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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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4.0

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4.1

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3.8

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3.9

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Comfort Food (18)
Kid-friendly (14)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very fast and courteous service. Local beers available. Good choice of appetizers and main meals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Restaurant had a great atmosphere. Wait Staff were very friendly and food was great and came out quickly and hot.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I love NYAJs. I consistently have great dining experiences. I enjoy how they target the season with local fresh ingredients. The service is always above and beyond.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Two special friends joined me for girls' lunch out today -- it was wonderful to spend a leisurely Saturday midday with them in the perfect setting. NYAJ's is their special request, and our server and meal were wonderful. Kate had the Tuscan Chicken Sandwich, Peggy had the Cobb Salad with chicken and I had the Waldorf salad. Plenty of delicious focaccia, beverages, and best of all one Peanut Butter Thing split 3-ways for dessert. That Peanut Butter Thing is totally sinful. YUM!

We do this about 3 times a year, and thanks to NYAJ it's always special.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

I liked the taco night idea but the chicken tacos weren't great. The sauce poured all over them tasted like BBQ sauce. My friend a shrimp taco and a chicken taco and she agreed the chicken taco wasn't great but the shrimp taco was very good. Shrimp taco had something that looked like a cilantro dressing. Hoping to get there next week for the last taco night. Why not extend the offering?!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Loved the oysters and great price too! Love Buck a Shuck!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great for grandkids coming from the Acton Discovery museum. We needed a place near by that
could give Grandpa a good draft beer and yet deal with the kids needs while offering appealing
choices for the adults and this totally fit the bill.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vegan, Happy Hour, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Tapas, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always a great dining experience! I had the steak tips. They were done to perfection! Our waiter was excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Allergy friendly, yummy, priced reasonable , good quality drinks

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Late lunch with Joe: Tuscan Chicken Sandwich for him, Wedge Salad for me. Perfectly delicious and right size for us. Thank you, Joe -- we like how quiet it is between 3-4:30 in the afternoon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I appreciate NYAJs for what it is. Good food, good service, good value and consistent (at least for the 3 locations I've visited). Good variety in the menu from pizza to chicken Oscar and which seasonal updates keep the menu choices fresh. I was in for the last day of the Lobster Roll special and received and ample tasty portion. Also a pleasant surprise was the inclusion of several local beers

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Not your average Joe's is our local sit down casual dining restaurant where we often go when we want to eat out (versus do take out) have a glass of wine, and chat. It is exactly what it needs to be: convenient, reasonably priced, and predictable. I had the haddock, which was good, my wife had a vegetarian dish which she liked equally well. We enjoyed each others company, had uninterrupted time to chat, and lingered as long as we wished, without wondering what happened to the meal and server. It is exactly what it tries to be, which is exactly what we wanted.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This was to have been a special treat for a good friend who had done a special favor for me.
Her meal was really someone else's meal, and, when her meal was substituted, it was burned.
I ordered the featured golden crisped buttermilk fried chicken, which was delivered really over-down and half-black. After scraping back the black the meat was good, but most pieces had been hacked up and unidentifiable. I spotted the drumstick, though, which had been greatly mangled and the thigh bone broken through. The sweet potato salad can only be described as "strange". The garlic potatoes were good.
The watermelon sangria was very good and enjoyed by both my friend and me. We did not stay for dessert, understandably.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

One member of our party was very disappointed her favorite rosemary scallop dish was off the menu. The service was OK, seemed to take forever to get a glass of water when requested. The meals were fine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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