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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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3.9

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4.2

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3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (6)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2012

As always we enjoyed our dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed a birthday dinner at NYAJ, as always. Not Your Average Joe's has always been very supportive of the youth center that I run, so we come here often and are never disappointed. The restaurant is a great addition to our local community and always serves great food with quality service. Thursdays and Fridays are busy and can have a bit of a wait at the door, but book your reservations and you're right in. While it may be packed, the noise level is not overwhelming. Their in-house drinks are also amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2012

Oktoberfest menu with beer pairings let me scratch my Bavarian itch. While different from the food at the Munich breweries which drive this festival each year, NYAJ provided an accessible Americanized gourmet version of Schnitzel and Kartoffelkugel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2012

We had a beef stroganoff special which was excellent--wish they could add it to their regular menu. Also a specialty seasonal Sangria--also fantastic! Our server could not have been nicer or more attentive. Truly a great night out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2012

Cheryl m was really great giving space when needed but there is we needed anything. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2012

Not Your Average Joe's Acton location never disappoints me. The food is great, and so is the service. And there's always an interesting selection of entrees. I'm gluten-free, yet there was still a more appetizing selection than some restaurants have in their regular menu! I went in for my free birthday dinner and dessert. I don't know how they do it. I had the Vietnamese Flounder. It was just spicy enough, not hot, and flavorful and delicious. The snap peas were just right - this is important, it is so easy to overcook snap peas and ruin how awesome they are! My son got salmon and he enjoyed his meal as well. We also enjoyed our desserts. Service was excellent as always. This is one of the best restaurants in the area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2012

Not Your Average Joe's never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2012

My wife and I hit NYAJ approximately 2-3 times a month and never come away disappointed. The servers are always cheerful and accommodating, and the food is fresh and delicious. I love their changing seasonal menu, and the "standard" menu items are amazing and can be made to order any way you want! We bring our 16month old and the servers are great with her as well......We have never been let down by NYAJ - a great place to go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2012

Consistently wonderful food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2012

Keep up the great work. Food is fun, original and fresh. Beer selection is great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2012

Ouch, disappointing this time. We brought a friend from out of town for a later-than-usual for us dinner. She ordered lobster flatbread as appetizer (I recommend the rosemary scallops which she also ordered). I got chopped shrimp salad; my DH got Chicken, Farfalle & Mozarella. Lobster Flatbread was disappointing: lots of bread, not much lobster. My chopped shrimp salad had chopped lettuce, peppers, tomato, celery & pickled onion, but where was the shrimp? Did they forget it? Was it chopped into micro bits? Our table was at the back which was very noisy and hard to hear our own conversation. Waitress kept trying to take things off the table in a hurry. Everyone can have an off night; for $80 this should have been a better experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2012

Not you average Joe's in Acton was surprisingly very good considering it is a chain restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff mature and extremely pleasant, not something you find now a days!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2012

Excellent place for terrific value high quality food delivered in a warm and fun atmosphere having a staff culture expressing welcoming, genuine appreciation and respect for our dining experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2012

We took advantage of the $19.99 pizza & two appetizers special on NHL football days.

Pizza was OK, not great.
For our two appetizers we chose guacamole which was excellent, but we felt the chips needed a little salt; our second choice was Thai Chicken Lettuce wraps which were superb! Little cups of iceberg lettuce filled with nicely seasoned chicken, carrot, mandarin orange slices and some other crunchy yumminess. Recommended highly!

Our server, Jacques, was outstanding! Bravo!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2012

The food is good, though not exciting. An acceptable neighborhood restaurant - not too far to drive, not too expensive, good food. Service is fine, although you get the feeling they've trained the staff to talk to the patrons in a friendly manner at all times - sometimes comes across as slightly insincere. Not every one of the 4 or 5 workers that I pass on the way out need to have a friendly good night for me. All in all, formulaic but serves a purpose. Particularly here in Acton where we do not have much of a selection.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2012

It was birthday and I brought friends with me to celebrate. Having the reservation done online was great -- our table was ready when we got there & we didn't have to wait!

Our waitress was very nice but very busy!

Only disappointment was the restaurant ran out of the Boston Cream Pie Cake for dessert. One of my friends didn't get any avocado at all in the salsa served with the peachy chicken. I had some resh avocado on mine & it just looks like someone forgot to add it before it came out of the kitchen.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2012

We have had many great servers at NYAJ and Allie was among the very best....affable, accurate and a delight

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2012

We went recently to celebrate a birthday. Considering we had two people in the party who had special dietary restrictions, they were very accommodating and didn't complain at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2012

We had their summer special which was spice rubbed chicken with peach salsa. It was delicious and we would have it again. We ordered the strawberry shortcake to share for dessert. The biscuit was good but we wished there were a few more strawberries and a little less sauce. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2012

the disappearing crab cake. we have eaten at this location several times and always get the crab cakes. it was so small that when it arrived i barely noticed it on the plate. it was also over cooked onone side. waitress took my plate and the bread away and the other gal was still eating. when she asked for the bread back, it came with the olice oil but no plate for her to put it on. service mediocare, food portions reduced.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2012

Good but food inconsistent ESP. For takeout. Waiters attentive

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2012

I have yet to have a bad experience at Not Your Average Joe's in Acton. The food is consistent, the staff is warm and attentive, but not overbearing. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2012

The food at Not Your Average Joe is unfortunately average.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2012

This restaurant is always a surprise -- reasonable prices for delicious food. Our waiter was attentive and warm without being intrusive. The bread with the oil dip is outstanding--I just wish they would warm the bread.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2012

Two of our four entries came out wrong. This included a pizza that was barely cooked and sent back and was still not cooked well.

Not a great experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

Always a good experience. Had the pizza Bacon Blue Cheese was very good -- the sauce was very fitting!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

We've been to NYAJ several times, and have always loved it. Very good service, and excellent food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2012

We chose NYAJ because they have a gluten free menu as one of our friends has Celiac. The food was good but our server was not good at all. The funny thing was that he was training a new server, poor kid. Anyway, I think I would go back one more time, just to make sure it wasn't just a bad day for this server, but we were really disappointed with the way he failed to keep up with drinks and bread, argued with one in our party about her entre, didn't split our checks correctly, and only gave us one (non-functioning) pen to sign our bills.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2012

This was my first time to this restaurant. Food prices were reasonable. I had the salmon with rice which was delicious. My daughter had the grilled scallop kabobs- also very good. My husband had the steak tips- overdone and mediocre. Service- I think we had someone who was new. A few errors here and there. Forgot to bring our only appetizer. When we brought it to his attention, he was very apologetic and immediately put in the order. We had it after our main meal instead of before. Manager also comped the appetizer which was nice of him.
We were there for my daughter's 26th birthday and the waiter was kind enough to ask if she wanted the staff to sing to her. He did not want to embarrass her which was very considerate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

We were celebrating our friend's birthday, and our waitress suggested that Mike sign up for the birthday club which gave him a free dinner that night. Very nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Service slowed down considerably as we ordered dessert. Otherwise great as always

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2012

Good food, outstanding service (Nate)!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2012

The waiter was outstanding, and I noticed that other waitstaff seemed friendly and energetic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 23, 2012

NYAJs is a great restaurant - the food is excellent - and the chefs (and management) are VERY flexible and allow substitutions of many levels. The food is cooked fresh, the presentation and ingredients are both superb. AND the service is terrific, too. Attentive, but not too frequent. We always enjoy our meals there - any season, any day of the week!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2012

We enjoyed a couple of their monthly special dinners, the flank steak sabroso (mexican sauces) and the peach chicken, and the rosemary scallops. The kids meals were very good, the pizza (very large) and the burger, accompanied with a choice of fries, vegetable or fresh fruit (best choice for kids). We also sampled the creme brulee cheesecake and strawberry shortcake, both very big servings to share. Though it was noisy, that was fine since the kids were not bothering anyone else. Our reservation for six got us right in to our table even though they were pretty busy that night. Don't forget to sign up for their birthday gifts.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2012

We took some friends with us to Not Your Average Joe's, there was a wait when we arrived, but it was so nice that I had made a reservation through open table. Our friends were impressed that we were able to sit right down, and we all enjoyed the food and service. My family loves Not Your Average Joe's! There's always something for everyone, including the delicious foccacia bread! Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2012

We're regulars here, though usually not on a Monday night. Sampled the current summer specials, and the lobster flatbread appetizer (which was really big enough to be an entree along with a side salad) was outstanding. I hope it gets added to the regular menu! Service was great as usual. I've written more lengthy reviews of Joe's in Acton before, so for now I'll just say that this continues to be a favorite (and frequent haunt) of ours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Great food, great service and always a friendly smile whenever we go!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Restaurant was very good and would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Always liked NYAJ but avoided it because they did not take reservations and there was always a wait.Now that we found out that they use Open Table for reservations we will be able to enjoy them more frequently.

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