly what we requested and was ready when we walked in. Our weiter was so attentive and funny. It was our first of many visits. It was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The portions of the entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2011
    The portions of the entrees where small compare to other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very good meal at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2011
    We had a very good meal at fair price. Comfortable and not noisy. They treated us well. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Not Your Average Joe's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    Love Not Your Average Joe's and the Newburyport location is great!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little too much a chain
    Bill603VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2011
    A little too much a chain restaurant. The food was surprisingly good, service was great...... atmosphere- not so....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was great to be able to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2011
    It was great to be able to make a dinner reservation online but I won't be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYAJ's good for any occasoion
    TheatreFan
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    We do love Joe's - though it's a bit of a madhouse on summer/holiday weekends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice seating outdoors on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    Nice seating outdoors on the water. Crab cake was very good. It had a good amount of crab in it. Warm Goat Cheese salad also very good. Spiced Pork Tenderloin was very tender and had a good mix of seasoning on it. All in all a very good meal, not excellent, but definitely worth going back to. Beer selection is ok. Purple Cow's is much better, wider and more diverse beer options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining
    foodnerdVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    My family likes the NYAJ's menu for its flexibility and wide range of options whether you are a fussy six year old or a foodie vegetarian. The Newburyport Joe's offers a fun choice of city square view or Merrimack River park view al fresco dining, perfect for a nice day! Food is well-presented, tasty and the menu changes enough to be interesting. Crab cakes were lovely, full of meat (and minimal filler)with a mildly spicy aioli. The sides are always interesting and vegies very fresh and not overcooked. Never any problems asking for dishes "done your way". Entree salads are fresh, crisp and filling. Never make it to dessert though the portions at the next table were huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exellent Time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2011
    They had our table all set and ready for us. The wait staff and food were excellent! We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to NYAJ's several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    I've been to NYAJ's several times and have never had a bad experience. It's my daughter's favorite restaraunt for special occasions. EVEN my ultra picky step son loves it! Great place. I wouldn't mind seeing more space for waiting (it gets very crowed by the poor hostess station), but if you make reservations you can avoid that part!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    LMRSVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    Our experience at NYAJoes was outstanding. I was glad that I had made reservations as it was very busy on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly and had an outstanding waiter, Michael. I love the pink lemonade cocktail, and the salmon I had and the mediterranean chicken my husband had were just delicious. My suggestion is for the strawberry shortcake - it needs a more buttery biscuit, without sugar on top, less well done, with more strawberry juices.The coffee is strong and excellent. Overall, a really enjoyable meal - then we went upstairs to watch the Extit Dance performance. A great night!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We had a great server named Sharon and a wonderful meal - we would definitely go back again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I have eaten here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    My wife and I have eaten here many times. We have never had a bad meal or less than great service. It is hard to say that about many restaurants.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came for Mother's Day and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We came for Mother's Day and found the food excellent. The only problem was I had requested the patio thinking at this time of year there would be heaters and roll down see through tarps. We were VERY cold, but would still come back. I would suggest you purchase these poly roll downs, it would extend the use of your outdoor area, because the heaters would have worked fine had there been screening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sous Chef made a nice plate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Sous Chef made a nice plate for my child with allergies, I requested I have a section far from too many people as I knew I would have 4 kids with me-when I arrived the general manager already had it waiting, I thought that was great!! Everything went nice and as always great food! The server could see I was time restricted with the kids and has me in and out which was perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Good food - may be a little overpriced for quantity and "today's world"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We liked the specials. Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    We liked the specials. Two of us oredered from the specials, the other two from the menu. We were celebrating an Anniversary 5/7, a Birthday 5/8 and Mother's Day 5/8
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great First Experience at Joe's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    this was our first visit to Not your average Joes. Upon arrival, we were greeted and seated promptly. We found it to be pretty noisy in this restaurant, but we adapted. The service was very good, the menu choices were great, and the food was great! What more could you want?? Except... oh yeah, the prices were very reasonable as well. The manager made it a point to walk around and talk with the customers to see if they were happy with their dining experience... you don't see that too often anymore! A winner in our opinion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We visit NYAJ regularly. Great
    steve
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    We visit NYAJ regularly. Great weekday spot with 50% of ap until 6PM, too. Always consistently very good. Nice that can now do on-line reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • forgot meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    our waitress forgot to place the order for my salad and didn't realize it until the 4 other meals were served. I had to wait about 10 minute to receive it. :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is always packed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    The place is always packed food is ok, but seems to have slipped, service has slipped and youngsters at front (the first people you encounter) are not professional. We go there a lot and maybe just getting stale to us :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate