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About Not Your Average Joe's Acton

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.

305 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:30a 9:30p
Monday 11:30a 10:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 11:00p
Saturday 11:30a 11:00p

Cross Street:
Massachusetts Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 635-0101

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/

Catering:
We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!

Parking Details:
We have a public lot conveniently located right outside our building.

Executive Chef:
VASILLIOS PAPAS

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Not Your Average Joe's - Acton can accommodate all of your special event needs. Choose from three different Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus, or order à La Carte!

Private Party Contact:
Gregg Whiting: (855) 781-0580

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host all different events for the Peabody community! Happy hours? Check. Baby shower? Done. Engagement party? You got it! Give us a call, and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll figure out how we can help. We offer catering, are great for birthdays, and have a host of allergy-friendly options for anyone in your group.

We also host our own special events throughout the year as well! From wine dinners to fundraisers, beer dinners to brunches, we have it all. Check back on our website event page or on here to stay up to date on all of our upcoming special events!

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Not Your Average Joe's Acton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.2

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall a great experience. Our waitress proactively ensured that we were taken care of with the delay of our appetizer.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The Herb Crusted Haddock was very good - always dependable. FF’s were soggy, Herb Carrots didn’t seem fully cooked and were tasteless – won’t order those again. The lemon tart was just average – still miss the Molten Chocolate Cake with sauce and berries. Otherwise good family restaurant.

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

steak was tough (wedge steak salad) and meal overpriced

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We've dined at this restaurant many times and always had a delicious meal. This time both of us had the same dish, the mustard crusted chicken, and it was delicious. I am very disappointed that you have discontinued the onion strings as a side dish. Big mistake.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was fabulous. Really the servers and a manger were terrific. The food was pretty horrible except the bread and my daughters burger.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They always have a great menu with many interesting choices. The value is excellent. I like that you can now make reservations.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server, JR, was awesome! My son enjoyed the kids pasta. I had the veggie burger, huge! My husband loved the scallops.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Services was so slow and the restaurant was not full. Waitress never offered refills. Food had clearly sat under heating lamps for many minutes before it came out. Chicken was dry. Waitress didn't even come back for the payment, thank goodness we had enough cash so we could pay and leave.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointed. For reservation, i asked about celebrating birthday for my friend and why we chose this location was convenience. The restaurant forgot about the birthday celebration which is very unfortunate. The sirloin tips were to be cooked medium and instead were burnt and lacked flavor. The rice pilaf isn’t what it is and instead was a hard clump of yellow rice. Not pleased and won’t go here again. There would be no reason for me to refer this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

have been long time patron since opening. Live and work nearby. Last few months showed decline in service, food and takeout ( which we used t do a lot) Last Holiday lunch with my office staff was not that great. Cold air was blowing at us ( it is winter) New manager ( I have not seen him before) was not pleasant and used condescendent tone . Waitress disappeared all together although it was late lunch hour by then and the place got empty. We chased her down finally after long wait and she just immediately brought out our check without us requesting it and did not offer coffee,/dessert at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

When we came for dinner, our waitress wouldn't let me finish a sentence when trying to order our drinks. Then gave me a hard time about not eating my whole dinner when both my husband and I felt off about the meal. It sent my husband straight to the bathroom and she didn't really care that we were there until it came time to pay the bill in which she loomed to see what we would tip. It was VERY uncomfortable. I don't know if I'd be back again. When you go to dinner, you expect friendly service, not to be treated like we weren't there. Even dodged us when we looked right at her and when she asked if we needed anything, she just walked away as we were trying to let her know what we needed. We ordered another drink that never came to the table. It was just very uncomfortable as we have been there before with no issue whatsoever. We had to have a manager track her down so we could pay our bill.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We just liked it. Food and drink and service were good.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was quite good (as usual!), though one of the dishes was a bit salty for us. Our server was friendly, quick to get answers to our questions if he didn't know, and checked on us periodically. The sangria had some added spices that gave it a nice twist for winter. The atmosphere was lively, but not annoyingly loud. It was a nice night out for a casual meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food is consistently tasty, hot, and well portioned. Best veggie burger I've had in a long time! Delicious bread and oil dip to start. Reasonably priced. Great server. Our go-to for a pleasant, no-fuss evening out locally.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A fun evening with two teenagers a 10 yr old and two adults. Everyone loved their meal. NYAJ seldom disappoints

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food and good service. Definitely recommend the Pizza'

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Reliably good food with good variety and good service.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very relaxed, comfortable. Fire alarm went off, was loud for awhile. Service was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Went there for their buck a ch7ck oyster and they ran out soon after it started...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a changing menu at NYAJ and we always enjoy our food. The service can be a little spotty - sometimes they just don't have enough coverage for the crowd. But well worth visiting and putting on your list.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Met a friend for lunch. Ordered the tomato soup, which was good and the cobb salad,which was good except for the chicken which is sliced thin and was very dry to the point that I didn't eat any of the chicken.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Easy restaurant to have an adult meal with kids in tow!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I've enjoyed NYAJ for a number of years since it came to Acton. My first choice of restaurants is either ethnic or specialty items; but for varied guests, NYAJ fits the bill with its very varied menu. Their peanut butter pie is worth a trip in itself.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

NYAJ is a good, local choice. The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff helpful, and the quality of the food is high without being overly pretentious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a surprise to find such a quiet dining spot on Sunday afternoon. Between morning church service and afternoon concert, this was a perfectly relaxing break. Staff attentive without being too close at hand. Sandwiches -- Tuscan Grilled Chicken and Mustard-crusted Chicken BLT -- were delicious! Our unsweetened iced tea neverending. Thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a busy Saturday night and there were people waiting for tables in the bar, in the take-out area and outside when we arrived however we had a reservation and got there right on time; our table was ready and they honored my request for a booth no problem. Our waiter had two large tables in addition to ours and he handled it all wonderfully. With such a crowd and a busy take-out business to boot I expected to have to wait a bit for our entrees however they arrived rather quickly: I was very impressed. NYAJ's will always happily leave out or add any ingredients you want, as long as they have them, and they made my 'special' request chicken perfectly the first time. It certainly isn't fancy and it can get quite loud so it may not be best for a date but if you want a consistently good meal - even if you are like me and a very picky eater, I am happy to recommend Joe's.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have been frequenting NYAJ since it's opening. Always we are asked how things are going .. were we satisfied etc. Your menu is great - the wait-staff is great .. and just a nice place to dine.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My chicken Parmesan was over cooked and my husband had a piece of parchment paper on his meatloaf. The manager said it wasn’t something that want supposed to be there. This restaurant has gone down hill fast.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The quality of the meals can always be counted on.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Chicken on salad was forgotten then over cooked/dry. Four of five meals were a hit.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This place was recommended by our hostess at a local B&B, and we were not disappointed!
My wife and I both ordered one of their specials, which was the Chicken Parmesan; It was fresh and very good (there was so much food on the plate that we could have shared)!
The CParm came with rigatoni pasta, and we ordered an additional side of grilled asparagus.
We also had a dinner salad before the meal which was also very good!
Would definitely eat here again if we are back in the area (from Houston, TX).

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our first visit and a wonderful surprise. Although the food was a tiny bit pricey for a casual eating place, it was well worth the extra money. The service was excellent, prompt, caring, but not intrusive. They dealt with our party of 7 adults and 2 children with aplomb. Highly recommend the frutti di mare, the clam sauce was flavorful and not heavy. Lots of other choices to satisfy the varied crowd. Most of them had a unique touch that separates this restaurant from the competition and made the extra dollar or two per main course irrelevant, and in the end the total bill was not "that much" extra. We will be back often when we are in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our food was way below the standard we are used to at this restaurant. Our server brought our 2 appetizers and my husband's entree all at once, and his dinner was only warm. We waited, and finally asked for my entree which it turned out the server forgot to put in. So we left without it.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Ordered steak tips which were overcooked & mashed potatoes was a cold lump. Very disappointing dinner- will not be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Server that night was very busy and not available to us. Forgot our drinks. Forgot our bread. Forgot straws. Just distracted. Made for a not great
Meal. Still we tipped him well.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

NYAJ's Corporate: Please contact me directly. I do not wish to post this publicly. Thank you.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Place is very cool, our waitress was very nice lady. Prices are average. Me and my wife been the second time and we will go again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I like the chain Not Your Average Joes', I believe is a great value.
I found the food quality not as good as the restaurant in Arlington and Watertown.
For the rest ambiance, service etc... exactly as expected.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Affordable, good food , friendly staff. There are many locations in Massachusetts and most likely be close to home. I've have been there on many occasions and always had a good experience. On of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good place close to home. NYAJ never disappoints. Good new cocktails on the menu and they try different food combinations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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