Not Your Average Joe's Acton

4.1
1292 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Acton is a family-style restaurant that offers a bar area, main dining room, and wide array of seating options from high tops to booths to community tables. Conveniently located near the Acton Bowladrome & Arcade and Roche Brothers Acton, there are places to shop and play for the whole family nearby. For lovers of the outdoors, stop in to see us after an afternoon at the Acton Arboretum, Great Hill Recreation Area, Nashoba Brook, or a wide variety of other nearby parks and conservation lands.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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KathleenP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious, restaurant was pleasant, service was average. Server needed to be reminded to bring waters and bread. Will not keep us from coming back, but could certainly benefit from more training/mentoring.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
84 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

NYAJ is all-round dependable for simple foods cooked well and a staff that performs with a great attitude. Kudos to Barbara on this visit for making sure everything was to our enjoyment.

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vipDingerandTenaatAverageJ
New England
61 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Second time we have tried this particular one. First time was a 0 star. They lost our order and we sat there while they acted astonished 😲 that we didn't get our food, but that was a while ago. This time, Friday night and only 2 or 3 tables were being used. I know why. The dining room was filthy, previous customer's napkins under our table, water glass rings on the table. I ordered fish and chips and it was very expensive even by Boston standards. Portion was like a kids plate with a mountain of fries. I had never seen a meal that wasn't at a carnival that had so many fries. My wife's meal was supposed to have chicken as the star but it was the same. three little pieces mixed in to a salad and were lost. The rest of our party's meal was uneventful however the mac and cheese was enjoyed by the 6 year old. Sorry, but there are a lot of places in this area that do a better job.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We made a reservation for a certain time and they didn’t see this till 15 minutes after that time. We sat more than 10 minutes before anybody acknowledged us and asked us if we wanted a drink. We asked for a extra round of bread three times and they never brought it. The food is good and the ambience is great. We love this place but the service at this particular location was absolutely poor.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were there mid-week so it was hard to tell if they shut tables down for COVID distancing, or if it was just a non busy evening. Wait staff (Ben) was excellent, attentive and accommodating to our food restrictions. Overall pleasant evening.

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vipJimmieTimmy
New England
71 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all the way around - server Ben was outstanding. Managers Claudine and Bethany added to the overall enjoyment. Food was fantastic - kudos the Chef Rob and staff. I highly recommend to all.

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ToniC
New England
83 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was quite disappointed that 2 out of 3 meals had to be returned and cooked again. No one offered a discount, a free drink or dessert.

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nhreader
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was a bit slow. The quality of the food was very good; however, the portions were a bit small for the fish dish that we had. Overall, the prices for the dinners was 4-5 dollars over priced. The sandwiches and salads were about 2-3 dollars overpriced. There are probably better values in restaurants around. We didn't get a soft drink with the meal because those were very overpriced. I

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DianeP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. A bit noisy on this visit. however.

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vipNeillex
New England
87 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had the Mustard crusted chicken, a favaorite of ours. I tried the chicken and shrimp rice bowl for the first time. It was excellent and I would do it again. Server Ashley was prompt and efficient. Only complaint was there were a lot of fruit flies that we had to shoo away. Are they allowed to put out fly strips at closing to catch them overn ight?

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KayL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blue Moon Belgian ale!
Clam Clowder
Lobster Roll
Sweet Potato fries
Raspberry Sorbet
This says it all.
(Great service, too)

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DanS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very good and a decent menu to select from. We went at 7 PM and stayed until closing at 9 as it was a social event. Maybe they were a bit short-staffed but we did not see our server very often. Our server was fine just did not see them that much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 2:30 on a Monday afternoon, was not seated until 3:00.

The chef sat us because he noticed we were standing for so long. The host did not see us or notice us the entire time we were in the restaurant. The waitress did not show up either, which made me suspect the waitress and host may be the same person but there were only 3 tables other than us. After have being sat by the chef, we were waiting for the waitress a total of 25 minutes, still no show. We got up and left, unfortunately.

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JonathanA
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The reservation process was great snd the waitress was excellent. It felt like the bartender didn’t really know how to properly garnish a drink. My chicken Caesar salad had really hard, tooth breaking croutons and very little dressing. My husband asked for salt and pepper and although she searched the place, our waitress could not find any salt packets. They ran out if salt! I felt badly for our wait person.
Not at all a nice experience on many levels.

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EllenK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent portions. Tasty. Waiter and other staff members are very upbeat.

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Lyga
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Slow service & only ok food. Went to celebrate a graduation but it was a poor choice. Understaffed, our server was nice. Not many customers and I don’t remember if there was music so no ambiance.

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Guy5702
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the meatloaf sandwich with sweet potato fries. I had the lobster roll with regular fries. Her sandwich was tasty and huge. Big enough for two meals. My lobster roll was tasty, but should be renamed to a lobster salad roll. It didn’t have large pieces of lobster like you get at most lobster shacks in New England. Plus the $32.00 price was a little steep. The raspberry sorbet was delicious.

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BarryD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appears to be a staff issue, probably because of the 'pandemic', however that did not impact our visit - we were at the restaurant early, 5:45 pm. The House Manager delivered our food and was busy delivering all of the entrees. Food was good, but that is our expectation having visited a number of these restaurants.

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vipLouise
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back inside post-pandemic and absolutely worth the wait! As always, the food and service were excellent. Greeted by a super friendly front manager and our server, Haley, was fantastic. The BangBang Shrimp as an appetizer had the best spicy sauce, the perfect amount of heat. I had the Crusted Haddock with delicious broccoli, cooked to perfection. My husband had the salmon, which he said was excellent. The only unfortunate thing was that we were so full, we couldn't order dessert! Great dining experience all the way around.

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SarahB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was very nice, and chatted with my dad for a bit. Waitress was fantastic, food was hot and delicious. Overall great experience!

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vipKarenM
New England
42 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat near the bar the bartender/server Anthony was excellent! The buffalo wings app and the salads were also excellent.

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TimfromCentralMA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had made a reservation, even though we didn't need one. Waitress was great, food was great, price alittle steep for lunch.

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nancyh
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was not clean, the tables were dirty and unkept. The service was good probably because we were 2 of ten in the restaurant. The food was adequate but not a great presentation!

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NancyR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent service , Barbara is a great server
Excellent appetizers and salads , the mahi dinner was fishy
Moral of the story don’t order fish , it’s not a seafood restaurant Everything else was great

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vipfoodiva
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, reasonable prices. Will definitely be back!!

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KatieV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was pretty good- what was not appealing was the look of the restaurant as far as cleanliness. We sat against the wall and there was a small fire alarm above us that had to have had 2 inches of dust sitting there. The mirror next to it and the one across the way looked like they also needed a good cleaning. We wondered why it was so quiet for a Saturday night ....makes you wonder. Disappointing

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KathyC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not Your Average Joe's is a perfect halfway-point for meeting my sister from CT and myself from NH. Not only is the location optimal, we have found the food consistently good and the service great. We particularly love the delicious bread served with an olive oil mixture that comes to the table before the entrees! Enjoy!

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MortR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I will decide what the minimum will be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Judyr
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They’ve trimmed down the menu but what we ordered tasted great.

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HopeC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

My boyfriend and I had ordered a pepperoni pizza and our waiter had brought a buffalo chicken pizza over. When we told him that we had ordered pepperoni and not buffalo chicken he proceeded to argue with us and say that he did not hear wrong and that we ordered buffalo chicken. We told him he may have gotten confused since we ordered the buffalo chicken appetizer but he said he was not confused and we ordered wrong. He then said “well it’s not my money it’s yours so if you want I can place a pepperoni pizza in”. I found this to be extremely rude and we just ended up eating the pizza. Our waiter was a male who worked at the bar on Wednesday night the 17th. We were very dissatisfied and it ruined our night.

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DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

it will be a long time before we return. NYAJ Acton used to be on our rotation of where to dine out. Currently their menu has been seriously cut back on offerings and the prices are up 25% or more.

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DianeP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good variety on the menu. The corned beef and cabbage dinner was exceptional.

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MammaCugini
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch with a friend. We felt very safe inside as patrons were spaced far apart. The food was delicious as usual. The server was very pleasant. Service was a bit slow, probably because there were only two servers (that I could see) for the entire room, but we were very happy with the service otherwise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sweet waitress! Good good and atmosphere!

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SuzanneA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable with delicious food.
Our waiter was fantastic!

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vipTomM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable food, service and value. Cant go wrong at NYAJ!

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Alexter
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There for Valentine's Day dinner, had a lovely time. The steak wrap appetizers were great! The server, Barbara, was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very difficult to get an overall 5 star dining experience in covid but we were thrilled here! They still have a great drink and beer selection, the ahi tuna was to die for, service was friendly and quick. It was like it was before covid. We will likely be back every Saturday.

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Larry
New England
49 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved how the tables with customers were spaced out.
It made me feel very safe.

I ordered the waldorf salad.
It came with grilled chicken, apples, cranberries, lettuce and candied pecans.
It was delicious!
My husband ordered the meaatloaf.
It was a healthy portion with moist meatloaf anf mashed potatoes.

We also both ordered the clam chowder.
While it was very tasty- the portions- for over $6 was VERY small.
It was like paying for a bowl, but only getting a cup.

Overall, it was a delicious dinner out!

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vipClay
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is awesome! Friendly and accommodating. The Cobb salad was exceptional as was the philly steak egg rolls.

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Not Your Average Joe's Acton is rated 4.1 stars by 1292 OpenTable diners.

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